YEAR OF HAZEL KICKOFF DAY AND DEDICATION CONCERT
The Christ Cathedral Music Ministry and The Orange Catholic Foundation are pleased to present the Kickoff Day and Dedication Concert with Maestro Hector Olivera on Friday, Sept. 30 for the ‘Year of Hazel,” the cathedral’s 2022-23 concert season featuring the newly restored Hazel Wright Organ.
The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the Arboretum. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while Michael Barone of NPR’s “Pipedreams” leads guests through a video documentary about the restoration of the Hazel Wright Organ, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Piero Ruffatti of Fratelli Ruffatti (leading international pipe organ builders and restorers of the Hazel Wright Organ), Dr. David Crean (author of the new history book on the organ) and David Ball (Christ Cathedral organist). Book signings will be available.
The Dedication Concert with Hector Olivera begins at 7:30 p.m. inside Christ Cathedral. Join us in the cathedral for a stunning program of exciting music from Hector Olivera, who is claimed by the most sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados as “one of the greatest organists of our time.”
Maestro Olivera played the very last recital 10 years ago before the Hazel Wright Organ’s restoration. For Christ Cathedral, it is an honor to have him back as the first recitalist on the newly restored Hazel!
The day concludes at 9 p.m. with the Artists’ Reception and Meet & Greet.
For more information, visit https://Hazelgivesmart.com
FESTA DI SAN GENNARO
On Wednesday, Aug. 24, Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach hosted Festa Di San Gennaro, a traditional Italian street festival honoring St. Gennaro.
After Mass, the parish served Italian food like pasta, meatballs, cannoli and more. There was also an Italian accordion serenade and bocce tournament.
A VOLUNTEER PREPARES CANNOLI DURING STS. SIMON & JUDE’S FESTA DI SAN GENNARO HELD ON AUG. 24, 2022. PHOTO BY IAN TRAN/DIOCESE OF ORANGE
SUCCESSFUL BLOOD DRIVE AT ST. IRENAEUS
The Knights of Columbus Council 8599 of St. Irenaeus Parish in Cypress teamed with the Red Cross as part of its annual lifesaving cause, something the Council has done for more than a decade.
On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a multitude of donors showed up to give blood in the St. Irenaeus Church Hall. Forty units of blood were collected.
St. Irenaeus parishioner and Council Recorder Frank Faecke has been donating blood for 20 years. After a near fatal automobile accident while in college, he himself was the recipient of five pints of blood from strangers that likely saved his life.
“Being a regular donor is a way of thanking God and those whose donations saved my life,” said Faecke.
-Submitted by Irv Cuevas
COUNCIL RECORDER FRANK FAECKE DONATES BLOOD AS JEANNETTE SHIELDS OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS MAKES SURE ALL GOES WELL. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRV CUEVAS
COME TO THE FALL FESTIVAL AT ST. IRENAEUS AND BID ON AMAZING SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!
Lisa Sambrano, executive assistant at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress, has been gathering many interesting donations that will be available as part of a Silent Auctions at the St. Irenaeus Fall Fiesta on the weekend of September 16-18.
All are invited to attend the fiesta on the church grounds at 5201 Evergreen Ave.
New auction items include “swag bags” from the local Catholic high schools, including Mater Dei High School, Servite High School, Rosary Academy, Saint Joseph High School and St. John Bosco High School. Sports items include memorabilia from the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Angels, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, John Elway, Troy Aikman and Magic Johnson. There will also be an opportunity to bid on a special NASCAR driving experience.
Donations for the Silent Auction are still being collected. Please contact Lisa Sambrano at [email protected] or call St. Irenaeus Church office at 714-826-0760.
-Submitted by Edna Ethington
CANONICAL ELECTION OF FR. FRANCOIS BEYROUTI
Bishop Nicholas Samra is happy to announce that His Holiness, Pope Fran-cis, has given his assent to the canonical election of Father Francois Beyrouti as the 6th Eparchial Bishop of Newton for Melkite Greek Catholics in the United States.
Bishop-elect Beyrouti, 51, will be invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in September and consecrated Bishop in October.
Since November 2012, he has been the pastor of Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church in Placentia.
Consecration and installation will take place in October, with specific information to follow.