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EPISODE#254OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL Host Rick Howick welcomes two distinguished guests to the studio for today’s podcast: Fr. Al Baca, the Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange; and Deacon Modesto Cordero, he’s the Director of The Office of Worship. Together they will discuss a groundbreaking proposal in the life of the Catholic church worldwide.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has launched the National Eucharistic Revival, a three-year grassroots initiative of devotion and faith in the Real Jesus in the Eucharist.
The Diocese of Orange will kickstart this initiative locally on Saturday, June 18 with Mass and a Eucharistic Procession led by Bishop Timothy Freyer. Mass begins at 4:30 p.m. at Christ Cathedral, with a procession around the campus to follow. The Office for Worship has launched a page on the Diocese of Orange’s website for the initiative: www.rcbo.org/revival.


Originally broadcast on 6/4/22The post EPISODE#254OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL first appeared on OC Catholic.
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EPISODE#254OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL Host Rick Howick welcomes two distinguished guests to the studio for today’s podcast: Fr. Al Baca, the Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange; and Deacon Modesto Cordero, he’s the Director of The Office of Worship. Together they will discuss a groundbreaking proposal in the life of the Catholic church worldwide.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has launched the National Eucharistic Revival, a three-year grassroots initiative of devotion and faith in the Real Jesus in the Eucharist.
The Diocese of Orange will kickstart this initiative locally on Saturday, June 18 with Mass and a Eucharistic Procession led by Bishop Timothy Freyer. Mass begins at 4:30 p.m. at Christ Cathedral, with a procession around the campus to follow. The Office for Worship has launched a page on the Diocese of Orange’s website for the initiative: www.rcbo.org/revival.


Originally broadcast on 6/4/22The post EPISODE#254OC CATHOLIC RADIO: THE NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL first appeared on OC Catholic.
EPISODE#253OC CATHOLIC RADIO: MARIAN DAYS AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL On today’s inspiring podcast, host Rick Howick is honored to welcome Auxiliary Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen to our studios. Our topic of discussion today will be on an epic event that is coming to the Christ Cathedral campus. The annual “Marian Days” events have brought in scores of pilgrims to Carthage, Missouri for several years running. Listen as Bishop Nguyen shares how the Diocese of Orange is bringing our own version of Marian Days to Christ Cathedral on July 1-2, 2022.
Tune in to hear all the details. Be sure to share this information with your friends and family!

https://mariandays.rcbo.org/




Originally broadcast on 5/28/22The post EPISODE#253OC CATHOLIC RADIO: MARIAN DAYS AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL first appeared on OC Catholic.
EPISODE#252OC CATHOLIC RADIO: A TIME OF TRANSITION AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL Welcome to a very special “family edition” of the OC Catholic Radio Show with your host, Rick Howick. Fr. Christopher Smith has been the longtime Episcopal Vicar and Rector at Christ Cathedral Parish. On this podcast episode, Rick chats with Father about his upcoming transition to “Rector Emeritus.”
Always known for his unique and powerful homilies, today’s discussion will also touch on the many years of Father Christopher’s anointed teaching of homiletics to priests and deacons.
In the final segment of our podcast, we’ll offer a sneak preview of some of the upcoming events involving the legendary Hazel Wright Organ!




Originally broadcast on 5/14/22The post EPISODE#252OC CATHOLIC RADIO: A TIME OF TRANSITION AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL first appeared on OC Catholic.
EPISODE#251OC CATHOLIC RADIO: A “LIFE COACH” SHARES HIS GIFTS WITH OTHERS On today’s broadcast, host Rick Howick visits with a local Catholic businessman who has worn many hats in his colorful career. As he’s grown in his faith over time, he has now transferred that life experience into helping others on their journey. Listen in on this fascinating conversation on finding one’s true purpose in life; and, how we can truly ‘finish well.’





