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Regular Church Office Hours
Monday – Saturday

9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lunch Break: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tel: 714-544-3250
Fax: 714-838-1996


 

Saint Cecilia
our Patroness
Pray for us!

“Let all that you do
be done in love.”

1 Corinthians 16:14


Memorial Services

Martha Phelan
at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange

on Sunday, 10/13
6:30 pm Viewing
7:00 pm Vigil

0n Monday, 10/14
12:10 pm Funeral Mass


 A Thought to Ponder this Week!

Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Wasn’t it a glorious weekend! God so graced us with good weather, good times and good words in Scripture to call forth in us His goodness. 

As I sit in the quiet of this night, I cannot help but be ever so thankful of the many bountiful blessings He lavished upon you and I.Specifically, I am grateful for the precious gift he bestowed upon me sixteen (16) years ago – the gift of my mother-in-law, Martha. As our Shepard, Fr. Bao,  expressed at all Masses this weekend, God called her home after a long and arduous battle with cancer. At 5:34am this morning, surrounded by all her loved ones, the angels carried her to the feet of Jesus to claim her Heavenly reward. It was a gifted moment where Heaven touched Earth in such a grand and glorious way. It has left an incredible mark of my heart that I will never, ever forget. It’s as if Jesus, himself, the master artisan, painted her face upon my heart so that she may always be a part of me. Praise be to Him who all glory and honor should be given! 

Reflecting upon her life, I am truly in awe of how she was a faithful and devoted servant of God throughout her time here on Earth. Like St. Paul who urged Timothy and His community to avoid a “spirit of cowardice” towards the Gospel, she took her faith seriously and made it her crusade to “make a friend, be a friend and bring that friend to God”. She had such deep faith that when she spoke you could not help but feel the fire of Jesus’ love dance within you. She always glowed with a light that shined so bright. No matter where she went she brought love, laughter and life. She accepted her lot in life, which was not much, with tremendous grace, dignity and humble obedience.  To her very last breathe, she practiced what she preached not by word but in action – loving action. 

Our Scriptures today have us looking at our own faith whether it is small and lukewarm or whether it is mighty and bold. The apostles wanted their faith to be increased by Jesus. Habakkuk wanted an end to violence. St. Paul wanted Timothy and company to bear their share of hardship with strength that could only come from a strong belief in the Lord. What do you want?  What is it that you seek from the Lord here and now in your life?  How much faith in His Will for you do you have right at this moment? My mommy-in-law would tell you to place your full trust in Him as she did in her life. If she were still here, she would look you and I in the eye and with every fiber of her soul tell us to let go and let God mold us into His most beautiful creations of joy the world has never seen before. Will we honor her memory by choosing God for ever more? 

I can tell you that I am ready to do so wholeheartedly and I hope you will do the same. We, your clergy, pray that your week ahead is filled with many opportunities for each of you to DO EVERYTHING OUT OF LOVE!

Farewell my sweet angel, Martha. I thank you for loving me with all your heart. I cherish every moment we spent together building God’s Kingdom here on Earth.Sleep now in eternal rest. Forever sing your song of joy to the Lord. Until we meet again, I will hold you close in my heart.

In Christ Jesus,

Deacon Bill Weeks


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Now Accepting Applications

Saint Cecilia Catholic School is accepting applications for the academic year. For more information or to download the application, please visit www.morethanschool.org. Applications are also available in the school office. Please don’t forget to join our SC School to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our School Starlight Auction Dinner on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at Hilton Costa Mesa.


Viber Scam

Our pastor Fr. Bao’s official church e-mail address is “bthai@stceciliak8.org” and official phone number is “714-544-3250”. Be assured that Fr. Bao has never E-MAILED, TEXTED OR CALLED you to ask or to borrow money from you. You may wish to reply back to the scammers a short note to ask them to stop and indicate that “God knows their trick very well.” Then you block both the scammers’ e-mail address and phone number. One says, “Doing wrong is bad. Staying in the wrong is worse.” We pray that they quickly amend their lives and live better for Eternity, and may God forgive them.


  St. Cecilia Website Icon on
Your Smart Phone Home Screen

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.


 Gratitude

Fr. Bao, Fr. Nicolaus, Fr. Eric
Deacon Dong, Deacon Rafael, Deacon Bill
Mrs. Alvarado, Deacon Aspirant Andres Guerrero, 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 and years ahead!


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714-953-7024