Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Christ,

“Since Christ accomplished his work of human redemption and of the perfect glorification of God principally through his Paschal Mystery, in which by dying he has destroyed our death, and by rising restored our life, the sacred Paschal Triduum of the Passion and Resurrection of the Lord shines forth as the high point of the entire liturgical year.” (Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, #18).

Easter is the greatest and most significant feast in the Church. The Resurrection of Christ is the foundation of our Christian faith. It is the greatest of all signs and miracles because it proves that “Jesus is Lord, and he has risen” (Romans 10:9). That is why St. Paul says, “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14). Let us celebrate and be delighted, saying Alleluia, for the Lord has risen from the dead!

To all at Christ Cathedral and beyond, on behalf of Bishop Kevin Vann, the Shepherd of our Diocese, and the Pastor of Christ Cathedral, and together with my fellow Clergymen, Religious, Staff, and Faculty of the Cathedral and Academy, we pray that through the intercessions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, and Saint Callistus, may God grant you a joyous, love-filled, and grace-filled season of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection from the grave. We are very grateful to you for your constant prayer, time, talent, treasure, and loving support for the Cathedral. May the Risen Lord reward you for your generosity and love for our Cathedral. We hope to see you again next Sunday! “God loves you and so do I” (Rev. Dr. Robert H. Schuller).


Very Reverend Bao Thai,

Rector of Christ Cathedral


CAMPUS HOURS: Daily: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Cathedral closes at 9 p.m.)

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

TOUR INFORMATION: Cathedral Tour, Monday – Thursday, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. | Campus Tour, Friday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Marian Days 2024

The Bishops of the Diocese of Orange invite you to the Marian Days 2024 celebration at Christ Cathedral on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13! The theme of Marian Days 2024 is “Mary, Ark of the Covenant”.

Click on “Learn More” for additional information about the third Marian Days hosted in the Diocese of Orange!

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Marian Gardens

The completion of Christ Cathedral’s Marian Gardens is rapidly approaching! Click on “Learn More” to sign up to attend the Opening and Dedication Mass on May 29, 2024.

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Our Lady of La Vang Shrine

The Our Lady of La Vang Shrine, with a canopy-like design, was designed to evoke the remote rainforest setting of the 1798 Marian apparition.



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St. Callistus Chapel and Crypts

The Diocese of Orange and Christ Cathedral will soon be breaking ground on the St. Callistus Chapel and Crypts, a new worship space underneath Christ Cathedral that will serve generations of parishioners throughout Orange County. 

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