Parish Dinner
Jul
26
6:15 pm18:15

Parish Dinner

  • Blessed John's

Potluck Dinner - 6:15PM Courtyard
Gianna Club - 7PM Courtyard
Knights of Columbus - 7PM Chapel
Babysitting available in the cellar.

Everyone attending is asked to please bring a food AND drink item to share - both. Please bring large portions, as able. If you truly aren't able to afford to bring anything and still want to come, please do. It's on the honor system, as we want to provide a welcoming space for everyone.

Summer Retreat
Aug
15
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Retreat

Join us for a time of reflection and retreat in honor of Our Lady on the Feast of the Assumption. Mass will be celebrated, and confession will be available. Following the retreat, there will be a brief wine and cheese reception in the Cellar.

RSVP by emailing: coreilly@buschgroup.org

Parish Dinner
Aug
23
6:15 pm18:15

Parish Dinner

  • Blessed John's

Potluck Dinner - 6:15PM Courtyard
Gianna Club - 7PM Courtyard
Knights of Columbus - 7PM Chapel
Babysitting available in the cellar.

Everyone attending is asked to please bring a food AND drink item to share - both. Please bring large portions, as able. If you truly aren't able to afford to bring anything and still want to come, please do. It's on the honor system, as we want to provide a welcoming space for everyone.

Parish Dinner
Sep
27
6:15 pm18:15

Parish Dinner

  • Blessed John's

Potluck Dinner - 6:15PM Courtyard
Gianna Club - 7PM Courtyard
Knights of Columbus - 7PM Chapel
Babysitting available in the cellar.

Everyone attending is asked to please bring a food AND drink item to share - both. Please bring large portions, as able. If you truly aren't able to afford to bring anything and still want to come, please do. It's on the honor system, as we want to provide a welcoming space for everyone.

Parish Dinner
Oct
25
6:15 pm18:15

Parish Dinner

  • Blessed John's

Potluck Dinner - 6:15PM Courtyard
Gianna Club - 7PM Courtyard
Knights of Columbus - 7PM Chapel
Babysitting available in the cellar.

Everyone attending is asked to please bring a food AND drink item to share - both. Please bring large portions, as able. If you truly aren't able to afford to bring anything and still want to come, please do. It's on the honor system, as we want to provide a welcoming space for everyone.

Parish Dinner
Nov
22
6:15 pm18:15

Parish Dinner

  • Blessed John's

Potluck Dinner - 6:15PM Courtyard
Gianna Club - 7PM Courtyard
Knights of Columbus - 7PM Chapel
Babysitting available in the cellar.

Everyone attending is asked to please bring a food AND drink item to share - both. Please bring large portions, as able. If you truly aren't able to afford to bring anything and still want to come, please do. It's on the honor system, as we want to provide a welcoming space for everyone.

Advent Retreat
Nov
30
4:00 pm16:00

Advent Retreat

Join us for a time of reflection and retreat to prepare for the coming of Christ. Mass will be celebrated, and confession will be available. Following the retreat, there will be a brief wine and cheese reception in the Cellar.

RSVP by emailing: coreilly@buschgroup.org

Parish Dinner
Dec
27
6:15 pm18:15

Parish Dinner

  • Blessed John's

Potluck Dinner - 6:15PM Courtyard
Gianna Club - 7PM Courtyard
Knights of Columbus - 7PM Chapel
Babysitting available in the cellar.

Everyone attending is asked to please bring a food AND drink item to share - both. Please bring large portions, as able. If you truly aren't able to afford to bring anything and still want to come, please do. It's on the honor system, as we want to provide a welcoming space for everyone.


Dinner For Eight
Jul
15
6:00 pm18:00

Dinner For Eight

  • Rowley's

Our next Dinner for Eight is scheduled!  DF8 will be at Will and Lisa Rowley's home, located at 1227 Riverside Drive, Fullerton, 92831 on Saturday, July 15th, at 6 p.m.

RSVP: rowleylisa@sbcglobal.net

Sung Morning Prayer
Jul
2
10:00 am10:00

Sung Morning Prayer

  • Blessed John's

Join the choir and our Benedictine Oblates on Sunday, July 2, at 10AM between the two morning masses for Sung Morning Prayer (Matins).

The officiant will be Michael Eldred, former Episcopalian priest. Choir directed by Sandy Fryling.

This will feature music for the next day's feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, the day our community was established as the quasi-parish of Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic Church in 2012, five years ago.

Gianna Club
Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Gianna Club

  • Blessed John's

Join us for a panel discussion with Catholic women in different phases of life. We’ll talk about the challenges we face as Catholic women in today’s culture, how to survive in secular society without compromising your Christian identity, and making your faith a priority with a busy lifestyle.

For further reading, our book recommendation is "The Authentic Catholic Woman" by Genevieve Kineke. The book discusses what it means to be a woman today, and asks women to consider the Church, the Bride of Christ, as the model for authentic Catholic womanhood. “The Church,” she says, “has made it clear that if we women can discover the richness of our vocation, then we will have an impact that we never imagined. If we are faithful to our femininity, we can do what God asks of us and rebuild a civilization of love and life.”

As always, we’ll have free babysitting and dinner for kids, and drinks and appetizers for women!

Schedule:

6:45-8:30 Babysitting and dinner available for kids

7:00-7:20 Drinks and appetizers

7:20-7:50 Panel Discussion and book recommendation

7:50-8:00 Q&A

8:00-8:30 Drinks and appetizers

Free for Bl John Henry Newman Catholic Church members, and $10 for non-church members (this covers drinks/appetizers/babysitting for our next meeting).

If you’re coming and need babysitting, email thegiannaclub@gmail.com at least five days before the event, and we’ll make sure we have enough babysitters booked!

http://www.newmanonline.org/giannaclub

Knights of Columbus + Parish Dinner
Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Knights of Columbus + Parish Dinner

  • Blessed John's

Join us for our General Council Meeting. Before the meeting bring girlfriends, wives, kids. We will be having a joint womens and knights dinner for the whole parish. After the dinner, women will go to the Gianna Club, Knights will go to our business meeting, and children will go to baby sitting!

Hear that fathers?! Babysitting will be provided! So bring your families!

Men's BBQ
Jun
14
7:00 pm19:00

Men's BBQ

  • Blessed John's

The Catholic Men's Barbecue- Wednesday June 14th from 7 to 9pm in the back patio of Blessed John Henry Newman. An evening of fellowship, great food, and formation with men of God. Please bring $10 to cover food and drinks. Cigar is optional. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Dinner for Eight
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Dinner for Eight

  • Greg & Karen's House

Our very own 'moveable feasts' are coming to Blessed John's!  The Ordinariate cathedral, Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, started theirs providing parishioners an opportunity to dine together in an intimate setting and become friends, and it's met with success.

Moveable feasts offer a chance to have dinner with parishioners who live close enough to meet for dinner and friendship.  Each following dinner is hosted by a new couple or family.

Blessed John's begins our own moveable feasts, "Dinner for Eight" this summer! 

The first Dinner for Eight will be on Saturday, June 10th, 6 p.m. at Greg and Karen's home, 146 Country Club Drive, Brea.  

Reserve a seat now and join us!  Email Greg at: gkherr@gmail.com.

Lunch Bags for the Needy
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Lunch Bags for the Needy

  • Prospect Park

We having homeless feeding monthly event on June 10th, at 10 am. The activity only lasts about 2 hrs. Feel free to bring anybody with you. 

We will meet at Prospect Park.
648 Echandia St, Los Angeles, CA 90033-1646, United States

Also remember that donations on favor of Restless Hearts Foundation are 100% tax deductible and go straight into people in need. 

This is our PayPal Link
https://www.paypal.me/restlesshearts

Many thanks.

Gianna Club
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Gianna Club

Ladies 21+! Join the women of Gianna Club for a blind wine tasting on Wednesday, May 31st at 7 pm! We’ll sample some great wine and appetizers, learn a little bit about two fun wine varietals, and get to know other women while we do it!

Details:

Wednesday, May 31 at 7 pm

12412 Adelle St.

Garden Grove, CA 92841

We’ll put each bottle of wine in a bag to hide the label, rate all the white and then red wines, and then declare one of each type a winner at the end of the night!

This event is FREE!

What to bring (two options):

1. Bottle of Pinot Noir, with a complementary appetizer, OR

2. Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, with a complementary appetizer

Email thegiannaclub@gmail.com for any questions or concerns!
http://www.newmanonline.org/giannaclub

Marian Retreat
May
18
4:00 pm16:00

Marian Retreat

Join us for a time of reflection and retreat in honor of Mary during the month of May. Mass will be celebrated and confession will be available. After the retreat, there will be a brief wine and cheese reception in the Cellar.

