Diocese of Orange

Daily Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday: 6:30 am & 8:30 am
Friday: 6:30 pm (Vietnamese)
Saturday: 8:00 am, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm (Vietnamese)
Sunday:  6:30 am, 7:30 am, 9:00 am*, 11:00 am* & 5:00 pm, 12:30 pm (Espanol), 7 pm (Espanol) Indonesian Mass: Third Sunday of the month at 3:00pm
* Nursery care available
Wednesday: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am-9:30am or by appointment

Parish Activity Calendar

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday : 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday : 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday : 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Telephone :
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Dear Friends,

I am happy to report to you that our PSA has gotten off to a fantastic start! As of this date we have surpassed our assessment of $122,000.00 to the Diocese. We have never done this so early in the PSA year. Your response has been so encouraging! For those who have not given, please give and make this year’s PSA our best ever. Giving quickly and electronically provides us with cash incentives from the Diocese. Any donation, great or small is a blessing for us. God bless!

Fr Al

Pastoral Services Appeal
Proud To Be Catholic
Online PSA Donations

Electronic Giving

If you wish to use the Electronic Giving service, we now have the option of signing up online for your convenience.

Thank you to all who have pledged/donated to the Capital Campaign. We encourage those who have not yet made a pledge to contact the Church office.

To date we have received $852,025 capital campaign pledges/donations on behalf of St. Cecilia.

So far, $183,777 (22%) of the pledged amount has been received. This exceeds our annual PSA Diocese commitment by $56,777 of which St. Cecilia will receive $14,194 (25%) most likely in October 2013.

Click here to read the full Capital Campaign Update.

St. Cecilia's Parish has an extensive Mission Ministry. Begun by Msgr. Sammon 50 years ago, the program is still thriving due to the dedication of members of our parish who use the blue envelope every month to donate money. We sincerely thank all of you who are so generous. Whether you give a dollar or more is not so important as the fact that you care. We know that all missionaries around the world pray for you and your loved ones. They in turn ask for your prayers as well as donations. Prayer is the strength of the missionary's life. Click here for more.

Welcome to St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Pastor's Corner

Written by Father Richard,
Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:30 am
Pastor's Corner

Dear Father Al and Parishioners,


Fr Al,


With much gratitude and deep appreciation I recall my two years working with you; as well as the farewell Mass.  The Mass was touching, and I felt happy and sad at the same time.  I was happy to be preparing to go home, but sad to be leaving all of you cherished people of St. Cecilia.


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Dear Friends,

 Who would have thought that the ancient city of Mosul would be so important and central in world events as it is today? Every day more of the violence and confusion directed at Christians is played out in the news. Iraq has suffered through so many changes, and today seems steeped in a fanaticism that is destroying the natural fabric of society that saw Muslims and Christians living peacefully together.

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Fr Al’s Silver Jubilee Mass

The following pictures are from Fr Al’s Silver Jubilee Mass courtesy of Hoon Im. The Mass was a combination of all the different language choirs, the seminarians that Fr Al is spiritual father to, priests and religious women who have been a part of his life, representatives from the Orthodox, Protestant and Mormon communities, and parishioners from St Cecilia’s and Father’s family. The white chasuble was a gift from the Hispanic Community on the occasion of Father’s anniversary. A new blessed altar cloth was also placed by representatives of the parish on the altar during the offertory. Special guests included: Abbot Eugene Hayes of the Norbertine Abbey, Sister Eymard Flood OSC, Diocesan Vicar for the Conscreated Life, Mother Judith of the Carmelites in Alhambra, Sister Suzana Guzman, Provincial Superior the Missionary Poor Clares and Sister Anne Tran former Mother General of the Lovers of the Holy Cross, parish staff and Mrs Thelma Baca, Father Al’s mother.

Click here to view all of the photos.

