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“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
St. Teresa of Calcutta

60th ANNIVERSARY OF DEDICATION OF ST. CECILIA CHURCH

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
6:00 PM MASS with BISHOP KEVIN VANN
7:30 PM RECEPTION


May God bless you and grant you a very grace-filled season of Easter!

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Congratulations to our 2017 School Decathletes!


1st Place in Overall Small School Division & 2nd Place in Overall in both Large & Small School Divisions, 1st Place in Logic, 2nd Place in Super Quiz, and 5 more Individuals. 1st Place in Fine Arts: Irene Cruise; 1st Place in Science: Nathaniel Quileza; 3rd Place in Social Studies: Elena Walz; 3rd Place in English: Lauren Wehn; 4th Place in Current Events: John Wehn.

Please click here for the OVERALL TEAM & INDIVIDUAL SUBJECT AWARDS 2016


PSA – PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL

Our last year PSA assessment was $128,000. We pledged $220,690 and contributed $212,791. Wow! I am so amazed and whole heartedly grateful to each and every one of you for your prayer, love and generosity. The 100% rebate amount of $85,791 has been designated to the Restricted Parish Capital Building Fund for Overall Campus Master Plan and for Facility Maintenance. The assigned 2017 PSA goal for St. Cecilia Church is $128,000. This same amount of the last year, along with the goals of other Parishes and Centers in the Diocese of Orange will be used to carry out the mission of the Church by supporting eleven pastoral ministries and services including …. Please click the link below for PSA Video and Letter. Please use the “Proud to be Catholic” white envelope or the Parish yellow envelope. You may make checks payable to Orange Catholic Foundation, or use credit card or ACH via the link below and please select St. Cecilia Church. (Please note that the cream envelope is totally for our Restricted Parish Capital Building Fund at St. Cecilia.) Thank you very much. Fr. Bao

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Please click here for PSA LETTER

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DỰ ÁN LA VANG – LAVANG PROJECT

Xin vào đây hưởng ứng DỰ ÁN LA VANG

Ân nhân Danh Dự: 25,000 Mỹ kim
Ân nhân Bậc Nhât: 10,000 Mỹ kim
Ân nhân Bậc Hai: 5,000 Mỹ kim
Ân nhân Bậc Ba: 3,000 Mỹ kim
Tên của quý Ân nhân hưởng ứng từ 3,000 Mỹ kim trở lên sẽ được khăc ghi trên Đài Tri Ân tại Linh Đài Mẹ trong Tòa Giám Mục. Thí dụ: Ông Bà Nguyễn văn A; Mẹ Phan thị B; Bô Trân quôc C; Cha Mẹ Lê thanh D.



Administrator’s Corner

Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017

Divine Mercy Sunday

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Christ,

Congratulations to our 47 new Church members! We have just celebrated Easter with joy and love of Jesus Christ the Risen Lord. Our St. Cecilia Church and School sincerely welcomed 47 new Catholic members: 33 (newly baptized) Neophytes and 14 Candidates received into the full communion of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. “Now that the days of the Lord’s Passion have drawn to a close, all of us who celebrate the gladness of the Paschal Feast will come with Christ’s help, and exulting in spirit, we also come to those feasts that are celebrated in eternal joy.” (Excerpted from the solemn blessing prayer at Vigil.)

The theme of the readings are evidently about God’s mercy: the necessity for trusting faith and the need for the forgiveness of sins. The opening prayer addresses the Father as “God of everlasting Mercy.” In the responsorial psalm we repeat several times “His mercy endures forever” (Ps 118). God revealed His mercy first and foremost by sending to us His Only Begotten Son to become our Savior and Lord by His suffering, death and resurrection. Divine Mercy is given to us also in each celebration of the sacraments. Divine Mercy Sunday, invites us to do the following:

1) Accept God’s invitation to celebrate and practice mercy. One way the Church celebrates God’s mercy throughout the year is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Finding time for the Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is another blessed way to receive and give thanks for Divine Mercy. It is mainly through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy that we practice mercy in our daily lives and become fit for God’s merciful judgment.
2) Ask God for the Faith that culminates in self-surrender to God and leads us to serve those we encounter with love. Blessed Mother Teresa presents it this way: “If we pray, we will believe; if we believe, we will love; if we love, we will serve. Only then we put our love of God into action.” Amen.

I am very grateful to all of our parishioners for your generosity, love, prayer and support for the Church. Please check on page 4 for all the excellent upcoming programs at our Church, including the 60th Anniversary on Monday June 19 and Musical Play on Weekend July 14 & 15.

Peace,
Fr. Bao


2016-Year-End-Giving-Gift to St. Cecilia

Please consider your 2016 Year End Giving Gift to support St. Cecilia Parish Capital Building Fund. Please use the parish vanilla envelope designated for Building Fund, and write your parish ID envelope number on it. If you do not have it yet, please write your full name, address and phone number, and we create and inform you of your parish ID envelope number. In addition, you may consider donating your 2016 Year End Giving Gift to St. Cecilia. We are deeply grateful to you for the generosity and loving amount you have contributed throughout the year and in particular you 2016 Year End Giving Gift. Please be assured that we will send our tax deductible letter to you toward the end of January 2017. Please contact Fr. Bao at 714-544-3250, Ext. 14, or Mr. Jim Marshall, Business Manager, at Ext. 12. Thank you so very much! May God bless you abundantly!


Pink & Vanilla Envelopes

Christian Service’s monthly Pink Envelope has been replaced by the monthly Vanilla Envelope of St. Cecilia Parish Capital Building Fund. At present, the total amount in the Christian Service account can run basically throughout the period of two fully fiscal years of 2016-2018. Since we are now in need to raise funds for our new one-story Administrative Office and new two-story Parish Center, Fr. Bao presented the replacement of two envelopes with the Christian Service’s leader, Peter Ruiz, and with the Parish Finance Council. We all have come to conclude to do so for the two year period. Meanwhile, we are thankful to you for your generosity of any extra amount that you would like to contribute directly to the restricted Christian Service Fund.


 Smart Phone Plan at Stcecilia.org
Help to Go Green!

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 All-In-One Event Calendar that has all dates and times of all celebrations and events at Church until the end of June 2017, and a link to use Credit Card or ACH to donate or to pay through Vanco Company.


 Gratitude

We — Fr. Bao, Fr. Agustin, Fr. Wayne, Deacon Dong, Deacon Rafael, Sr. Francesca, Mrs. Alvarado, Staff and Faculty, and two seminarians Aristotle and Gaston —
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 blessed 2017!

Learning To Lead – Diocese of Orange

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