The Diocese of Orange spans the entirety of the Catholic community of Orange County. Through our ministries, services and departments we are able to offer enrichment and support in those who are on their journey of faith. It is through the following organizations, our partners, that we are able to continue on this path together.
The Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and an autonomous pious foundation that exists to serve the Diocese of Orange, including its parishes, schools and overall diocesan mission.
The OCF plans and conducts major diocesan fundraising programs including theProud to be Catholic Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA), the For Christ Forever capital campaign, the Conference on Business & Ethics, the annual Spring and Fall Wills & Trusts Week, and other special events. The OCF is responsible for coordinating Parish Stewardship Education formation and training opportunities for all 62 parishes and centers, encouraging Christian Stewardship as a way of life. The Foundation also manages endowments and various charitable funds and works in collaboration with members of our diocese to raise, manage, grow and grant entrusted funds supporting all aspects of the Catholic faith following each donor’s intent.
Working in partnership with our 62 local parishes and centers from San Clemente to Seal Beach, the OCF helps raise funds for Catholic school education, outreach ministries, and other programs to serve Orange County residents.
Catholic Charities of Orange County serves as a social services agency in the Diocese of Orange. We promote a holistic approach to social service delivery that is client-centered and community-based. Our strength lies not only in the effectiveness of the services we provide, but in our ability to access our community’s hard-to-reach populations in need.
Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, it has expanded in size to reach more than 85 million people in 101 countries on five continents.
CRS’ mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.
At the Christ Cathedral, we invite you to explore, experience and share in the love of our lord Jesus Christ as we journey together in faith. Join our vibrant and faithful community of Catholic believers for the celebration of Eucharist at one of the many masses held each week.
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