CYPRESS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HELP VETERANS
The Cypress Knights of Columbus Council 8599 at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church just completed its Memorial Day weekend’s successful drive to provide wheelchairs to military veterans in need of the extra mobility.
Parishioners generously contributed nearly $22,000, sufficient to purchase 120 wheelchairs to be donated to military veterans in the area. The Knights’ wheelchair program began in 2013, and since then, St. Irenaeus parish donations have resulted in the purchase of nearly 1,500 wheelchairs for veterans.
Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Rick Tkach expressed heartfelt thanks to St. Irenaeus parishioners for their generosity, and added that donations for additional wheelchairs are still being accepted. You can donate online at the St. Irenaeus website https://sticypress.org/ and go to Online Donations, and click on the KofC Wheelchair Drive.
— Submitted by Irv Cuevas
WOMEN’S SILENT RETREAT
Are you searching for meaning and purpose in your life? Perhaps you’re feeling lost or restless?
Come, uncover your purpose, and discover authentic joy through this silent retreat hosted by the Lovers of the Holy Cross!
Single women, ages 17 to 30, are invited to spend some quality time with Jesus during June 23-29, at the Lambertian Retreat Center in Orange County.
It is in the silence where one can truly say, “Speak Lord, for I am listening.”
For more information, call 213-944-3095.
SISTERS FROM THE ORDER OF LOVERS OF THE HOLYCROSS GATHER AT THE CHRIST CATHEDRAL CAMPUS IN SEPTEMBER 2019 TO CELEBRATE THE 350TH
ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORDER’S FOUNDING. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE
ST. HEDWIG CHURCH CELEBRATES FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Los Alamitos will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 19 at the noon Mass. A procession and adoration will follow, as well as a talk from Fr. Quan Tran.
All are welcome to celebrate the real presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
ST. HEDWIG CATHOLIC CHURCH, LOS ALAMITOS. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE.
ON BEHALF OF CHRIST CATHEDRAL, BISHOP TIMOTHY FREYER RECENTLY RECEIVED A SPECIAL CERTIFICATE FROM ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY DIVISION CHIEF RON ROBERTS AND ELIZABETH DENNEY, COMMUNITY EDUCATION SPECIALIST. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE.
CHRIST CATHEDRAL RECOGNIZED
Bishop Timothy Freyer met with two representatives from the Orange County Fire Authority on June 1 at the Christ Cathedral campus to receive a special certificate of appreciation on behalf of the cathedral.
Division Chief Ron Roberts and Elizabeth Denney, community relations education specialist, were also treated to a short visit in the cathedral, where Bishop Freyer talked about its renovation and changes since its Crystal Cathedral days.
The certificate honored Christ Cathedral’s assistance and support during the American Red Cross’ 2022 “Sound the Alarm” event in May, which promoted fire safety and installed free smoke alarms. The event was also aided by the Fire Authority and city of Garden Grove.