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By STAFF     2/2/2022

BISHOP FREYER CELEBRATES FIVE YEAR ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY MASS
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Laguna Beach hosted Bishop Timothy Freyer’s five-year ordination anniversary Mass on Sunday, Jan. 16.

Bishop Freyer, who grew up in Huntington Beach, was first ordained as a priest in 1989. He served in various roles throughout the Diocese of Orange — including at St. Catherine of Siena — before he was elevated to the role of auxiliary bishop in a solemn and ancient ceremony celebrated by Bishop Kevin Vann on Jan. 17, 2017, at St. Columban Catholic Church in Garden Grove.

WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE
Cypress Knights of Columbus and St. Irenaeus Catholic Church recently hosted their 15th annual warm clothing drive for the homeless and others in need. With Southern California seeing its coldest temps of the year, many depend on this annual drive.

St. Irenaeus’ Deacon Jerry Pyne, said parishioners and St. Irenaeus students generously contributed more than 200 large bags of coats, jackets, shoes, gloves, scarves, sleeping bags, blankets and numerous toiletries to help those in desperate need to stay warm.

According to Deacon Pyne, the two-week drive brought in an estimated six thousand pounds of warm clothing –-three tons! It’s being distributed to several different charitable organizations agencies and earmarked for the homeless and others in need. Knights of Columbus Council 8599 Grand Knight Rick Tkach estimated there to have been about 20 Knights among the volunteers who collected clothing at all Masses during the weekends of January 8 and 15.

Both Pyne and Tkach agreed that it was just a team effort and just one of the numerous ways St. Irenaeus and the Knights serve the community.
Submitted by Irv Cuevas

HELPING OUT AT THE 15TH ANNUAL WARM CLOTHING DRIVE ARE BILL AND LORETTA BARNES; DEACON JERRY PYNE AND HIS WIFE JOANN; AND JEAN & DENNIS KILROY. PHOTO: IRV CUEVAS

19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS & ETHICS
The Orange Catholic Foundation is proud to announce the 19th annual Conference on Business & Ethics, presented by Baldwin & Sons, Benjamin & Carmela Du, Farmers & Merchants Bank, the Kirwan Family, Legatus Holy Spirit CEO Forum and Northgate Market/Familia Gonzalez Reynoso Foundation.

This conference will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the JW Marriott, 1175 S. Clementine St., Anaheim.

The keynote speaker is the executive producer of the film “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” Luke Zamperini. Honorees include Al Baldwin, Roger Kirwan, and the Gonzalez family of Northgate Market. This year, the conference is dedicated in loving memory of Hank Evers.

There is still time to become a partner or to purchase tickets for this event. Proceeds from the special appeal go to support the Orange Catholic Schools Fund.

For any questions, please contact Gennifer Billish at (714) 282-3138 or GBillish@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

BISHOP KEVIN W. VANN SPEAKS AT THE 2019 ORANGE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND ETHICS. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE