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A prior concert at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Courtesy photo.

Sunday Serenades ends season with contemporary works played by Symphonic Winds of the Pacific

Sunday Serenades welcomes The Symphonic Winds of the Pacific under the direction of Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro on Sunday, April 26th at 4:00pm. Featured on the program are “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli and other...
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Liz Tuttle with local children during 2014 summer mission trip to Ecuador. Courtesy photo.

Community invited to donate to and buy from Cypress Church Rummage Sale

Make a global impact at the annual Cypress Church Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale go directly to support this summer’s missions teams. Kids and adults from Cypress Church...
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Los Altos United Methodist Church to offer three Easter Sunday morning services

The promise of new life, hope and the joy of Easter will be celebrated at Los Altos United Methodist Church during three Sunday Morning services on Sunday, April 5. For early risers, the 8:30 a.m. service will host the Sanctuar...
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Pastor Justin McElderry preaches on Easter Sunday 2014 at The Branch Church in Los Alamitos. Courtesy photo.

The Branch Church celebrates one year in Los Alamitos

The Los Alamitos Community Center — with its large ceiling giving way to so much light, the sounds of kids outside on the playground, the NJB basketball players coming and going — gives The Branch Church its distinctive cha...
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Mary O'Hara in 1995. Photo courtesy of her son, George O'Hara.

In memoriam: Mary O’Hara, 1926-2015

In Memoriam: Mary O’Hara, January 24, 1926-February 17, 2015 Family members and friends gathered at St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress over two days to celebrate the life of Cypress resident Mary O’Hara, a St. Irenaeus parishio...
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Paying It Forward in suffering?

I love the idea of “paying it forward.” It’s a powerful concept. First, it helps us to take stock of the ways we’ve been blessed — and indeed we have! But then it empowers us. We realize we have a responsibility to be...
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Memorial service for Shirley Bailey of Rossmoor on Saturday, Feb. 7

It is with sad hearts the Rossmoor Homeowners Association wishes to acknowledge the passing of a leader of the Rossmoor Community. Shirley Bailey passed away at her home on Jan. 25, 2015. Shirley was driving force in making Ros...
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Newfangled Four Barbershop Quartet to sing at Los Altos United Methodist Church

Experience amazing harmonies at Los Altos United Methodist, 5950 East Willow St. in Long Beach, on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. The Church presents in concert the award-winning Newfangled Four Barbershop Quartet in the church’s...
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Top Ten Stories for all of 2014

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last year (excluding weather forecasts): Knott’s announces 2014 Scary Farm dates and the return of Elvira 5.4 magnitude quake hits east of Sonora High in L...
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Christ Cathedral in the Diocese of Orange. Courtesy photo.

One-woman show about Sister Faustina Kowalsak at Christ Cathedral in January

Christ Cathedral will host a one-weekend run of a one-woman show about Sister Faustina Kowalska in Freed Theatre, part of the Cultural Center on the Cathedral campus, 13280 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove. Faustina: Messenger of D...
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Nativity built and installed by Paul Lussman at St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress. Courtesy photo.

St. Irenaeus Parish receives outdoor nativity as gift from neighbor

Paul Lussman, a down-the-street neighbor of St. Irenaeus Parish Church in Cypress, constructed a life-sized outdoor nativity scene and donated it this Christmas season to the Church. As is common in nativity scenes, Mr. Lussman...
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Club King member Nathan F. poses with his toys at the holiday party.

Bethlehem Lutheran donates toys to Boys and Girls Club of Cypress

Members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamitos collected and donated over one hundred toys to the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress this holiday season. The toys were distributed to the youth members of the Club King After...
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Pictured at the Dec. 20, 2014, Christmas Food Distribution Day at the H.O.P.E. Food Bank by the garages at St. Irenaeus Church is parishioner Janet Pedneault with the canned hams and turkeys that were either donated by parishioners or bought by H.O.P.E. Photo by Edna Ethington.

HOPE gives out food and gifts for Christmas

Volunteers of H.O.P.E. (Help Other People Every Day), the area Food Bank on St. Irenaeus Church grounds in Cypress, have been working for months to prepare for the extra special Christmas distribution of food and Christmas gift...
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Sunday Serenades sing in the New Year at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church wishes you a very Happy New Year and invites you to “Sing in the New Year” on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4:00pm. This Sunday Serenades Concert, in the style of Das Neujahrskonzert (The New Year C...
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