Welcome to Our Lady of Peace
Korean Catholic Center

  •  2/25/2024 01:30 PM - 2/25/2024 03:30 PM
  •   Church, 14100 Remington, Irvine, CA, USA

“God Heals Families, Restores Marriages, & Makes All Things New”

  •  3/16/2024 01:30 PM - 3/16/2024 04:30 PM

“SACRIFICE“

  •  5/18/2024 07:00 PM

Contents: The Gospels (Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John) Bilingual Who: All “ Ministry Teams” When: May 18 (Sat) at 7 PM following Vigil Mass Where: @ Church Inquiries/ Contact: Andrew Yongsik Jang (973-313-7881)

  •  1/21/2024 09:00 AM
  •   Church, 14010 Remington, Irvine, CA 92620

After Feast of Our Lady of Peace Mass, rice cake sharing

  •  1/20/2024 11:00 AM
  •   Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

“Celebrating the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death” ● Fee: $10 (Lunch provided) ● Place: Olvera Street, LA ● Parking: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

  •  1/14/2024 09:00 AM
  •   Church, 14010 Remington, Irvine, CA 92620, USA
  •  10/29/2023 04:00 PM - 10/29/2023 07:00 PM
  •   Church

Entry Fee: $10 per person Dress Code: ● Religious Figures ○ Saints, angels, a member of the clergy, etc ● Since this is a church event, HALLOWEEN COSTUMES are NOT ALLOWED ○ NO witches, aliens, zombies, mummies, monsters, blood, violence, etc.

  •  10/21/2023 09:00 AM
  •   Christ Cathedral, 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840, USA

The eternal name revealed. God’s eternal existence, His divine declaration, and His culmination in Christ’s human form. From this existential proclamation, we extend an invitation to you.

  •  10/15/2023 12:30 PM
  •   Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr, Riverside, CA 92506

✦ Participating Korean churches in OC: Korean Martyrs, St. Thomas, Our Lady of Peace ✦ Fee: $160 /Person

  •  9/23/2023 11:00 AM
  •   14010 Remington, Irvine, CA 92620, USA

A procession involving all four Irvine churches and UC Irvine ministry with the Blessed Sacrament from North to South Irvine.

  •  9/10/2023 04:38 AM
  •   Church

To commemorate the Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions Feast Day

  •  7/14/2023 03:00 PM - 7/15/2023 11:30 AM
  •   Church’s Courtyard

** 모든 평화의모후 가족을 초대합니다! ** ✦ 일시: 2023년 7월 14일 ~ 15일 (금~토) ✦ 장소: 본당 마당 ✦ Check in: 7월 14일 (금) 3:00 PM ✦ 참가비: 없음 ✦ 성당제공 품목: 삼겹살/라면/김치/다양한 상품/S’more ✦ 본인 지참물: 텐트, 저녁식사 재료, 캠핑/조리도구, 물/음료

  •  7/1/2023 10:00 AM - 7/2/2023 01:00 PM

✦ 7월 1일 토요일 9 AM 미사 후 ~ 1 PM 까지 (간식 제공) ✦ 제목: 슬기로운 성사생활 | Wise and Fulfilling Marital Life ✦ 강사: 윤종식 디모테오 신부님 (서울대교구 신학교 전례학 교수)

  •  6/17/2023 02:00 PM
  •   Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr, Riverside, CA, USA
  •  5/20/2023 12:30 PM - 5/20/2023 02:30 PM
  •   church

Speaker: Paul J Kim 💙 "God Makes All Families New" • In this powerful presentation, Paul J. Kim (MA in Marriage & Family Therapy) utilizes examples and stories from Scripture, world-class authors and relationship experts, as well as his experience as a happily married husband and father of 5 children. Paul offers a perspective that has left countless people inspired and one that you won’t want to miss. This presentation will benefit parents, children, and couples... Bring the whole family!

  •  5/13/2023 10:00 AM
  •   Mission San Luis Rey, 4070 Mission Avenue, San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA, USA

• Departure from OLPKCC at 10 am or gather at the mission at 11 am • Please bring a rosary, lunch and seating mat.

  •  4/9/2023 11:30 AM

10AM 부활 대축일 미사 후, 식사 및 구역별 게임. 상품: 1등 500불, 2등 300불, 3등 100불 | After 10AM Easter Mass, Lunch and Games. Prize: First $500, Second $300, Third $100

  •  4/1/2023 09:00 PM

같이 찬양과 성체조배를 하며 주님과 더 가까운 시간을 가지는 찬양의 밤으로 여러분을 초대합니다! | Please come out to join us to praise the lord together and spend time with him! 7:00-7:45: 찬양 Praise, 7:45-8:30: 성체조배 Adoration, 8:30-9:00: 친교 Social hangout

  •  3/26/2023 05:00 PM
  •   Planned Parenthood, 700 S Tustin St, Orange, CA 92866, USA

We will be having our first rosary vigil in front of Planned Parenthood (PP) for the safekeeping of unborn children and the conversion of hearts for pregnant mothers considering abortion.

