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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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St. Irenaeus parishioner Santa John Lewallen waves as he walks the hallways of Karlton Care Center in Anaheim on Dec. 17, 2014, delivering gift bags to bedridden residents. Photo by David Ethington.

St. Irenaeus delivers Christmas gifts and cheer to home-bound parishioners and care center residents

Health Ministry members of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress started working on their Annual Giving Tree Community Outreach Project early in November. The project depended on the assistance of many people to successfully share the...
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Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland exhibitor: Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to exhibitor Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support...
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Back row, left to right: Ashley R., Isabella B,, Abby B., Emma M., Brielle M., Olivia M., Chloe A., Kiera H., Maya P., Lillie E., Coach Jack Senske Front row, left to right Shea H., Fiorella B., Claire F., Tory G., Kayla M., Amanda Y., Emily C., and Katherine D., Courtesy photo

St. Hedwig’s girl’s volleyball enjoys stellar season

Coach Jack Senske has led the girl’s volleyball team at St. Hedwig’s Parish Church to a stellar season this year in thier Parochila Athletic League (PAL). The girls won all their regular season PAL games, earning a win-loss...
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Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church Festival of Carols

Festival of Carols in Seal Beach on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church will twice present Festival of Carols featuring the Church’s Handbell and Chancel Choirs. On Saturday, Dec. 13, the music will be presented at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 11600 Los Ala...
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