With 58 churches, 5 centers and 36 schools within our diocese, we have a seat for you.
Our vibrant community of 1.3 million Catholics is on a journey of faith together – growing closer to God and another as we explore, experience, and share the mystery of Christ. Under the leadership of Bishop Kevin W. Vann, the OC Diocese works to establish and support dynamic, vibrant parishes and schools welcoming all to live the Gospel with faith, joy, charity and unity. We joyfully welcome you as part of this journey!
Empowered by the Spirit: Jesus Thirsts for Us
On this episode of Empowered by the Spirit, Deacon Steve engages in a dynamic conversation with friend and fellow radio host, Rick Howick. They discuss a variety of topics centered around evangelizing our brothers and sisters in Christ. We also get a sneak preview of a powerful film about the Eucharist that’s hitting the theaters this summer!
Deacon Steve Greco is a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Orange and the Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation for the diocese. He is also the founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry; and host of the Empowered by the Spirit radio show and podcast.
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Spem in Alium | Hope in God Alone (A Choral Adoration)
On Tuesday, March 5, as part of the Eucharistic Revival, listen and reflect on some of the most beautiful sacred choral and organ works including Gregorio Allegri’s famous Miserere (featuring Alyce Reynaud, Soprano soloist), Jessica French’s recently composed Tantum Ergo, and a new arrangement of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Master Tallis’s Testament that will feature BOTH of Hazel’s five-manual consoles played simultaneously. This incredible evening will include Thomas Tallis’s rarely-performed Spem in Alium (Hope in God Alone), written for 40-parts, sometimes referred to as the Mount Everest of choral music.
Diocese of Orange Strategic Plan 2024-2029
Project Siempre Adelante, the Diocese of Orange’s forward-looking Strategic Plan for 2024-2029, reignites evangelization through supporting parishes, strategic youth outreach, and a strengthened Catholic school identity, all guided by responsible stewardship and a collaborative spirit.
Bishop Kevin Vann invites all faithful in our diocese to engage in prayerful reflection and active participation in the components of Project Siempre Adelante, which include: Evangelization and Formation, Youth and Young Adult Outreach, Catholic Schools and School Identity, Governance, Communications and Financial Resources and Stewardship.
Finding Your Way: A Visit with Catholic Evangelist Renee Bondi
Ralph Linzmeier and Mark Prather are successful business professionals, members of the Catholic CEO group Legatus, generous donors to Catholic schools and charities. Their show is dedicated to sharing the testimonies of those serving God in big and small ways, and helping listeners walk in the footsteps of Christ. In this episode, they talk with Renee Bondi, a singer, quadriplegic, and evangelist, who shares her unique and powerful testimony of faith amidst tremendous obstacles.
St. Callistus Chapel & Crypts Construction Update
Recently, Bishop Vann and other diocesan leaders toured through the latest construction update of the St. Callistus Chapel and Crypts. The underground worship space is the final step of the cathedral’s renovation into a major center of Catholic worship for the West Coast. It is set to be complete by June 2024.
National Eucharistic Congress
At the 10th National Eucharistic Congress, scheduled for July 17 to 21, 2024, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Church will draw into a deeper intimacy with our Eucharistic Lord, allowing our eyes to be opened and our hearts to be set on fire with his love.
Programming includes general sessions, catechetical sessions and breakouts featuring the best of today’s Catholic speakers and theologians. There will be evening concerts and entertainment. Most importantly, the Congress will provide a one-of-a-kind encounter with Jesus Christ and the Church through the Sacraments.Meet the emcees and check out the National Eucharistic Congress schedule below.
Catholic Sports View
This week, we focus on the Trinity League’s placement in the CIF basketball playoffs in our discussion on “bracketology” with OC Register columnist Dan Albano. Next, we take a look at competitive cheer with the head coach of the newly crowned CIF champion Santa Margarita Eagles’ Dana Maas.
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