Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION
Diocese of Orange Pastoral Center
13280 Chapman Ave. Garden Grove, CA 92840
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
*Please note office hours may change due to holiday and event schedules
HOW DO I CONTACT A CLERGY?
Use the Parish Locator to find the parish closest to you or if you are already a member of a parish call the parish office to speak with a member of the clergy.
WHAT IS A DIOCESE?
A diocese is a collection of parishes within a specific geographic area that is under the jurisdiction of a bishop. The Diocese of Orange encompasses all the parishes within the boundaries of Orange County and is home to the growing Catholic community members who journey together in faith.
WHAT IS A BISHOP?
A bishop is a priest who provides pastoral governance for a diocese. Bishops are teachers of the doctrine, priests of sacred worship, and leaders of the community they serve. Bishop Kevin Vann leads our Catholic community in the Diocese of Orange on its journey of faith.
IS THE CHURCH OF ORANGE AN ARCHDIOCESE OR A DIOCESE?
The Church of Orange is a diocese. An Archdiocese is the Catholic community in a larger or more wide-reaching diocese, like Los Angeles or Omaha.
HOW CAN I FIND A PARISH NEAR MY HOME TO ATTEND MASS?
With 62 parishes and centers across Orange County, there is certainly a place in your local community to attend Mass. The Parish Locator lists all of the parishes in our diocese with mass times and languages.