Catholic Charities Auxiliary Chapter II is sponsoring an eight-day California Coastal Cruise on the Ruby Princess from Saturday, October 21 to Saturday, October 28, 2017, with stops at San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico.
Rev. Patrick Moses, Pastor of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress, will celebrate daily Mass on board the ship and will be available for spiritual guidance. Fr. Patrick is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of Orange County.
Chapter II members hope that many people will join the cruise to help raise money to support the charitable works of Catholic Charities of Orange County. Catholic Charities of Orange County will receive $100 for each double-occupancy cabin that is filled for the California Coastal Cruise.
Reservations are now being accepted for the California Coastal Cruise with cabin accommodation fares based on double-occupancy and including taxes, fees and port expenses. Fees per person according to cabin location and size, are Interior Cabins for $834, Cabins with Balcony for $1,134, and Mini-suites for $1,434. A deposit of $200 per person is required to reserve a cabin and is payable by credit card, and final payment is due on August 1, 2017. Optional insurance is also available for an additional fee.
Chapter II member Diane Halal has gone on many cruise trips and says that it is a wonderful way to relax and travel with friends and enjoy great food and entertainment while also raising funds for Catholic Charities of Orange County. She said it is a “Fun FUNDraiser” where you can also make new friends. She said people can make reservations as singles and be matched with other people who are also singles in order to share double-occupancy rooms.
Josie Ninofranco, a St. Irenaeus parishioner, said that Fr. Patrick is priest who inspires people with his homilies at Mass each week and when he serves as a chaplain on cruises. He also has served as the spiritual guide on many pilgrimages. He often reminds people to pray daily and to live the Gospel In their lives. Josie welcomes people from all parishes to come and join Catholic Charities Auxiliary II’s California Coastal Cruise. People who do not belong to a parish but would like to join the cruise and meet Fr. Patrick are also welcome.
For more information about the California Coastal Cruise, contact Josie Ninofranco at 714-761-6375 or Diane Halal at 562-596-3162.