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

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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Welcome to St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Pastor's Corner

Written by Fr. Al
Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 pm
Pastor's Corner


Dear Friends,

 When I was a young teen I remember lying in bed listening to music with my earphones and happening upon Classical USC for the first time.  As I lay in the dark my eyes welled up with tears and I wept – I was listening to the Ave Maria.


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Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,

We believe that mortal sin is destructive and soul threatening and this is so.  The Lord knowing our propensity to sin gave us the gift of the Sacrament of Penance or Confession to remove the darkest of sins, restore us to peace and restore us to grace and unity with Him




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Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,

I think one of the unfortunate and common sins of any parish is gossip.  The Pope has spoken on this on numerous occasions.  Even Padre Pio had to endure the gossip of good Catholics for years when he was unjustly accused of being a womanizer.


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.

Archbishop Oscar Romero – Martyr for the Faith

Archbishop Oscar Romero

"We have never preached violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross, the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us. The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword, the violence of hatred. It is the violence of love, of brotherhood, the violence that wills to beat weapons into sickles for work." - Romero The Violence of Love

Servant of God, Oscar Romero, Bishop and Martyr

Born: August 15, 1917
Ordained a priest: April 4, 1942
Ordained bishop of the Diocese of Santiago de Maria, San Salvador: 1974
Ordained Archbishop of San Salvador: February 1977v Martyred while offering Holy Mass: 1980
St. John Paul II bestows the title of Servant of God in 1997
Pope Benedict XVI gives approval for canonization process to proceed in 2013
Pope Francis decrees his beatification on Feb. 3, 2015


Arzobispo Oscar Romero - Mártir por la Fe

"Nunca hemos predicado violencia, excepto la violencia del amor, que Cristo izquierdo clavó a una cruz, la violencia que debemos cada uno hacer a nosotros mismos para superar nuestro egoísmo y tales desigualdades crueles entre nosotros. La violencia que predicamos no es la violencia de la espada, la violencia del odio. Es la violencia del amor, de la fraternidad, la violencia esa quiere batir las armas en las hoces para el trabajo." - Romero La violencia del amor

Criado del dios, Oscar Romero, obispo y Martyr

Nato: 15 de agosto de 1917
Ordained a sacerdote: 4 de abril de 1942
Obispo Ordained de la diócesis de Santiago de Maria, Salvador de San: 1974v Arzobispo Ordained del Salvador de San: Febrero de 1977
Martyred mientras que masa santa de ofrecimiento: 1980
St. John Paul II concede el título del criado del dios en 1997
Papa Benedict XVI da la aprobación para que el proceso de la canonización proceda en 2013
Papa Francis decreta su beatificación el febrero. 3, 2015

Our New Priests

Dear Friends,

As the time of transition nears here is a small look at our new priests.

Father Bao Thai

Father Bao Thai will begin his ministry here at St Cecilia’s as administrator. This is now the normal track for new pastors. After a year he will be evaluated by the Diocese as to readiness for pastorship. I expect this will be an easy evaluation! Father Bao is a wonderful priest, enthusiastic, warm and engaging. He was ordained in 2003 and most recently has been the parochial vicar at Our Lady of La Vang Church in Santa Ana. Father is also the priest director of Magnificat in this region. Father is tri-lingual making him a great fit for St. Cecilia’s.

Father Agustín Escobar

Father Agustín Escobar was ordained in Colombia in 1987. He has most recently has been the parochial vicar at St. Norbert Church in Orange. Father speaks English and Spanish and will be largely in charge of the Spanish language community. He is warm and personable. Most people comment on his smile and his wit.

Both of these priests are great communicators of faith and love what they do and who they are as priests. They will join Father Wayne as the new team of priestly leadership for St. Cecilia’s July 1.

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

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News and Announcements

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Parish News

The Parish office will be closed on Monday, June 15, for Staff Day of prayer retreat.


Parish Day of Adoration

Our Parish Day of Adoration will begin after the 8:30 am Mass on Thursday, June 18 and it will conclude prior to the 6:30 am Mass on Friday, June 19.


The Parish Directories are now available!!

For those who took photos, your directory can be picked up after Mass or during the week in the Church office.


Vacation Bible School July 27–31

 Volunteer forms and Registration packets are now available in the office! Also you can download the forms online at www.412beanexample.org. With questions or comments, contact Tim Reid at 714-544-3250 ext. 27.



We are now accepting registration for Confirmation 1 and 2, sessions beginning fall of 2015!

For registration documents, please visit the office, or go to www.412beanexample.org to download and print.


C1 New Parent "Welcome" Meetings

English - Sunday, July 12, 3:30-4:30 pm in the Hall.

Spanish - Sunday, July 19, 2:30-3:30 pm in the Kuper Center.


C2 Parent Informational Meetings

Spanish - Sunday, June 14, 2:30-3:30 pm in the Kuper Center.


With any questions or concerns regarding Confirmation, please contact Director, Tim Reid: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 714-544-3250 x27.



