About Our Diocese
Our community is on a journey of faith together, growing closer to God and closer to one another as we explore, experience and share the mystery of Christ and the love of our Lord. With 1.6 million Catholics, we are the 11th largest diocese in the nation. Faith in the Diocese of Orange is vibrant and flourishing through our 57 parishes and centers across Orange County.more about our diocese
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”
We value working collaboratively together “with humility, gentleness and patience, maintaining our unity in the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Together we seek: To worship by listening actively to the Word, praying for the needs of all, actively participating in the liturgy and receiving God’s grace in the Sacraments. To evangelize by the way we share our lives and treat each other, by the Gospel that we share and by the strength we find in our community of faith. To respect and cherish our diversity, discovering the way our many cultures reveal the greatness of Christ’s presence. To serve others as faithful servants, sharing our gifts with respect, compassionate care, justice and generosity with those among us who are vulnerable and underserved.
Supporting our community is the Pastoral Center of the Diocese of Orange.
Home to the ministries, offices, and administrative departments of the Diocese, the meaningful service of those within the Pastoral Center empowers all aspects of the Catholic experience in Orange County.