A Message From Bishop Vann

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The nature of the Christian life is to be on “mission”, which is certainly to be found in the documents of the Second Vatican Council and especially in the writings of Saints Pope Paul VI and John Paul II. Now more than ever, as those entrusted with the mysteries of God, and with positions of responsibility in the life, teaching and worship of the Church, we must be clear about this Mission of the Church, giving witness to Jesus among us, living His Gospel message of love, humility and charity, and inviting “all nations” to become disciples of Him.


Findings, Recommendations and Implementation Priorities

Stewardship & Finance

"It was time for us to take a look inwardly to see what we're doing right and to focus on what is the mission of the Diocese of Orange and how do we accomplish that mission."

Catholic Schools Education

"Our strategic plan for our schools really focuses on four different areas: Catholic identity and faith formation, school governance and leadership, academic excellence and operational vitality."


Diocese of Orange Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer discusses one of the pillars of the Strategic Plan: Faith Formation.


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