Movies, reader rewards, inspiring music. All coming to the Diocese of Orange.

By STAFF     4/1/2019

‘Breakthrough’ screening set for April 4 

A private screening of the film “Breakthrough” will take place Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Cultural Center’s Freed Theater on the campus of Christ Cathedral. 

“Breakthrough” is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction.  

From producer DeVon Franklin (“Miracles from Heaven”) and director Roxann Dawson, adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (“Seven Pounds”) from Joyce Smith’s own book, the film is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. 

A 6:15 p.m. reception with light appetizers and beverages will precede the 7 p.m. screening. For more information and to reserve your seats: tinyurl.com/y59mb4dh


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Rock stars return to Christ Cathedral campus 

The Tallis Scholars, the “Rock Stars of the Renaissance,” return to the Christ Cathedral Campus for the second time in a special performance of music from the famed Sistine Chapel. 

This performance coincides with the opening of the Sistine Chapel Exhibit at the Cathedral Cultural Center.  The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. 

Find more information about the Tallis Scholars Concert at: ChristCathedralMusic.orgMore  

More information about the Sistine Chapel Exhibit can be found here: