Advent Lessons & Carols
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Advent Lessons & Carols

Come join us for our annual Advent Lessons & Carols. Saturday, December 16, 2017!

Possibly the best-known Christmas service in the Western world is the festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This service celebrates the birth of Jesus by telling the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus in a series of short readings from the Bible. The readings are interspersed with carols, choral music, and congregational singing of hymns. The format for this service originated in England in 1918 at King’s College, Cambridge, England, and thus began a tradition that is now almost 100 years old. A candle-lit service of Advent Lessons and Carols at Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic Church opens the season of Advent with readings, prayers, and carols sung by the St. Cecilia Choir (our parish choir) and the Tallis Chapel Society (our professional choir), both directed by Dr. Sandra Fryling.

Reception to follow in the cellar.

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Parish Dinner
Dec
27
6:15 PM18:15

Parish Dinner

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.

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Advent Retreat
Nov
28
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

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Emmaus Bible Study
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Emmaus Bible Study

Christopher Pagel is beginning an indepth Bible Study series for adults called Emmaus in the courtyard (or the cellar if it's rainy/cold) at Blessed John Henry Newman. These will be in chunks, so the first one is a 3-week series on Thursdays from Nov. 2 through Nov. 16 on Purgatory and Indulgences, combing both the Old and New Testaments. We will focus a lot on Maccabees, Revelation, and St. Paul's letters.

Bring Bibles, notebooks, and pens. Handouts will be provided. This is a FREE event, but donations will be collected to recuperate costs.

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Emmaus Bible Study
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Emmaus Bible Study

Christopher Pagel is beginning an indepth Bible Study series for adults called Emmaus in the courtyard (or the cellar if it's rainy/cold) at Blessed John Henry Newman. These will be in chunks, so the first one is a 3-week series on Thursdays from Nov. 2 through Nov. 16 on Purgatory and Indulgences, combing both the Old and New Testaments. We will focus a lot on Maccabees, Revelation, and St. Paul's letters.

Bring Bibles, notebooks, and pens. Handouts will be provided. This is a FREE event, but donations will be collected to recuperate costs.

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Theology on Tap
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap - Orange County presents: "The Lie, the Fear, & the Fall" by David Calavitta. David will speak about the relation between love, trust, and fear pertaining to God.

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, and their son, Judah. 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.

http://www.newmanonline.org/theologyontap

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Emmaus Bible Study
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Emmaus Bible Study

Christopher Pagel is beginning an indepth Bible Study series for adults called Emmaus in the courtyard (or the cellar if it's rainy/cold) at Blessed John Henry Newman. These will be in chunks, so the first one is a 3-week series on Thursdays from Nov. 2 through Nov. 16 on Purgatory and Indulgences, combing both the Old and New Testaments. We will focus a lot on Maccabees, Revelation, and St. Paul's letters.

Bring Bibles, notebooks, and pens. Handouts will be provided. This is a FREE event, but donations will be collected to recuperate costs.

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Parish Dinner
Oct
25
6:15 PM18:15

Parish Dinner

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.

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Archbishop Di Noia Visits
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Archbishop Di Noia Visits

On Sunday, October 22 - Trinity XIX - Archbishop Augustine Di Noia will be visiting Blessed John's at our 11AM Mass. A reception will follow in the courtyard.

In 2013, Pope Francis appointed Abp. Di Noia as Assistant (Adjunct) Secretary of the Congregation of the Faith, and prior to this was under-secretary and assisted with the creation of the Personal Ordinariates.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Augustine_Di_Noia

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Patronal Feast
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

Patronal Feast

Join us on Sunday, October 8 at 11AM for our choral mass and a reception following in the courtyard. This Sunday is our patronal feast day transferred, as the Feast Day of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman falls on October 9.

(The Saturday 4PM Vigil and Sunday 9AM sung mass will be the same as always, also commemorating Cardinal Newman's feast day but in their usual manner.)

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Parish Dinner
Sep
27
6:15 PM18:15

Parish Dinner

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.

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Theology on Perk: Atheism
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Theology on Perk: Atheism

Theology on Perk is back, following up on Prof. Joe Hargrave's talk on Atheism at Theology on Tap OC.

Materialism, moral relativism, free will, Marxism, cosmology, physics, and even neuro-science - bring your questions and let's get going deeper. With coffee.

We will meet on Sunday, September 24 - the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham (for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter) - after the 9AM Sung Mass and before the 11AM Choral Mass in the "cellar" of the Busch Firm, where Blessed John Henry Newman parish meets.

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Theology on Tap
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Theology on Tap

SPEAKER: Joe Hargrave
TOPIC: Atheism
WHERE: Chapman Crafted Beer in Orange
WHEN: Sept. 13, 2017 at 6:30pm
http://www.newmanonline.org/theologyontap
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ABOUT: Examining the reasons behind why one looses or does not embrace faith, Prof. Joe Hargrave will discuss the weaknesses that the various types of atheism present, the history of the modern so-called "New Atheist" movement as well as the more classic forms that began after the Enlightement and peaking during Existentialism, and his own conversion from atheism to Catholicism including his time spent as a registered member of the Socialist Equality Party (a Trotskyist Marxist political party in the United States).

Atheism is on the rise in western civilization due to several factors, including a rise of scientific explanations and the assumption of its necessary opposition to religion. There is also a growing ignorance of classical philosophy (Platonism or its subgroups like Aristotelianism or Thomism), and a focus on materialism (the philosophical monist position opposing the philosophical monist position, spiritualism). Many Catholics leave the Church and ultimately end up atheists for not only the reasons above, but also due to the fact they have largerly never encountered, much less learned and practiced, their faith in an intellectually robust manner incorporating the Four-Fold Method of interpretation of Scriptures, the Catholic Humanist tradition of merging faith and science via reason, or how to incorporate the wisdom of the Church Fathers with different philosophies as the handmaid of theology.

Prof. Hargrave is a professor of Political Science at Rio Salado College and is a member of Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic Church.

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Parish Dinner
Aug
23
6:15 PM18:15

Parish Dinner

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.

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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

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Parish Dinner
Jul
26
6:15 PM18:15

Parish Dinner

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.

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Sung Morning Prayer
Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Sung Morning Prayer

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.

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Gianna Club
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Gianna Club

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

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Knights of Columbus + Parish Dinner
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Knights of Columbus + Parish Dinner

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!

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Men's BBQ
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Men's BBQ

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.

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Dinner for Eight
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner for Eight

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.

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Lunch Bags for the Needy
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Lunch Bags for the Needy

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.

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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

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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

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