Two new books, released during the Diocese’s 40th anniversary year, share the evolution of the Catholic community in Orange County

By STAFF     7/11/2016

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Diocese of Orange recently released two new books that chronicle its 40-year history. Both books are available in the Diocese’s online store at store.occatholic.com.

“Call to mission: The Diocese of Orange–40 years and counting…” a beautiful coffee table book, has been introduced to mark this historic occasion. This inspiring book tells the story of faith and development for each parish and school in the Diocese and shares the overall journey of faith for the Diocese over these past 40 years. Photos, historic images, and flowing narrative tell the story of the Diocese of Orange, now the 10th largest in the Country. ($30; store.occatholic.com)

A second book titled “Together we journey. Together in Faith” is an inspiring graphical novel that tells the story of the Catholic Church in Southern California beginning with the Missions founded by Saint Junipero Serra, through the founding and exponential growth of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, to the historic acquisition and renovation of the Christ Cathedral campus. This is a beautifully illustrated story of the dynamic and multifaceted journey of faith for Catholics in Orange County, California. The books are available in hard cover ($15; store.occatholic.com) and paperback ($10; store.occatholic.com).