St. Joachim Catholic Church in Costa Mesa will be hosting an ALPHA series starting March 1.
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith that runs approximately 10 weeks, starting Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Each talk looks at questions around our faith and is designed to spark conversations in an open and safe environment. Each week dinner will be provided, we will watch a video, share experiences, ask questions and meet new friends.
There is no cost to attend. Childcare is provided. Please contact Carol Nasr to register at 949-439-0226.
ST. JOACHIM CATHOLIC CHURCH IN COSTA MESA. PHOTO BY SPENCER GRANT/DIOCESE OF ORANGE
ST. TIMOTHY CATHOLIC CHURCH. PHOTO BY SPENCER GRANT/DIOCESE OF ORANGE
DIOCESE OF ORANGE HALLOW ADVENT CHALLENGE
The winner of the Diocese of Orange HALLOW Advent Challenge is … St. Timothy’s parish!
For the Advent challenge, HALLOW offered a $10,000 prize to the parish with the most prayers completed on the app. The competition was close with St. Timothy, St. Joachim and St. Juliana in the top 3 participating parishes.
St. Timothy has generously directed that this award by donating to St. Joachim for the support of their programs. Congratulations to both St. Timothy and St. Joachim!
THE YEAR OF HAZEL SERIES
The Year of Hazel series featuring the newly restored Hazel Wright Organ at Christ Cathedral continued on Feb. 4 with Chelsea Chen in Concert.
Chen, an internationally renowned musician, performed an eclectic mix that included classical favorites by Verdi and Debussy — even music from “Star Wars”!
The Year of Hazel’s next concerts will feature the cathedral’s very own Dr. Emma Whitten and David Ball.
Whitten, the associate organist, is playing on May 3. Ball, the principal organist and head of music ministry, is performing on May 17.
There is also a concert featuring the Cathedral Organ Scholars on May 31, as well as a grand performance with Paul Jacobs, the Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale on June 20.