The Christ Cathedral parish community celebrated the retirement of Fr. Christopher Smith, the cathedral’s rector and episcopal vicar since 2012, on Sunday, June 26 inside the campus’ Cultural Center. Fr. Christopher was presented with a special plaque honoring his contributions to the restoration of the Hazel Wright Organ and a quilt that looked like the cathedral’s quatrefoils. The reception also honored Fr. Mario Juarez and Fr. Christopher Pham, who served the cathedral and were reassigned to new sites.
—Photo courtesy of Drew Kelley/Diocese of Orange