News and Announcements
Backyard BBQ & Church Chats
Join us for our Second BBQ on Tuesday, July 22 at 5:30 pm. Our especial speakers will be Rabbi Frank Stern; he will reflect on the visit of Pope Francis to Israel or the Jewish approach to sin and forgiveness. The church will supply hamburgers and hot dogs, and the community will provide potluck side dishes — salads, desserts, etc. We also supply simple beverages — lemonade, coffee, water. If you want anything fancier, you can bring it. See you Tuesday, July 22.
Vacation Bible School Is Back!
St. Cecilia Catholic Church invites children to Weird Animals Vacation Bible School: Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind!
Weird Animals Vacation Bible School will be hosted at St. Cecilia Catholic Church from July 28 to August 1. At Weird Animals, kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations! They’ll participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience cool Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them they are one of a kind, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with The Tail End—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 12:10pm each day.
Weird Animals VBS is for kids from Pre-School to 5th grade and will run from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm each day. We are also in need of parent volunteers and young adult volunteers entering 6th grade and above.
Registration forms will be located in the Parish Office, or you can find online registration at https://osv.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/stcecilia For more information, e-mail VBS Director Perry Van Boom at
The Vocations Office
The Vocations Office cordially invites you to the next Priesthood Discernment evening. The purpose is to familiarize interested men with the life, prayer, and possible call to Priesthood in the Diocese of Orange. There is no commitment on your part, other than the expression of interest to participate. The next Priesthood Discernment evening will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:00p.m. ~ Diocese of Orange Pastoral Center, First Floor, Room 1D, Christ Cathedral Campus. Please give serious thought to this invitation.
"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." (Mt 9:37-38) If you have any questions regarding the Priesthood Discernment evening, please contact the Director of Vocations, Rev. John Moneypenny at (714) 282-3036, or via email
New Parish Business Directory
Do you have a business you would like other Parishioners to know about and use? Place an advertisement in our Parish Family Album Prices start at $75.00 (Bus. Card) - $550.00 (Full Page).
Your ad will be available to over 4,000 families for 7 years.
or call (714) 437-9955
PETER PAN: FAMILY FUN THAT
SUPPORTS OUR COMMUNITY!
St. Cecilia Church is once again supporting the local production of Broadway in the Park. See Peter Pan actually fly on a bigger-than-ever stage with better-than-ever cast and set. From August 19 through 23, Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) is presenting a spectacular production of the musical PETER PAN in Pepper Tree Park. You can purchase tickets that are good for any of the 5 nights at a DISCOUNT in the church office. Bring your beach chairs or blankets, pack your picnic and get ready for a great time for the whole family.
This year why not indulge your family and friends with the comfort and convenience of purchasing a Reserved Table? Arrive when you like, enjoy a real table and chairs (with tablecloth and candle), and serve the picnic you bring in style and grace. Contact www.tacfa.org or 714/518-5519.
SUPPORT THE ST. CECILIA BOOTH SELLING BAKED GOODS, HOT COCOA & COFFEE! A local restaurant and several non-profits will be selling good food and drinks if you prefer to “eat out.” Get your discounted tickets before they sell out! You can’t beat the quality production, and you’ll share delightful time with many parishio
2014 Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA)
Have you hired the Diocese to do God’s work for you yet? You empower them by donating to PSA. They have the tools to get it done for you. Donate by using the:
Parish website: www.stcecilia.org or the white PSA envelopes that say “Proud to be Catholic”. Don’t forget to put your name on the envelope.
Lectors Ministry …we are looking for you! Your life has been blessed by God and you are looking to give back. Here is the opportunity. If you find yourself enjoying listening to the Word of God at St. Cecilia's masses and like to read, we need you. We are in great need of lectors for our Saturday mass at 8 am. Step up and let God transform your life. Please contact Sharel Figueredo at (510)-745-8165 or email me at
Since we placed candles in our church we have seen many people making use of this ageless tradition of prayer. Please remember that candles can be purchased at the front office for $4. Candles purchased in stores are not made for our candle holders in church. The candles being of a lower quality sometimes explode. Please do not place store bought candles in our candle racks as these can be dangerous. Store bought candles in the church are removed and placed outside on the concrete in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Thank you.
Lately, photo-copied novena prayers to the Sacred Heart have been appearing in our church. Novenas are approved prayers; however, sometimes some forms of them are not in keeping with Church law. When a novena says, “never known to fail” it ceases to be a prayer approved by the Church. In any prayer we leave God the grace of deciding on the worthiness or spiritual health of what we are praying for. Approved novena booklets will also always have an imprimatur (approved signature of a bishop) on them. Any others should be discarded. Thank you.
St. Cecilia Moms Group
St. Cecilia Moms Group!!! This group is for moms with children of any age. Childcare will be provided. We will meet every other Thursday from 9:00-11:00 am
Come join us for the chanting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet every Wednesday night in the church from 7 pm to 7:45pm. With the Chaplet we also include different meditations taken from St Faustian.
Fellowship Ministry …
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Sunday’s at11:00 am Mass for children in grades K-5.
Confessions..are heard every Saturday 8:30—9:00 am and Wednesday 7:00 to 8:00 pm. (3-4 priests), or during the week with an appointment. Please call the office 544-3250.
Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and post-pone pregnancies. NFP is simple, natural & effective and is fully accepted by the Catholic Church. If you interested in learning more about the particular NFP methods (Creighton Method, Billings Method, Sympto-Thermal Method, etc…) please contact Rosalina Lopez 714-981-7300 or Silvia Lopez (714-955-1286).
1820 E. 16th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone (714) 347-9600 or Telephone (714) 347-9646 – email
Catholic Charities of Orange County offers in English the Creighton Model Fertility Care System for NFP and Women’s Reproductive Healthcare. Fertility Care Practitioner to make an appointment for the dates listed below or for further information, at (714) 347-9646 or email to
. Alba Ramiro can also provide information at (714) 347-9668 or
New Military Bulletin Board
Do you have a family member serving in our armed forces? Would you like to have special prayers said for them? If so please submit a 21/2”X 31/2” picture of them along with their name, rank, military branch, where they are serving and your relation to them to be placed in our new military bulletin board. This board along with the Hispanic, Filipino and Vietnamese boards are located outside on the back of the church wall across from the modular's. Carol O’Brien will be collecting the picture for placement of the military board. If you have already placed a picture of a military member for our old board, please contact Carol at 714 832-2075 to update the information ASAP. Thank you.
Chanted Liturgy of the Hours
Every Wednesday we have Sung Evening Prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 7pm to 8pm in English. (Except on the 1st Wednesday of the month when we celebrate the Perpetual Help Novena) This will be accompanied by organ. Adoration will then continue as usual from 8pm to 8:30pm in Vietnamese and 8:30 pm to 9 pm in Spanish. Please join us for a beautiful experience of traditional chant in front of the Blessed Sacrament!
Like Us On Facebook
This summer we launched an official Facebook page to expand our communication and networking efforts. Please find us at facebook.com/MoreThanSchool. You can also link from our homepage, MoreThanSchool.org. Show your support, and stay in the loop; take a moment to Like Us on Facebook!