In conjunction with the directive from the Governor of California and the Diocese of Orange, Masses will be held outside until further notice. Livestream Masses will continue and the Eucharist will be distributed to those outside at the end of Mass. If you are able, bring your own chair and pad to kneel on, if desired.
We ask for your cooperation and patience as we navigate the directives in response to the pandemic. Even during these challenging times, we continue to worship our Lord as a faith-filled community.
Kathy & Terry McGaughan (STM Angel Tree hosts) recently asked the question “How can we help?” – as we all journey together through these Covid-19 times. To get an answer, they contacted several local charitable organizations asking what is currently needed to assist those who are affected by unemployment, and who are finding it hard to feed their families and maintain their homes. We are sharing what they learned; we invite you to participate helping those who are struggling.
Many thousands of families – who are experiencing significant hardship in OC due to the loss of a job – are being helped by faith-based groups such as Catholic Charities, Second Harvest, and Caterina’s Club to name a few. Significant requirements of the support groups include the need for volunteers and, at CCOC, donations to help families with utilities, rent, and food.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, observed in the U.S. since 1949. This May in particular we need to attend to the mental health pandemic that swells beneath the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike with COVID-19, people do not readily seek medical attention for mental health issues. Stigma and denial or ignorance impede people from getting help sooner rather than later.
Let us remember to check in on each other online or by phone to offer prayers and support.
Join the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange Mental Health Referral Network. The Office of Pastoral Care is looking for more local clinicians who would like to support Catholic families and individuals seeking mental health care that aligns with and respects our Catholic beliefs and values. We are especially in need of therapists who can provide services in Spanish or Vietnamese. If you are interested in joining or for more information about this program, please contact Linda Ji, Director of Office of Pastoral Care for Families in All Stages at email@example.com or call 714-282-4203.
¿Es usted un Profesional Licenciado en Salud Mental?
Únase a la Red de Referencias de la Diócesis de Orange. La Oficina de Cuidado Pastoral está buscando profesionales Licenciados locales que deseen apoyar a las familias católicas y a las personas que buscan atención de salud mental que respeten las creencias y valores católicos. En especial necesitamos terapeutas que puedan brindar sus servicios en español o vietnamita. Si usted está interesado en unirse a nuestra red de referencia para la salud mental o para recibir más información favor de comunicarse con Linda Ji, Directora de la Oficina de Cuidado Pastoral para las Familias en Todas sus Etapas por correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org o llamando al 714-282-4203.
Feeling down? Do you have a need for prayer? Maybe a desire for a spiritual guide at this time? Or maybe you just want to pray with someone?
We can help! Call our Spiritual Guidance and Prayer Helpline to talk to and pray with a religious, priest, deacon or other lay spiritual guides. The helpline is a free service available across the Diocese of Orange.
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