Quinn's Old Town Grill Fundraiser

Please support our ongoing anyday/anytime fundraiser with

Quinn's Old Town Grill

20% of the food amount donated to the Church
Some restrictions apply – See Coupon
Coupon also available in the Church office

Quinn's Old Town Grill Coupon 2013

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The Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux

A great gift shared with all of us at the Annual Bishop’s Prayer Breakfast were the relics (see below) of St Therese! Those attending were invited to write personal prayer petitions that would later be placed within her little desk. In life, St Therese used this to write her famous “Journal of a Soul.” It is said she would kneel while writing the journal upon this wood desk.

Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux

New Parish Business Directory

Do you have a business you would like other Parishioners to know about and use? Place an advertisement in our Parish Family Album Prices start at $75.00 (Bus. Card) - $550.00 (Full Page). Your ad will be available to over 4,000 families for 7 years.

E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (714) 437-9955.

4:12 Ministries - Confirmation and Youth Ministry

Visit St. Cecilia's 4:12 Ministries - Confirmation and Youth Ministry website: http://412beanexample.org

Annual Reports

Click here to download the 2011-2012 Annual Report

Click here to download the 2010-2011 Annual Report

Holy Family Services

Holy Family Services, is a state-licensed 501 (c)(3) agency established in 1949 that provides full adoption services for adoptive and birth parents. HFS has free counseling and adoption services for women and teens in unplanned pregnancies. HFS is currently in need of adoptive parents for infants, older children and short term foster parents. Please call for Orientation times, at 1-800-464-2367. If not you, then who? Thank you for thinking of Holy Family Services, Adoption & Foster Care, when you care enough to consider adoption!

Chanted Liturgy of the Hours

Every Wednesday we have Sung Evening Prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 7pm to 8pm in English. (Except on the 1st Wednesday of the month when we celebrate the Perpetual Help Novena) This will be accompanied by organ. Adoration will then continue as usual from 8pm to 8:30pm in Vietnamese and 8:30 pm to 9 pm in Spanish. Please join us for a beautiful experience of traditional chant in front of the Blessed Sacrament!

Prayer and Remembrance Candles


  • The Church has upgraded the Church Alcoves (Sacred Heart, Joseph, and Mary) to now provide candles for prayer and remembrance.
  • The candles will last 5-6 days and will only be available through the Office.
  • The price per candle will be: $4 (includes all applicable taxes)
  • Candles are to be placed in an empty globe in the particular Alcove you desire, and then lit.

-------Lighting A Candle-------
Is a SIGN of our prayer and the offering of our lives

Is a REMINDER to us and others of the Saints
Who have shone as lights of the world and
Who pray for us

Is a WITNESS to all who pass by
that this is a place of prayer

St. Cecilia Church

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News and Announcements

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Here is the link to also get updates on what is going on at our parish: www.facebook.com/StCeciliaCatholicChurch

St. Cecilia Catholic Book Club

Please join us in discussing the book, "The 7 Secrets of Confession” by Vinny Flynn, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

The book club will meet in Modular One from 7 to 8:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.  If interested or have questions, please call Kathy Long at 714 318-4678 or just come and see!!! 


Children’s Faith formation and Sacramental Preparation

Registrations started July 21, 2014. Monday- Friday from 9am- 12pm and Sundays after mass 9am - 2pm in the Faith Formation Office. Registrations end September 6, 2014.


Volunteers Needed

Catechists, aides and special events volunteers needed in different areas of our Faith Formation Ministries RCIA, Children’s Faith Formation, Adult Faith Formation, and The Liturgy of the Word. We’ll provide the training and resources. Come and be part of the mission of our church. Forming Disciples of Heart, Mind and Action! For more information please call (714) 838-4466 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Message from our New Director, Tim Reid

What a blessing it has been to be welcomed to the family at St. Cecilia! There is a passion, a true ownership of faith that I have witnessed in my first days here that have inspired me, and give me hope for a bright future here. I came to St. Cecilia because I know no greater truth than this Church, and I affirm my own faith by sharing with and learning from our young women and men. This parish provides me that opportunity to see and know Christ in a way I could have only imagined. Together, we can truly know God and prepare for eternity with Him.


Confirmation Registration

DEADLINE for registration for Confirmation 1 and 2 is SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7.

