The celebration of Easter brings us to the centralmystery of our faith
– the passion, death and theresurrection of Jesus. It draws us closely to the “heart”of God. It reveals to us that the cross, though a“Stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to theGentiles,” (1 Cor. 2:23) is for those who believe, “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (1 Cor. 2:24). Thecross manifests to us God’s standard of loving and Hisway of loving us.The “power of God” that St. Paul proclaims (1 Cor 2:24)is unleashed in the resurrection of Jesus. The seeming failure of the cross turns into a manifestation of God’s glory. He is alive. This is our faith. This means, in thewords of Ron Rolheiser, OMI, that, “to believe in theresurrection of Jesus is to be comforted at a level so deepthat nothing in life is any longer a threat. In theresurrection, the hand of God soothes us and the voiceof God assures us, frightened children that we are, thatall is good, and that all remain good forever and ever.The resurrection is something that buoys up everymoment of life and every aspect of reality. God is alwaysmaking new life and undergirding it with goodness, graciousness, mercy, and love that, in the end heals allwounds, forgives all sins and brings deadness of allkinds to new life.”We wish you abundant blessings. With our love and prayers,Fr. Patrick Moses, Pastor Fr. Venancio Amidar Fr. Daniel Reader
And the staff of St. Irenaeus Parish
Parish Office 714-826-0760
Carlos Ramirez, Business Manager
Kathy Loch, Admin. SecretaryMargie Mendez, SecretaryLisa Giacomi, Bulletin
Rebecca Soto, Director
Sr. Maria Teresa Salceda, Director Humberto Arreola, Coro Hispano
Health Care Ministry
Sr. Rita O’Connell, Director
Kimberly Wargo, Director of Music
Youth Formation 714-826-1140
Ruth Bradley, Director Elaine Brewster, Secretary
Youth Ministry 714-826-0460
Laura Benoit, Director Denise Gonzales, Secretary
Parish School 714-827-4500
Darlene Hembreiker, Principal
It is necessary to attend aPre-Baptism Information Evening.Register in the Parish Office atleast two months prior to theproposed Baptism date.
To complete sacraments or tobecome Catholic, adults contactthe Parish Office; children andteens contact Youth Formation.
Contact the Parish Office.Six months preparation is required.
Anointing of the Sick
In case of serious illness or surgery,
contact Health Care Ministry.
8 APRIL 2012