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Saint Cecilia, our patroness, pray for us!

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta



Church Office Closure

In observance of LABOR DAY on MONDAY, 9/3/2018:
The School, Hall and Office will close all day.
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 6:30 AM Mass.



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 annehyatt5@gmail.com. Registration at the door: $33 per person.



All Saints Day
Holy Day of Obligation
Mass Schedule 2018

Thursday, 11/1/2018
English: 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 5:00 PM
Vietnamese: 6:15 PM
Spanish: 7:30 PM



All Souls Day
Memorial Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
Mass Schedule 2018

Friday, 11/2/2018
English: 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM
Trilingual Rosary: 6:30 PM
Trilingual Memorial Mass: 7:00 PM



SAVE A DATE
Dynamic Catholic Event
inside St. Cecilia Church

Friday, 2/15/2019
English: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Topic: Find Your Greatness
Speaker: Dominick Albano



LIVING OUR FAITH
BUILDING OUR FUTURE

Please click here for CAPITAL CAMPAIGN ONLINE CONTRIBUTIONS

Please click here for A VIDEO OF NEW BUILDINGS

One Dollar Each Day – One Thousand Eighty for Three Years

As of today, we have close to 600 donors who have pledged a total of $3.0 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.

Your-Sacrificial-Gift

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!


 Pastor’s Corner

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 19th, 2018

St. Cecilia’s community will begin kneeling after the Lamb of God
at all Sunday Masses next weekend, the last weekend of August

Posture Change during the Eucharistic Prayer

From time to time it is worthwhile to examine why we do the things we do. This is especially true for us Catholics who wish to show proper reverence and awe for the Most Holy Eucharist. We know that what we do at Sacred Liturgy forms us, and others who observe us, in ways that sometimes supersedes words! This is especially true with bodily postures.

Some people point to an informality that continues to foster itself in our society: our casual manner in the way we address people by using only first names, our relaxed attire at social engagements and not “dressing up,” and the fact that we do not stand up when someone of importance walks into a room. It can also creep unconsciously into our celebration of Liturgy.

In order to counter this indifference and help foster a sense of awe and gratitude for the gift of the Eucharist, Bishop Vann has asked that we make a change in our posture during the latter part of the Eucharistic Prayer. Currently we stand from the Great Amen until after receiving Holy Communion. The faithful are now asked to start kneeling after the Lamb of God (AgnusDei) in awe and veneration of what is taking place on the Altar of Sacrifice. This change is to be implemented in parishes by the last Sunday in August and will help us to prepare ourselves spiritually for the dedication of our Cathedral, where this posture change will become normative.

There are occasions when this posture won’t be possible, such as when an individual is prevented by ill health, or for reasons of lack of space, of the large number of people present, or for another reasonable cause. It might not be possible in our communities that are worshipping in temporary Worships Spaces that don’t enjoy the use of kneelers. However, we can all enjoy a heightened awareness and attentiveness to the sacred action. Through our increase mindfulness of “doing things differently,” this change in posture will hopefully help us become more conscious and intentional about our sense of reverence and awe of Jesus’ Body and Blood.

This posture change is in keeping with the directives that we have been given in the General Instruction to the Roman Missal (GIRM), which is the “instruction manual” for how we celebrate Mass. The directives in the GIRM give us both universal norms for the Roman Catholic Church as well as “particular law” for the United States. It also gives authority to a Diocesan Bishop to establish norms for the benefit and well-being of the faithful for his particular diocese, which may vary from the surrounding dioceses and change over time. Our gestures and postures help to bring about a unity as we all do things the same way at the same time. It also helps to make clear the meanings of different parts of the Mass and fosters our participation in our Sacred Liturgy. Let all that we do help us enter into our prayer and worship to bring about our sanctification and that of our world.

With gratitude in Christ the most Holy Eucharist on the Altar,

Fr. Bao


Please click here for PILGRIMAGE TO ROME, LOURDES & FATIMA with FR. NICOLAUS in APRIL 22 to MAY 3, 2019


24-Hour-Emergency Number
(only for Sick, Dying, Death)
714-953-7024


Regular Church Office Hours
Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tel: 714-544-3250
Fax: 714-838-1996



Please click here for PARISH REGISTRATION FORM

Please click here for FACILITY REQUEST FORM

Please click here for this WEEKEND BULLETIN

The deadline of submission to Rose Schiller (rschiller@stceciliak8.org) of the weekly bulletin announcements of each ministry is before noon each Monday.


Congratulations to our School Decathletes 2018!


Go Green
 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.


 Gratitude

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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