First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2015
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
HAPPY NEW LITURGICAL YEAR. THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR OF GRACE.
SUNDAY: YEAR C. MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF US WITH A BLESSED SEASON OF ADVENT.
Sacred Relics of The Saints: Treasures Of The Church. St. Cecilia presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Monday, tomorrow, November 30, at 7:00 pm. Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with his very special ministry to teach about these holy objects. He will bring with him over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years. In addition, there will also be present a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world. You are invited to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill family members and friends which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of the saints’ intercessions.
Christmas Concert December 18, 7:30 PM. We are now selling tickets for Our Parish Annual Christmas Concert. Please stop by at office during the business hours or at tables outside Mass or approach to the Choir members for purchasing tickets. Please see page 5 for more information. Thank you for your support.
Prayer to Stop Assisted Suicide: “O God, source of all life and hope, look kindly on our brothers and sisters facing the end of their lives, fill them with the hope of your mercy and give them peace and comfort. We pray for all Californians, inspire them to protect the lives of the elderly, the infirm and the disabled. Renew our commitment to building a community where every human life is welcomed and wanted, valued and defended — from conception to natural death. We ask this through the intercession of Saint John Paul II. Amen.” Petitions are now available for signatures outside of Masses. Please stop by the booth after mass to support the referendum. Every signature is valuable. The goal is 500,000 signatures! For more information, please visit www.stopassistedsucide.com. Thank you very much.
I am grateful to you for all your constant prayers and loving supports to our St. Cecilia. Our Mother Mary and St. Cecilia, pray for us! May God bless you and your family abundantly!
Reverend Bao Thai