Pope Francis arrives in the United States from Cuba TODAY, September 22. Click here to visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website, and follow Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to the United States with the official schedule. 

  1. Take part in a "Virtual Pilgrimage" with these prayers as the Holy Father makes his way to more than a dozen different locations in Washington, DC, New York City, and Philadelphia.
  2. Learn more about the places Pope Francis will visit by following his journey on this interactive map.
  3. Become "Pope Francis literate" by reading his two encyclical letters: Lumen Fidei. . . and Laudato Si. . .
  4. Stay up-to-date and read insightful commentary by connecting with the only news source founded and supported by the US Bishops, Catholic News Service.  
  5. Have a Papal Visit Watch Party!  All events will be streamed live in English with audio commentary here.  Select events will also be available for video on demand here.
  6. Take your faith and the latest papal visit news with you on the go by downloading the Catholic Church app for IOS at the iTunes store . . . or for Android devices on Google Play. . .
  7. Respond to Pope Francis' call to encounter by reaching out to those in need by supporting parish or community charitable efforts, by acting to promote life, human dignity, families and religious freedom, and by caring for creation. Support the 2015 Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) or find ideas here .
  8. Invite a non-Catholic or non-practicing Catholic friend to Mass this weekend so they can experience the joy of the Gospel!
  9. Engage in social media: use our hash tags #PopeinUS and #PapaEnUSA.  Don't forget to use some Pope emojis!
  10. Support the many people working to make Pope Francis' historic US visit a success by praying for them to the Blessed Virgin under her title  Mary, Undoer of Knots. . . (a favorite of Pope Francis). Include in your intentions: Vatican staff, the US Secret Service, the US Bishops, their staff and volunteers, the World Meeting of Families committee and volunteers, and the three host archdioceses and host cities.

The Orange Catholic Foundation and Catholic Cemeteries are sponsoring the 2015 Wills and Trusts Week at 10 locations throughout our diocese during the week of October 19-24, 2015. Click here for a printable list of dates, times, and locations. 


Take steps to protect those you love with a new or updated estate plan. Through proper planning, the legacy of love and care that you leave for your family and friends can be encouraging and even inspiring. 


If you have questions about how to begin or update your own estate plan, please join us at one of our ten sessions conveniently scheduled across the diocese.


Visit the planned giving section of our website or email

10th ANNUAL 

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