Holy Family Catholic Church (Orange)
566 South Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866

On July 28, 1769 a Spanish expeditionary force, under the leadership of Don Gaspar Portola, cut diagonally across the county, probably crossing the Santa Ana River north of what is now Chapman Avenue. Without a doubt, Mass was said on the day before the march was resumed — the first Mass offered in what is now Holy Family Cathedral Parish.



  • Rev. Sy U. Nguyen

Parochial Vicars

  • Rev. Rudolph Alumam
  • Rev. Cheeyoon Chun


  • Deacon Pedro Cardenas
  • Deacon Gerhard Stadel
  • Deacon David Hernandez


  • Rev. Msgr. Donald J. Strange, VG (1963-1978)
  • Rev. Msgr. Brian P. Coghlan, (1978-1988)
  • Rev. Msgr. Arthur A. Holquin, (1988-2003)
  • Rev. Msgr. Don A. Romito (2003-2009)
  • Rev. Msgr. Douglas J. Cook (2009-2017)
  • Very Rev. Patrick Moses (2017-2019), Pastor (2019-2022)
  • Rev. Sy U. Nguyen (2022-Present)


  • Saturdays (Vigil)
    • 4 p.m.
  • Sundays
    • 7 a.m.
    • 9 a.m.
    • 11 a.m.
    • 1 p.m. (Spanish)
    • 4 p.m.
  • Weekdays
    • 8:15 a.m.
    • 12:15 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
    • 6:30 p.m. (Wed. only – Spanish)
  • Saturdays
    • 8:15 a.m.
  • Holy Day
    • As announced in the bulletin.


  • Fr. Sy Nguyen
    • Each Wednesday 7 p.m. to Thursday 8 a.m.
    • Each Friday 3 p.m. to Saturday 8 a.m.


Holy Family Catholic School
530 South Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866-3017

Phone: 714-538-6012
Fax: 714-633-5992
Principal: Marie Ubl
Email Address: [email protected]
Enrollment 497 – K-8th Grade, Extended Day Care


Director of Music
Kimberly Wargo
[email protected]
ext. 8572

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Holy Family Catholic Church (Orange)
566 South Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866
United States