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EPISODE#31
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: EWTN INTERVIEW PLUS HOMILY HIGHLIGHTS FROM CHRIST CATHEDRAL

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

The first half-hour of today’s show features some fascinating audio from Fr. Christopher’s interview on EWTN television in July, 2019. This was just prior to the dedication of Christ Cathedral.

The second half includes some homily highlights from the Sunday morning masses that are livestreamed on Christ Cathedral’s Facebook page.

Be sure to share this inspiring podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/16/20

EPISODE#14
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: HOMILY HIGHLIGHTS FROM DEDICATION DAY AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Get ready for another wonderful episode of Cathedral Square featuring our host, Fr. Christopher Smith.

Today’s program includes the next in our series of homily highlights – but this one in particular pretty much tops them all!

You’re about to hear the audio from Fr. Christopher’s sharing the microphone with our very own Bishop Kevin Vann from the dedication Mass at Christ Cathedral.

It was truly a fabulous, benchmark occasion on that day (Wednesday, July 17, 2019) when the doors of the newly re-dedicated Christ Cathedral were opened once again!

Be sure to share this inspiring podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/21/19

EPISODE#12
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: HIGHLIGHTS FROM EWTN TELEVISION SPECIAL ON CATHEDRAL DEDICATION

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 will go down as a benchmark moment in the history of the Diocese of Orange. On that day, Christ Cathedral was officially dedicated. Our friends at EWTN were on hand to broadcast this ‘LIVE’ event to a worldwide audience. Just the day before, Fr. Chris was welcomed as a very special guest with EWTN’s Brian Patrick for a pre-dedication television broadcast.

On this podcast episode, you’ll hear highlights from that show. Get ready to learn all about our fabulous new Christ Cathedral!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/6/19

EPISODE #65
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUESTS ARE COMPOSERS NORMAND GOUIN AND REV. JAMES CHEPPONIS

Episode No. 65. Saturday, August 10, 2019. Composers Normand Gouin and Rev. James Chepponis

Hear from these two enormously talented men who both composed music for the Dedication of Christ Cathedral. Each of these composers have served the church as parish musicians in several capacities. Normand in Philadelphia at St. Joseph Parish, as a college teacher and musician at Holy Cross College in Worcester MA, and now continues as composer and parish musician in New York City. Fr. Chepponis is the Diocesan Director of Music for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, a pastor and parish priest and still has time to be an organist and composer as well. These two incredibly busy men both readily accepted a commission to write music for cathedral’s dedication. Neither are strangers to receiving commissions from John Romeri. As long time friends, they have written numerous pieces for John from Papal Visits to the US to trips to Rome; from Bishop’s Ordinations and Installations to Chrism Mass antiphons. Enjoy a great hour with these two men who have dedication so much of their lives to writing music for the church. Hear how they go about composing music and just what inspires them. All of the music on today’s show is from the CD produced by Christ Cathedral Choirs from the Dedication.. Their new CD is beautifully produced on the Gothic label. Purchase your own copy at: http://christcathedralmusic.org/commemorative-dedication-cd

MUSIC: Entrance Antiphon (Ps 122) Let Us Go Rejoicing Peter Latona
MUSIC: Gloria from the Mass of the Transfiguration Normand Gouin (based upon Mass VIII)
MUSIC: Psalm 19 James Chepponis
MUSIC: I was Glad H.H. Parry
MUSIC: Agnus Dei from the Mass of the Transfiguration Normand Gouin (based upon Mass XVIII)
MUSIC: To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King arr. James Chepponis

EPISODE#178
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: DEDICATION DAY FOR CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Today’s program is a very, VERY special broadcast for all of us at OC Catholic Radio.

On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, our beautiful Christ Cathedral was officially dedicated. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for all who were blessed to be there that day.

Our own Rick Howick was on-site, and he was able to secure several brief interviews with many different attendees to get their reactions – both before and after the dedication Mass.

Please listen and SHARE this very special podcast!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/3/19

EPISODE#2
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: RENOVATION PROCESS AND PROGRESS OF CHRIST CATHEDRAL

On today’s podcast, Fr. Christopher Smith and co-host Hank Evers offer you a ‘virtual audio tour’ of what you can expect to see inside the newly transformed Christ Cathedral (opening in July).

You will be amazed at this transformation!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/16/19