SERVING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED
For the last 22 years, St. Norbert Catholic School eighth graders have led Mass and hosted breakfast for veterans and active-duty military in honor of Veterans Day.
The Orange school celebrated with an all-school Mass, where men and women who have served — and are serving — the country were welcomed with a procession of flags
representing the United States and its Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Space Force. Afterwards, the eighth-grade class continued its long-standing tradition of hosting breakfast in the ministry center.
Nearly two dozen veterans attended, some with family, others representing relatives who served in the military and have now passed on.
“The day has become a tradition that the students look forward to fulfilling,” said St. Norbert School principal Joe Ciccoianni. “The administration and faculty teach the
graders about the sacrifices of veterans and active-duty military, and the students come to appreciate their ‘turn’ giving back.”
Submitted by Catherine Risling
St. John Neumann Parish Choir presents, “Christmas Shining Bright,” a concert infused with Christmas spirit: faith, hope, love, peace, unity and – above all–gratitude, on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. A reception starts at 5:30 p.m. The concert takes place at St. John Neumann Catholic Church 5101 Alton Parkway Irvine. For ticket information,
ST. JOHN NEUMANN CATHOLIC CHURCH, IRVINE. PHOTO BY SPENCER GRANT/DIOCESE OF ORANGE