Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe was established to help us build a deeper unity of purpose and mission among Catholics within our diocese and a renewed commitment to permeating the world with the love of Christ. There are many ways to help change people’s lives for the better. By becoming a member today, you can help make a difference in the following five greatest need areas of the diocese: Evangelization & Faith Formation; Stewardship; Clergy Formation; Catholic Education; and Christ Cathedral and Campus.
At the end of the year, your meaningful contribution through The Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be granted, based on donor intent, to Bishop Kevin Vann who will determine the greatest need of the diocese based on the five pillars of the Strategic Plan of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.
EVANGELIZATION & FAITH FORMATION
Foster a lifelong journey of discipleship.
Focused on the Sunday Mass experience, youth and young adults, communications and outreach.
Equip and empower catechists and pastoral leaders to evangelize and form missionary disciples.
Cultivate and support faith formation through spiritual, theological and pastoral studies.
Inspiring hospitality and generosity as stewards who share God’s endowment given to us, to vibrantly share with others.
Supports the joyful return to God’s gifts, time, talents and treasures to build the kingdom of God in our own communities, parishes and beyond.
Provides resources necessary to sustain pastoral priorities, ensuring that our local Church and parish communities are strong and sustainable centers of faith.
Forming seminarians and supporting priests and deacons to be holy and prayerful for today and in the future.
Ongoing spiritual formation, leadership training, and programs to improve homiletics and strengthen evangelization initiatives to strengthen our parishes and schools
Access to resources and tools for more impactful homilies along with dedicated, personal prayer time and consultations with spiritual directors.
Building a strong community of vibrant faith-filled leaders, emphasizing academic excellence with superior extracurricular activities and focus on Christ as the root and center of all we do in our Catholic Schools.
Help ensure our children are growing in wisdom, knowledge, faith and learning the love of Jesus Christ.
Areas of focus:
- Curriculum development
- Tuition assistance for families desiring Catholic education for their children
- Catholic identity
Knowing that the ministries supported by your gift will create opportunities for many hearts to open to God allowing them to experience His unconditional love.
Your gift makes it possible to continue to serve the ongoing needs of our beloved Catholic community.
All members will receive annual recognition each year they are a member in our annual report and other recognition opportunities through our Catholic community.
Members at the Blue Mantle level and above will receive a membership lapel pin blessed and presented by Bishop Kevin Vann as well as special exclusive invitations to Foundation events.
Members at the Rays of Light level will receive all of the above benefits as well as a special invitation to mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin Vann and an invitation to a private reception with Bishop.
Additional opportunities will be offered throughout the year.
For more information, call Elizabeth McKibbin at 714.282.6041 or email emckibbin@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org