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St. Irenaeus Parish Choir celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Taco Party

Rev. Binh Nguyen, Pastor of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress, and Anthony Kocal, St. Irenaeus Music Director, welcomed members of the Parish Choir to a Taco Party at the priests’ Backyard behind the Rectory on Cinco de Mayo, May 5,2022. Fr. Binh and Choir Director Anthony Kocal wanted to thank choir members for all the hard work they did learning the music for Sunday liturgies and especially for actively being a part of the traditional liturgies of Holy Week.

Choir members gathered from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Education Building at St. Irenaeus in order to first review the music Choir Director Kocal prepared for the following Sunday’s services.

The Choir Taco Party actually began about 7:30 p.m. Choir members, some spouses, and a few significant others, took the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing evening in what was one of the few in-person gatherings at St. Irenaeus since the Corona 19 virus caused restrictions regarding gatherings. Choir members and their guests were treated to chicken, beef, and pork tacos, rice, beans, quesadillas, water, tea, wine, and cookies for dessert. The delicious tacos were served by Alfonso, from Tamayo Catering.

Shown at the Cinco de Mayo Choir Taco Party at St. Irenaeus Church of May 5, 2022, are members of the Parish Choir s they finished their Taco Dinner. Standing at the back, near the center, is Fr. Binh Nguyen, Pastor of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress. At right, leaning over the table area, is Choir Director Anthony Kocal. Photo by Anna Watts. Identification by Edna Ethington.
Shown at the Cinco de Mayo Choir Taco Party at St. Irenaeus Church of May 5, 2022, are members of the Parish Choir s they finished their Taco Dinner. Standing at the back, near the center, is Fr. Binh Nguyen, Pastor of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress. At right, leaning over the table area, is Choir Director Anthony Kocal. Photo by Anna Watts. Identification by Edna Ethington.

Everyone enjoyed the tasty rice, beans, and quesadillas, onions and hot sauces that were prepared by Tamayo Catering. It was a wonderful Cinco de Mayo Taco Party! Choir members appreciated Fr. Binh and Anthony Kocal’s extra effort to provide this special time to enjoy friendship and fellowship with each other as part of Music Ministry at St. Irenaeus Church. Thank you, Fr. Binh and Anthony Kocal!