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The Filipino Choir sings Christmas songs in Tagalog at Noel Night at St. Irenaeus Church on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The Choir is directed by Virginia Coquia and accompanied by Rhenee Ferrer. Photos and I.D. courtesy of David and Edna Ethington.

Save the Date: St. Irenaeus Choirs presents annual Noel Night concert Dec. 5

The Choirs of St. Irenaeus will present their annual Christmas concert, Noel Night, on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. It promises to be a wonderful evening with beautiful songs of the season sung in a variety of styles by the pari...
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Sunday Serenades presents musical tribute to America’s servicemen

Holy Cross Lutheran Church is pleased to announce the Opening of Sunday Serenades’s Third Season on Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. with a very special musical salute to America and the men & women who’ve served in our military...
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Save the Date: St. Polycarp annual Christmas Bazaar and White Elephant Sale, Nov. 15-16

St. Polycarp Women’s Council is hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar and White Elephant Sale on Nov. 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St. Polycarp Church Hall at 8100 Chapman Ave. at Beach Blvd. in Stanton. More than 3...
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Pictured at the September 20, 2014, H.O.P.E. Luncheon Fundraiser at the home of Mary Jo and Roberto Velasco is H.O.P.E. Board Chair Mary Ellen Oves explaining the charitable and philanthropic work that H.O.P.E. does. Seated at right are Fr. Patrick Moses, Pastor of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress, and parishioner Carol Reed. Photo by Edna Ethington.

Birthday party raises money for HOPE food bank

A person celebrating a birthday often receives gifts on his or her birthday, but Mary Jo Velasco of La Palma had a unique celebration of her birthday on Sept. 20, 2014. She and her husband, Roberto (aka Bert) hosted a fundraisi...
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St. Irenaeus Parish invites caregivers to participate in workshop

Claudia Ellano-Ota, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Director of the Orange County Caregiver Resource Center and the Brain Injury Network at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, will be the guest speaker at the thi...
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Autumnfest at St. Hedwig’s is going on now through Sunday

St. Hedwig’s Autumnfest started yesterday, Friday, Oct. 3, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 5. Live entertainment will include the OC Symphony, Gregg Young and the 2nd Street Band, Max and the Catholics (classic rock), and the S...
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Bobby Schuller named lead pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church

Bobby Schuller, grandson of Robert H. Schuller, has been named lead pastor and CEO of Shepherd’s Grove church (www.shepherdsgrove.org) and host of the renamed and reformatted “Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller”...
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Workshop to help ‘sandwich generation’ learn to care smarter, not harder

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry will sponsor a Worshop for Caregivers on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Irenaeus Parish Hall, 5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Claudia Ellano-Ota, a Licensed Clinical Social Wor...
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Study the Gospel of Mark at St. Irenaeus beginning Sept. 23

A new ten-week session of Bible study on The Gospel according to Mark will begin at St. Irenaeus Parish on Tuesday, Sept 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. St. Irenaeus is hosting Dr. Bill Creasy’s weekly series on The Bible. Dr. Drea...
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Los Altos United Methodist Church dedicates blood drive in honor of children

Children are our future… and the importance of donating blood for them, and the millions more who need your help each year, has caused Los Altos United Methodist Church to open its doors for an American Red Cross blood dr...
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St. Irenaeus holding World Day of the Sick Anointing Mass

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry invites all who are ill, including families, friends, neighbors and community members, to come to our World Day of the Sick Anointing Mass on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Irena...
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Thank God it’s Monday!

Labor Day is upon us and we all love a day off — to nap in a hammock, go for a ride, spend the day at the beach, or fire up the barbecue one more time before the grind of Fall begins. With the frenetic pace of our culture, an...
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Father Christian Mondor at a prior Blessing of the Waves, Huntington Beach. Courtesy Photo.

Diocese of Orange to join in Blessing of the Waves on Sunday, Sept. 7

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will, in solidarity with other faith traditions, participate in the seventh annual “Blessing of the Waves” at the iconic Huntington Beach Pier (400 Pacific Coast Highway) Sept. 7, 2014, ...
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Good Shepherd Presbyterian offering class on Egyptian roots in Christian Scripture

A new class, A Distant Mirror – Christian Roots in Ancient Egypt – will be presented at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church on Thursdays, beginning September 18 at 10 am to noon, continuing for 10 weeks until November 20. The...
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