Saint Cecilia, our patroness, pray for us!
“We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSURE
Thursday Nov. 22 & Friday Nov. 23
Annual Parish Christmas Sing-A-Long
inside the Church
Free admission for all.
A light refreshment in the Hall afterwards.
Dynamic Catholic Event
inside St. Cecilia Church
on Friday, 2/15/2019
Topic: Find Your Greatness
Speaker: Dominick Albano
Please click here for FIND YOUR GREATNESS
LIVING OUR FAITH
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
Your Year End Giving Gift
Please consider making your Year End Giving Gift to support St. Cecilia Parish’s Capital Campaign for Building Fund. We ask that you may use the parish vanilla envelope designated for Capital Campaign, and write your parish ID envelope number on it. If you do not remember your parish ID, please write your full name, address and phone number on the envelope. In addition, you may consider donating your Year End Giving Gift as your Christmas and New Year’s gift to St. Cecilia’s Ongoing Operation Fund. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and loving support throughout the year and in particular your Year End Giving Gift. Please be assured that we will send you the parish tax deductible letter to you in January next year. Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Bao Thai at Ext. 14, or Deacon Bill Weeks, our Business Manager, at Ext. 12. Thank you very much for your charitable giving! May God bless you abundantly!
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Have a Blessed Veterans Day!
Bells of Peace: A World War One Centennial (1918—2018) Remembrance!
In honor of our military Veterans we hold all weekend Masses in a special way to honor their faithful service to our country, which reflects Christ’s own service and sacrifice for our Church. We give thanks to God for so many men and women who have made their contributions and sacrifices for God and for country. We welcome all Veterans and active duty military to come in uniform and participate in the opening procession. We also honor and we pray for our deceased Veterans who have passed. May they rest in peace, and may God continue to bless their families and relatives.
Parishes with bells are encouraged to participate in a nationwide bell-tolling on November 11 representing a solemn reminder of the sacrifice and service of Veterans of World War I , and all Veterans. Through the “Bells of Peace: A World War One Remembrance” program, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars are asking citizens and organizations across the nation to toll bells in their communities 21 times at 11am local time on November 11. All parishes with bells in the Diocese of Orange are asked to ring them at 11am this Sunday, November 11 to join in on this commemorative moment of history. In Washington, D.C., bells will toll in the National Cathedral at an interfaith service, marking the centennial of the armistice that brought an end to hostilities in what Americans fervently hoped had been “the war to end all wars.” The bells on our St. Cecilia Church will also ring at 11am.
During the month of November, the Church invites all her faithful to use our time more wisely to pray for all the Faithful Departed. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that those of our ancestors, relatives, and friends who are still in the purifying state, before entering into Heaven, those souls need our prayers and sacrifices. We may offer them the holy sacrifice of the mass, pray the holy rosary, and do some charitable works. Once they are united in Heaven with God, with the Blessed Mother, with our patroness St. Cecilia and all Saints, they are indeed our family Saints and of course they unceasingly intercede for all of us.
“Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them!
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen!”
With gratitude in and peace of Christ,
Bishop Vann’s Reflection on Recent Abuse Scandals
Please click here for the Diocesan Most Updated Safe Environment Brochures and Bishop Vann’s Message.
Holy Hour for Hope + Healing
A Holy Hour for Hope + Healing is now held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month,
at the Arboretum on the Christ Cathedral Campus. The Holy Hour is being offered for:
. All those who have experienced abuse of any form in their lives
. All victims of abuse in our Church
. The lay and clerical leaders guiding the rebuilding of our Church
Please note that priests is also available for reconciliation during the Holy Hour.
(only for Sick, Dying, Death)
Regular Church Office Hours
Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Our pastor Fr. Bao’s official church e-mail address is “email@example.com” and office phone number is “714-544-3250”. Recently the scammers created two different e-mail addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) and their text number (410-921-3274) and sent their fake e-mails and texts to ask our parishioners money or gift cards. Be assured that those were never and never sent out to you by our pastor Fr. Bao. You may wish to reply back to the scammers a short note to ask them to stop and indicate that “we know their trick very well.” Then you block both the scammers’ fake e-mail addresses and text number. One says, “Doing wrong is bad. Staying in the wrong is worse.” May God forgive them and give them grace to amend their lives better.
Smart Phone Go Green
Go green! Please press your Home Screen button on your smart phone, and go to web browser on your smart phone, such as Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer… Please type stcecilia.org, and if you are using an iPhone, then press an icon that has an arrow up inside an open square outline. And, press an icon that has a plus sign, saying “Add to Home Screen.” Then, press a word “Add.” Congratulations! Now you have an icon of St. Cecilia website on your smart phone. What do you find there? Our Weekly Bulletin, Monthly Mass Schedule, Address, Phone and Fax numbers of Church & School, especially the Emergency Number Only, and a link to use Credit Card or ACH to donate or to pay through Vanco Company.