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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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Pictured are four of the Super Hero Winners at the St. Irenaeus Fiesta of Super Heroes on June 22, 2014. Left to right are “Wondergirl” Sarah, “Thor” Brycen, “Spiderman” Luke, and “Spidergirl” Eloise.

St. Irenaeus Fiesta award-winners announced

St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Parish Fiesta with three days of food, fun and festivities on June 20, 21 and 22, 2014. The parish grounds were filled with exciting carnival rides, c...
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Helping Other People Everyday (H.O.P.E.), an outreach of St. Irenaeus Church

Eat at Hof’s Hut this week to raise money for H.O.P.E.

Please come to Hof’s Hut in Los Alamitos at 10900 Los Alamitos Blvd. on May 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2014 to help raise funds for H.O.P.E. (Help Other People Every Day)! H.O.P.E. is the non-profit group that is in charge of th...
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Facade of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Cypress, CA

The Book of Exodus with Dr. Bill Creasy

Study the books of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation with Dr. Bill Creasy! St. Irenaeus Parish, along with other parishes in Southern California, will host Dr. Bill Creasy leading a study of Exodus from the Old Testament. Dr...
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Top Ten Stories for May 4 through May 10

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): SBPD arrests Seal Beach resident for lewd and lascivious acts with a juvenile Garden Grove nail salon manager accused of...
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Front of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress, CA

St. Irenaeus parochial vicar transferred to Santiago de Compostela in Lake Forest

At the request of Bishop Kevin Vann, Rev. Thomas Naval will leave his post as parochial vicar at St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress on Wednesday, May 7, to take on the adminstrator’s duties at Santiago de Compostela Church in Lak...
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Pictured are Christine and George Welsch, parishioners at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress, with an enlarged copy of a check that will be presented to the winner of the $10,000 Grand Prize at the St. Irenaeus Fiesta of Super Heroes. The Welsches have chaired the St. Irenaeus Fiesta Committee for ten years. Photo by Edna Ethington.

Save June 20 through June 22 for St. Irenaeus Fiftieth Anniversary “Fiesta of Super Heroes!”

St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its founding in 2011. This summer, on June 20, 21, and 22, the Parish will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its annual fiesta, with the theme of “Fiesta of Su...
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St. Irenaeus teen group raising funds and prayers for 3-year-old cancer patient

HYPE (Helping Youth Participate Everyday) is a service group for teenagers based at St. Irenaeus Parish in Cypress. They are inviting the community to “Spaghetti and a Smile” in support of Brooke, a three-year-old girl rece...
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Capacitar Facilitator Ree Taylor who will be presenting a free Capacitar Wellness Training Workshop at St. Irenaeus Education Building on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Taylor is a St. Irenaeus parishioner and Cypress resident. Courtesy photo.

Ree Taylor to present body, mind and spirit wellness workshop

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry is presenting a Wellness Training Workshop “Linking Body, Mind and Spirit with Capacitar” on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the Education Building at St. Irenaeus Churc...
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St. Irenaeus Health Ministry Board Members prepared healthy snacks for the March 24, 2014 workshop on “Linking Health of Body, Mind and Spirit” at St. Irenaeus Parish Hall. Left to right: Terry Arenz, Monica Kovach, Carol Reed and Betty Borowski. Photo by Edna Ethington.

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry hosts workshop on body, mind and spirit

Approximately a hundred parishioners came to St. Irenaeus Parish Hall on Monday, March 24, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to participate in St. Irenaeus Health Ministry’s Workshop on “Linking Health of Body, Mind and Spirit...
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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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A sign announcing that St. Irenaeus Parish won in the Cypress holiday decorating contest.

St. Irenaeus wins in Cypress holiday decorating contest

Congratulations to St. Irenaeus Parish for taking part in the annual Cypress holiday decorating contest — and winning! Here’s the announcement in the parish bulletin: Featured photo A sign posted in front of the rectory off...
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Santa John Lewallen giving residents of Karlton Care Center gifts from the Giving Tree on December 18, 2013. Photo taken by David Ethington.

Homebound parishioners and Care Center residents receive Christmas gifts from St. Irenaeus

The following article and photograph were submitted by Edna Ethington. Each year, members of St. Irenaeus Health Ministry work on their Annual Giving Tree Project together with the students, the staff of St. Irenaeus School, an...
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Kevin Vann, Bishop of the Diocese of Orange, is welcomed to St. Irenaeus Parish by parishioners Manuel Lourenco, in the wheelchair, and his son Michael Masotto. Photo by Edna Ethington.

St. Irenaeus Parish welcomes Bishop Kevin Vann

The following article was submitted by Edna Ethington for St. Irenaeus Parish, and was edited by Orange County Breeze staff. Parishioners of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress welcomed Bishop Kevin W. Vann to their parish on the we...
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