ALL HALLOWS FESTIVAL
Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church in Lake Forest is hosting its All Hallows Festival on Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Oct. 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
It will feature a weekend full of entertainment, delicious food, trunk or treat for the children, and an opportunity drawing. All are invited to dress up like a saint!
Come together in fellowship to commemorate all saints and all souls during the annual festival!
MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
Catholic Charities of Orange County is hosting its Mental Health Conference, put on by New Hope Counseling Services, on Nov. 12 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Huntington Beach. It will be conducted in Spanish.
The conference offers:
Mental health education
General techniques to help yourself and others
A better understanding of the Catholic faith and psychology
Psychological support resources
La conferencia ofrece:
Educación sobre la salud mental
Técnicas generales para ayudarse a si mismo y a otros
Mejor entendimiento sobre la fe Católica y la psicologían y Recursos de apoyo psicológico
THE BLUE MASS AND RED MASS
Christ Cathedral recently hosted two celebrations: the Blue Mass, a service for public safety personnel; and the Red Mass, a special Mass for Orange County’s legal community.
The Blue Mass was celebrated on Sept. 29 by Bishop Timothy Freyer, and honored law enforcement, firefighter personnel and first responders. Personnel from Garden Grove, Anaheim, Costa Mesa and the Orange County Sheriff ’s Department attended the Mass. The Catholic tradition of the Blue Mass dates to Sept. 29, 1934, with the original celebration taking place at St. Patrick Cathedral in Washington, D.C. It has since grown to become a nationwide service.
The 34th annual Red Mass, celebrated in conjunction with the St. Thomas More Society on Oct. 3, was tailored for Orange County’s lawyers, judges and other legal professionals. Bishop Kevin Vann was the celebrant, with the Very Rev. Douglas Cook, JCL as homilist and Orange County Superior Court Judge Julie A. Palafox as the St. Thomas More Society honoree.
Judges attending the Red Mass in Orange County traditionally wear red robes in a renewal of an ancient tradition practiced for hundreds of years after the institution of the Red Mass in the 13th century. The St. Thomas More Society is an independent organization sponsored by lawyers, judges and college law professors who are practicing members of the Roman Catholic Church.
THE 34TH ANNUAL RED MASS, CELEBRATED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ST. THOMAS MORE SOCIETY ON OCT. 3, WAS TAILORED FOR ORANGE COUNTY’S LAWYERS, JUDGES AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS. PHOTO BY STEPHEN GEORGES/DIOCESE OF ORANGE