Welcome! We are so glad you are here!
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).
ADVENT RETREAT at SAINT IRENAEUS
Tuesday, December 5
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the church
With Very Rev. Christopher Smith, Rector Emeritus, Christ Cathedral
Advent is the time to prepare for the celebration of the birth of God’s beloved son, Jesus Christ, into the world. Christmas reminds us that in the midst of life’s constant challenges and changes, Jesus is with us to give us strength, guidance, and encouragement.
Like the Christmas lights that brighten our trees and homes, Fr. Christopher will share unique and inspiring thoughts to help light the way to a holy and hope-filled Christmas.
Saturday, December 9 in the church
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
Let's celebrate the season in song! This free concert will feature Christmas favorites performed by our Filipino Catholic Federation, Youth, Fully Alive, and Parish choirs accompanied by talented instrumentalists. Enjoying music sung by Saint Irenaeus Music Ministry choirs is a great way to fill our hearts with the joyful anticipation of the nativity of our Lord!
Light refreshments to follow on the patio.
All are welcome to this festive and spiritual evening. Invite your family, bring a friend!
2023 PSA Campaign
Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) is an annual campaign that funds selected ministries and services benefiting all Catholics in the Diocese of Orange. Those of you who contributed to the 2022 PSA should have received a letter from Bishop Kevin W. Vann thanking you for your prayer and support. I too am grateful for your participation and contribution.
Like the previous year, the money that is raised through the 2023 PSA campaign has been allocated specifically to fund: 1) diocesan Catholic Schools, 2) families and individuals through Catholic Charities, 3) diaconate and priestly formation, 4) priestly retirement, 5) parish support, 6) prison ministry and other outreach. The PSA allows us to respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship beyond the boundaries of our parish: You shall love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:18).
Last year, we surpassed our overall diocesan PSA goal and received $106,630 in rebates! This year, our diocese has given us the same goal of $201,000. Once this goal is met, all of the money over that goal comes back to our parish. The 2023 PSA parish rebate money will be earmarked to replenish the parish building fund that was used to renovate our church.
We asked that you prayerfully consider donating to this year's 2023 PSA Campaign. No gift is too small and every gift is greatly appreciated. If each family gives a little, we will make a big impact!
Yours in Christ, Fr. Binh
FRAUD WARNING: 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.