  •  2/12/2023 04:00 PM - 2/12/2023 09:00 PM
  •   Marriott Hotel Banquet Hall, Irvine

Do you remember the beautiful days of your honeymoon period? To celebrate the upcoming Valentine's Day, Our Lady of Peace Fundraising Committee is sponsoring a special party in cooperation with our church’s M.E.

  •  1/21/2023 11:00 AM
  •   555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

“Celebrating the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death” Place: Olvera Street, LA Parking: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ($10.00 flat fee)

  •  1/9/2023 12:00 AM - 4/9/2023 11:59 PM

Get closer to God, With Him, Through Him, For Him and In Him. For Freedom, mercy, love and more.

  •  12/24/2022 05:00 PM - 12/25/2022 02:00 AM

Christmas music recital at the church starting at 5pm (December 24th). Various groups will perform beautiful music and songs to praise God. After the music concert, there will be a dedication ceremony for the newly built shed, and eggnog and fishcake soup will be offered in the courtyard. We hope that many members will come and enjoy the Christmas event together!

  •  12/10/2022 07:00 PM - 12/10/2022 09:00 PM

This special seminar series focuses on the philosophical and theological foundations of reading a church building in light of its art and architecture. How do we read a church building and rationally argue that it is objectively beautiful? As we study the teleology of art and architecture, we come to a deeper appreciation of God's presence communicated in the church through which we worship Him.

3학기 축복받은 성경읽기

✦ 2월 13일 ~ 5월 28일 ✦ 매주 화요일, 7~9 pm ✦ 배 에밀리아 수녀님 (남가주 가톨릭 성서모임) ✦ 신청비 : $80

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Thomas Kim Myeon-ho’s clan originated in Andong and his adult name was ‘Gye-ho’. He was born to a wealthy noble family in Yeongpyeong(present-day Pocheon-si), Gyeonggi-do as the fifth son among five sons and one daughter. After his father died, the whole family including his mother Ms. Yi became Catholics around 1834. His mother and his two elder brothers, Kim Yik-rye and Kim Eung-rye died martyrs in the Gihae Persecution of 1839. Thomas became a Catholic along with his family when he was 14 years old. He received his Catholic name from his eldest brother. After his brothers became Catholics, they moved to Judong, Seoul (present-day Juja-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul) along with the mother in order to lead a life of faith. However, in Seoul, they suffered from the Gihae Persecution. At that time, Thomas escaped arrest and wandered here and there selling medicine, paint brushes, and so on. He had been away from the faith since 1849, so his surviving two elder brothers and other Catholics reproached and encouraged him.

He had his wife and children receive the Sacraments, but he stayed away from the Church. Nevertheless, he once served as an altar server of Father A. Daveluy (Antoine An). Thomas lived in Incheon from around 1857 or 1858. He traveled back and forth between Incheon and Seoul. He moved to Sangdong, Seoul around 1865. Then, he repented of his lukewarm faith, again led a life of faith, and actively interacted with Catholics. Philip Jang who knew Thomas well at that time, testified “Thomas repented of his past lukewarm faith and longed for martyrdom to purify his soul.”

When Catholics made a plan to propose a countermeasure against Russia to Regent Heungseon Daewongun in 1865 because Russian forces often appeared near the Tumen River and demanded trade, Thomas also took part in that plan. The countermeasure was that Joseon (Korea) would be allied with France or the United Kingdom through French missionaries working in Joseon in order to check Russia. There was also an intention to win freedom of religion. Thomas Kim Myeon-ho sent a letter to Heungseon Daewongun through Jo Gi-jin who was Daewongun’s in-law, but he received no answer from Daewongun. Thus, he left Seoul and fled to the countryside.

Later, Thomas received a message that Daewongun would meet the bishop. So he left for Pyeongyang at the beginning of December (by the lunar calendar) 1865 in order to accompany Bishop S. Berneux (Siméon Jang). However, he could not meet the bishop. A meeting between the bishop and Daewongun did not take place. Furthermore, Daewongun broke his initial promises, started the persecution, and arrested French missionaries and Catholics. Thomas was able to avoid arrest at the beginning of the Byeongin Persecution, but he did not escape. His second eldest brother advised him to escape, but he said, “I cannot escape to save my own life as many Catholics suffered because of me. I trust in Divine Providence. I will do penance for my previous sins.”

