OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH CELEBRATES 75 YEARS
Our Lady of Fatima parish in San Clemente celebrated 75 years since its founding on Sunday, Oct. 23 with a procession of the Holy Eucharist in the monstrance around the church grounds. Five stops were made to recite the Rosary along the way. A bilingual Mass was celebrated following the procession.
Fr. Antonio Lopez Flores, pastor, Father Benjamin Tran, parochial vicar, Fr. Sebastian Walshe from St. Michaels Abbey and Deacon Al Scaduto led the procession.
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church was founded in 1947.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH IN SAN CLEMENTE CELEBRATED 75 YEARS SINCE ITS FOUNDING ON SUNDAY, OCT. 23 WITH A PROCESSION OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST IN THE MONSTRANCE AROUND THE CHURCH GROUNDS. PHOTO BY DREW KELLEY/DIOCESE OF ORANGE
“SWEETS FOR SAINTS”
More than 100 children and their families from St. Joachim Catholic Church in Costa Mesa celebrated “Sweets for Saints” on Halloween, Oct. 31, a trick-or-treating alternative that featured games, prizes, food, fellowship and more.
Children came dressed as saints and God’s other creatures, received treats from Biblical characters and played Bible- themed games.
“This is a safe alternative for trick or treating while learning about heroes from the Bible,” said Lupe Ojeda, St. Joachim’s director of faith formation and parish life.
ST. JOACHIM CATHOLIC CHURCH IN COSTA MESA “SWEETS FOR SAINTS” ON HALLOWEEN, OCT. 31. COURTESY PHOTO
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange hosted a Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Oct. 29. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Domenico Di Raimondo Romo. The day featured live music and specially made altars that honor the memories of deceased family members. The altars include candlelit photos of departed loved ones and are often decorated with marigolds and foods they enjoyed during their lives.