Diocese of

Orange

USA USA

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Orange / Orange in California / Arausicanæ in California (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Los Angeles

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12), Saint John of Capistrano (October 23)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 17 (2019)

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: 2811 E. Villa Real Dr., Orange, CA 92863, USA

Phone: +1 (714) 282-3000

Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.09.21 – ...):Bishop Kevin William Vann (72)Bishop Kevin William Vann (72)
Auxiliary Bishop (2016.11.23 – ...):Bishop Timothy Edward Freyer (60)Bishop Timothy Edward Freyer (60)

Titular Bishop of Strathearn

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.10.06 – ...):Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen (71)Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen (Nguyễn Thái Thành) (71)

Titular Bishop of Acalissus

Ordinaries

Bishops of Orange (Roman Rite)

Bishop Kevin William Vann (72)Bishop Kevin William Vann (72)
(2012.09.21 – ...)

Bishop of Orange (USA)

In fide et dilectione in Christo Jesu

Born:1951.05.10 (Springfield, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1981.05.30
Consecrated Bishop:2005.07.13

Priest of Springfield in Illinois (USA) (1981.05.30 – 2005.05.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Fort Worth (USA) (2005.05.17 – 2005.07.12)

Bishop of Fort Worth (USA) (2005.07.12 – 2012.09.21)

Bishop of Orange (USA) (2012.09.21 – ...)

Bishop Tod David Brown
(1998.06.30 – 2012.09.21)

Come Lord Jesus

Born:1936.11.15 (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1963.05.01
Consecrated Bishop:1989.04.03
Died:2023.10.15 (Orange, CA, USA † 86)

Priest of Monterey (USA) (1963.05.01 – 1988.12.27)

Bishop of Boise City (USA) (1988.12.27 – 1998.06.30)

Bishop of Orange (USA) (1998.06.30 – 2012.09.21)

Bishop Norman Francis McFarland
(1986.12.29 – 1998.06.30)

In veritate ambulare

Born:1922.02.21 (Martínez, CA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1970.09.08
Died:2010.04.16 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Bida (1970.06.05 – 1976.02.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco (USA) (1970.06.05 – 1976.02.10)

Bishop of Reno (USA) (1976.02.10 – 1976.10.13)

Bishop of Reno–Las Vegas (USA) (1976.10.13 – 1986.12.29)

Bishop of Orange (USA) (1986.12.29 – 1998.06.30)

Bishop William Robert Johnson
(1976.03.24 – 1986.07.28)

Born:1918.11.19 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1944.05.28
Consecrated Bishop:1971.03.25
Died:1986.07.28 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Blera (1971.02.19 – 1976.03.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (USA) (1971.02.19 – 1976.03.24)

Bishop of Orange (USA) (1976.03.24 – 1986.07.28)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (68)

Los Angeles (↖), San Bernardino (↗), San Diego (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 2,025 km²

Population: 1,358,769 Catholics (42.6% of 3,186,989 total)

Pastoral Centres: 57 parishes, 5 missions

Personnel: 278 priests (207 diocesan, 71 religious), 175 deacons, 359 religious (77 brothers, 282 sisters), 19 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

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Deacons

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