A MESSAGE OF THANKS
Thanks to all who attended the Mass for the Protection of Unborn Children on Jan. 21, which included a special prayer of blessing for those participating in OneLife LA and in the Walking with Moms in Need initiative.
In his homily at the Mass commemorating the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Bishop Kevin W. Vann said the following:
We have great opportunities and challenges in the coming year as we see the possibility of the end of Roe and the need for a redoubling of efforts at the state level, as my brother California Bishops and I wrote in our recent statement, to “honor women with life-affirming support and practical resources so that all families can thrive, and so that
no woman feels trapped into the devastating decision to end a life by abortion.”
To meet and rise to these challenges and see “justice abide in the garden land” (as the prophet Isaiah says) we will need to overcome the divisive spirit which has overtaken our land (and sometimes even corners of our Church) and come together in the unity that only the Holy Spirit can give us.
In that communion, we will by God’s grace see ourselves and witness to a better future – God’s future for us, wherein every woman in crisis, every unborn child, each and every one of us in our inherent dignity “will live in a peaceful country” and go “forward [together!] in hope.”
The Mass for the Unborn next year is scheduled for January 23, 2023.
Thanks to all who attended OneLife LA and joined around five thousand others (a great in person witness during ongoing pandemic)! Save the date for next year’s OneLife LA.
Next year’s OneLife LA will be held on Jan. 21, 2023.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LENTEN FISH DINNERS
The Knights of Columbus Cypress Council #8599 is again hosting its special Fish Fry dinners on each Friday of the Lenten Season at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress. Everyone is invited.
The Lenten Fish Dinners will be served on six consecutive Friday evenings, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 8, between 5 -7 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Irenaeus Parish on Grindlay Street, between Lincoln and Orange in Cypress On the menu will be full dinners of fish and chips, cole slaw, roll and cookie for $10 adults and $7 for children ages
5-12. Also: two slices of cheese pizza for $5. Early tickets will be sold after Masses the weekend of Feb. 26-27, and possibly a subsequent weekend. Credit cards will be accepted. An added attraction this year will be a low-cost Raffle for a luxurious 3-night stay at the Welk Resort in Escondido in mid-June. The Council’s Grand Knight Rick Tkach says it’s more than delicious dinners, but also a way to help local organizations such HSA (Home School Association); H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday); Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops; M.E.F.P.(Marriage Enrichment Formation Program); Special Olympics; American Wheelchair Mission; People With Intellectual Disabilities; La
Habra Life Shelter; and other Knights of Columbus approved charities in Cypress and surrounding communities.
The Knights of Columbus Cypress Council 8599 has been serving the local community and Saint Irenaeus Parish since 1984, and since beginning its Lenten Fish Fry dinners, thousands of meals have been served to parishioners and neighbors. The Council is composed of nearly 200 members and extends an open invitation for others to join.
For more information, contact Deputy Grand Knight Rick Tkach (714) 829-7289 or Irv Cuevas, Council Media Relations (562) 594-8081.
— Submitted by Irv Cuevas
KNIGHTS BRIAN COTA AND JORGE RODRIGUEZ PREP FISH FOR DRIVE-THROUGH DELIVERY AT ST. IRENAEUS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL FISH FRY
DINNER ON LENTEN FRIDAYS IN 2021. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRV CUEVAS.
WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
St. Michael’s Abbey in Silverado Canyon hosted a special celebration and luncheon on Feb. 5 to commemorate the World Day for Consecrated Life and to honor religious jubilarians. It included a Mass, with Bishop Kevin Vann presiding.
FR. SCOTT AND DEACON STEVE RECOGNIZED
Legatus, an international organization of Catholic business leaders and executives who have committed to study, live and spread the Catholic faith, recently recognized two people in the Diocese of Orange.
Fr. Scott Borgman, J.C.D., judicial vicar of the Tribunal and Office of Canonical Services, was recognized with the Western Region’s Chaplain of the Year award. Deacon Steve Greco, founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry in Irvine, received the Bowie Kuhn Special Award for Evangelization.
Congratulations to Fr. Scott and Deacon Steve!
DEACON STEVE GRECO RECENTLY RECEIVED THE BOWIE KUHN SPECIAL AWARD FOR EVANGELIZATION. COURTESTY PHOTO