Bishop Emeritus Tod David Brown

Bishop Kevin Vann and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange community are saddened to announce the passing of Bishop Emeritus Tod David Brown.  

Bishop Brown died Sunday morning at St. Joseph Hospital after being hospitalized. He was 86.

“With his tireless spirit and witness to Christ, Bishop Brown faithfully served the people of the Diocese of Orange since 1998, when Pope St. John Paul II appointed him bishop and ordinary of our Diocese,” said Bishop Vann. “I remember especially his kindness to me when I was a newly ordained priest at the Casa Santa Maria in Rome in the fall of 1981. I ask for prayers for the repose of Bishop Brown’s soul and for the thanksgiving to God for his many years of ministry and evangelization.”

Memorial Services for Bishop Brown

A Vigil is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at Holy Family parish in Orange (566 S. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866). 

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at Christ Cathedral. There will also be a time for Visitation and a Rosary from 8-10AM.  (13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840).

Both will be livestreamed below. Attendees are encouraged to carpool.