Saint Cecilia, our patroness, pray for us!
“Be who God meant you to be… and you will set the world on fire.”
Saint Catherine of Siena
LIVING OUR FAITH
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
One Dollar Each Day – One Thousand Three Years
As of today, we have close to 400 donors who have pledged a total of $2.5 million dollars. I thank you so very much each and every one of you for your love, prayer, support and generosity. May God reward and bless you and your family abundantly. Please consider praying to God about the amount that you would like to make to our campaign over the three year pledge period (36 months), starting July 2018 and ending June 2021. Personally, I would like to ask those registered families who haven’t yet pledged to give at least $1 dollar each day, $30 dollar each month, $360 dollar per year, during this period. At the end of the campaign, you can be proud of yourselves knowing that you have contributed $1,080 dollars for the campaign. I pray that God grants us at least 1,600 families more who would consider doing so. When it is possible, of course, I would like you to consider contributing more. Realize that the more we have, the sooner we will be able to build. Believe it when I say that, with the help of God, we will build a solid faith foundation for the next generation of faithful to stand upon. Know that we are no different, 61 years later, than our founding pastors and parishioners who made the same sacrifice to invest in building the church, school, hall, kitchen and office that we use today with the same intention – spreading the Gospel of Christ throughout the world. Thank you so very much! May God bless you and your family and may He reward your generously sacrificial gift. Remember…… God loves you and so do I.
Please consider making Your Sacrificial-Gift to support our St. Cecilia Parish’s Capital Campaign to build our newly Pastoral Center building. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and loving support throughout the year and in particular Your-Sacrificial-Gift. Please be assured that we send the tax deductible letter to you toward the end of January 2019. Please do not hesitate to contact Deacon Bill Weeks, our Business Manager, at 714-544-3250, Ext. 12, or Fr. Bao Thai at 714-544-3250, Ext. 14. Thank you for your charitable and sacrificial giving! May God bless you abundantly!
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 17th, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Happy Father’s Day
Together with my fellow Priests, Deacons, Religious and Mrs. Principal, we pray that all fathers in our Church and School may be filled with God’s a love, peace, and joy. As the Book of Wisdom reminds us that whoever honors one’s father will be pardoned for one’s sins. May each of us continue to love and honor our fathers, and always keep them in our prayer and mass! Have a very blessed Father’s Day!
Happy 61st Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Cecilia
This Tuesday, June 19, 2018 is remarkably the great day of our Church and School when we celebrate the 61st Anniversary of the Dedication of our Parish. First, let us give thanks to our Almighty God for his love and blessing that he has bestowed upon us during the last 61 years. Second, we express our deep appreciation to the late Cardinal McIntyre, Archbishop of Los Angeles, who graciously wished to establish a new parish in the Tustin area and named our parish St. Cecilia. When John and Mary Prescott learned the Cardinal’s wish, the Prescotts donated their home site on Newport Avenue near 17th Street. The parish was named in honor of Prescott’s mother whose middle name was Cecilia. The parish was dedicated on Wednesday, June 19, 1957. Rev. Michael Moran, 1957 – 1960, was appointed the first pastor of St. Cecilia; Msgr. John F. Sammon, 1960 – 1976; Rev. Patrick Doherty, 1976 – 1988; Rev. Desmond Colleran, 1988 – 1990; Rev. Timothy Mac- Carthy, 1990 – 2005; Rev. Al Baca, 2005 – 2015; and, Rev. Bao Thai, 2015 – present.
We remember with gratitude our founding pastors, parochial vicars, deacons, religious and generous parishioners who have built this beautiful parish and nurtured the seed of Catholic faith. May we continue to ask Our Lord to bless our priests, deacons, religious and faithful who have served our community tirelessly with its diversity of cultures and races for the greater honor and glory of God. We send our special thanks to Bishop Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, and his assistant Bishops for their love, prayer, support and care for us. Last but not least, I would like to wholeheartedly express my sincere thanks to the Church and School staffs, faculties, parents and students, council members, ministry leaders, volunteers, benefactors and parishioners who have been immensely generous with their time, talent and treasure, and contributed towards its growth in various ways, especially during this time when we are in the middle of our 3 year pledge Capital Campaign.
With the intercessions of Our Lady of Guadalupe and our patroness St. Cecilia, may God let our 61st Anniversary be a year of joy and thanksgiving and a time to receive abundant graces in our journey towards the heavenly Promised Land. As always, I am grateful to you and your family for your constant prayer and loving support for our St. Cecilia.
May God reward and bless you and your family abundantly! God loves you and so do I. Happy Anniversary!
With gratitude in Christ the most Holy Eucharist on the Altar,
Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants on June 24
Bishop Vann invites all to support specific advocacy for Dreamers and join him in celebrating the Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Sunday, June 24. Pre-Procession begins at 3:30 p.m. and Mass at 4 p.m.
(only for Sick, Dying, Death)
Regular Church Office Hours
Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Church Office Closure
In observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, 7/4/2018:
There is 1 English Mass only at 9:00 AM.
There is no 6:30 AM, no 8:30 AM, no Adoration, no Confession.
The Church will close from 10:00 AM until the next morning Mass.
The School, Hall and Office will close all day.
The deadline of submission to Rose Schiller (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the weekly bulletin announcements of each ministry is before noon each Monday.
Magnificat Prayer Breakfast
Speaker: Father John Bradley
September 22, 2018
All are invited. Please bring family members and friends.
Save a date. The meal includes a full plated breakfast as well as the speaker’s program. Please come and bring friends to the next Magnificat Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, at Embassy Suites Anaheim – South, 11767 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840. Registration by mail: $28 per person. Reserved Seating for Tables of 10 – $280. Mail to Magnificat Ministry: P.O. Box 4381, Orange, CA 92863. Flyers are also available in the vestibule of our Church or at www.magnificat-ministry.net. For further information, please contact Anne at 714-420-5482 or email@example.com. Registration at the door: $33 per person.
Congratulations to our School Decathletes 2018!
Congratulations to our Newly Ordained Priests
Father Aristotle George Quan and Father Gastón Mendiola Arroyo
Bishop Kevin Vann has just ordained Fr. Aristotle and Fr. Gastón at 10am at Holy Family Cathedral on Saturday June 9, 2018. Beginning July 2, 2018, Fr. Aristotle will serve as Parochial Vicar at his very first parish of San Francisco Solano in Rancho Santa Margarita, and Fr. Gaston at Saint Vincent de Paul in Huntington Beach. We deeply thank God for the YES of Fr. Aristotle and Fr. Gastón to serve God and his Church. May God bless abundantly both our Fathers now and always!
The Ordination to the Diaconate for our Diocese
will be at Saint Columban on Saturday 6/23 at 10am.
Please constantly support, promote and pray for Vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate, and the consecrated life.
Smart Phone @ Stcecilia.org
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.
We — Fr. Bao, Fr. Ismael, Fr. Nicolaus, Deacon Dong, Deacon Rafael, Deacon Bill, Deacon Gaston, Deacon Aristotle, Sr. Francesca, Mrs. Alvarado, Staff and Faculty — are deeply grateful to you for all your constant prayers and loving supports to our St. Cecilia Catholic Church and School!
Through the intercessions of Our Heavenly Mother Mary and St. Cecilia,
May Our Loving and Merciful God bless and grant you and your family
a merry Christmas and a very grace-filled New Year!
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