RSVP by emailing: coreilly@buschgroup.org

King's Cross
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

King's Cross

  • Blessed John's

PRAISE & WORSHIP | ADORATION | MESSAGE | RECONCILIATION

Join us for a night of Adortion of the Blessed Sacrament, praise and worship lead by the Adore band, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation following the talk.

The talk this month is by Joseph Cinemato and concludes the "You Asked For It" series of the semester, and is a message entitled, "Relating to Each Other' and is a look into all types of relationships, from one-on-one, friendships, romance, groups of friends, society at large, and of course the Catholic parish life.

Everyone is encouraged to go out to eat together after KX. If you're new, in this case at least it's okay to follow the crowd...to dinner!

http://www.newmanonline.org/kingscrossoc

King's Cross
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

King's Cross

  • Blessed John's

PRAISE & WORSHIP | ADORATION | MESSAGE | RECONCILIATION

Since Easter Sunday is immediately before the third Monday in April, we're moving King's Cross to the 4th Monday for this month only. Join us for a night of Adortion of the Blessed Sacrament, praise and worship lead by the Adore band, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation following the talk.

The message this month is by Fr. Bartus and continues the "You Asked For It" series of the semester, and is a Catholic look into the concept of vocations as opposed to jobs, drawing from Mark 8:24 and Jeremiah 29:11.

Everyone is encouraged to go out to eat together after KX. If you're new, in this case at least it's okay to follow the crowd...to dinner!

Gianna Club
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Gianna Club

  • Bl. John's

Check out the kick-off event for the Gianna Club! Our mission is to encourage women in their pursuit of excellence in their many vocations.

We’ll start with drinks and appetizers at 7 pm. Laura Bartus will give a brief club overview of our club and its mission at 7:30, and then share highlights from Emily Ley’s book "Grace, Not Perfection" (no homework required). What standard of perfection are you holding yourself to? Do you feel like you have to be busy all the time? We’ll talk about slowing things down, pursuing a simpler life, and choosing grace over perfection.

Childcare and dinner for kids provided from 6:45-8:30 – just email giannaclub@gmail.com to let us know you’re bringing kids so we have enough sitters and food!

Members of the Parish: Free adminission
Non-Members: $10 at the door
http://www.newmanonline.org/giannaclub

“Here’s the thing about doing it all: even if you can do it all, no one can do it all well.” ~Emily Ley

Theology on Tap
Apr
4
6:30 pm18:30

Theology on Tap

NOTE: Valiant Brewing is now closed. This event will be held in the back courtyard of Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic Church (aka the Queen of Life Chapel at the Busch Firm): 2532 Dupont Drive, Irvine CA 92612. Beer - ON TAP - will be available at $10 a glass (we hope to buy some of Valiant's back stock!). Food Truck is coming too!
________
Father Joe Horn will present some delightful truths and some common misconceptions about Confession, and how Catholics are blessed by this powerful Sacrament. A short Q&A will follow.

Fr. Joe Horn entered St. Michael's Minor Seminary in 1970 at 14 years of age. He studied Theology at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (Pope St. John Paul II's alma mater) 1977-1981, where he received his Master's in Theology. Ordained to the Norbertine priesthood, June 1981. Earned Lifetime California Teaching Credential at UCI, 1985. Master's degree in Mathematics at UCI, 1990. Published "HP-71 BASIC Made Easy" in 1986 in English, German, and French... a book about programming on a portable computer. Invented the PDQ Algorithm for Hewlett Packard in 2003 (a patented method for parameterized rational approximation of irrational numbers). Taught Religion, English, and Mathematics in high schools (St. Michael's Prep, Mater Dei, & Mary Star of the Sea) from 1981 to present. Webmaster for St. Michael's Abbey from 1995 to present. Obtained FAA Certificate for piloting UAS (drones), December 2015. Currently serves as a weekend parish assistant at St. Thomas More in Irvine (since the mid-80's).