Packets are available in the church office, and are also available for download from our website: www.412beanexample.org

With questions, concerns, or to arrange a meeting with Director, Tim Reid, contact him directly at: 714-544-3250 x27 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Women’s Ministry

Mark your calendar for September 25 (Thursday evenings) and September 26 (Friday Morning) for the beginning of a new series of our Women’s Ministry: Thursday evening begins at 7 pm and, the Friday Morning begins at 9:30 am in Modular #2.  We are excited to announce that this year we will be learning about famous Catholic converts such as T.S. Elliot, Dorothy Day, G.K. Chesterton and several others, including more recent converts, Scott Hahn.  Sign-ups will be held at our first meeting and the cost for the session will be $20, to cover printing cost and speakers. No one will be turned away if unable to pay.  Please call Sandie Guard at 714 838-5224 or Deborah Tracy at 949 679-4303 for additional information for the daytime group or Barbara Caraccio at 714 544-0259 for the evening group.


Women’s Silent Retreat

Have you ever had the desire to get away for a few days and spend some time alone with God? 

 Jesus said to his disciples, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest awhile.” (Mk 6:32)

 This is an invitation for you to join the women of St. Cecilia on our weekend silent retreat on September 12-14.  Save the Date! We carpool from church on Friday at 3:00 pm and return Sunday around 3pm. We will spend the weekend with the Carmelite Sisters who have a wonderful retreat house in Alhambra. Please join us.  It’s a weekend that will stay in your hearts forever. For more information and how you can sign up, contact Sharon Birchler at 714 734-5689 or Teresa Zaret 714 349-6664.


Eucharistic Ministry 

Eucharistic Ministers are needed for all English Masses. Particularly Sunday 5pm Mass.  Contact Norma to set up an appointment.  E-mail at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714-544-3024.


New Parish Directory

We are putting out a new Church directory. There will be tables outside after all the Masses for the next five weeks so you can sign up for scheduling your pictorial. The pictorial will run from August—thru October. You can schedule as early as now. You can also schedule online, or you can call the office.


Magnifcat Prayer Breakfast

Magnificat Prayer Breakfast presents Bishop Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange. Come and be blessed by “A Shepherd’s Journey," the powerful testimony of our devoted and enthusiastic Shepherd of Christ, Saturday, September 5, 9:30 am-12:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Anaheim — South 11767 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove. Registration by mail Magnificat Ministry: P.O. Box4381, Orange CA 92863 by September 5, $28 per person– Registration at the door $33 per person. 


2014 Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA)

Have you hired the Diocese to do God’s work for you yet?  You empower them by donating to PSA.  They have the tools to get it done for you.  Donate by using the:

Parish website:    www.stcecilia.org or the white PSA envelopes that say “Proud to be Catholic”. Don’t forget to put your name on the envelope.


Lectors Ministry

Lectors Ministry …we are looking for you! Your life has been blessed by God and you are looking to give back. Here is the opportunity. If you find yourself enjoying listening to the Word of God at St. Cecilia's masses and like to read, we need you. We are in great need of lectors for our Saturday mass at 8 am. Step up and let God transform your life.  Please contact Sharel Figueredo at (510)-745-8165 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 St. Cecilia Moms Group

 We are currently accepting registration forms for the fall semester.  The St. Cecilia Moms Group will give moms the opportunity to strengthen their faith through speakers, discussion and service projects while enjoying a cup of coffee and breakfast with other moms.  This group is for moms with children of any age.  Childcare will be provided.  We will meet every other Thursday from 9-11am beginning September 11th.   Please stop by the Parish Office to pick up a registration form.  


Fellowship Ministry …

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Sunday’s at 11:00 am Mass for children in grades K-5.


Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and post-pone pregnancies. NFP is simple, natural & effective and is fully accepted by the Catholic Church. If you interested in learning more about the particular NFP methods (Creighton Method, Billings Method, Sympto-Thermal Method, etc…) please contact Rosalina Lopez 714-981-7300 or Silvia Lopez (714-955-1286).

