ALL SOULS’ DAY
All Souls’ Day was celebrated throughout the Diocese of Orange’s four Catholic cemeteries on Nov. 2, including at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest with a Mass presided by Bishop Timothy Freyer. All Souls’ Day is set aside to honor and pray for our loved ones who have gone before us.
HOMELESS PERSONS’ INTERRELIGIOUS MEMORIAL SERVICE
Homeless Persons’ Inter-Religious Memorial Service will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods.
Each year, thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness die on the streets of our nation due to illness, exposure or violence. Many from our very own community of Orange County. Please join us as we honor and acknowledge their lives as part of the human family. To provide the name of someone you know who has lost their life
on the streets in Orange County this past year so they can be acknowledged in the service contact Linda Ji at [email protected]
A National Day of Remembrance, Dec. 21 is the first day of winter and the longest night of the year.
Bishop Kevin Vann invites you, your parish, friends, and family to join him with Archbishop Gomez and thousands of others at OneLife LA on Jan. 21, 2023, which is
our regional Southern California one-day event celebrating the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. Meant to catalyze a movement of love and mercy in Southern California, OneLife LA has brought tens of thousands of people over the years to witness the beauty and dignity of every human life. OneLife LA partners with many Southern California-based service organizations that provide life-affirming support to pregnant women, assist immigrants and refugees, the homeless, trafficking survivors, the elderly, the disabled and the dying, and help foster children find forever homes. This commitment to service ensures that participants view this event not only as a destination, but as a call to build up our communities back here in Orange County and elsewhere.
This family-friendly event begins with a solidarity-building walk through downtown Los Angeles, ending with a festival, live music, food trucks, entertainment, and inspiring speakers. Speakers share powerful stories of what they have overcome in life and how they use that struggle to help others. These stories inspire and mobilize thousands of people to do good work every day to help those in need.
Parishioners of the Diocese of Orange are invited to invite and bring delegations of families, youth ministry and confirmation, movements, Knights of Columbus, RCIA, and all parish and diocesan organizations and groups to come and join Bishop Vann and Archbishop Gomez in witnessing to the beauty and dignity of every human life. Materials to register as individual and groups and more information at onelifela.org
MARCHERS ASSEMBLE FOR THE ONELIFE LA EVENT IN JANUARY 2020. PHOTO COURTESY OF ONELIFE LA