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On Sunday morning, worshippers all over the Southern California region gathered for Easter service, celebrating their faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and one of the most important holidays of the Christian calendar.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, CA (Catholic Online) - Many churches actually combined their masses to hold large services, such as the "Easter Together" in San Clemente, that hosted pastors, musicians, congregants, and members from seven different churches.
Saddleback was hosting multiple services all over Orange County such as Coto de Caza, Rancho Capistrano, Orange, Huntington Beach, San Clemente, Irvine, and Lake Forest, where the church's main campus is located.
Seven churches around the San Clemente area held their "Easter Together" sunrise service on Easter. This year was the first that the churches held their annual event at the brand new Vista Hermosa Sports Park.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.