1820 E. 16th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Telephone (714) 347-9600 or Telephone (714) 347-9646 – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catholic Charities of Orange County offers in English the Creighton Model Fertility Care System for NFP and Women’s Reproductive Healthcare. Fertility Care Practitioner to make an appointment for the dates listed below or for further information, at (714) 347-9646 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Alba Ramiro can also provide information at (714) 347-9668 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  


New Military Bulletin Board

Do you have a family member serving in our armed forces? Would you like to have special prayers said for them? If so please submit a 21/2”X 31/2” picture of them along with their name, rank, military branch, where they are serving and your relation to them to be placed in our new military bulletin board. This board along with the Hispanic, Filipino and Vietnamese boards are located outside on the back of the church wall across from the modular's. Carol O’Brien will be collecting the picture for placement of the military board. If you have already placed a picture of a military member for our old board, please contact Carol at 714 832-2075 to update the information ASAP. Thank you.

Like Us On Facebook

This summer we launched an official Facebook page to expand our communication and networking efforts. Please find us at facebook.com/MoreThanSchool. You can also link from our homepage, MoreThanSchool.org. Show your support, and stay in the loop; take a moment to Like Us on Facebook!

“Do you know whom you can go to if you have a suggestion or concern about something at St. Cecilia Parish? Look for St. Cecilia Parish Pastoral Council members. ...”

Hispanic Community 


Eventos  Especiales  De La Iglesia


 De Santa Cecilia


Agosto 24: Domingo: Divina Misericordia a las 2:30 pm


Agosto 25: Lunes: Estudio de Biblia de 7-9 pm. M#1


Agosto 26: Martes: Talles de Oración y Vida 7 pm         


Agosto 29: Viernes: Sagrada Familia Grupo de Oración7pm



Reconciliación  (Confesión) en Español) 


Los Sábados de  las  8:30 am—9:00 am y los Miércoles


7 pm—8 pm.  Entre semana con cita.  Por favor de llamar a la oficina 544-3250.


Grupo de Santa Rita


Para mujeres victimas de la violencia domestica. Las mujeres que necesiten ayuda y apoyo en esta área son bienvenidas a unirse a nosotras. (Solo en Español) Únase a nosotras el primer y tercer jueves de cada mes6:30-8:30 pm.  Si necesita cuidado de niños, favor de llamar a Alicia McLaughlin  714-832-1404 el lunes o martes anterior al jueves de la reunión. A ULTIMA HORA NO ES POSIBLE HACERLO. No dejes de asistir!


Adoración al Santísimo


Este lunes  18 de Agosto,vengan a rezar, reflexionar y pasar un momento con Él Señor  para darle gracias. Los invitamos a que nos acompañen a la Adoración Nocturna en Español de 10-11pm.


Bautismos (en Español)


El Sacramento de Bautismo se celebra el segundo domingo de cada mes, a las 2:30 pm  Para más información llame al 714 544-3250 o pase a la oficina parroquial


Matrimonios en Santa Cecilia


Si desea casarse en la Iglesia de Santa Cecilia,  por favor, llame a la oficina de la Parroquia 544-3250 con seis meses de anticipación.


La Sagrada familia En espíritu Santo y Grupo Juvenil


Los invita que vengan los viernes @ 7-9pm en el salón parroquial a sus noches d alabanza y oración y enseñanza, hay actividades también para los adolescentes, jóvenes y niños. Para más información, llaman a  Roberta 514-0016 o Elías López 675-5016.


Formación en la Fe para Niños y reparación Sacramental


Registraciones son los lunes a viernes de 9 am a 12 pm en la oficina de Formación



Información para la Celebración de Quinceañeras


El Primer Domingo del Mes. Después de la Misa de 12:30pm en el Modular #3.

El Camino a la paz...


     Si saben que tenemos 3 sacerdotes cada Miércoles en la noche para confesar?  Dos Padres confiesan en español.  Confesiones empiezan a las 7:00pm y terminan a las 8:30pm.  ¡Vengan para dejar los pecados en la misericordia del Señor!  Recuerdan que también tenemos El Santísimo expuesto cada día de la semana, a las 9:00am a las 5:30pm, excepto los miércoles cuando tenemos el Santísimo a las 7-9 pm.