Several hundred parishioners from parishes throughout Southern California have already booked passage on the first-ever Catholic Cruise to Mexico in July. They’ll be led on this faith-filled pilgrimage by Orange Diocese’s Bishop Kevin Vann and Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer.

Ryan Lilyengren, director of communications for the Diocese, said: ‘If you are looking for the perfect summer vacation, this is it. Never before have two bishops led a cruise pilgrimage to Mexico that will be filled with special Catholic entertainment on the ship, live performances by our music ministers, charitable outreach in Mexico, Mass on the boat and in Mexico, and all the amazing amenities on a state-of-the-art cruise ship.”

The four-day Carnival Cruise will depart from the Port of Long Beach on July 21 and travel to Ensenada Mexico and back.

On the trip, travelers will be entertained by acclaimed musician Francis Cabildo, Director of Christ Cathedral Music Ministries Dr. John Romeri, and others. A special Mass, concelebrated by bishops Vann and Freyer is scheduled at the cathedral in Ensenada, Santuario. There are several day-trip options for travelers, including a service project at a local orphanage.


Day 1 – Sail to Ensenada Mexico / XLT Praise and Worship with Francis Cabildo

Day 2 – Bishops’ Mass at Santuario / Day Trip Options / Evening Vespers with music by Dr. John Romeri

Day 3 – Fun Day at sea / Activities / Evening concert with Francis Cabildo

Day 4 – Disembark between 7 – 10 a.m.

It’s not too late to book your cruise. Call Travel of Orange for more information: (714) 538-0010

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