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“Paving the Way with Love”

Our current project “Paving the Way with Love” is to replace our old parking lot with new, fresh and dark asphalt. It is thanks to your support, parishioners, school families and benefactors, that this parking lot project is actually now taking place. It is our shared hope that this new pavement will provide a safer play area for our children and a steadier walkway for all. As this project is a community effort, we are each called to be flexible as this project moves through the various phases of progress. We will finish all in the end of February.


CHURCH & SCHOOL PARKING LOT

Due to ongoing construction, School Parking Lot is still closed. Please feel free to park your car on the Parking Lot of the Church side or the parking lot of the public school crossing the street. Please be careful and watchful when crossing the street to Church for Mass.
Mass Schedule temporarily for this week.
Monday: no Mass at all. Paving the Church Parking Lot side.

Tuesday: 6:30 am & 8:30 am
Wednesday to Friday: 6:30 am & 9:00 am
Weekend Masses as usual
Thank you for your patience! You are in our prayers.


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Administrator’s Corner

February 7, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The central theme of today’s readings is God’s calling to a person, and the positive response to this call which leads the person to discipleship. As in our own lives, that call has three steps: 1) the revelation of God himself or of Jesus’ identity as the One sent from God; 2) the recognition and confession of one’s unworthiness and inadequacy to receive this call; and 3) the word of reassurance from God, or Jesus, and a call to share in his life giving mission. Today’s readings tell us that God has His own criteria for selecting people to be prophets and ministers. Presenting the special calls, or vocations, of Isaiah, Paul and Peter as life-changing events, the readings challenge us to examine our own personal call to conversion and discipleship. In reflecting on today’s readings, we pray that our encounters with the holiness of God may lead us to recognize our sinfulness. God, who calls us and commissions us for His service, wants us to realize His presence everywhere and in everyone, to repent of our own sins, and to remain in readiness to speak and act for Him in our own life circumstances as He shall direct. May we teach and practice expressions of reverence for the Lord. May we express our reverence for God through appropriate gestures, such as coming into the Church we show reverence for Jesus’ presence in the Tabernacle by making a deep bow or genuflection, bless ourselves with sign of the cross with the Holy Water, maintain 15 minutes of silence before each Mass, and purchase devotional candles from the front desk office and light them at the Church’s alcoves with the intentions to pray for oneself and others.

Fr. Bao


 Stations of the Cross

Fish Fry on 6 Fridays of Lent

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm                 Salad & Fish Tacos – All are invited before and after the Stations

7:00 pm                                       Trilingual Stations of the Cross – English Spanish Vietnamese (each language per 4 stations)


LENTEN RETREAT

ENGLISH
directed by Father Felix Just, S.J. 
is moved to April. We are very sorry.

Please save a date for Adult Faith Formation Study Days in English
April 25 – 27
Mon. – Wed.
9:30 am – 11:00 am
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


 LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:00 pm, for First Confession ENGLISH FAITH FORMATION Students
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00 pm, for First Confession SCHOOL Students
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:00 pm, for First Confession ENGLISH FAITH FORMATION Students
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 pm, for ALL in VIETNAMESE & ENGLISH Language
Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 pm, for ALL in ENGLISH & SPANISH Languages


 Your-Giving-Gift to the Church

As you review your 2015 tax planning, please consider Your-Giving-Gift to support St. Cecilia.
Please know that we priests are deeply grateful to you for all loving amounts you have contributed throughout the year and in particular this Giving-Gift of Yours.

Fr. Bao is truly thankful to be reached at 714-544-3250, Ext. 14.


GRATITUDE

We – Fr. Bao, Fr. Wayne, Fr. Agustin, Deacon Dong, 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 very grace-filled and prosperous New Year 2016!