DIOCESE OF ORANGE DEACON ORDINATION
The Diocese of Orange welcomed two new deacons on Saturday, June 24 at Christ Cathedral.
Rev. Mr. Cole Buzon was ordained a Transitional Deacon with the anticipation to be ordained a priest next year.
Mr. Michael Betancourt was ordained a Permanent Deacon. He will serve his ministry in Texas.
Please join us in praying for our newly ordained deacons!
“I AM: HERE” EUCHARISTIC PILGRIMAGE
High school students from across Orange County gathered for the second “I AM: HERE” Eucharistic pilgrimage on June 25. The procession began at St. Mary’s in Fullerton, stopped at St. Juliana’s church in Fullerton then concluded at St. Angela Merici in Brea.
It was an effort to bring Jesus to those around them and build anticipation for the upcoming “I AM” Eucharistic Congress on the Christ Cathedral campus this October. Several clergy helped lead the procession, including Deacon Cole Buzon, who was ordained a transitional deacon the day before. Participants processed through the streets, passing by houses, cars, bars and families. They prayed as they walked, stopping to offer blessings to those they encountered.
The “I AM: HERE” Eucharistic pilgrimages are a collaborative effort between the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry and parishes in the Diocese. They are an opportunity for young people to come together to share their love for Jesus to those around them by processing through the streets of Orange County.
For more information on the next pilgrimages for our high schoolers, please email lschuberg@ rcbo.org.For more info on the I AM Congress, visit rcbo.org/congress.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM ACROSS ORANGE COUNTY GATHERED FOR THE SECOND “I AM: HERE” EUCHARISTIC PILGRIMAGE ON JUNE 25. COURTESY PHOTO
FINAL CONCERT OF THE YEAR OF HAZEL
On June 20, more than 1,500 came to Christ Cathedral for the final concert of the Year of Hazel, a celebration of the restored Hazel Wright Organ. The concert featured the Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale and Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs. A highlight was the premiere of “Fiat Lux” by Scottish composer James MacMillan with text by California poet Dana Gioia, whose lyrics refer to Christ Cathedral.
The Year of Hazel was a collaborative effort of the Christ Cathedral music ministry, The Orange Catholic Foundation, the Office of the Bishop, the Office of Communications, many generous donors and other stakeholders. Bishop Vann, who grew up playing the organ, prioritized the restoration of the Hazel Wright Organ soon after the Diocese purchased the Crystal Cathedral campus in 2012. The $3-million effort took nearly a decade and involved sending much of the organ’s 17,000 pipes back to Italy for refurbishment. To learn more about the restoration and Hazel’s history, check out the award-winning special edition of OC Catholic.
THE FINAL CONCERT FOR THE YEAR OF HAZEL FEATURED THE PACIFIC SYMPHONY, PACIFIC CHORALE AND GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ORGANIST PAUL JACOBS. PHOTO BY IAN TRAN/DIOCESE OF ORANGE