Originally broadcast on 4/30/22The post EPISODE#251OC CATHOLIC RADIO: A “LIFE COACH” SHARES HIS GIFTS WITH OTHERS first appeared on OC Catholic.
EPISODE#250OC CATHOLIC RADIO: WE RETURN FROM THE DESERT TOGETHER Here’s a powerful new episode of Orange County Catholic Radio, featuring host Rick Howick. Joining Rick for this podcast is Katie Hughes of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry.
As we emerge from the Covid lockdown, Rick reflects on the temptations of Christ after his forty days in the wilderness. Our temptations are much like those of Jesus as he emerged from the desert. Rediscover how we confront them as a parish community of Christ, and how we find Christ most completely in the parish: in the Eucharist, in the faces who surround us, and in the Christ we share in parish life.
#ReturnFromTheDesert


Originally broadcast on 4/9/22The post EPISODE#250OC CATHOLIC RADIO: WE RETURN FROM THE DESERT TOGETHER first appeared on OC Catholic.
EPISODE#249OC CATHOLIC RADIO: A NIGHT OF COUNTRY UNDER THE STARS On this episode, host Rick Howick welcomes Kimberly Jetton to our studios in the Tower of Hope, on the campus of Christ Cathedral. Kimberly is the Executive Director of the Orange Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Orange. Today, she’ll share with us about the upcoming Orange Catholic Foundation Gala 2022 – “A Night of Country Under the Stars.” The gala’s special appeal will benefit retired priests in the Diocese of Orange.
In addition to honoring previous OC Catholic Radio guest Dr. Vincent Nguyen; the evening’s entertainment will be provided by none other than Gary LeVox, lead vocalist from the popular country group Rascal Flatts!



Originally broadcast on 3/12/22The post EPISODE#249OC CATHOLIC RADIO: A NIGHT OF COUNTRY UNDER THE STARS first appeared on OC Catholic.
EPISODE#248OC CATHOLIC RADIO: IT’S OFFICIAL – HAZEL IS BACK! “Hazel” refers to the world famous Hazel Wright Organ inside the sanctuary of the Christ Cathedral, in Garden Grove, CA. On this very special one-of-a-kind edition of the OC Catholic radio show and podcast, host Rick Howick is delighted to welcome two very distinguished guests to our studio. First is Fred Swann, the longtime organist under Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral Ministries and The Hour of Power TV show. We also welcome Kevin Cartwright, the president of Rosales Organ Builders in Los Angeles. Kevin and his team will play a key role in the care and maintenance of the newly refurbished Hazel Wright Organ.
Be sure to share this historic podcast with a friend!The post EPISODE#248OC CATHOLIC RADIO: IT’S OFFICIAL – HAZEL IS BACK! first appeared on OC Catholic.
EPISODE#247OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS KELLY HUDSON, ATHLETIC TRAINER ON ‘THE BIGGEST LOSER’ TV SHOW Stand by for a delightful edition of OC Catholic Radio. Host Rick Howick’s guest today has a truly remarkable background. A longtime resident of Orange County, Kelly Hudson is a wife, a mother, and author of a fascinating book entitled “Losing, Learning and Loving.” Rick opens the show by saying that Kelly has done “a lot of losing..” This is a reference to the popular television show that she worked on called “The Biggest Loser.” Kelly worked on the show as the director of sports medicine.
Be sure to share this lively podcast with a friend!




Originally broadcast on 2/5/22The post EPISODE#247OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS KELLY HUDSON, ATHLETIC TRAINER ON ‘THE BIGGEST LOSER’ TV SHOW first appeared on OC Catholic.
EPISODE#246OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS CATHOLIC RECORDING ARTIST, CONNIE SALAZAR On this episode of OC Catholic Radio, host Rick Howick welcomes a first-time guest to the program. Connie Salazar grew up in La Habra, CA; and, is a longtime resident of Orange County. As a Catholic recording artist, she has released four inspirational CDs. Connie is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles; and, she has been a cantor at local parishes for several years. You will enjoy this thoughtful discussion today; and, prepare to be blessed by some of Connie’s anointed music as well!
Listen and share this podcast with a friend!




Originally broadcast on 1/29/22The post EPISODE#246OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS CATHOLIC RECORDING ARTIST, CONNIE SALAZAR first appeared on OC Catholic.
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