NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE (NCYC)
Teens from the Diocese of Orange were among the featured speakers at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), which took place in Long Beach on Nov. 10 to 12.
They included Katey Nguyen, a 17-year-old parishioner from Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fountain Valley. Katey was a NCYC panelist, and recently was part of a group that met and spoke with Pope Francis. Avery Shelton, a sophomore at Mater Dei High School, was another featured speaker. Avery discussed how she leads at her school (as an ASB member, choir section leader and orchestra member) and in her community (as a Girl Scout, altar server and AYSO youth referee).
Congratulations to our teens for the participation at NCYC!
HOLY INNOCENTS PROLIFE ROSARY PROCESSION AND MASS
St. John the Baptist Parish invites all to a special pro-life evening on Wednesday, Dec. 28, sponsored by the parish’s Knights of Columbus Council 14581.
The faithful are asked to gather in the courtyard between the church and school between 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. Then, pastor Fr. Pascal Nguyen, O.Praem., and a contingent of Knights, will lead the faithful in a Rosary procession around the parish campus.
The procession will enter the church at 7:30 p.m. where Holy Mass will be celebrated. Afterwards, everyone is invited to a reception in the parish hall.
St. John the Baptist Parish is located at 1015 Baker Street, Costa Mesa. 714- 540-2214. www.sjboc.org
The following message is from Fr. Ed Becker, Episcopal Vicar Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, COSTA MESA. PHOTO BY SPENCER GRANT/DIOCESE OF ORANGE
The seventh annual Homeless Persons’ Interreligious Memorial Service on Dec. 21 at the Lutheran Church
of the Cross in Laguna Woods needs volunteers. More than 300 people are needed to carry candles. Each candle symbolizes a person experiencing homelessness who died on the streets of Orange County in 2022.
In addition to the Diocese of Orange, the Homeless Persons’ Interreligious Memorial Service is organized
by Our Father’s Table, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, Volunteer Network OC, the Interfaith Network of Orange County and Lutheran Church of the Cross.
To sign up, visit https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3425703.jsp
HOMELESS PERSONS’ INTERRELIGIOUS MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD ON DEC. 21, 2021, AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL. PHOTO BY STEVE GEORGES/DIOCESE OF ORANGE