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DOODLE FOR CHARITIES
On July 21, Catholic Charities of Orange County hosted its Doodle for Charities Student Awards Mass, Ceremony & Reception at the Tower of Hope on Christ Cathedral campus. The contest was open to all diocesan middle school (grades 4 to 6) and high school students (grades 9 to 12). Students were instructed to use the symbolic chapel and cross imagery featured in the Catholic Charities logo and the word “charities” to express the elements of lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
A special Mass was held in the Chapel in the Sky in honor of the following winners:
Middle school category:
1st Place: Charlotte Chiang | St. Junipero
Serra Catholic School, 5th grade
2nd Place: Chloe Stafford | St. Junipero
Serra Catholic School, 6th grade
3rd Place: Grace HL Nguyen | Christ
Cathedral Academy, 6th grade
High school category:
1st Place: Lorelei Leonard | Mater Dei
High School, 11th grade
2nd Place: Payton Bauer | Mater Dei
High School, 10th grade
3rd Place: Gabrielle Vu | Mater Dei
High School, 10th grade
All students were congratulated by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., who celebrated Mass, and they were given special award certificates.
The festivities continued on the third floor, where students’ families and diocesan school staff enjoyed a delicious lunch and ceremony. The prizes included tickets to Disneyland, Amazon and Starbucks gift cards.
Catholic Charities of Orange County is extremely proud of the talent and hard work of our diocesan students, along with their creativity and passion for Lent and the spirit of giving. As the service arm of the Diocese, Catholic Charities seeks to create hope in our Catholic schools and beyond.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH HOSTS EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION
In response to the call from Bishop Vann and bishops throughout the United States for a revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, St. John the Baptist parish held a Eucharistic Procession on July 30.
The celebration included benediction in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at three outdoor altars decorated by the Filipino, Spanish and Vietnamese communities, located throughout the parish campus; with a final benediction said in Lain inside the church.
Parish youth, many of whom recently received their First Holy Communion, processed in front of the Blessed Sacrament while scattering rose petals.
Throughout the procession – which included pastor Pascal Nguyen, O.Praem., four parochial vicars, a deacon and seminarian, Norbertine sisters, Knights and Dames of Malta, the Brotherhood of St. Dismas, 19 altar servers, and hundreds of parishioners – the parish music ministries led the faithful in eucharistic hymns in various languages.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH HELD A EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION ON JULY 30. COURTESY PHOTO