Diocese of Orange

Daily Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday: 6:30 am & 8:30 am
Friday: 6:30 pm (Vietnamese)
Saturday: 8:00 am, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm (Vietnamese)
Sunday:  6:30 am, 7:30 am, 9:00 am*, 11:00 am* & 5:00 pm, 12:30 pm (Espanol), 7 pm (Espanol) Indonesian Mass: Third Sunday of the month at 3:00pm
* Nursery care available


Wednesday: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am-9:30am or by appointment

Parish Activity Calendar

Office Hours

Monday - Friday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday : 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Telephone :
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Electronic Giving

If you wish to use the Electronic Giving service, we now have the option of signing up online for your convenience.

Welcome to St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Pastor's Corner

Written by Fr. Al
Sunday, January 23, 3:00 pm
Pastor's Corner


Dear Friends,


Last week I went to the movies and saw Into the Woods, a Disney film, adapted from a Broadway musical by the same name.  Broken basically into two acts the first presents a gathering of different fairytale figures that create the central story.  The wood in the last act becomes a place of shadow and temptation.  I thought walking in, that it would be a musical presented mostly for children but with a subtle layer of plot presented for adults.  I expected that the witch would be somehow shown as a misunderstood figure – a given now-a-days ala Wicked. 


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Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,


Part of the truth of the internet is that not all that appears on it is true!  Pictures can be photo-shopped, stories can be made up and the internet user has to be smart enough to know the difference.  There is an interesting website that you might enjoy called, Snopes.com, Rumor Has It, that identifies some of the false stories.  These are some of the stories that you might have come across that are not real:


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Pastor's Corner

Dear Parishioners,


This Christmas season has been wonderful and chaotic!  It isn’t often that we have the fourth Sunday of Advent, three days later Christmas Eve, and three days later Holy Family Sunday, three days later New Year’s Eve, three days later Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and then a week later the Baptism of the Lord.  This year has kept us running!




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Msgr Sammon’s Corner of the World

St. Cecilia's Parish has an extensive Mission Ministry. Begun by Msgr. Sammon 50 years ago, the program is still thriving due to the dedication of members of our parish who use the blue envelope every month to donate money. We sincerely thank all of you who are so generous. Whether you give a dollar or more is not so important as the fact that you care. We know that all missionaries around the world pray for you and your loved ones. They in turn ask for your prayers as well as donations. Prayer is the strength of the missionary's life. Click here for more.

Capital Campaign Update

Thank you to all who have pledged/donated to the Capital Campaign. We encourage those who have not yet made a pledge to contact the Church office.

To date we have received $852,025 capital campaign pledges/donations on behalf of St. Cecilia.

So far, $183,777 (22%) of the pledged amount has been received. This exceeds our annual PSA Diocese commitment by $56,777 of which St. Cecilia will receive $14,194 (25%) most likely in October 2013.

Click here to read the full Capital Campaign Update.

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.

E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (714) 437-9955.

Quinn's Old Town Grill Fundraiser

Please support our ongoing anyday/anytime fundraiser with

Quinn's Old Town Grill

20% of the food amount donated to the Church
Some restrictions apply – See Coupon
Coupon also available in the Church office

Quinn's Old Town Grill Coupon 2013

Click to view PDF

The Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux

A great gift shared with all of us at the Annual Bishop’s Prayer Breakfast were the relics (see below) of St Therese! Those attending were invited to write personal prayer petitions that would later be placed within her little desk. In life, St Therese used this to write her famous “Journal of a Soul.” It is said she would kneel while writing the journal upon this wood desk.

Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux

4:12 Ministries - Confirmation and Youth Ministry

Visit St. Cecilia's 4:12 Ministries - Confirmation and Youth Ministry website: http://412beanexample.org

Annual Reports

Click here to download the 2011-2012 Annual Report

Click here to download the 2010-2011 Annual Report

Holy Family Services

Holy Family Services, is a state-licensed 501 (c)(3) agency established in 1949 that provides full adoption services for adoptive and birth parents. HFS has free counseling and adoption services for women and teens in unplanned pregnancies. HFS is currently in need of adoptive parents for infants, older children and short term foster parents. Please call for Orientation times, at 1-800-464-2367. If not you, then who? Thank you for thinking of Holy Family Services, Adoption & Foster Care, when you care enough to consider adoption!

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!

