The Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) funds ministries and services that serve all 62 parishes and the local community including: Education for lay ministry, Catholic school tuition assistance, parish stewardship education; Outreach Ministries such as Catholic Charities, Catholic Deaf Community, Restorative Justice and Detention ministry; Clergy Formation and Support such as the diaconate^, priest continuing education, seminarian education and vocations; and the Orange County Foundation for mission and philanthropic development as well as administrative support for the PSA campaign.
*The Diaconate Program in our Diocese is funded completely by the annual PSA. There are currently 105 active deacons in the Diocese of Orange, serving in a wide variety
of ministries. Sacramentally speaking, a Deacon can do everything that a priest can do, except celebrate the Mass, hear confessions, and anoint the sick). The PSA funds the four-year program of discernment, education and spiritual formation for men preparing for ordination to the diaconate and their wives, as well as continuing education and formation for those deacons
already ordained. Last fall our parish celebrated the diaconate ordination of
parishioner Deacon Al Scaduto. Currently parishioners Mike and Rosie Stock are in the Diaconate Program and count on your support as they complete their diaconate training.
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Our For Christ Forever campaign will provide vital funding – approximately $53 million – to support campus improvements, facility renovations and the dedication of our Cathedral.
For more information and to make a donation: hhttp://www.forchristforever.org/