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)
* Nursery care available


Parish Activity Calendar

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday : 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday : 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday : 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Telephone :
714-544-3250
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Dân Chúa ghé thăm
website của cộng đoàn
http://www.cdtustin.org

Dear Friends,

I am happy to report to you that our PSA has gotten off to a fantastic start! As of this date we have surpassed our assessment of $122,000.00 to the Diocese. We have never done this so early in the PSA year. Your response has been so encouraging! For those who have not given, please give and make this year’s PSA our best ever. Giving quickly and electronically provides us with cash incentives from the Diocese. Any donation, great or small is a blessing for us. God bless!

Fr Al

Pastoral Services Appeal
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Online PSA Donations

Electronic Giving

If you wish to use the Electronic Giving service, we now have the option of signing up online for your convenience.

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.

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.

Welcome to St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Pastor's Corner

Written by Father Al
Thursday, April 16. 2014 10:00 am
Pastor's Corner

 

Dear Friends,

 

After the apparitions of the Lady of Lourdes to Sister Marie Bernarde (St Bernadette) and while living in a convent of the Sisters of Charity in Nevers, war had broken out throughout the north of France.  Prussian led German armies marched towards Paris with the intention of taking the whole country. 

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Pastor's Corner

 

Dear Friends,

 

Recently, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) made an official visit to St. Cecilia’s parish school.  Every school goes through an evaluation of its policies, education standards, systems and their ability to accomplish their educational goals. “The capacity of any organization to improve is directly related to its ability to recognize, acknowledge, and act on its identified strengths and limitations. The accreditation process is a vehicle that enables schools to improve student learning and school performance based on an analysis of those strengths and limitations. Participating schools must meet rigorous, research-based standards that reflect the essential elements of a quality and effective school, but again, must also be able to demonstrate engagement in as well as capacity to provide continuous school improvement.” WASC website.

 

 

  

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Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,

On Tuesday, February 18, I was fortunate to be present at the funeral service for Arvella DeHaan Schuller, wife of pastor, Dr. Robert H. Schuller.  Held in the now restored Arboretum the service was one of music, Scripture, videoed interviews of Arvella and sermons.  It was a celebration of her life as wife, mother, grandmother and witness to the Lord. 

 

 

   

 

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Lenten Soup & Salad Dinners

Discover just how good New England Clam Chowder can taste without the bacon... you see, we searched high & low and spent thousands of hours to find you a delicious recipe for New England "Lenten" Clam Chowder... and it is receiving rave reviews! Only two dinners left on the calendar - Friday, April 4th and Friday, April 11th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Church Hall (this works well with Friday Stations of the Cross). Experience fellowship and enjoy one of three soups, crisp salad, freshly baked bread, homemade mac-n-cheese, dessert, lemonade and coffee. A special thank-you to our Deacon Dong who gets us freshly-made bread from THH (Tan Hoang Huong) Bakery on Newport Avenue. Your generous donation is accepted. See you on Friday!

Holy Week Schedule

Confessions
April 7: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
April 8: 9:00am - 10:00am
April 9: 9:00am – 10:00am

English/Spanish Penance Service
April 9: 7:00pm

Vietnamese Penance Service
April 8: 7:00pm

Holy Thursday, April 17
8:30am Solemn Morning Prayer
3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet
5:30pm Lord’s Supper (Vietnamese)
8:00pm Lord’s Supper (Spanish/English)

Good Friday, April 18
8:30 am Solemn Morning Prayer
12:10 pm Solemn Stations of Cross (without Communion)
3:00 pm Good Friday Service (English)
5:30 pm Good Friday Service (Spanish)
8:00 pm Good Friday Service (Vietnamese)

Holy Saturday, April 19
No Confessions in the morning
8:30am Solemn Morning Prayer
5:30pm Easter Vigil (Vietnamese)
8:30pm Easter Vigil (English/Spanish)

Easter Sunday, April 20
7:00 am Church
7:10 am Parish Hall
9:00 am Church
9:10 am Parish Hall
11:00 am Church
11:10 am Parish Hall
12:45 pm Church (Spanish)
5:00 pm Church (Vietnamese)

Report on March 22nd and 23rd Meatball Ministry Fundraiser

Those who purchased one of our Dinners in March received a special Lenten Reflection written by our pastor, Father Al. This new addition will accompany every Meatball Ministry Dinner sold. We hope that this will add a Spiritual Dimension to your meal experience (besides the benefit of you not needing to cook dinner on Saturday or Sunday).