Prayer and Remembrance Candles


  • The Church has upgraded the Church Alcoves (Sacred Heart, Joseph, and Mary) to now provide candles for prayer and remembrance.
  • The candles will last 5-6 days and will only be available through the Office.
  • The price per candle will be: $4 (includes all applicable taxes)
  • Candles are to be placed in an empty globe in the particular Alcove you desire, and then lit.

-------Lighting A Candle-------
Is a SIGN of our prayer and the offering of our lives

Is a REMINDER to us and others of the Saints
Who have shone as lights of the world and
Who pray for us

Is a WITNESS to all who pass by
that this is a place of prayer

St. Cecilia Church

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Marriage Encounter

Please consider a weekend of love, leave all distractions behind and open your minds and hearts to God's plan and your sacrament of marriage. You deserve it! The following dates are for the WWME weekends for 2015: February 13-15, May 29-31, July 17-19, September 18-20 and November 13-15.

Please contact Rich and Rosie Medina, your parish World Wide Marriage Encounter couple at 714 788 8436 or 714 832 6721.


Suggestion Box

There is a suggestion box in the hallway in front of the office. Please put your suggestions, opinions, criticism and comments in the box. Put your name, phone # or email address, so that we may contact you for more information. Unsigned comments will be discarded as unworthy for reflection.


Mater Dolorosa Retreat

St. Cecilia Parish Retreat for women will be held at Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center on February 6-7-8.  Join your fellow parishioners for this weekend of spiritual enrichment and growth.  The Passionist retreat team offer inspirational talks, as well as time for quiet prayer, Mass, Reconciliation and Stations of the Cross.  The theme for this year is: Holy Waiting...In a World That Can't Wait” Our retreat begins Friday evening with dinner and concludes Sunday after Mass.  Please contact Beverly Truzzolino, parish retreat captain for information or to make your reservation.  714-642-6455.


With Sympathy

The members of St. Cecilia extend our deepest sympathy to the families of Albena Barzcz, Tito Romero, Marcia Galuppo Sloan,our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of bereavement. Lord, remember those who have died and have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. Amen



Sweets and Fellowship

Come and enjoy Mexican sweet bread, coffee, juice and Mexican hot chocolate in the hall after the 9:00 and 11:00 am Masses.  It will be hosted by a different ministry two Sundays each month.  

On Sunday Sweets and Fellowship is a great way to meet new people and share our wonderful faith.  

Please call Esther Mays at 714-418-7563 if you have any questions.


Catholic Medical Association

Dear Parishioners, did you know that there is a Catholic association for those involved in health care?  There are monthly meetings on every First Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at Mimi’s Café in Irvine.  For more information on the Catholic Medical Association you can go to www.cathmed.org and www.stlukesociety.org.  


Serra Club

The mission of Serra is to foster and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  There are over 318 clubs in the U.S. Serra get its name from Blessed Juniper Serra, the 18th century Spanish friar.


The Serra City Club of Orange County meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7am at the Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel, 480 S. Batavia Street in Orange. The MEETING BEGINS WITH MASS FOLLOWED BY BREAKFAST AND A GUEST SPEAKER. For more information, please contact Beverly Truzzalino at www.serraus.org   714-642-6455.


The Serra Club of Orange County meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 12:15 am, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel, 480 Batavia in Orange. MEETING BEGINS WITH MASS, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH AND A GUEST SPEAKER. For more information, please contact Sharon Mulherin at 714 832-6504. Please join us at our next meeting


The Culture of Life

 "If you would like to help or be a part of the Culture of Life, we look forward to meeting you at Modular 1 on January 31, 2015 from, 10:00-11:00 am. Please contact Kara Muyargas at 909-618-4501 for more information. Have an abundantly blessed 2015!"


St. Cecilia Moms Group

We are currently accepting registration forms for the spring semester.  The St. Cecilia Moms Group gives moms the opportunity to strengthen their faith through speakers, discussion and service projects while enjoying a cup of coffee and breakfast with other moms.  


This group is for moms with children of any age.  Childcare will be provided.  We meet twice a month on Thursday from 9-11am. For more information or email Elizabeth Cwiertny at

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Women’s Ministry

It is time again to begin thinking about our spring session of the Women’s Ministry! We will begin on Thursday, February 19 in the evening and Friday morning, February 20 at 9:30 am.  The topic will be “The Holy Souls and You,” a perfect subject as we begin Lent.