-- Favorite hobbies: Number Theory, computer programming, motorcycle riding, and aerial videography by drone.
-- Greatest fear before ordination: Hearing confessions.
-- Most soul-satisfying priestly activity: Hearing confessions.

http://www.newmanonline.org/theologyontap

Evening Prayer
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Evening Prayer

  • Greg & Karen's

On Tuesday, March 28th, at 7 pm, Greg and Karen will host Anglican Use Evening Prayer at their home:   146 Country Club Drive, Brea 92821  ( 949/351-5847 [Greg])

Evening Prayer in the Anglican tradition is part of the life of the English Church, and now being fostered by the Oblates in the Ordinariate.  Everyone is welcome to join with us in prayer and consider the Oblate life.

We look forward to seeing you, and always feel free to invite others from Blessed John's or beyond.

Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ, 
for He is going to say, 
"I came as a guest, and you received Me" (Matt. 25:35).  

Marrieds Group
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Marrieds Group

  • Greg & Karen's

The marrieds will be together again on Saturday, March 25th, 7 pm, at Greg and Karen's:  146 Country Club Drive, Brea.

Fr Jack Barker will be our guest priest.  Fr Jack is a much loved pastor from St Martha's, Murrieta, and more recently assisting other parishes as assigned, including Blessed John's.  Fr Jack has a storied history, but we'll let him tell you about it. 
Come listen to the heart of a Pastor.

If you've not had a chance to be with us yet, feel very welcome to join us this time! 

Christian Family Movement (CFM) is small group based, and supports us in our vocation of marriage and family life with one another and in the Church. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Greg at:  gkherr@gmail.com  or 949/351-5847.

Lunch Bags for the needy
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Lunch Bags for the needy

  • Hollenbeck Park

Restless Hearts Foundation is having a homeless feeding monthly event - starting on March 25th, at 10 am - at Hollenbeck Park in Los Angeles. The activity only lasts about 2 hrs. Feel free to bring anybody with you.

Also remember that donations in favor of Restless Hearts Foundation are 100% tax deductible and go straight into people in need.

This is our PayPal Link
https://www.paypal.me/restlesshearts

Lenten Retreat
Mar
21
4:00 pm16:00

Lenten Retreat

Join us for a time of reflection and retreat as we prepare our hearts for Holy Week during the season of Lent. Mass will be celebrated, and confession will be available. Following the retreat, there will be a brief wine and cheese reception in the Cellar.

RSVP by emailing: coreilly@buschgroup.org 

King's Cross
Mar
20
7:00 pm19:00

King's Cross

  • Bl. John's

Adoration | Worship | Message | Confession

Worship by the Adore band.
Talk by Megan Bless

Join us for a special KX as Megan Bless gives the talk. The topic is on stress! discuss the Biblical basis for and the practical application of stress management, self-care, compassion, and mental health as young adults in a chaotic world. We will examine the difference between stress and anxiety, the physiological effects of stress on the body as a whole, Christ’s example of self-care, compassion, and boundaries, and include a discussion on the importance of mental health as Catholic Christians. Practical, psychological, and physiological tools will also be taught to reduce stress levels and to reconnect with God and the Church in daily life.

“Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul except sin. God commands you to pray, but forbids you to worry.” – St. Francis de Sales

Matthew 11:28-30: Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: And you shall find rest to your souls. For my yoke is sweet and my burden light.

Theology on Tap
Mar
7
6:30 pm18:30

Theology on Tap

  • Valiant Brewing

Learn the truth behind America's largest abortion business and what you can do to stop them. Clare Venegas, President of Obria Medical Clinics, exposes the business model behind the recognized brand of women's health and how pro-life can (and should) respond.

Obria Medical Clinics operates five life-affirming reproductive health clinics in Orange and LA counties providing pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment, prenatal and well-woman care, free parenting classes, adoption and community resource referrals.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

  • Blessed John's

Bl. John's annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is coming up! Join us on Tuesday, February 28 at 6pm onward. Come after work anytime!

Shrove = Pardon. To be shriven means to be absolved of sin. Shrove Tuesday is breakfast for dinner because of the northern european tradition of eating all the cakes and other non-Lenten foods before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday is a time of feasting and also of preparing for lent by making confessions to a priest.

Everyone who attends is asked to bring a breakfast food item and a drink item to share with everyone else!

