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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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St. Hedwig's Autumnfest in Los Alamitos

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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Newly assigned parochial vicar Father Martin Nguyen on the patio of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress on Sunday, Juloy 6, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

New parochial vicar introduced at St. Irenaeus Parish

July is the month for new assignments in the Diocese of Orange. Accordingly, parishioners attending Mass this weekend at St. Irenaeus in Cypress have met Father Martin Nguyen, newly assigned parochial vicar. Father Nguyen was b...
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Construction worker walks away after using a fire extinguisher on sparking downed power lines on Orangewood in Los Alamitos . Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Downed power line at Orangewood/Los Alamitos Blvd.

A live power line was down on Orangewood Ave. near the intersection of Orangewood and Los Alamitos Blvd. near St. Hedwig School in the city of Los Alamitos. The cause of the damage was not immediately clear. Drivers were trappe...
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Award-winning Diocese of Orange parochial schools open their doors for National Catholic Schools Week

The following information was released by the Diocese of Orange. Editor’s note: St. Hedwig’s Parish School in Los Alamitos and St. Irenaeus Parish School in Cypress will both participate in Catholic Schools Week. They have ...
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St. Hedwig AutumnFest coming on Friday through Sunday

This article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. Set aside the first weekend in October — from Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6 — for family fun at St. Hedwig’s Catholic ...
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Fr. Christopher Heath, new parochial vicar at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Los Alamitos.

St. Hedwig assigned new pastor

In July each year, the Diocese of Orange changes the parochial assignments of its priests — and parish members wait (sometimes anxiously) to meet new faces. Not every single priest gets a new assignment. Most priests remain a...
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Coat-of-arms of Pope John Paul II

For our Catholic readers: two new saints approved by Pope Francis

According to Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia, Pope Francis has approved the official recognition of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II as saints of the Roman Catholic Church. John XXIII convoked Vatican II. His approva...
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Facade of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Cypress, CA

Protecting religious liberty — focus of ‘Fortnight for Freedom’

The following statement was release by Bishop Tod Brown to the parishes in the Diocese of Orange. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), concerned over the threats to religious freedom both at home and abroad, has cal...
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