Have a very grace-filled season of the Ordinary Time!
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 24th, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
Rummage Sale. At 9:00 am today, we celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass and a gathering after Mass in the courtyard to express our deepest appreciation to Sandie and Bill Guard, Deborah Tracy, the Rummage Sale Team, benefactors, parish groups and volunteers who worked very hard in order to have such a successful rummage sale. We sincerely thank our parishioners and friends who donated items to our parish. Gross income from both merchandise and food sales totaled $16,000. The entire net is designated to our Building Fund. May God, through the intercession of Our Lady and Saint Cecilia, abundantly bless all of you and your family with love, peace, and joy!
BBQ Backyard Theology. We had a great turnout the past two Tuesdays. The first time the “Triple G” band, made up of our school parents, excellently played live music at this gathering. The St. Cecilia Church and School community have enjoyed so much both music and the topics on “Faithful Disciples Faithful Citizens” and “Forming a good moral conscience: What are the principles?” We danced, too. We are looking forward to hosting more parish gathering events. To all of you, we are deeply grateful.
Today’s Scripture Readings remind us that prayer is essential for Christian family life. To remain faithful in marriage, the spouses must pray, not only individually, but together. They must thank God and offer intercessory prayers for each other, for their children, and for their dear ones. Daily prayer will help married couples to celebrate and show reverence for God’s vision of human sexuality, and honor life from conception to natural death. St. John Marie Vianney advised a couple: “Spend three minutes praising and thanking God for all you have. Spend three minutes asking God’s pardon for your sins and presenting your needs before Him. Spend three minutes reading the Bible and listening to God in silence.”
Please schedule yourself to join us at the Pilgrimage to the Holy Door of the San Juan Capistrano Basilica on Saturday, August 6, at 1:30 pm, led by Fr. Wayne and Kathy Long. Please see pages 14 & 15 in the bulletin for very detailed information about the Pilgrimage. In addition, I personally and strongly encourage each member of each ministry at St. Cecilia to register to attend the Called and Gifted Workshop on Saturday, August 20, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the Hall. Please see page 16 in the bulletin for detail information. You may visit our parish website stcecilia.org to download a brochure and register on line.
A memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, July 30 at 5 pm for our former r eceptionist J ean Williams, who
served our parish faithfully for 38 years.
Congratulations to our School Decathletes!
Official Websites for Jubilee Year of Mercy
Your-Giving-Gift to the Church Building Fund
Please consider Your-Giving-Gift to support St. Cecilia Building Fund. Please use the parish vanilla envelope designated for Building Fund, and write your ID Envelope number on it. The community is deeply grateful to you for the loving amount you have contributed throughout the year and in particular Your-Giving-Gift. Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Bao at 714-544-3250, Ext. 14.
Please use the “Proud to be Catholic” white envelope or the Parish yellow envelope designated for PSA, or please click on the link above to contribute your PSA donation. And when you are asked the name of the Parish Designation, please select St. Cecilia. Thank you very much! May God bless you!