Come join us!

http://www.newmanonline.org/

2532 Dupont Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Marrieds Group
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

Marrieds Group

  • Paul and Mary Fazioli's home

We will meet again on Saturday, February 25th, 7 p.m. at Paul and Mary Fazioli's home (17395 Golden Maple Lane, Yorba Linda). This evening will not be a potluck but we'll have dessert. 

Our guest priest will be Fr. Glenn Baaten, who was confirmed along with his wife, Cathy, in the Ordinariate at Blessed John's, Christmas 2013.  He is now a Catholic priest, serving the other Ordinariate community in Southern California. 

Fr Glenn has a unique story, which you can read about here: 

https://ordinariateexpats.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/a-report-on-new-priest-father-glenn-baaten/

As always, if you've not had a chance to be with the Marrieds group yet, please feel welcome. Also, if you are engaged, divorced, or widowed, please feel welcome to join us, as you bring many gifts to married life! 

CFM nourishes marriage and family life as we live out our vocation in Christ and the Church. 

More information about CFM is here: 

http://www.cfm.org/about?splash=1

Benefits of CFM:

- CFM makes lasting friends
- CFM helps couples stay married
- CFM supports family life
- CFM helps members grow in faith
- CFM helps members get involved in the community
- CFM makes members aware of the issues facing the community

And if any questions, feel free to give a call or email  [gkherr@gmail.com  or  949/351-5847]

King's Cross
Feb
20
7:00 pm19:00

King's Cross

King's Cross is a night of praise & worship, a powerful message, Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for college/post-college young adults every third Monday during the school year at Blessed John Henry Newman parish (which meets in the Queen of Life Chapel in Irvine at the Busch Firm).

http://www.newmanonline.org/kingscrossoc

Theology on Tap
Feb
7
6:30 pm18:30

Theology on Tap

  • Valiant Brewing

Desire, Design, Destiny: A brief overview on Theology of the Body by David Calavitta

Getting to the point with clarity and precision and unpacking the weighty presentation of Theology of the Body, by Pope Saint John Paul II, in a way that is more easily understood by all. This talk should give explication of this great Saint's work for those who aren't specialists in biblical studies, theology, or philosophy. It will also give a clear Catholic perspective on some of the confusion that is present in today's culture...but most importantly, this talk will teach us the true definition of love, how God intended it

David Calavitta is a passionate Catholic speaker in love with Christ and his Church. He's also very much in love with his beautiful wife, Brittany. David has been blessed to serve the Church through youth ministry in various ways since the year 2000. In addition to his speaking ministry, he currently serves as the head of Design & Marketing for Life Teen International.

King Charles the Martyr Commemoration
Jan
28
3:00 pm15:00

King Charles the Martyr Commemoration

  • Blessed John's

A service of Solemn Evensong will be held on Saturday, January 28 in commemoration of St. Thomas Aquinas and honoring England's Martyr-King, Charles I for the International Monarchist League of Los Angeles. Father Bartus, will officiate and preach, and a champagne reception will follow. Following the reception, guests are invited to a no-host dinner at The Olde Ship in Fullerton. Reservations are requested via email: anthony@mcalisterarts.com

On January 30, 1649, England's King Charles Stuart was beheaded on the orders of the traitor Oliver Cromwell, the final act of the Second English Civil War. This act of unimaginable regicide has reverberated throughout history, as evidenced by the many yearly commemorations of England's unjustly murdered king. We will gather not only to remember his life, but also to celebrate his example of steadfast courage, faith, and devotion to duty. We hope you'll join us.

Marrieds Group
Jan
25
7:00 pm19:00

Marrieds Group

  • Paul and Mary Fazioli's home

We will meet again on Saturday, February 25th, 7pm at Paul and Mary Fazioli's home (17395 Golden Maple Lane, Yorba Linda). This evening will not be a potluck but we'll have dessert. 

Our guest priest will be Fr. Glenn Baaten.  Fr Glenn has a unique story, which you can read about here:  Fr Glenn

As always, if you've not had a chance to be with the Marrieds group yet, please feel welcome.  CFM nourishes marriage and family life as we live out our vocation in Christ and the Church.  More information about CFM is here:  About CFM

Bishop's Visit
Jan
22
11:00 am11:00

Bishop's Visit

  • Bl. John's

Bishop Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter will be coming to Bl. John's to celebrate the 11AM Mass and preach.

After mass we're having a reception where he'll be available to visit with us. Come out!