Here are ideas for everyone on your list!

By STAFF     12/2/2016

Our third annual Christmas gift guide has something for everyone on your list, from local gifts that are unique to the Diocese of Orange and available only in the OC Catholic online store (store.occatholic.com), to novel items such as a CD with the rosary said by beloved Dodger announcer Vin Scully. We hope you enjoy browsing our gift guide as much as we enjoyed compiling it.


Pillow Power

A powerful message from Saint Teresa is printed on this 10”x10” plush pillow: “Do Small Things with Great Love.”

catholicgiftsandmore.com (search “throw pillow”)

$19.95, plus shipping



Off-white lace Infinity Chapel Veil

This beautiful Infinity Veil is made from an ultra-soft, Ivory colored lace with an intricate, embroidered front edge. This lace is extremely lightweight, and it has a soft, fluid drape. It can be worn around the neck as a stylish scarf, then slipped up on to the head before entering the church.

etsy.com (search “robinnestlane”)

$38, plus shipping



The Catholic Church in SoCal

This inspiring graphical novel tells the story of the Catholic Church in Southern California beginning with the Missions founded by Saint Junipero Serra, through the founding and exponential growth of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange to the historic acquisition and renovation of the Christ Cathedral campus. This is a beautifully illustrated story of the dynamic and multifaceted journey of faith for Catholics in Orange County, California. Hard Cover.

store.occatholic.com (search “together we journey”)

$15, plus shipping



Connect others with faith

For the techie in your life, here’s a reminder that prayer changes things. For the desktop or bookcase, this 7” x 4” wooden “brick” inspires a different kind of connection.

catholicgiftsandmore.com (search “prayer block plaque”)

$10.95, plus shipping



The Pope’s cologne

Our perennial favorite, the Pope’s cologne appears on our gift list every year. It is said to be a private formula created for Pope Pius IX (1792 – 1878).


$26.95, plus shipping



Mother Teresa apron

Inspired by newly canonized Saint Teresa, this apron reminds us that “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” It’s the perfect gift for the cook in your family.

catholiccompany.com (search “mother teresa apron”)

$19.95, plus shipping



Vin Scully says the rosary

In September 2016, Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC), in collaboration with Immaculate Heart Radio, released a two-CD audio recording of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, narrated by legendary Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully. The two-CD recording includes meditations and prayers for four mysteries (Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous) as well as a rosary meditation based on St. John Paul II’s 2002 Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae.


$15, plus shipping



Why do Catholics do that?

Our editor’s choice, this book is an ideal gift for any Catholic or individual considering becoming Catholic. It offers the reasons behind the rituals of our faith and can be the catalyst to dialogue with anyone exploring Catholicism.

catholiccompany.com (search “why do catholics do that?”)

$16, plus shipping



Unique Christ Cathedral postcard set

The beauty of the Christ Cathedral campus is captured in stunning photography that has been used to create this gift pack of postcards. From the statuary to the architecture to the sacred spaces, each postcard is a collectible itself. 10 postcards per pack.

store.occatholic.com (search “postcard”)

$10, plus shipping



Heavenly lights

Gift one or more of the dazzling 11,236 glass panels that make up the beauty of Christ Cathedral, in your own name or the name of a friend or loved one. Your gift will help support the transformation of Christ Cathedral.





Sign of the Cross t-shirt

Never forget the Sign of the Cross again with this handsome t-shirt. A simple design with a subtle message that reinforces your faith and provokes others to ask what the design means.

store.occatholic.com (search “Sign of the Cross t-shirt”)

$16, plus shipping