Peace and all good!
Most family leaders know how important it is to gather the entire family together at least once a year on holidays or birthdays. For the Friars, our Franciscan rule mandates that we gather as a provincial family every three years for a Chapter. When we are able to come together as one community in ministry, service and worship, we discover the depth and richness of who we are as a people of God.
Recently you received an invitation from The Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange, to attend a reception to introduce our first diocesan capital campaign entitled, For Christ Forever. Your participation in this campaign is absolutely crucial to its success. I encourage you to come and learn about the campaign and the vision for our future as members of the Church of Orange.
We have arranged a number of receptions in the Franciscan Rooms for you to select the one that works best for your schedule:
- Sunday, September 15, at 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m.
I appreciate the opportunities that I have had this last year to learn about our vibrant diocese. I truly believe that by attending a reception you will discover how the campaign celebrates the diversity and magnitude of the Catholic family of faith here in Orange County.
Thank you for your response to this invitation. I look forward to being with you at the receptions.
May the Lord give you peace,
Fr. Daniel F. Barica, ofm