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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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Facade of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress, CA.

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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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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Facade of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress, CA.

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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Facade of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress, CA.

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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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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