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EPISODE#68
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: LIVING BY A STANDARD OF GOODNESS

Here comes yet another special edition of Cathedral Square with your host Fr. Christopher Smith.

During the just-concluded Advent season, Fr. Christopher had the opportunity to give a special presentation to the parishioners of St Martin de Porres in Yorba Linda, CA. The occasion was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary; and, the title of the talk is The Immaculate Conception of Mary: Living by a Standard of Goodness.

This message offers us all an ideal reflection as we begin anew in 2022.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/1/22

EPISODE#67
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: AN ADVENT EVENING OF RENEWAL

This is a very special edition of Cathedral Square with your host Fr. Christopher Smith.

Just days ago at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove (CA), a truly unique evening took place. It was called “An Advent Evening of Renewal.” On this podcast, we will now benefit from the audio of that special service!

A prominent pastor once said, “In order for something to simmer, you have to turn down the heat.” Fr. Christopher shares that he hopes this reflection will indeed be our opportunity to ‘turn down the heat’ of our everyday lives. Let us also really listen to see what the Lord would have to say to us during this Advent season – both individually and as a community.

Let us reflect on the spoken word, some beautiful sacred music, and a meditative rosary.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/11/21

EPISODE#66
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS DR. ERIN BARISANO

It’s time for another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this week’s show, we welcome Dr. Erin Barisano back to the studio. Erin is the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Orange.

Our topic of discussion today will center on the state of Catholic education in Orange County. We’ll also discuss the importance of integrating our Catholic faith into our daily lives.

Tune in for a fascinating conversation!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/4/21

EPISODE#65
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: THE EXPANSION OF THE MEMORIAL GARDENS AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

It’s time for another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

We welcome three very special guests to the program today. Mike Wesner and Alma Ochoa are no strangers to our studio, having joined us for a previous episode. Mike is the Director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Orange; and, Alma is the Associate Director of Operations for Cemeteries. Fr. Christopher is also thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Devereaux to the program. She is an architectural glass artist; and, she has made a significant contribution to the Memorial Gardens.

Tune in for a fascinating and lively discussion.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/23/21

EPISODE#64
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS KATIE DAWSON – DIRECTOR OF PARISH EVANGELIZATION AND FAITH FORMATION

It’s time for another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

This week, Fr. Christopher welcomes Katie Dawson to the studio. Katie is the Director of Parish Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange. She’ll talk about the important role we all play in sharing our Catholic faith with others. They will also discuss an event called the Diocesan Ministries Celebration that recently took place on the campus of Christ Cathedral.

Please share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/9/21

 

EPISODE#63
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS DEACON MODESTO CORDERO

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring your host, Fr. Christopher Smith.

Deacon Modesto Cordero is the Diocese of Orange’s New Director of The Office of Worship. Fr. Christopher will ask about his fascinating background of life in Puerto Rico, and then on to Hawaii and time serving our country in the U.S. Army. He will also share the story of how he and his wife decided to make the trek from their longtime home in Hawaii to mainland California.

Listen in to this lively conversation and be sure to share this podcast!

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 9/25/21

EPISODE#61
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: CHRIST CATHEDRAL’S THRIVING FILIPINO COMMUNITY

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring your host, Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this week’s program, we enjoy a visit with two special people who are both longtime parishioners at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove. In fact, they were both part of the St Callistus parish community who made the transition to Christ Cathedral about half a decade ago.

We welcome both Lorna Villanueva and Juan Ilustrisimo to our studio for today’s lively discussion!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 9/4/21

EPISODE#60
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS MONSIGNOR MIKE HEHER

Host Fr. Christopher Smith welcomes longtime friend and collaborator in ministry, Monsignor Mike Heher, to the program today. Msgr. Mike is the former Vicar General of the Diocese of Orange and the current pastor of St. Anne Church in Seal Beach. He is also an accomplished author.

Give a listen as they reflect on many years ministering to God’s people in the Diocese of Orange!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 7/31/21

EPISODE#59
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: TOM AND JOANNE PETERS OF THE CHRIST CATHEDRAL GIFT SHOP

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring your host, Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this week’s program, we visit with a married couple who have a wealth of fun an interesting stories to share. Their names are Tom and Joanne Peters, and they have been married for more than 50 years. To top it off, they just happen to be the owners of the Christ Cathedral Gift Shop, which is housed right here on the campus of Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.

Listen as Tom & Joanne share their amazing and inspiring journey of faith together.

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 7/10/21