Today the Press Office of the Holy See announced that Bishop-elect Timothy Freyer, current Vicar for Priests in the Diocese of Orange, has been appointed by Pope Francis as Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Orange, assisting Bishop Kevin Vann. The date of his episcopal ordination will be Jan. 17, 2017.
In his new role, Bishop-elect Freyer says he will assist Bishop Vann in any way he can, including continuing to develop the diocese's new pastoral plan. He will also continue to focus on evangelization, including creating experiences, ministries and structures that will bring people closer to Christ.
Please join us in praying for Bishop-elect Timothy Freyer as he makes this significant and historic transition. 
For the full story from the OC Catholic, click here.

The board members and staff of your Orange Catholic Foundation wish you and your family a very special and grace filled Thanksgiving Day.
We echo St. Paul's sentiment in his First Letter to the Thessalonians: "What thanksgiving, then, can we render to God for you, for all the joy we feel on your account before our God?" (1 Thessalonians 3:9)

The melodious words from poet and author, John O'Donohue, shared below, further convey our desire for your blessing.

"May dawn find you awake and alert,
approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities and promises;
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled;
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected;
May your soul calm, console and renew you."
"So at the end of this day, we give thanks
For being betrothed to the unknown."
Happy Thanksgiving!

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