Our call to a Life of Stewardship leads us to reflect on the countless blessings God has bestowed upon us. We may ask ourselves how we can use these blessings to praise, reverence, and serve God? Our Diocese is moving forward with a major fundraising effort. This Capital Campaign, entitled For Christ Forever will help to support our future Christ Cathedral, Local Parishes, Catholic Education, Priests Retirement and Diocesan Ministries. Our future Christ Cathedral Campus will finally allow us to respond appropriately to the incredible growth that our Diocese has experienced, and to be prepared for its continued growth into the future. We are beginning in January at Saint Angela Merici a Three Part Series: Christ Cathedral-For Christ Forever – Questions and Answers (Q & A) that will address what is on the minds of many of our parishioners in regard to the Christ Cathedral. My hope this will clarify many of your concerns and inquiries. The Three Part Series will be in our weekly bulletin as well as on our Parish Website. Please keep in mind that this campaign allows us to accomplish much more than the renovation of our future Christ Cathedral Campus. Through this campaign, we will continue providing for the many ministries supported by the Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA). We also have the opportunity to address our own parish needs at Saint Angela Merici.
One of the most revealing moments concerning our new Cathedral is when parishioners have taken a tour of Christ Cathedral and its campus and facilities. Please take advantage of this opportunity. There is no cost. Gene Passafiume, a member of our parish and the President of our Pastoral Council is the Coordinator of the Christ Cathedral Tours. Please feel free to contact him for additional information or to schedule a tour. He can be reached at 714-524-2874 or you can click onto our Parish Website for particulars. Please prayerfully consider supporting this endeavor over the next four to five years. For now, let us discern and reflect together as a faith community about this historic invitation that has been offered to us. Thank you for your openness to prayer and your willingness to vision into the future the ministry of the Church in the Diocese of Orange.