On the financial side, we are pleased that $1,853 was raised. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who worked so hard to prepare the dinners. Our crew included Father Al who personally made several dozen meatballs and sold dinners after the masses. We are also very grateful to our generous Sponsors that included Rose & Andy Schiller and The Abraham James family. Sponsors donate funds that cover the cost of food ingredients and supplies. And lastly, Thank-You to those that purchased a dinner . . . we look forward to seeing you the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27. Mark your calendar.

Meatball Ministry: Dinners-to-Go - April 26th & 27th

Look for Father Al's Special Spiritual Note in our Meatball Dinners-To-Go, sold outside of church right after the Saturday 5pm and 6:30pm Vietnamese mass, and at the Sunday 9, 11, 12:30 Spanish, and 5 pm masses. Each dinner includes 6 handcrafted meatballs, sauce from scratch, and pasta . . . it will serve 2-3 people. Leave the cooking to us and enjoy a traditional meal. The suggested donation is $10.

We also want to thank our April Sponsors . . . the Randy & Anne Fiorentino Family, and two anonymous sponsors. If you'd like to sponsor our Meatball Ministry events, please contact George Horvath at 949-400-3474.

Easter Egg Hunt on April 12th!

Family Fellowship Ministry presents Easter Egg Hunt!

Who: Children age 2 – 2nd grade
What: Crafts and Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 12th from 10-11:30am
Where: Grass area by playground
Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Easter Egg Donations Needed!

We are in need of plastic, filled Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs should be filled with non-melting candy or small toys. Please drop off in Parish Office.

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

St. Cecilia Dining Fundraisers

Thank you to all the Parishioners supporting our monthly dining fundraisers. This is new to our Parish but is proving to be something positive that we can all join in doing. The restaurants truly love hosting the dining events as it helps generate continued support from the community as well as generate new business. There is real interest from these restaurants to continue a lasting relationship with St. Cecilia’s.

Plan to attend the monthly dining fundraisers as it helps to support the church in addition to having an opportunity to see others from our Parish. The dates and restaurants are listed in the weekly bulletin.

Stay tuned for information on our next monthly dining fundraiser.

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

St. Cecilia Church

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News and Announcements

 

Bethlehem Christian Families (Holy Land)

Sunday, March16, the Bethlehem Christian families will be here after all the Masses to sell their hand carved religious articles made of olive wood. The sales of these precious articles support their Church Mission which is to maintain the roots and the existence of the Christian Families who are struggling to remain in Bethlehem

 

Sisters Together Envisioning Peace

St. Cecilia Church is inviting our women parishioners to a meeting of S.T.E.P.., an interfaith women’s group that meet once a month to share ideas about faith, culture, and life and an amazing potluck.  March 20th from 10:30 am—12:30 noon in Modular # 3.  Fr. Al will give a talk on the life of the Blessed Mother Mary from a Catholic prospective.  Iman Abdel will do a reading on Mary from the Islamic perspective. Bring some food to share. Please email Chair Sue Snyder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let her know you’ll be joining us or just show up.

 

 

Stations of the Cross: All Fridays of Lent

 

 5:30 pm (Vietnamese)

6:00 pm (Vietnamese Mass)

7:00 pm (English) 8:00 pm (Spanish

 

 

Lenten Regulations Abstinence:

Everyone 14 years of age and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent.

 

Fast:      

Everyone 18 years of age and not yet 59 is also bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. To fast is to limit oneself to one meal and two partial meals which taken together equal one meal.  Eating between meals is not permitted by those fasting.  The sick and the elderly are not held to any Lenten penances.

 

 

Women’s Ministry

Thursday Evening Session:

Please note that, because of limited space available, our meeting this coming week will be held on Tuesday, March 18, in the KUPER CENTER. (Look for the Kuper Center sign between the St. Cecilia statue and the School, and go through the gate). All women of St. Cecilia parish and their friends are invited to join us March 18 from 7-9. Our guest speaker will be Frank Luna, founder of “Search for Christ” a special program that works with teens and young adults. We will be discussing the life of St. Joseph.  Share with us an evening of prayer, friendship, and refreshments.  If you have any questions, please call Barbara Caraccio 714 544-0259 or Virginia Mort at 714 838-1262.

