“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
St. Teresa of Calcutta
Emergency Number Only
(Sick, Dying, Death)
Regularly Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
In observance of the Independence Day,
the church office will be closed on both Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.
There is 1 Mass only at 9:00 am on Tuesday, July 4.
(no 6:30 am, no 8:30 am, no Adoration after Mass)
MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
6:00 PM MASS with BISHOP KEVIN VANN
ALL ARE INVITED
The Ordination of the two new Deacons from St. Cecilia
Gaston Mendiola Arroyo and Aristotle George Quan – will take place at Holy Family Cathedral on Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 am (not at St. Columban). All are invited. Both new deacons will offer Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Cecilia on Sunday, July 16.
Bishop Vann appointed our Parochial Vicars, effective July 1, 2017
May we ask the Holy Spirit to give us virtues of generosity and flexibility to manage the Priests’ assignment changes after July 1. Bishop Kevin Vann is pleased to appoint Fr. Wayne Adajar (1998) as the Parochial Vicar of San Antonio de Padua del Cañon Church, Anaheim Hills, effective July 1, 2017. As Fr. Wayne has graciously completed his assignment with us, we are deeply grateful to him and will definitely miss him. We will have an Appreciation Mass for Fr. Wayne on June 24 & 25 – the last weekend of June. All are invited to join us in the Hall for a reception after the 5:00 pm Saturday, June 24 Mass and 9:00 am Sunday, June 25 Mass.
Bishop Kevin Vann is pleased to appoint two new bilingual diocesan priests as the Parochial Vicars of St. Cecilia, effective July 1, 2017. Fr. Ismael Silva (1979) is coming from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Santa Ana and Fr. Nicolaus Thai (2016) from the completion of his master in theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (aka the Angelicum). After obtaining a master’s degree in applied physics, Fr. Nicolaus entered the seminary at the age of 25. Fr. Ismael will be working with Fr. Bao and Maricela Moran in administrating the Hispanic Ministry. Fr. Nicolaus will be a coordinator for the Adult Faith Formation at St. Cecilia Church and is also joining with the School Faculty to teach one religion class. As we have generously shown our prayer and support to Fr. Wayne, may we continue to do so to our two new coming fathers. We will have a Welcoming Mass for both fathers on July 1 & 2 – the first weekend of July. All are invited to join us in the Hall for a reception after the 9:00 am and 12:30 pm Sunday, July 2 Masses.
The Most Holy Eucharist Sunday, June 18, 2017
Dear Faith Community of St. Cecilia:
Happy Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a doctrinal feast established for three purposes: to give God collective thanks for Christ’s abiding presence with us in the Eucharist, and to honor him there; to instruct the people in the mystery, faith and devotion surrounding the Eucharist; and, to teach us to appreciate and make use of the great gift of the Holy Eucharist both as a sacrament and as a sacrifice. Today’s readings are a prefiguring of Jesus’ gift of the Eucharistic Bread that spiritually nourishes all those who believe in him and serve him. May we always love Holy Communion!
Happy Father’s Day
Together with Father Wayne 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!
Happy 60th Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Cecilia
Tomorrow Monday, June 19, 2017 is remarkably the great day of our Church and School when we celebrate the 60th 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 60 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; then 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 pastors and parochial vicars 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 Bishop Emeritus Tod Brown for their love, prayer, support and care for us as they come to preside at the 60th Anniversary Mass.
Last but not least, I would like to wholeheartedly express my sincere thanks to the Church and School staffs,faculties and students, councils, 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.
With the intercessions of Our Lady of Fatima and our patroness St. Cecilia, may God let our Diamond Jubilee year 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. Happy Anniversary!
Sincerely Yours in the Holy Eucharist,
Congratulations to our School Boys Volleyball Team Championship 2017 !
Congratulations to our School Decathletes 2017 !
Congratulations to our School Decathletes 2016 !
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PSA – PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL – 2017
The assigned 2017 PSA goal for St. Cecilia Church is $128,000. This same amount of the last year, along with the goals of other Parishes and Centers in the Diocese of Orange, will be used to carry out the mission of the Church by supporting eleven pastoral ministries and services including …. Please click the link below for PSA Video and Letter. Please use the “Proud to be Catholic” white envelope or the Parish yellow envelope. You may make checks payable to Orange Catholic Foundation, or use credit card or ACH via the link below and please select St. Cecilia Church. (Please note that the cream envelope is totally for our Restricted Parish Capital Building Fund at St. Cecilia.) Thank you very much.
DỰ ÁN LA VANG – LAVANG PROJECT – 2017
Ân nhân Danh Dự: 25,000 Mỹ kim
Ân nhân Bậc Nhât: 10,000 Mỹ kim
Ân nhân Bậc Hai: 5,000 Mỹ kim
Ân nhân Bậc Ba: 3,000 Mỹ kim
Tên của quý Ân nhân hưởng ứng từ 3,000 Mỹ kim trở lên sẽ được khăc ghi trên Đài Tri Ân tại Linh Đài Mẹ trong Tòa Giám Mục. Thí dụ: Ông Bà Nguyễn văn A; Mẹ Phan thị B; Bô Trân quôc C; Cha Mẹ Lê thanh D.
Please consider your Year End Giving Gift to support St. Cecilia Restricted Parish Capital Building Fund. Please use the parish vanilla envelope designated for Building Fund, and write your parish ID envelope number on it. If you do not have it yet, please write your full name, address and phone number, and we create and inform you of your parish ID envelope number. In addition, you may consider donating your Year End Giving Gift to St. Cecilia. We are deeply grateful to you for the generosity and loving amount you have contributed throughout the year and in particular your Year End Giving Gift. Please be assured that we will send our tax deductible letter to you toward the end of January. Please contact Fr. Bao at 714-544-3250, Ext. 14, or Mr. Bill Weeks, Business Manager, at Ext. 12. Thank you so very much! May God bless you abundantly!
Pink & Vanilla Envelopes
Christian Service’s monthly Pink Envelope has been replaced by the monthly Vanilla Envelope of St. Cecilia Parish Capital Building Fund. At present, the total amount in the Christian Service account can run basically throughout the period of two fully fiscal years of 2016-2018. Since we are now in need to raise funds for our new one-story Administrative Office and new two-story Parish Center, Fr. Bao presented the replacement of two envelopes with the Christian Service’s leader, Peter Ruiz, and with the Parish Finance Council. We all have come to conclude to do so for the two year period. Meanwhile, we are thankful to you for your generosity of any extra amount that you would like to contribute directly to the restricted Christian Service Fund.
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 All-In-One Event Calendar that has all dates and times of all celebrations and events at Church until the end of June 2017, and a link to use Credit Card or ACH to donate or to pay through Vanco Company.