In Orange diocese, more Catholics in jail than in parishes

“The largest collective Catholic population in O.C. is in our local adult jail system and juvenile facilities”

At first glance, this question seems to be a no-brainer: Out of the Diocese of Orange’s 57 parishes and five Catholic Centers, which locale serves the greatest number of the county’s 1.3 million Catholics? That would be Christ Cathedral, right? Wrong. “The largest collective Catholic population in O.C. is in our local adult jail system and juvenile facilities,” says Fred … [Read more...]

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Contract signed for makeover of Christ Cathedral

A lot going on in Orange diocese this summer...

From workshops and youth retreats to construction work at Christ Cathedral, the Diocese of Orange will be bustling with events and improvements throughout the summer. The biggest thing happening this summer will be the $72 million renovation of Christ Cathedral, the Garden Grove sanctuary formerly known as Crystal Cathedral. Window refurbishments are completed and … [Read more...]

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Newport Beach

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Address 1441 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach CA 92661 Phone number (949) 673-3775 Website www.olmc.net Mass Schedule Saturday vigil at 5 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 5 p.m. Monday - Satuday, 8 a.m. Confessions Saturdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Names of priests Monsignor Lawrence Baird, pastor. Father … [Read more...]

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Immaculate Heart expands coverage from San Diego into Orange County

One-hour original show to come from Christ Cathedral tower

The following comes from a Jan. 9 story in the Orange County Register. Catholics will start getting spiritual replenishment over the airwaves when the Orange County diocese flips the switch on its own radio station at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday [Jan. 13]…. Initially, most of the content for KCEO will be from Immaculate Heart Radio, a Catholic network in the western U.S., with the … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos

Name of Church St. Hedwig Church Address 11482 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Phone number (562) 296-9000 Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon & 5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Confessions Saturdays, 4-5 p.m., Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Names of priests Father Christopher Heath, pastor. Father Khoi Phan, parochial … [Read more...]

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Catholic radio comes to Orange County

Diocese partners with Immaculate Heart

The following comes from a July 31 story on the OCBreeze.com website based on a press release from the diocese of Orange. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has begun construction of a radio broadcast facility within the iconic Tower of Hope on the Christ Cathedral campus. This facility will be capable of producing live and recorded shows and news coverage to be carried … [Read more...]

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EWTN moves next to Disneyland

Alabama network building studio in the former Crystal Cathedral

The following comes from a July 24 story on al.com. The religious network founded in Alabama by a nun, pioneer TV broadcaster Mother Angelica, is moving into the famous former building of another pioneer TV evangelist. The Alabama-based EWTN Global Catholic Network has begun construction of its first West Coast television production facility in the church building … [Read more...]

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