Eventually, Thomas who stayed in Seoul was arrested in July (by the lunar calendar) 1866 and taken to the Police Headquarters.7 He firmly witnessed to his faith and did not inform on any Catholics to the end during interrogation and torture. On September 8, 1866 (July 30 by the lunar calendar), he was taken to Saenamteo and died a martyr by beheading at the age of His severed head was put on display on the military camp’s gate. Thomas repented of his previous faults in the last interrogation at the Police Headquarters in the following words: “All human beings are subject to death. Now that I come to think of it, I regret my lukewarm faith for the last 18 years very much.”


김면호(金勉浩) 토마스의 본관은 안동이며, 자(字)는 ‘계호’(季浩)이다. 경기도 영평(永平, 현 포천시)의 부유한 양반 집안에서 5남 1녀 중 5남으로 태어났으며, 부친이 사망한 뒤인 1834년경에 어머니 이 씨를 비롯하여 모든 가족이 천주 신앙을 받아들여 입교하였다. 그의 어머니와 두 형인 김익례(金翼禮)와 김응례(金應禮)는 1839년의 기해박해 때 순교하였다. 토마스는 14세 때 가족들과 함께 천주교에 입교하면서 맏형에게 세례명을 받았다.
토마스의 형제들은 천주교에 입교한 뒤 신앙생활을 위해 어머니를 모시고 서울 주동(鑄洞, 현 서울 중구 주자동)으로 이주한 뒤 기해박해를 당했다. 이때 체포되는 것을 면한 토마스는 약과 붓 등을 팔며 이리저리 떠돌게 되었고, 1849년부터는 신앙을 멀리하게 되었다. 이에 남은 두 형과 교우들이 책망도 하고 권면도 했지만, 그는 처자에게는 항상 성사를 받도록 하면서도 자신은 교회를 멀리하였다. 그럼에도 그는 한때 다블뤼(A. Daveluy, 安 안토니오) 신부의 복사로 봉사하기도 하였다.

1857~1858년경부터 인천에 살면서 서울을 왕래하던 토마스는 1865년경에 서울 상동(尙洞)으로 이주하였다. 그리고 이때부터 다시 냉담을 풀고 신앙생활을 시작했으며, 신자들과도 활발하게 교류하였다. 당시 토마스를 잘 알고 있던 장 필립보는 그에 대해 “토마스는 냉담했던 자신의 행동을 후회했고, 또 모든 흠을 깨끗하게 만드는 순교를 갈망했다.”고 증언하였다.

1865년부터 교우들이 방아책(防俄策), 곧 두만강 근처에 자주 나타나 통상을 요구하는 러시아의 세력을 방어할 책략을 마련하여 집권자 흥선대원군(興宣大院君)에게 건의할 계획을 세우자, 토마스도 여기에 동참하였다. 이 방아책은 조선에서 활동하는 프랑스 선교사들을 통해 프랑스나 영국과 동맹을 맺음으로써 러시아 세력을 견제하자는 것으로, 여기에는 신앙을 자유를 얻으려는 의도도 들어 있었다. 이때 김면호 토마스는 흥선대원군의 사돈인 조기진(趙基晋)을 통해 대원군에게 서한을 제출했는데, 대원군에게서 아무런 대답을 받지 못하자 서울을 떠나 지방으로 피신하였다.

이후 대원군이 주교와의 만남을 원한다는 전갈을 받은 토마스는 베르뇌(S. Berneux, 張敬一 시메온) 주교를 모셔오기 위해 1865년 12월 초(음력)에 평양으로 떠났다. 그러나 주교를 만나지 못하였고, 주교와 대원군의 만남도 성사되지 않았다. 게다가 대원군은 처음의 약속과는 달리 모든 약속을 어기고 박해를 일으켜 프랑스 선교사와 신자들을 체포하기 시작하였다.

김면호 토마스는 병인박해 초기에 체포되는 것을 면할 수 있었다. 이때 그의 중형이 그에게 피신을 권고하자, 그는 “나 때문에 여러 교우들이 해를 받았는데, 나 혼자 피해서 살기를 바랄 수는 없다. 주님의 안배하심만을 믿고 이전의 잘못을 보속하겠다.”고 대답하였다.

결국 서울에 남아있던 토마스는 1866년 7월(음력)에 체포되어 포도청으로 압송되었다. 그는 포도청의 문초와 형벌 중에 굳게 신앙을 증거하면서 끝까지 신자들을 밀고하지 않았다. 그런 다음 1866년 9월 8일(음력 7월 30일) 새남터로 끌려 나가 군문효수형을 받고 순교했으니, 당시 그의 나이 46세였다. 포도청에서 마지막 문초 때 토마스는 다음과 같이 이전의 죄를 뉘우쳤다.

“지금 생각해 보니 사람은 누구나 한 번은 죽는 것인데, 지난 18년 동안 천주교를 끊고 신앙생활을 하지 않은 것이 매우 후회스럽습니다.”

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