Theology on Tap
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Theology on Tap

Topic: Conversion Story
By: Father Bartus

As facilitator of Theology on Tap - Orange County, Father Bartus has never yet himself been a speaker at it, but has been asked to tell his conversion story.

From Southern Baptist/non-denominational, to skeptic, to Presbyterian, near-skeptic (mere Christianity), to Episcopalian/Anglican (Calvinist variety to high church Anglo-Catholic variety), to Roman Catholic, come hear Father's conversion story. There is no "Damascus Road" element in this, but rather a string of discoveries from studying history, theology, apologetics, philosophy, liturgy, and ecclesiology. Don't worry if you're not an expert in any of these, hopefully some information will be helpful; if you are one, you may be able to add to the conversation!

Father will also discuss the challenges in converting with bringing in people into the Church with him, explain the evangelizing mission of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter (the non-geographical diocese Pope Benedict XVI established), and Orange County's parish of Blessed John Henry Newman in Irvine.

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Lenten Lessons & Carols
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Lenten Lessons & Carols

Lessons & Carols for this Lenten Season is on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 6:00pm at Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic Church in Irvine, California.

Carols, choral music by the Tallis Chapel Society, along with lessons from Scripture will, once again, prepare us to enter with our hearts and minds the culmination of our redemption through the events of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.

All are welcome to join us for our first ever Lenten Lessons & Carols service.

A reception will follow in the cellar.

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Lenten Retreat
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Lenten Retreat

Join Queen of Life Chapel & Bl. John’s for a Lenten retreat on Wednesday, March 28. This retreat will be led by Bishop Timothy Freyer, Auxiliary Bishop of Orange, and will take the place of our normal monthly Parish Dinner night.

A full retreat schedule can be found below:
4:00 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
4:10-5:20 PM Confession available with Fr. Scott Borgman
4:10 PM - 5:20 PM Lenten Retreat led by Fr. Ambrose Criste
5:20 PM Benediction
5:30 PM Holy Mass
6:00 PM Wine and Cheese reception to follow in the Cellar

There is no cost to attend this retreat, but we do need an accurate headcount. Please email coreilly@buschgroup.org to register.

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Parish Dinner
Apr
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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Parish Dinner
May
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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Parish Dinner
Jun
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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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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Blessed John Henry Newman parish's annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper this year is in Corona, on Feb. 13, 2018 at 6:30PM. RSVP at the link below:

http://www.newmanonline.org/shrovetuesday2018

WHAT IS SHROVE TUESDAY?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday

WHAT TO BRING?
This is a free event, but if you're able to bring a breakfast food or drink item to share with the group, we'd all appreciate it!

Ash Wednesday Mass with Imposition of Ashes will be on Wednesday, February 14 at 7PM.

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Emmaus Bible Study
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Emmaus Bible Study

Join us for a new 3-week Bible study series on Angels and Spiritual Warfare. We are going to try something new and hold this study on Saturday afternoon so that participants may have Confession and (Vigil) Mass immediately following the study. We will be concluding the series on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00pm at:

The Busch Group
2532 Dupont Drive
Irvine CA 92612

Mass is optional, of course, but it fulfills your Sunday Mass and begins at 4:00pm that afternoon. As always, our class will be streamed live on our periscope site.

More information, see our website: http://www.newmanonline.org/emmaus

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
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Emmaus Bible Study

Join us for a new 3-week Bible study series on Angels and Spiritual Warfare. We are going to try something new and hold this study on Saturday afternoon so that participants may have Confession and (Vigil) Mass immediately following the study. We will be continuing on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00pm at:

The Busch Group
2532 Dupont Drive
Irvine CA 92612

Mass is optional, of course, but it fulfills your Sunday Mass and begins at 4:00pm that afternoon. As always, our class will be streamed live on our periscope site.

More information, see our website: http://www.newmanonline.org/emmaus

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
Jan
24
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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Emmaus Bible Study
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Emmaus Bible Study

Join us for a new 3-week Bible study series on Angels and Spiritual Warfare. We are going to try something new and hold this study on Saturday afternoon so that participants may have Confession and (Vigil) Mass immediately following the study. We will be starting on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00pm at:

The Busch Group
2532 Dupont Drive
Irvine CA 92612

Mass is optional, of course, but it fulfills your Sunday Mass and begins at 4:00pm that afternoon. As always, our class will be streamed live on our periscope site.

More information, see our website: http://www.newmanonline.org/emmaus

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
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Theology on Tap

Welcome in 2018 with Theology on Tap - Orange County on January 10 at 6:30pm at Chapman Crafted Beer in the City of Orange. Deacon Stan Necikowski will be giving a reflection on Mt. 25:31-46 (The Judgment of the Nations) and Luke 16:19-31 (The Rich Man and Lazarus) and our living daily with Christ, His Church, and our obligation to work for Christ's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Deacon Stan met his wife, Fran, in 1981 and is originally from Michigan. After retiring from a career in accounting, he answered the call to holy orders in 2013. His main work now is in prison detention ministry.

Come out for an inspiring evening and join your friends at Chapman Crafted for their excellent beer. The Food Truck will be there, as usual.

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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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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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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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