Welcome to Saint Irenaeus!

We're so happy to see you! We'd love for you to join us for Mass next Sunday or whenever the spirit moves you! We've highlighted below several ways that you can grow closer to God, meet new people, and become a bigger part of our Saint Irenaeus parish family.

We pray that, through the opportunities at Saint Irenaeus and in everyday life, the Lord in his goodness draws us all closer to him.

  • h.o.p.e.

    Helping Other People Everyday

    Since 1976, this all volunteer organization has been dedicated to serving families in need. H.O.P.E. focuses on providing assistance to families residing within our parish boundaries with food and infant supplies. H.O.P.E. distributes these food items on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

    H.O.P.E's programs are supported by tax deductible donations from individuals, local businesses, schools, food banks, service clubs, parish members and fundraising efforts. Approximately 72 tons of food is donated annually. Financial donations aid in making this possible, as well as helping support our Christian Service Office in being able to distribute food bags to the homeless and to provide temporary assistance with transportation, shelter, and utility bills for individuals and families in need.

    If you, or someone you know, wants to learn more about H.O.P.E.'s twice monthly food distribution and/or Christian Services, or wants to volunteer, please call the Parish Office at 714-826-0760 or send an email to hope@sticypress.org.

  • faith community parish nurse

    The parish nurse serves as a referral agent and advocate of health for all parishioners. This ministry recognizes the importance of caring for the spirit as well as the mind and body to promote good health and to prevent or minimize illness.

    Nurse Jennifer wears many hats! Her nursing background has her eager to help at our yearly Flu Shot Clinic and whenever needed at the parish school. As a GriefShare facilitator, she accompanies attendees on their grief journey. A mental health advocate, she finds resources, attends educational seminars, and oversees our parish's National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) group. NAMI is for family members and caregivers who desire to support their loved ones who are dealing with mental illness.

    And this is just a partial list of support and activities! To Nurse Jennifer, "stewardship is the Catholic word for heartfelt collaboration" and she embodies this belief as she walks with the sick, the bereaved, the scared, the worried, and the recovering.

    Got a health or mental health related question? Call 714-826-0760 and ask for Nurse Jennifer.

  • Family Mass

    2nd and 4th Sundays of the month

    11:30 a.m. Mass in the church

    You'll notice a few differences at these twice monthly Masses, including children having a greater opportunity to participate. From handing out pamphlets and answering questions, to being a lector and singing in the Youth Choir, children are immersed in the beauty of the Mass. In addition, homilies are tailored to the younger audience allowing them to better understand God's message.

    Stickers, rosaries, prayer cards, and at-home activities are distributed to children so that they can bring the church to their homes. The different items and activities coincide with the liturgical calendar.

    After Family Mass, enjoy some donuts and punch on the patio while visiting with friends and family.

  • Next steps at Saint Irenaeus

    Primarily Sundays

    Locations Vary

    Let our Adult Faith Formation team help you learn more about the Catholic faith through one-on-one conversations to answer your questions, group activities, field trips, presentations, and more!

    Questions? Contact Cassandra at clocano@sticypress.org.