Mark your calendar and plan on joining us to hear great speakers, savor wonderful snacks and share and enjoy each other’s company.  The cost for the session will be $20, but no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Come and get to know many wonderful ladies in our parish! We do have lots of fun!  If you have any questions, please call Sandie Guard at 714 838-5224, Deborah Tracy at 949 679-4303 or Barbara Caraccio at 714 544-0259 for the evening group.


St. Cecilia Rummage Sale, Boutique & Barbecue

DATES: June 26, 27 & 28, 2015

Donate used items today– now!

We take everything Including clothes and shoes

CALL Deborah Tracy @ 949-679-4303

Sandie Guard @ 714-838-5224

To arrange for storage if needed

This year the Rummage Sale is a Church-wide event so we need volunteers as soon as possible to assist with this endeavor. Please call Deborah or Sandie as well.


Cecilia Catholic School

Come celebrate Catholic education and experience “More Than School”

OPEN HOUSE; Sunday, January 25, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm


PROSPECTIVE FAMILY TOUR: Monday, January 26, 8:30 am

PRESCHOOL-KINDERGARTEN MAKE-AND-TAKE DAY; Saturday, February 28, 8:00 – 9:00 am

(714) 544-1533 http://www.morethanschool.org/


APilgrimage to Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela & Fatima: 

You are invited to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela & Fatima, 12-days, August 31 to September 11, 2015.  Includes visits to San Sebastian, Covadonga, Oviedo, Porto, Nazare, Lisbon & More & more! Only $3,499 from Los Angeles (LAX), plus $695 in airport taxes and $155 in tips. Under the Spiritual Direction of Rev. Wayne Adajar.  To download the free color brochure and registration form, visit ww.GoCatholicTravel.com/Adajar. For more information, please contact Carol Ryan at (714) 544-6113 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Space is limited. Register today!


 The Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus will be conducting a Membership Drive outside of church after all morning masses on Sunday, 1/25/15. If you are a Catholic man over 18 and want to help support our priests, our church and our community as a member of the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world, the Knights are for you. Come, see what we're about! For more information, contact Chris McCann at 949 769-0148.



Men Interested in Diocesan Priesthood

 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, February 4 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 





Eventos  Especiales  De La Iglesia De Santa Cecilia

Enero 25: Domingo: Divina Misericordia a las 2:30 pm


Enero 26: Lunes: Estudio de Biblia de 7- 9pm. M#1.


Enero 30: Viernes: Sagrada Familia Grupo  de Oración  7pm


Horario  de la oficina

                Lunes a Viernes de…9:00 am—7:00 pm

                Sábado………………8:30 am— 4:30 pm

                Domingo    ………….8:30 am  - 2:00 pm.


Reconciliación  (Confesión) en español) 

Los Sábados de  las  8:30 am—9:30 am y los Miércoles

7 pm—8:30 pm.  Entre semana con cita.  Por favor de llamar a la oficina 544-3250.


Bautismos (en Español)

El Sacramento de Bautismo se celebra el segundo domingo de cada mes, a las 2:30 pm  Para más información llame al 714 544-3250 o pase a la oficina parroquial.


Adoración al Santísimo

El 18 de cada mes,vengan a rezar, reflexionar y pasar un momento con Él Señor  para darle gracias. Los invitamos a que nos acompañen a la Adoración Nocturna en Español de 10-11pm. 


Matrimonios en Santa Cecilia

 Si desea casarse en la Iglesia de Santa Cecilia,  por favor, llame a la oficina de la Parroquia 544-3250 con seis meses de anticipación.


Grupo de Santa Rita

Para mujeres victimas de la violencia domestica. Las mujeres que necesiten ayuda y apoyo en esta área son bienvenidas a unirse a nosotras. (Solo en Español) Únase a nosotras el primer y tercer jueves de cada mes6:30-8:30 pm.

No dejes de asistir.  Si necesita cuidado de niños, favor de llamar a Alicia McLaughlin  714-832-1404 el lunes o martes anterior al jueves de la reunión.  A ULTIMA HORA NO ES POSIBLE HACERLO.

Jóvenes para Cristo De Santa Cecilia

Te invita cordialmente a nuestro nuevo ministerio todos los jueves de las  7-9pm. Ven a conocer, crecer y

celebrar tu fe. Haz nuevas amistades  y se parte de la GRAN  familia de Jóvenes para Cristo de Santa Cecilia



Información para la Celebración de Quinceañeras El Primer Domingo del Mes.

Después de la Misa de 12:30pm en el Modular #3.