 

Friday Morning Session:

This week we begin with a talk from Fran Luna, who has spent a great deal of time working with Catholic young adults both here and in Mexico. He heads a program called Search for Christ”,which has impacted young adults throughout Orange County. He is hoping that this program will reach many parishes and to touch other young people to be on Fire. We will be reading about Mother Cabrini after our refreshment break, so please read your packet before you come to be prepared for our discussion.  We meet in Modular #2 at 9:30 am on Friday, March 21.  If you have any questions, please call Sandie Guard at 714 838-5224 or Deborah Tracy at 949 679-4303.

 

 

 

 

 Lectors Ministry

 Lectors Ministry …we are looking for you! Your life has been blessed by God and you are looking to give back. Here is the opportunity. If you find yourself enjoying listening to the Word of God at St. Cecilia's masses and like to read, we need you. We are in great need of lectors for our Saturday mass at 8 am. Step up and let God transform your life.  Please contact Sharel Figueredo at (510)-745-8165 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Church Candles

Since we placed candles in our church we have seen many people making use of this ageless tradition of prayer.  Please remember that candles can be purchased at the front office for $4.  Candles purchased in stores are not made for our candle holders in church.  The candles being of a lower quality sometimes explode.  Please do not place store bought candles in our candle racks as these can be dangerous.  Store bought candles in the church are removed and placed outside on the concrete in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Thank you.

  

 

Novena Prayers

Lately, photo-copied novena prayers to the Sacred Heart have been appearing in our church.  Novenas are approved prayers; however, sometimes some forms of them are not in keeping with Church law.  When a novena says, “never known to fail” it ceases to be a prayer approved by the Church.  In any prayer we leave God the grace of deciding on the worthiness or spiritual health of what we are praying for.  Approved novena booklets will also always have an imprimatur (approved signature of a bishop) on them.  Any others should be discarded.  Thank you.

 

     

Please support out Ongoing any day/Anytime Fundraiser with

Quinn’s Old Town Grill

405 El Camino Real

In the Heart of old Tustin

20% of the food amounts donated to the Church Coupons are available in the Church office

 

 

St. Cecilia Moms Group

St. Cecilia Moms Group!!! This group is for moms with children of any age.   Childcare will be provided.  We will meet every other Thursday from 9:00-11:00 am

 

 

Come join us for the chanting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet every Wednesday night in the church from 7 pm to 7:45pm.  With the Chaplet we also include different meditations taken from  St Faustian.

  

  

Fellowship Ministry …

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Sunday’s at11:00 am Mass for children in grades K-5.

 

  

Confessions..are heard every Saturday 8:30—9:00 am and Wednesday 7:00 to 8:00 pm. (3-4 priests), or during the week with an appointment. Please call the office 544-3250. 

 

 

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and post-pone pregnancies. NFP is simple, natural & effective and is fully accepted by the Catholic Church. If you interested in learning more about the particular NFP methods (Creighton Method, Billings Method, Sympto-Thermal Method, etc…) please contact Rosalina Lopez 714-981-7300 or Silvia Lopez (714-955-1286).

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Telephone (714) 347-9600 or Telephone (714) 347-9646 – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catholic Charities of Orange County offers in English the Creighton Model Fertility Care System for NFP and Women’s Reproductive Healthcare. Fertility Care Practitioner to make an appointment for the dates listed below or for further information, at (714) 347-9646 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Alba Ramiro can also provide information at (714) 347-9668 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

 

 

New Military Bulletin Board

Do you have a family member serving in our armed forces? Would you like to have special prayers said for them? If so please submit a 21/2”X 31/2” picture of them along with their name, rank, military branch, where they are serving and your relation to them to be placed in our new military bulletin board. This board along with the Hispanic, Filipino and Vietnamese boards are located outside on the back of the church wall across from the modular's. Carol O’Brien will be collecting the picture for placement of the military board. If you have already placed a picture of a military member for our old board, please contact Carol at 714 832-2075 to update the information ASAP. Thank you.

 

 

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!

