On-going faith formation is essential if we want to live as a disciple of Jesus. Programs, speakers, workshops and activities take place throughout the year.
Know Jesus. Make Him known.
Children are baptized under the condition that parents promise to raise the child as a Catholic Christian. Classes are held about once a month for parents and godparents in preparation for this wonderful sacrament.
To get started, please contact the Parish Office at least two months before the desired baptism date.
Infant Baptism is for children who have not yet reached their seventh birthday. Please visit our Youth Ministry page for baptism of children age seven to 12th grade. For adult baptism, please call the parish office or send an email.
"I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit."
Saint Irenaeus is hosting Dr. Bill Creasy and his weekly series on "The Bible." Dr. Creasy draws on more than 20 years of teaching "The English Bible as Literature" at UCLA. This multi-year series, which examines the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, is divided into 10-week semesters: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. It meets on Tuesday from 10:00 AM to noon in the church.
Want a preview? Check out his website.
Registration is at the door. This program has a fee.
For more information, please call the Parish Office.
Growing your relationship with Jesus begins with a strong foundation! Discover the plans God has for you at Bible Study with Deacon Jerry.
Bible Study meets Fall through Spring on Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Please call the Parish Office for more details.
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope.
Find healing, hope, and help with this workshop and discussion support group for divorced and separated persons. Using a 13-week program called DivorceCare, this group meets in two sessions, fall and spring, on Wednesday evenings. All are welcome.
Call the Parish Office for more information.
Nuts and Bolts focuses on the essentials of our Catholic faith. Part lecture and part question and answer, this program is typically held once a week for about four to five weeks during Lent and Advent. Check the bulletin for exact dates.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) welcomes and initiates those who choose to become Catholic by providing Catholic Christian formation.
RCIA is for adults who have never been baptized as a Christian, adults who have been baptized in another Christian faith and now want to be Catholic, and adults who have been baptized Catholic but never received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
There are several steps in RCIA as participants "undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments... " (USCCB).
To get started call 714-826-0760 or send an email.