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Saint Cecilia, our Patroness
Pray for us!

“We cannot all do great things.
But we can do small things with great love.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta



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Lenten Fridays

March 22 & 29
April 5 & 12

A. Stations of the Cross on these Fridays
5:45 PM          Stations of the Cross – Vietnamese
7:00 PM          Stations of the Cross – English
7:45 PM          Stations of the Cross – Spanish

B. Lenten Dinner on these Fridays
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM               in the Hall

3/8: Dinner served by Hispanic ministries group
3/15: Dinner served by Vietnamese ministries group

3/22: Dinner served by Filipino ministries group
3/29: Dinner served by Confirmation Program
4/5: Dinner served by Parish School
4/12: Dinner served by Knights of Columbus

All are called to do alms giving during Lent and join our Community Fellowship.

We appreciate your free-will giving. All proceeds go directly to Christian Service ministry that serves the need in our Community.

Lenten Spirituality Series

Monday, March 11, 2019 – Fr. Nicolaus
Monday, March 18, 2019 – Fr. Nicolaus
Monday, March 25, 2019 – Fr. Bao

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, in the Church

Lenten Reflection and Confession

Monday, 4/1 – Spanish
6:00 PM – Reflection

6:45 PM – Examination of Conscience
7:00 PM – Individual Confession

Tuesday, 4/2 – Vietnamese
6:00 PM – Reflection

6:45 PM – Examination of Conscience
7:00 PM – Individual Confession

Wednesday, 4/3 – English
6:00 PM – Reflection

6:45 PM – Examination of Conscience
7:00 PM – Individual Confession



Fast (age 18 to 59)
Abstinence (age 14 onwards)
Dispensation

The below is a statement that explains about “dispensation” and our personal responsibility in regards to the serious obligation, excerpted from our Diocese of Orange: “While this discipline of penance and fasting is serious, it no longer binds one under pain of grave sin. For a sufficiently good reason (e.g., a special family celebration, an ethnic festival, Lunar New Year, etc.), one may dispense oneself from this serious obligation and may legitimately substitute another day of the week to fulfill this penance. It is for this reason, that there is no need for a specific ‘dispensation’ from the Bishop, lifting the penance for these days.”



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Drawing will be held on the 62nd Anniversary of St. Cecilia
8:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019
Winners need not be present to win!



Pastor’s Corner

Second Sunday of Lent—Happy St. Patrick Day

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Next weekend 3/23 & 24, we are going to sell Dash for Cash Raffle tickets after 9 Masses. Please participate.

Please join Fr. Nicolaus this Monday, 3/18, and next Monday, 3/25, 7PM—8:30PM, in Church, to discuss what is happening at Mass when we are celebrating the Holy Eucharist. You will discover the depth of the mystery of the Holy Sacrifice on the Altar. You will learn more about the spiritual meanings of your gestures such as standing, kneeling and even silence and the priest’s prayers accompanied with his gestures at the Altar.

Please join us every Lenten Friday for a delicious meal in the Hall, 6PM – 8PM. We are grateful to the Vietnamese ministries for sponsoring last Friday’s dinner and to the Filipino ministries for this coming dinner on 3/22. Please read page 5 of this bulletin for our Lenten Program and Palm Sunday Mass Schedule.

Please mark your calendars for these following events hosted by our Parish Pastoral Council:
-Saturday, May 25, Ministry Appreciation Mass at 11AM, in the Church, and Luncheon 12PM in the Hall
-Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Town Hall Meeting & BBQ, 6PM, in the Hall
-Weekend of August 24 & 25, Ministry Faire, in the Hall

Congratulations to St. Cecilia Catholic School! Our school is over joyed to celebrate our wonderful decathletes and their hard work. St. Cecilia School placed FIRST in the small school division of the Diocese of Orange Academic Decathlon. Please read the last page of this bulletin for other 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Places.

OC Catholic Readership Survey. The survey aims to get feedback and data from parishioners, parish staff and clergy. OC Catholic is an important communication tool for the Diocese and parishes. Please take the survey located in the vestibule and then drop it into the box. Likewise, we may take the survey online. Links are: in English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JWHY JKF in Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/ JR77SGF and in Vietnamese: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TLFRWNY

The Church invites her faithful to enter the season of Lent with committed intentions of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. May we all wisely use these 40 days to reconcile with God and with one another.

With Gratitude in and Peace of Christ,
Fr. Bao



Viber Scam
Fake e-mails asking for gift cards

Our pastor Fr. Bao’s official church e-mail address is “bthai@stceciliak8.org” and office phone number is “714-544-3250”. Recently the scammers created FIVE (5)  different gmail addresses (office.principal2664411@gmail.com, bthai.stceciliak8@gmail.com, fr.bthaii@gmail.com, frbaothai@gmail.com, frbathai@gmail.com) and their text number (410-921-3274) and sent their fake e-mails and texts to ask our parishioners cash or gift cards by scratching the pin number on the back of the gift cards. Take a picture and e-mail that picture to them. Be assured that those were never and never sent out to you by our pastor Fr. Bao. You may wish to reply back to the scammers a short note to ask them to stop and indicate that “we know their trick very well.” Then you block both the scammers’ fake e-mail addresses and text number. One says, “Doing wrong is bad. Staying in the wrong is worse.” We pray that they asap amend their lives better, and may God forgive them.



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Your Year End Giving Gift

Please consider making your Year End Giving Gift to support St. Cecilia Parish’s Capital Campaign for Building Fund. We ask that you may use the parish vanilla envelope designated for Capital Campaign, and write your parish ID envelope number on it. If you do not remember your parish ID, please write your full name, address and phone number on the envelope. In addition, you may consider donating your Year End Giving Gift as your Christmas and New Year’s gift to St. Cecilia’s Ongoing Operation Fund. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and loving support throughout the year and in particular your Year End Giving Gift. Please be assured that we will send you the parish tax deductible letter to you in January next year.  Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Bao Thai at Ext. 14, or Deacon Bill Weeks, our Business Manager, at Ext. 12. Thank you very much for your charitable giving! May God bless you abundantly!



Bishop Vann’s Reflection on Recent Abuse Scandals

Please click here for Bishop Vann’s Reflection.

Please click here for the Diocesan Website on Reporting Abuse/Sexual Misconduct Guide and Protocol.

Please click here for the Diocesan Website on Child and Youth Protection.

Please click here for the Diocesan Website on Safe Environment.

Please click here for the Diocesan Most Updated Safe Environment Brochures and Bishop Vann’s Message.



Holy Hour for Hope + Healing

A Holy Hour for Hope + Healing is now held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month,
at the Arboretum on the Christ Cathedral Campus. The Holy Hour is being offered for:
. All those who have experienced abuse of any form in their lives
. All victims of abuse in our Church
. The lay and clerical leaders guiding the rebuilding of our Church
Please note that priests is also available for reconciliation during the Holy Hour.



24-Hour-Emergency Number
(only for Sick, Dying, Death)
714-953-7024



Regular Church Office Hours
Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tel: 714-544-3250
Fax: 714-838-1996



  Smart Phone Go Green Paperless

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.



 Gratitude

Fr. Bao, Fr. Ismael, Fr. Nicolaus,
Deacon Dong, Deacon Rafael, Deacon Bill,
Sr. Catherine, Mrs. Alvarado, Deacon Candidate Andres Guerrero, Seminarian Andrew, 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 intercession of Our Blessed Mother Mary and St. Cecilia,
may Our Loving and Merciful God bless and grant you and your family very grace-filled days ahead!