  

 

 

Serra Club

 Two opportunities to participate:  Serra City Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 am Mass followed by breakfast and a guest speaker.   The County Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday at a 12 noon Mass followed by lunch and a guest speaker.  Serra gets their name from Blessed Juniper Serra, The 18th-century Spanish Franciscan.   www.serraus.org  Contact Beverly Truzzolino 714-642-6455 or Sharon Mulherin 714-832-6504.

 

Two opportunities to participate:  Serra City Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 am Mass followed by breakfast and a guest speaker.   The County Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday at a 12 noon Mass followed by lunch and a guest speaker.  Serra gets their name from Blessed Juniper Serra, The 18th-century Spanish Franciscan.   www.serraus.org  Contact Beverly Truzzolino 714-642-6455 or Sharon Mulherin 714-832-6504.

  

 St. Cecilia Catholic School’s

 Adopt a Class Today

St. Cecilia Catholic School’s Adopt a Class Today (ACT) Program is designed to build educational partnerships between the school and our community members and businesses. ACT sponsors may choose a specific class or program to support for a donation of $500. Funds are used to purchase enrichment resources or special activities selected by the teachers.

ACT benefactors are recognized with:
- acknowledgement on the school website
- a breakfast reception with the students

To ACT now, please contact Jen Almand: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Like Us On Facebook

This summer we launched an official Facebook page to expand our communication and networking efforts. Please find us at facebook.com/MoreThanSchool. You can also link from our homepage, MoreThanSchool.org. Show your support, and stay in the loop; take a moment to Like Us on Facebook!

Hispanic Community

Eventos Especiales De La Iglesia De Santa Cecilia

Marzo 16: Domingo: Divina Misericordia a las 2:30 pm

Marzo 17: Lunes: Estudio de Biblia de 7-9 pm

Marzo 17: Lunes: Sagrada Familia Grupo de Oración 7pm

Marzo: 18: Martes: Talles de Oración y Vida 7 pm

Marzo 21: Viernes: Sagrada Familia Grupo de Oración 7pm

Para entrar en el espíritu de la Cuaresma, caminemos con las siguientes costumbres y penitencias:

Día de ayuno y abstinencia:
Miércoles de Ceniza
Vienes Santo
Todos los viernes durante la Cuaresma

El ayuno obliga a las personas de los 18 años hasta los 59 años cumplidos. La Iglesia entiende por ayuno hacer una sola comida al día, ya sea por la mañana, al mediodía o en la noche, se puede tomar algo ligero en las otras horas en que se toma alimento, por ejemplo una taza de leche o un café y un pan o una fruta.

La abstinencia de carnes (res, pollo, etc., excepto pescado). Es obligado de los 14 años. (los ancianos o los enfermos por si solos, son dispensados del cumplimiento de la abstinencia).

Vía Crucis todos los viernes a la 8 pm en la Iglesia

El Grupo de Santa Rita

El grupo de Santa Rita tendrá sus próximas reuniones el jueves 20 de marzo y el jueves 3 de abril. No habrá reunión el jueves 17 de abril por ser Jueves Santo. En el pasado hemos ofrecido cuidado de niños con voluntarios de la Iglesia pero solo en una ocasión hemos tenido niños. Si alguna mama necesita esta ayuda favor de llamar a María Ruiz 657-600-2528 o a Mari Carmen Zamora 714-501-7529 el lunes o martes anterior al jueves de la reunión. A última hora no es posible hacerlo.

Adoración al Santísimo: este Martes 18 de Marzo…

Vengan a rezar, reflexionar y pasar un momento con Él Señor para darle gracias. Los invitamos a que nos acompañen a la Adoración Nocturna en Español de 10-11pm.

Presentaciones

Las Presentaciones de los tres años se hace el 2o. Segundo domingo de cada mes. Por favor pase por la oficina para registrar su niño/a. La donación sugerida es $25.

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 8:00pm. 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 7pm hasta las 9pm

Reconciliación (Confesión en Español)

Los Sábados de las 8:30 am—9:00 am y los Miércoles 7 pm—8 pm. Entre semana con cita. Por favor de llamar a la oficina 544-3250.

Bautismos (en Español)

El Sacramento de Bautismo se celebra el segundo domingo de cada mes, a las 2:30 pm. Para más información llame 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