DIOCESE OF ORANGE ANNOUNCES LIMITED PUBLIC MASSES CAN BEGIN ON SUNDAY, JUNE 14 IN PHASED APPROACH
Practice social distancing. Stay spiritually connected.
Celebrate Mass with us daily at 10:00 a.m. as we live-stream on Facebook!
Spanish Mass live-streamed on Facebook Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
SUNDAY, MAY 31
10:00 a.m. Mass
Come Holy Ghost #446
Psalm Send out your Spirit #447
Pentecost sequence Come O Holy Spirit#193
Sacred Silence #546
By the Waking of our Hearts #448
Send us your Spirit #453
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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Do the words above sound familiar? This is the same greeting with which the priest welcomes the people of God as they gather for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. It has been a long time since you and I were able to gather in our beloved church for worship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This pandemic has brought about great suffering and turmoil to our families, our parish, our nation and our world. I mourn for those who have died and I sympathize with those who are suffering: suffering from bad health, from loss of business or jobs, from mental and emotional stress, and other difficulties.
But through this experience I have learned how incredibly generous, courageous, and resourceful our neighbors are, from the doctors, nurses and caregivers on the frontline to the truck drivers, supermarket workers and H.O.P.E. volunteers.
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).
13 week healing journey
Mondays beginning June 1 6:30-8:30 p.m.
zoom link sent upon registration
workbooks may be ordered directly from GriefShare website
One does not need to be a parishioner of Saint Irenaeus to join the GriefShare group. Register by going to www.griefshare.org, select find a church, choose St. Irenaeus Cypress, Ca., and register. Our Faith Community Nurse Jennifer will receive your registration and contact you.
Please know that you are not alone in your grief. Our GriefShare team is here to walk with you on this difficult journey.
“The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!”
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In light of the governor’s order, all public Masses in the Diocese of Orange have been suspended as directed by Bishop Kevin Vann. Our church, parish office and parish school will remain closed and all non-essential activities are canceled until further notice.
What is still going on?
- Previously scheduled Mass intentions are being celebrated by the priests in the private chapel. You can watch the weekday/weekend Mass from home at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook. Spanish Mass live-streamed on Facebook Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
- Requests for Last Rites in end-of-life situations, please call the parish emergency line: 714-826-0760
- Funerals, please call the parish emergency line
- Sacrament of Reconciliation (click to read more >)
- Saturday HOPE food distribution will continue with strict guidelines
The new year has begun and March 19 marks the beginning of Spring which brings with it new life, new hope and new beginnings.
For us Catholics in the Diocese of Orange, each new year gives us an opportunity to make positive and radical changes to our parish, our diocese, and the wider community. As Bishop Kevin W. Vann reminds us, “The joyful mission of our Catholic faith is to help people find a path toward a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This happens every day in our parishes, schools and ministries throughout the Diocese of Orange.” And the vehicle that helps us accomplish this mission is our annual Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA).
Please prayerfully consider participating!
To make a pledge, click on the MAKE A PLEDGE button below.
Thank you for your witness to Christ and your generous support.
There has been a recent escalation 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, or 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 may 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.