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
Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22th, 2018
New Obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
“Mother of the Church”
celebrated on Monday after Pentecost each year
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Christ,
I would like to share with you the announcement from the Vatican. On February 11, 2018, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments inscribed a new obligatory memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church to the Monday after Pentecost. This year we celebrate it on May 21.
The full Mass formulary is already included in the Roman Missal and can be found under “Votive Masses: 10, The Blessed Virgin Mary, B. Our Lady, Mother of the Church.” A set of proper readings (i.e. mandatory) are not found together in any one place in the Lectionary for Mass, and is included as a PDF resource prepared by the USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship. In regards to the Liturgy of the Hours, an English version of the proper texts will be included in the Liturgy of the Hours Second edition which is going through translation review and approval by ICEL and the USCCB. In the meantime, for Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer, please use the Psalmody of the day along with other elements from the Psalter of the day or the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, except for the following Prayer:
O God, Father of mercies, whose Only Begotten Son, as he hung upon the Cross,
chose the Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother, to be our Mother also, grant, we pray, that with her loving help
your Church may be more fruitful day by day and, exulting in the holiness of her children,
may draw to her embrace all the families of the peoples. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
You may also find this information on the Diocesan Office for Worship’s webpage. There is also a hymn composed for the memorial that might be of interest. To go directly to the Diocesan pages, use the following URL worship.rcbo.org and choose the “Liturgy Planning” button.
This coming Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 AM, we invite all of you to join us at the special Mass with the celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, and the Blessing of the Caregiver Hands.
May the Risen Lord continue to bless each one of you with peace, love and joy during this Easter season of the Resurrection!
Peace in the Risen Christ our Lord,
The Mystery of the Mass Revealed
All are invited, especially Confirmation 1 & 2 Students & Youth 4:12 Ministry Team
at 6:30 PM, on the second Tuesdays from April to June,
April 10, May 8 and June 12,
in Kuper Center
(only for Sick, Dying, Death)
Regular Church Office Hours
Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Church Office Closure
In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, 5/28/2018,
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 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.
Please consider making your Year-End-Sacrificial-Gift to support our St. Cecilia Parish’s Building Fund Capital Campaign. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and loving support throughout the year and in particular this Year-End-Sacrificial-Gift. Please be assured that we send the parish tax deductible letter to you toward the end of January. Please do not hesitate to contact Deacon Bill Weeks, our Business Manager, at 714-544-3250, Ext. 12, or Fr. Bao Thai at 714-544-3250, Ext. 14. Again, thank you for your charitable and sacrificial giving! May God bless you abundantly!
Congratulations to our School Decathletes 2018!
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!
Magnificat Prayer Breakfast
Speaker: Pat Rensing
All are invited
Save a date. The meal includes a full plated breakfast as well as the speaker’s program. Please come and bring friends to the next Magnificat Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, at Embassy Suites Anaheim – South, 11767 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840. Registration by mail: $28 per person. Registration at the door: $33 per person. Reserved Seating for Tables of 10 – $280. Mail to Magnificat Ministry: P.O. Box 4381, Orange, CA 92863. Flyers are also available in the vestibule of our Church or at www.magnificat-ministry.net. For further information, please contact Anne at 714-420-5482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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