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
(only for Sick, Dying, Death)
Regular Church Office Hours
Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSURE
In observance of Presidents Day – Monday, 2/19/2018,
There is 1 English Mass only at 9 AM. The Church will close at 10 AM. There is no 6:30 AM, no 8:30 AM, no Adoration. The Church Office will close this day.
The deadline of submission to Rose Schiller (email@example.com) of the weekly bulletin announcements of each ministry is before noon each Monday.
The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 14th, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
2018 Pastoral Services Appeal
I hope that your Christmas celebration was blessed and that you have started off a great New Year with God’s abundant blessings. Our last year PSA assessment was $128,000. We pledged $199,304 and contributed $192,572. Wow! I am so amazed and wholeheartedly grateful to each and every one of you for your prayer, love and generosity. The 100% rebate amount of $64,572 has been designated to the Restricted Parish Capital Building Fund for Overall Campus Master Plan and for Facility Maintenance.
The assigned 2018 PSA goal for St. Cecilia Church is $130,000. This amount 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: Catholic School Scholarships to increase the availability of Catholic education for all families; vital Education and Formation for Priests, Deacons and Seminarians; Catholic Charities, which provides assistance to the poor and vulnerable; and Detention Ministry Outreach, which extends mercy toward the imprisoned by sharing the Gospel with them.
You are asked to prayerfully discern the amount of your 2018 PSA gift. Your sacrificial gift in any amount will be acknowledged as your commitment to our faith and your response to God’s many blessings. Once we have met our goal, 100% of all PSA donations over our Diocesan goal will be returned to St. Cecilia Church in a quarterly rebate.
As you have seen, the modular buildings were removed. We will turn this empty area into a 24 hour Adoration Chapel. We will have two buildings planned for the open area north of the Church between the Church and houses. One portion is a 2-story building for meeting rooms and music practice. This building will include moveable walls to create different meeting room spaces as needed. It will also have restrooms on both floors and an elevator. The Diocese has approved the entire building project and we are clear to submit to the City of Tustin for Planning Review and Approval. Our 100% rebate amount will be designated to the Restricted Parish Capital Building Fund for an Overall Campus Master Plan and for Facility Maintenance.
Together with Fr. Ismael and Fr. Nicolaus, I am deeply grateful to you for your devoted support of immeasurable generosity, constant prayer and Christ-like love for our St. Cecilia community. With the intercessions of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Our Patroness St. Cecilia, may Almighty God reward and bless you and your family abundantly through Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior!
With gratitude in and peace of Christ,
Rev. Bao Thai
THANK YOU NOTE from FR. JOHN BRADLEY
My dear Parishioners:
Words cannot express how deeply grateful I am to all of you for making my 52nd anniversary in the priesthood so very special. The beautiful Mass on 12/17/17 Sunday morning was especially meaningful for me. It was a great honor for me to have Fr. Bao as the presiding celebrant, along with Fathers Ismael and Nicholas, and Deacons Dong, Rafael, and Bill. The choir was particularly outstanding, and what was sung at the offertory was very special for me. I thank you again for your love, support, and friendship. I pray that God will grant me more years in spreading the Good News of our Catholic Faith. With much love in Christ our Lord,
Fr. John Bradley
Please consider making your 2017 Year End Giving
Gift to support St. Cecilia Parish’s Capital Building
Fund. We ask that you use the parish vanilla envelope
designated for the Building Fund, and write your parish
ID envelope number on it. If you are not using our envelopes,
please write your full name, address and
phone number on a blank envelope, and we will create
your parish ID number and inform you of it to use in
In addition, you may consider donating your 2017 Year
End Giving Gift as your Christmas and New Year’s
gift to St. Cecilia. We are deeply grateful for your generosity
and loving support throughout the year and in
particular this 2017 Year End Giving Gift. Please be
assured that we will send our tax deductible letter to
you toward the end of January 2018.
Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Bao Thai at 714
-544-3250, Ext. 14, or Deacon Bill Weeks, our Business
Manager, at Ext. 12.
Again, thank you for your charitable giving! May
God bless you abundantly!
SEASON OF LENT 2018
(46 days prior to Easter Sunday) 6:30 AM – English Tuesday, 3/13 – Vietnamese – by Fr. Quang Nguyen, C.Ss.R. 6:00 PM – Vietnamese Reflection in Church Stations of the Cross Lenten Dinner Wednesday, 3/14 – English & Spanish 6:00 PM – English Reflection in Church
Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018
8:30 AM – English
10:00 AM – English School
12:10 PM – English
5:00 PM – English
6:15 PM – Vietnamese
7:45 PM – Spanish
The First Day of the Lunar New Year of the Dog
on Friday, February 16, 2018
It falls on the First Lenten Friday
Lent Reflection and Confession 2018
7:00 PM – Vietnamese Confession in Church
6 Fridays of Lent 2018
February 16 & 23; March 2, 9, 16 & 23
5:45 PM Stations of the Cross – Vietnamese
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – English
7:45 PM Stations of the Cross – Spanish
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Hall
2 dinners served by Hispanic ministries on February 16 & 23
1 dinners served by Knights of Columbus on March 2
2 dinners served by Vietnamese ministries on March 9 & 16
1 dinners served by Filipino ministries on March 23
All are called to do almsgiving during Lent and join our Community Fellowship.
We appreciate your free-will giving. All proceeds go directly to Christian Service ministry that serves the need in our Community.
Lent Reflection and Confession 2018
6:00 PM – Spanish Reflection in Hall
7:00 PM – Bilingual Confession in Church
(46 days prior to Easter Sunday)
6:30 AM – English
Tuesday, 3/13 – Vietnamese – by Fr. Quang Nguyen, C.Ss.R.
6:00 PM – Vietnamese Reflection in Church
Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, 3/14 – English & Spanish
6:00 PM – English Reflection in Church
Congratulations to our School Boys Volleyball Team Championship 2017 !
Congratulations to our School Decathletes 2017 !
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DỰ ÁN LA VANG – LAVANG PROJECT
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.
2018 PSA – PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL
The assigned 2018 PSA goal for St. Cecilia Church is $130,000. 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 Diocesan “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.
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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