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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

EPISODE#58
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS MICHAEL NGUYEN

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

On this week’s program, we visit with a parishioner of Christ Cathedral parish who has a true servant’s heart. His name is Michael Nguyen, and he has served the parish in various capacities over a handful of years. Most notably, he is currently the president of the pastoral parish council.

Tune in for a dynamic conversation!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 6/26/21

EPISODE#57
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS FR. EUGENE LEE

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

On this week’s program, we check-in with Fr. Eugene Lee. He is the Director of the Korean Martyrs Catholic Center in Westminster. What is the difference between a Catholic center versus a parish? Tune in and find out.

And, while you’re at it, be sure to share this podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 6/5/21

EPISODE#56
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS FR. BRUCE PATTERSON

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

On this week’s program, we enjoy a visit with Fr. Bruce Patterson. Having grown up in the Diocese of Orange, Fr. Bruce has ministered at several of our local parishes over the course of his priestly ministry. These days, his primary role is Episcopal Vicar for Priests, in addition to other important duties.

Be sure to share this podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 5/22/21

EPISODE#55
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS SR. KIT GRAY OF THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF ORANGE

Fr. Christopher Smith covers “all things Christ Cathedral” on the Cathedral Square radio show. He also relishes the chance to welcome good friends to the studio, located high atop the Tower of Hope. Today’s guest is extra special.

Sr. Kit Gray has made her presence known in the Diocese of Orange for many years, most notably in her vital work with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

Today, they will discuss Pope Francis’  declaration that 2021 would be ‘the Year of St. Joseph.’

 

Be sure to share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 5/1/21

EPISODE#54
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS LINDA JI – DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF FAMILY LIFE IN THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE

On this episode, host Fr. Christopher Smith welcomes a guest who is making a real impact on the lives of many families throughout our diocese. Her name is Linda Ji; and, her title is Director of the Office of Family Life in the Diocese of Orange.

With a job title like that, one can only imagine all the hats that Linda wears each day.

Listen in.. and, be sure to share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast on 4/10/21

EPISODE#53
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: SPECIAL EDITION FOR HOLY WEEK

On this memorable edition of Cathedral Square, Fr. Christopher Smith shares the Gospel readings for Palm Sunday and Holy Week. He then offers reflections that will both challenge and bless you.

In addition, you will hear glorious music weaved throughout the program (The Lamb of God by Rob Gardner).

Our prayer is that this program will greatly enrich your Holy Week experience.

Listen, and SHARE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast on 3/27/21

EPISODE#52
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS IAN RANGEL – DIRECTOR OF THE PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL

Fr. Christopher is always thrilled to bring new friends to the studio to be part of the radio program.

Today’s guest is Ian Rangel. He is the Director of the Diocese of Orange Pastoral Services Appeal and Fund Development.

Give a listen to this very informative program; and, share it with a friend!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/20/21