Mark your calendars for Sunday, Sept. 18, and join in celebrating the ruby anniversary of the Diocese of Orange.
The large and diverse faith community will come together at the Christ Cathedral Campus in Garden Grove for a full day of faith, fun and entertainment that includes a Rosary Walk, a 5K run, a speaker series, Mass and a music and arts festival.
There is much to celebrate. Officially established in 1976, the Diocese of Orange’s history dates back to 1776 with the founding of Mission San Juan Capistrano, our diocese’s Historic Mother Church. Today, as it is home to more than 1.2 million faithful believers, the Diocese of Orange is the 10th largest and one of the fastest growing in the nation.
The Diocese is now organized into 62 parishes and centers led both spiritually and organizationally by its fourth Bishop, Kevin Vann, and served by the men and women who staff the Pastoral Center. Home to the ministries, offices, and administrative departments of the Diocese, the meaningful service of those within the Pastoral Center empowers all aspects of the Catholic experience in Orange County.
The daylong 40th anniversary celebration event schedule:
5K and Rosary Walk:
7:30 – 9 a.m. Sign in starts at 6:30 a.m.(Registration needed: Click here to register.)
9 – 9:30 a.m.
40th Anniversary Mass on the Plaza:
9:30 – 11 a.m.
40th Anniversary Photo Exhibit in the Cultural Center
Virtual Reality Experience / See the future Christ Cathedral now!
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
40th Anniversary Speaker Series in the Freed Theater:
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Registration required: Click here to register.)
40th Anniversary Music Festival – The Journey*:
3 – 9:30 p.m. (Ticketed event: Click here to purchase tickets.)
Performers: Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Phil Wickham, Andy Mineo, and Jordan Feliz
Family friendly games, rides, etc.:
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Food vendors and beer garden:
11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
For more information, please call 714-282-3045.