ST. JOACHIM TO HOST MEN’S RETREAT
St. Joachim Church will be hosting a men’s retreat Sept 23-25 at Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre. This sacred time offers rest and renewal to body, mind and spirit. For more information call retreat captain, Gene Gleason at 714-316-9914. All men are welcome. Transportation and financial assistance are available.
MATER DOLOROSA PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER. PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER GLEASON
FAMILY OF ARCHITECT RICHARD NEUTRA VISITS CHRIST CATHEDRAL CAMPUS
The family of modernist architect Richard Neutra, who designed the 1960s-era Arboretum and Tower of Hope buildings on the Christ Cathedral campus, visited the Garden Grove landmarks on Aug. 26 to see their family’s famous works up close.
Neutra’s youngest son, Raymond, and a grandson, Justin, met with two Diocese representatives: cathedral rector Fr. Bao Thai and rector emeritus Fr. Christopher Smith.
Neutra, who died in 1970, designed both structures for the Rev. Robert Schuller as his congregation expanded from its humble drive-in movie theater roots. The Arboretum, built in 1961, was Schuller’s original Garden Grove Community Church.
In 2013 the Diocese of Orange completed an extensive award-winning restoration of the Arboretum, making it resemble its original Neutra design and giving it air conditioning and energy efficiencies for the 21st century. The Diocese also renovated the Tower of Hope, built in 1968, with seismic retrofitting.
ST. THOMAS MORE VETERANS HONOR HEROES
Six St. Thomas More veterans participated in a ceremony to remember 13 of our heroes who made the supreme sacrifice on Aug. 26, 2021, during the Kabul airport bombing.
The ceremony took place at the Northwood Gratitude & Honor Memorial at the Northwood Community Park in Irvine on Friday, Aug. 26.
Those participating in the ceremony included: Jay Hills (Air Force); Art Pandes (Army); Rich Pesavento (Army); Bob Kohler (Army); Edward Francis (Navy Capt.); Dick Le Blanc (Marine Corps).
ST. THOMAS MORE VETERANS TAKE PART IN A CEREMONY HONORING AMERICAN SERVICEMEN KILLED DURING THE 2021 KABUL AIRPORT BOMBING. PHOTO COURTESY OF SGT. BOB KOHLER
PRO SANCTITY SPIRITUALITY CENTER HOSTS “BEGINNING EXPERIENCE,” A HEALING PROGRAM
If you are grieving the loss of your marriage through death, divorce or separation, join us at the Pro Sanctity Center in Fullerton, Oct. 14-16, 2022 (barring any further restrictions imposed due to COVID-19). A trained team leads participants through a healing and growth program. If you are ready to move through your feelings of grief, into the light of a new beginning and hope, this weekend may be for you. Contact Kim at 714-336-3221 or Melissa (bilingual, Spanish) at 949-697-3352 for more information. Early registration is encouraged.