Viet Love Mission, organized by a group of Vietnamese parishioners from La Purisima Catholic Church in Orange, serves food and drinks to shelter residents on the first Monday of every month.
On the average, the shelter known as the Orange County Courtyard Shelter and located at the former Santa Ana Transit Terminal, houses 250-300 residents at any given point in time. The menu is different from month to month. On any given day, the group serves fried chicken, steamed rice, salad, cheese sticks, bananas, boiled eggs, potato chips, orange juice and water.
On Dec. 23, in the spirit of Christmas, each resident also received the service and prayers of Diocese of Orange Auxiliary Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen as he joined the group to serve a holiday meal and to pray with the residents.