Name of Church Holy Family Church
Address 566 South Glassell, Orange CA 92866
Phone number (714) 639-2900
Mass times Saturday vigil 4 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish), 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Saturday, 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Music Various choirs and musicians.
Confessions Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.
Names of priests Fr. Sy Nguyen, pastor. Fr. Rudy Alumam and Fr. Cheeyoon Chun, parochial vicars. Fr. Patrick Okonkwo, in residence. As a youth, Fr. Sy fled Vietnam with his family in 1979. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Orange and has served at a variety of parishes. He is traditional and orthodox and a good homilist.
School Yes, pre-school through 8th grade.
Special activities Devotions, including Wednesday Mother of Perpetual Help Novena, Thursday Devotion to St. Joseph, 3rd Friday Holy Hour for vocations, Rosary for Life on Thursdays, 2nd Saturday for Life Mass and prayer at a local abortion clinic.
Special parish groups St. Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of Columbus, Serra Club, Brotherhood of St. Dismas, Respect Life Ministry, Bereavement Ministry, Cursillo.
Fellow parishioners Anglo, Filipino, and Hispanic Catholics
Parking Large parking area in the rear, some street parking.
Acoustics Great. High ceilings help inspire worship.
Cry room No, but there is a vestibule area sealed off from the main body of the church.
Additional observations Holy Family Church was previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Orange before the diocese purchased the former Crystal Cathedral from evangelist Robert Schuller. It was founded in 1921; the current church was built in 1958. It became the cathedral church of the diocese upon its formation in 1976, and relinquished the role in 2019 upon the dedication of the new Christ Cathedral. Notable artwork includes mosaics and stained glass windows created by Hungarian artists and sisters Isabel and Edith Piczek.