For Christ Forever

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.

Please respond to the parish office by returning the enclosed invitation card or by contacting Lynn Sandon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 714-794-1869.  Please let us know when you will be attending so that we can properly prepare for everyone.

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