If you didn’t receive your copy of Orange County Catholic today, don’t be concerned. The official newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange is moving from publishing on Wednesday to publishing each Sunday, beginning March 15.
The change is designed to better align the newspaper’s content with the weekly rhythm of the Church and to offer readers stories, updates and event listings in a more relevant Sunday-through-Saturday format.
Orange County Catholic has a circulation of 55,000, a combination of home delivery and distribution to more than 80 local parishes, faith centers and Catholic schools in Orange County.
Through its partnership with the OC Register – the newspaper’s move to Sunday delivery will expand the paper’s reach, as thousands more subscribers will begin to receive home delivery of Orange County Catholic with their copy of the OC Register.
“Making Orange County Catholic available to the Register’s Sunday subscribers will help the Diocese of Orange expand its reach to significantly more people who are seeking to further engage with their faith,” said Ryan Lilyengren, director of communications for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. “Relevant news and information is incredibly important within our large and dynamic community of faith and allows people to better understand and participate in the life of their community. With Sunday distribution, there’s an even greater opportunity to connect with readers who have not previously seen or enjoyed Orange County Catholic each week.”
Freedom Communications President and CEO Rich Mirman pointed to the relevance of Sunday in the Catholic faith, indicating that this was a logical step in the evolution of the publication, which was launched through a partnership between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and Freedom Communications in October 2013. At that time the paper moved from publishing monthly to publishing weekly. Since its launch, the paper has added a sports section focused on the Trinity League and launched a new website, www.occatholic.com.