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May the Lord in his goodness lead us all closer to him.


And by our love and service to one another, may we hear him say to us,
"Well done, my good and faithful servant... Come, share your master's joy" (Mt 25:23).

  • He's back! FOR A ONE DAY MISSION CO-OP APPEAL

    FR. RUDY ALUMAM

    Saturday Vigil Mass on JULY 27

    All Sunday Masses on JULY 28


    Each year St. Irenaeus hosts a missionary group assigned by the Mission Office, and this year it's the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga! The appeal for the diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga will go towards building a home for retired priests and missionaries in a city near a healthcare facility giving each person a quality of life deserving of their calling. 


    Fr. Rudy has wonderful St. Irenaeus memories and they all involve you, the friendly and spiritual parishioners! Currently serving at St. Joseph Church in Santa Ana, he began his priesthood in the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga in Ghana.


    Fr. Rudy's looks forward to visiting and reminiscing with everyone outside after Mass!

    N puuse ya, Yine wa songe! (Thank you and God bless!)


  • black nazarenE visit

    Arriving Saturday, August 10 and leaving early Saturday, August 24


    The Black Nazarene refers to a life-sized, dark-colored statue of Jesus Christ that was brought to Manila, Philippines from Mexico on May 31, 1606, by a group of Augustinian Recollect missionaries led by Fr. Benito de San Pablo.


    The Archdiocese of Manila commissioned a Filipino sculptor to make a replica of the Black Nazarene. This image which was blessed by the then rector of the Minor Basilica and is now here in the Diocese of Orange, and will soon be at Saint Irenaeus for parishioners and devotees to pay homage and express their veneration.


    See the bulletin for more information and a detailed schedule.



  • the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    A Holy Day of Obligation


    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
    7:00 p.m. Vigil Mass


    THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

    6:30 a.m. Mass

    8:30 a.m. Mass

    12:15 p.m. Mass

    5:00 p.m. Mass

    7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass



  • save the date!

    FALL FIESTA 2024


    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 from 6:00 - 11 PM


    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 from 12:00 - 11 PM


    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 from 12:00 - 8 PM



  • Paul j kim

    speaker • singer • inspirer

    Friday, September 27

    In the Church (free event)

    While children are welcome, be advised that mature content may be presented.


    One of the most sought-after Catholic speakers in America is coming to Saint Irenaeus!

    Sharing impactful presentations for over a decade, Paul J Kim is sure to offer an experience that will leave us inspired by the love of God and the beauty of our Catholic faith.


    Presentation 1: 6:00-7:30 PM

    How to Bulletproof Your Marriage and Bless Your Catholic Family for Married Couples


    Presentation 2: 7:30-9:00 PM

    Meant to Live for More for Teens, Young Adults and Parents



    For planning purposes, please RSVP by clicking this link



SAINT IRENAEUS NEWS

  • Saint Irenaeus, one of the Fathers of the Church, fought against heresy, supported the Papacy, and even helped define Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as the four Gospels. Read more>

  • Click on the link below to learn about an amazing statewide initiative!


    LETTER TO THE CATHOLIC FAITHFUL

  • Pope Francis' recent encyclical entitled Laudate Deum, meaning Praise God, focuses on the environment. Click on this link to read this Apostolic Exhortation available on Vatican.va.

  • PLEASE BE CAREFUL.

    There have been reports of phone calls, text messages, and emails purportedly coming from bishops, priests, and deacons asking for personal information or money.


    Please be advised that these contact attempts most certainly do not originate from bishops, priests, and deacons. They are fraudulent!


    We advise you to not respond to these messages or follow any links that may be contained within them. If you believe the message to be genuine, verify it by calling the church or cathedral directly and not using a phone number provided or embedded in the text or email message.


    Please call the Parish Office at (714) 826-0760 if you have any questions about this warning.

Pastoral Services Appeal 2024

Bishop Kevin Vann once again invites us to help him in carrying out the mission of the Catholic Church, to touch the hearts and change the lives of people in our community. Our financial contribution to the annual Pastoral Services Appeal is one way to make this possible.


Because of the kindness of past donors throughout the Diocese of Orange, PSA 2023 was able to

  • support 51 of our elderly priests in retirement
  • educate/form 23 seminarians and many permanent deacon candidates
  • educate 17,000 students in our Catholic Schools through tuition assistance
  • serve 615,000 families through Catholic Charities of Orange
  • provide ministry to the deaf community, the incarcerated, and many poor parishes

These diocesan ministries would not be possible without the generous Catholic faithful. I want to thank those who have contributed to the PSA last year, and in a few weeks you will be receiving a personal thank you letter from Bishop Vann as well. This year, the PSA assessment for St. Irenaeus is the same as last year ($201,000), and the money collected will go directly to the mission and ministries mentioned above. Any amount above our assessed amount will be rebated to St. Irenaeus and used to replace all the old doors of our beautifully renovated church.


I pray that God will move your heart to give this year so that we can continue to touch the hearts and change the lives of others.


Fr. Binh



YES! I AM READY TO GIVE  TO 2024 PSA!


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