MASS AND DINNER FOR MARRIED COUPLES
In celebration of National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day 2023, treat yourself and your spouse to a double date with the Body of Christ. We celebrate the most welcome third wheel of sacramental marriage: Jesus Christ our Lord.
Join us on Friday, Feb. 10 for Mass with a blessing for married couples, presided by Bishop Timothy Freyer, followed by dinner, fellowship and inspiration.
Spots are limited; advance reservations are required. The cost $100 per couple. Mass at 6 p.m. in the Chapel in the Sky, Christ Cathedral Campus, 13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove. Dinner date reception in the Cultural Center. $100 per couple. Reserve your spot by Monday, Jan. 30 at rcbo.org/marriage. Hosted by the Diocese of Orange Office for Family Life.
THE WORLD DAY OF THE SICK MASS
The World Day of the Sick Mass, sponsored by the Order of Malta, will be celebrated on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. at Christ Cathedral. The Mass will include the Sacramental Rite of Anointing of the Sick.
How sick does one need to be to receive the sacrament?
Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of the Church and is offered to Catholics who are dangerously ill due to sickness, injury or old age. The sacrament is for serious mental or emotional illness as well. While we should not be excessively concerned about the degree of seriousness of the condition, the casual participation in the sacrament must be avoided in good conscience.
INSPIRING TALK FOR COUPLES
St. Joachim Catholic Church in Costa Mesa is hosting an inspiring talk for all couples. The event will be presented in English on Feb. 5 and in Spanish on Feb. 19. from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at St. Joachim Church Hall, 1964 Orange Ave. $10/person, childcare offered & walk-ins welcomed!
Please register at www.stjccm.org or call the Church office at (949) 574-7400. For those seriously dating, engaged or married of any age, please join us for an inspirational marriage talk by Dr. John & Claire Yzaguirre, Ph.D., M.F.T., therapists and co-creators of the popular “Thriving Marriages – Casados y Felices” program. Come and catch a vision for greater Christian unity in your marriage and learn how to deepen your love, unity and joy! Invite your friends!
“LIGHT FROM THE SEPULCHRE”
The Christ Cathedral campus is hosting a special presentation, “Light from the Sepulchre,” featuring two of the world’s most prominent experts on the Shroud of Turin at on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
The event in the Cultural Center, on Christ Cathedral campus in Garden Grove, will feature Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ and Emanuela Marinelli. Tickets are $20. Visit ShroudCenter.com for more information.