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 May God bless you and grant you a very grace-filled season of Easter!

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
St. Teresa of Calcutta


Emergency Number Only
(Sick, Dying, Death)
714-953-7024


Regularly Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tel: 714-544-3250
Fax: 714-838-1996

Please note: In observance of the Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017 (Last Monday of May), there is 1 Mass only at 9:00 am (no 6:30 am, no 8:30 am, no Adoration after Mass), both the Parish Office and Church Doors are immediately closed after the 9:00 am Mass.


60th ANNIVERSARY OF DEDICATION OF ST. CECILIA CHURCH

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
6:00 PM MASS with BISHOP KEVIN VANN
ALL ARE INVITED


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Administrator’s Corner

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 21th, 2017

Congratulations to all Confirmation & First Holy Communion Students!

Dear Faith Community of St. Cecilia,

Congratulations to all 110 Confirmation and 210 First Holy Communion students of our Children’s Faith Formation Programs (St. Cecilia School, English, Spanish and Vietnamese programs). I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Fr. Wayne, Sr. Francesca, Mary Alvarado, Beth Rojo, Tim Reid, Eliut Sanchez, Rose Schiller, the CFF catechists and TAs, the 4:12 Youth and Eucharistic Youth Teams, the parents and grandparents for teaching these students during the past two years of their faith formation. I hope and pray that our Confirmation and First Holy Communion students, the parents and the sponsors will keep up their commitment to the Lord by celebrating with us the Eucharist on Sundays and participating actively in our church ministries.

From Easter to Pentecost, our readings focus on the early apostolic preaching of the Good News of salvation and on the promises of Jesus to his disciples, especially his promise of the Holy Spirit. Today’s readings explain Who the Holy Spirit is, what His roles are and how we can experience Him in our daily lives. The first reading describes how the Holy Spirit helped Deacon Philip to preach powerfully and convert the Samaritans in large numbers. It also explains how the baptized Samaritans received a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit through the imposition of hands by the apostles, Peter and John. In the second reading, Peter shows us his God-fearing life, which the Holy Spirit makes possible for all believers, including ourselves, who live in the midst of opposition and persecution. Today’s Gospel, taken from Jesus’ “Last Supper Discourse,” describes the gift he will send, the Holy Spirit, who will live as the Paraclete, the Divine Advocate, in those who obey Jesus’ commandments, especially the commandment of love. Thus, Jesus will continue to live in his believers with the Father and the Holy Spirit and they will not be left as orphans. The Risen Jesus’ continued presence in us and in the Church through the Holy Spirit gives meaning and purpose to all we are and all we do in his Name. As the Divine Advocate, the Holy Spirit will instruct us in Jesus’ doctrines and illumine our minds to receive deeper knowledge of our faith. In addition, the Divine Advocate will empower us to defend our faith powerfully and guide us properly in the practice of true Christian love. Thus, we will be able to recognize Jesus in the poor, in the sick, in the homeless, in the marginalized, in the outcast, in the drug addicts, and even in the criminals (“I was in prison…“). Acting as such, we will become true agents of healing and reconciliation in a broken and divided world.

The purpose of the indwelling Holy Spirit is to help us grow towards maturity and wholeness. We all have faults that prevent our growth: blocks of sin and imperfection, blocks due to childhood conflicts, blocks due to deeply ingrained personality traits and habits, blocks caused by addictions, and blocks resulting from bad choices we have made. The Holy Spirit helps us see the truth about ourselves, to discern the blocks that inhibit our growth and to allow Him to transform us. The Holy Spirit also comes to our aid and gives us the strength to make difficult and painful decisions. God’s Spirit actually lives in us, and we hear the voice of the Spirit, counseling and guiding us in the way of truth. Let us open the ears of our minds to hear Him and to obey His promptings. Let us be open to the Holy Spirit, our Paraclete!

Sincerely yours in Jesus the Risen Christ!
Fr. Bao


Congratulations to our School Boys Volleyball Team Championship 2017 !

Congratulations to our School Decathletes 2017 !


1st Place in Overall Small School Division & 2nd Place in Overall in both Large & Small School Divisions, 1st Place in Logic, 2nd Place in Super Quiz, and 5 more Individuals. 1st Place in Fine Arts: Irene Cruise; 1st Place in Science: Nathaniel Quileza; 3rd Place in Social Studies: Elena Walz; 3rd Place in English: Lauren Wehn; 4th Place in Current Events: John Wehn.

Congratulations to our School Decathletes 2016 !

Please click here for the OVERALL TEAM & INDIVIDUAL SUBJECT AWARDS 2016



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PSA – PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL – 2017

Our last year 2016 PSA assessment was $128,000. Totally, we pledged $220,690 and contributed $212,791. 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 $85,791 has been designated to the Restricted Parish Capital Building Fund for Overall Campus Master Plan and for Facility Maintenance.
The assigned 2017 PSA goal for St. Cecilia Church is $128,000. This same amount of the last year, 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 “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.

Please click here for PSA VIDEO

Please click here for PSA LETTER

Please click here for PSA CONTRIBUTION by CREDIT CARD or ACH 



DỰ ÁN LA VANG – LAVANG PROJECT – 2017

Xin vào đây hưởng ứng DỰ ÁN LA VANG

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.





Year-End-Giving-Gift

Please consider your Year End Giving Gift to support St. Cecilia Restricted Parish Capital Building Fund. Please use the parish vanilla envelope designated for Building Fund, and write your parish ID envelope number on it. If you do not have it yet, please write your full name, address and phone number, and we create and inform you of your parish ID envelope number. In addition, you may consider donating your Year End Giving Gift to St. Cecilia. We are deeply grateful to you for the generosity and loving amount you have contributed throughout the year and in particular your Year End Giving Gift. Please be assured that we will send our tax deductible letter to you toward the end of January. Please contact Fr. Bao at 714-544-3250, Ext. 14, or Mr. Bill Weeks, Business Manager, at Ext. 12. Thank you so very much! May God bless you abundantly!



Pink & Vanilla Envelopes

Christian Service’s monthly Pink Envelope has been replaced by the monthly Vanilla Envelope of St. Cecilia Parish Capital Building Fund. At present, the total amount in the Christian Service account can run basically throughout the period of two fully fiscal years of 2016-2018. Since we are now in need to raise funds for our new one-story Administrative Office and new two-story Parish Center, Fr. Bao presented the replacement of two envelopes with the Christian Service’s leader, Peter Ruiz, and with the Parish Finance Council. We all have come to conclude to do so for the two year period. Meanwhile, we are thankful to you for your generosity of any extra amount that you would like to contribute directly to the restricted Christian Service Fund.


Go Green
 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 All-In-One Event Calendar that has all dates and times of all celebrations and events at Church until the end of June 2017, and a link to use Credit Card or ACH to donate or to pay through Vanco Company.


 Gratitude

We — Fr. Bao, Fr. Wayne, Deacon Dong, Deacon Rafael, Sr. Francesca, Mrs. Alvarado, Staff and Faculty, and two seminarians Aristotle and Gaston — 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 very grace-filled and blessed 2017!

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