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EPISODE#48
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS MONSIGNOR JOHN URELL

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

On this week’s program, we enjoy a visit with Msgr. John Urell, the Pastor at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Fr. Christopher and Msgr. John have a lot in common, having both served in the Diocese of Orange for many years. They were actually classmates in seminary; and, were ordained priests on the same day in 1978!

Give a listen, and be sure to share this podcast.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/13/21

LOC TRAN

Age: 51

Years in the priesthood: 6

Hometown: Saigon

Favorite foods: Pho, pastrami and sushi

First job: Working on a soap and cosmetic products assembly line.

Favorite places to travel:   Akita, Japan and Catalina Island

What drew him to the ministry: “Our shared faith in God and the joy, the efforts and the sorrows that are part of life. It is a blessing to be a fellow pilgrim with others.”

Favorite scripture: Romans 13:8 – “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”