Bereavement Volunteers

St. Cecilia needs a volunteer to head the Bereavement Committee. Requirements: Loving, Caring, and a Flexible schedule. An active committee already exists for support and training.  Let the Holy Spirit open your heart to this wonderful opportunity to serve God, this parish, and those who are grieving.


St. Cecilia Rummage Sale, Boutique &Barbecue

June 26, 27 & 28, 2015

You can drop off your donated items to the Parish Hall beginning:

Saturday, June 20 - Thursday, June 25 from 9 am - 3 pm.


St. Cecilia Catholic Book Club

 Please join us on Tuesday, June 16 and July 7, in discussing “Lord of the World” by Robert Hugh Benson. This novel was mentioned by Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis recently! The book club will meet in Modular 1 from 7-8:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. If interested or have questions, please call Kathy Long at 714-318-4678 or just come & see!


Sunday Sweets &Fellowship

Please join us this Sunday, June 14, after the 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 12:30 pm Masses for Sunday Sweets and Fellowship. A DK’s donut (from DK’s Donuts on Irvine Blvd. in Tustin) and a beverage of your choice (coffee, tea or juice) will be available for a donation of $1. Please stop by and share a sweet treat while visiting with your fellow parishioners.


The Culture of Life

Physician Assisted Suicide Legislation  

Have you heard the buzz about SB128? We encourage you to visit these websites to find out more. If you are so inclined, please use the websites to write to your Representatives and State Senators. Your emails will be tallied and taken into consideration in forming the Representatives’ and Senators’ stand regarding SB128. Also, be on the lookout—Culture of Life will be posting info sessions in the near future!







Calling All Alumni

 We are updating our alumni database.  If you or someone you know graduated from St. Cecilia Catholic School, please email us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.















Eventos Especiales De La Iglesia De Santa Cecilia

 Domingo   Junio 14  Divina Misericordia a las 2:30 pm.

Lunes        Junio 15  Estudio de Biblia de 7 - 9 pm M#1.

Jueves       Junio 18  Jóvenes Para Cristo  7 - 9 pm.


Horario  de la oficina

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

Sábado……………    8:30 am— 4:30 pm

Domingo    ………….8:30 am— 2:00 pm


Reconciliación  Confesiones

 Los Sábados de las 8:30 am - 9:30 am. Los Miércoles 7 pm - 8:30 pm.

 Entre semana con cita.  Por favor de llamar a la oficina 714-544-3250.


El Camino a la paz

Si saben que tenemos 3 sacerdotes cada Miércoles en la noche para confesar?  Dos Padres confiesan en español.  Confesiones empiezan a las 7:00pm y terminan a las 8:30pm.  Vengan para dejar los pecados en la misericordia del Señor!  Recuerdan que también tenemos El Santísimo expuesto cada día de la semana, a las 9:00am a las 5:30pm, excepto los Miércoles cuando tenemos el Santísimo a las 7-9pm.


Adoración al Santísimoel 18 de cada mes

Adoración al Santísimo empieza después de la misa de 8:30am. Vengan a rezar, reflexionar y pasar un momento con Él Señor para darle gracias. Los invitamos especialmente a que nos acompañen a la Adoración Nocturna en Español de 10-11pm.


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.


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


Formación de Fe para Niños y Adultos (Catecismo)

Inscripciones para la Primera Comunión; RICA de Niños y RICA para Adultos, empezarán el: 27 de julio, de 9 am - 2 pm en la Oficina de Formación de Fe.



Estamos aceptando la inscripción para la Confirmación Año 1 y Año 2, las sesiones comenzara a partir del otoño de 2015.Por favor, visite la oficina principal para los documentos de registro, o visite: 412beanexample.org y clic en "Confirmación".


C1 Bienvenidos Reuniones Para Nuevos Padres:
domingo, 19 de Julio, 2:30 - 3:30 pm en el Centro de Kuper.

C2 Padres Reuniones Informativas:
domingo, 14 de junio, 2:30 - 3:30 pm en el Centro de Kuper.

Si tiene preguntas o preocupaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con Tim Reid,

Director de la Confirmación, 714-544-3250 ext 27.


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.


Santa Cecilia Tendrá un Venta de Garage

Esto se llevara a cabo el 26, 27 y 28 de Junio

Usted puede dejar sus donaciones al

Salón Parroquial (Hall):

Sábado, 20 de junio - jueves, 25 de junio de 9 am - 3 pm


¿Esta Usted Registrado en la  Parroquia?

Ser miembro registrado de nuestra parroquia significa que usted debe llenar un formulario de registro y regresarlo a nuestra oficina.

A pesar que vienen a la Misa, han celebrado aquí los Sacramentos o tienen una niña /o en nuestra escuela o en los ministerios de educación religiosa, usted podría no estar  registrado en la parroquia. El registro es muy importante para planificar y llenar las necesidades de nuestra gente, se han movido o tiene un nuevo miembro de la familia, notifique a la oficina.