After 36 years of service at St. Mark Church, Father Michael Laffoon is retiring!  Attached is the invitation for the Retirement Luncheon which will be held on Sunday, July 31 at 2:30 PM at St. Paul’s Orthodox Church Hall in Irvine.  There is only seating for 300 people in the hall therefore, you are encouraged to purchase your tickets early.  The $55 luncheon ticket is not a fundraiser, this is the cost of the luncheon.  We cannot guarantee seating assignments.  If you are interested in being seated with family and friends, please consider purchasing a table of 10. Children are welcome but you would need to buy a ticket for each seat and there is no children’s pricing.


Additionally, we are collecting donations to gift a check to Fr. Michael on the occasion of his retirement.  The list of donors will be in the event program.  Our goal is to raise $36,000 to honor the 36 years that Fr. Michael has served our community.


Reservations will be accepted in two ways:

  1. By Check made out to St. Mark Church
  2. Online at the following secure link:

*Very important:  In the notes/memo, please indicate how many tickets you are purchasing, as well as the actual amount of your donation to go towards a retirement gift for Fr. Michael.

We look forward to honoring our beloved priest with you at this special occasion!

In His name,

Your Retirement Committee

Nelson and Jerri Mamey, Rima Tarazi, Paula Rodriguez, Kristin Chala and Barbara Scholl