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Valentines Day for Care Center residents is every day in February at St. Irenaeus

Francis Grace, Chair of Care Facilities Ministry, Valentine Outreach. Photo by Rosemary Lewallen.

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry members asked parishioners to pick Valentine cards hand decorated by Junior High Peacemakers and deliver them personally any day during the month of February to residents of four of the Care Centers that St. Irenaeus’ Health Ministry serves. These facilities are: Sunrise Assisted Living in La Palma; Harvest Retirement in Buena Park; Genesis in Anaheim and Healthcare Center of Orange County in Buena Park. There were 100 Valentine packets distributed. The card and the friendly visit will put a smile on the faces of those residents who receive them and let them know that they are not forgotten, but are an important part of our parish.

Monica Kovach, Facilitator of the Health Ministry Board, and Grace Francis, Chair of Care Facilities Ministry, thank the students who made the Valentine’s Day cards and all of the caring parishioners who agreed to deliver them during the month of February. This Valentine’s Day Outreach could only be possible with the generous response of St. Irenaeus parishioners.

For more information about the Valentine Outreach at St. Irenaeus Church, please contact Monica Kovach 310-490-6113.

This article was written by Rosemary Lewallen of St. Irenaeus Health Ministry.