LIVING OUR FAITH
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
Three Fiscal Year Participation
July 2018 to June 2021
One Dollar Each Day
One Month Participation of $30
One Year Participation of $360
Three Year Participation of $1080
Update as October 7, 2020
Deferred gifts: $ 400,000
Pledged: $ 3,484,479
Payments: $ 2,634,094
We still need more families to make a pledge of any generous amount that one can participate.
Please consider praying to God about the amount that you would like to make to our campaign, ending in June 2021. Personally, I would like to ask those registered families who haven’t yet pledged to give at least $1 dollar each day, #30 dollars each month, $360 dollars per year, during this period. At the end of the campaign, you can be proud of yourselves knowing that you have contributed $1,080 dollars for the campaign.
May God grants us more families who would consider doing so. When it is possible, of course, please consider contributing more. Realize that the more we have, the sooner we will be able to build. With the help of God, we will build a solid faith foundation for the next generation of faithful to stand upon. Know that we are no different, more than 60 years later, than our founding pastors and parishioners who made the same sacrifice to invest in building the church, school, hall, kitchen, and office that we use today with the same intention: Spreading the Gospel of Christ throughout the world.
Thank you so very much each and every one of you for your love, prayer, participation and generosity.
May God reward and bless you and your family abundantly.
Congratulations on the Diocesan Finance Council Approval
of our Building Project!
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Fr. Bao, Deacon Bill, our Finance Council Chair Julian Cangelosi and Chief Architect, Aric Gless presented our building project before Bishop Vann’s Diocesan Finance Council for the final approval of Phase 1 of our Building Project: to build both a Meeting Room building and an Administration building. This approval now allows us to begin construction of the project in March of 2020. We deeply express our appreciation to everyone who helped us achieve this needed and important approval. On behalf of St. Cecilia Community, I, Fr. Bao, am very grateful to each and every single one of you for your prayers, participation, and generosity of your time, talent and treasure toward the entire Building Project and the current Capital Campaign to bring us closer to having this much needed facility.
Our Living Our Faith, Building Our Future Campaign’s purpose is to raise the funds to construct a new 9,936 square-foot two-story Meeting Room building, a new 2,971 square-foot one-story Administration building, and to remodel the existing 3,608 square-foot building which will expand the kitchen, upgrade the hall, renovate the restrooms, and create a Youth Center
A minimum goal of $4 M will enable us to build a Meeting Room building.
A challenge goal of $5 M will enable us to build the Meeting Room building and provide $1M toward the Administration building.
An ultimate goal of $7 M will enable us to complete the entire building project.
Should you have yet to participate in any donation, may this be the point at which you join the parish success. Please do not hesitate to contact Deacon Bill (714-544-3250, Ext. 12) to help you to set up your monthly online direct donation by using your credit card or your ACH banking transaction, or to help you to receive your monthly envelopes and a colorful donation box to place it at home, or anything else. We are here to be happy to serve you. With the help of God and yours, we hope to have a significant ceremony of breaking ground of the Meeting Room building in the Easter Season of 2020.
Your 2020 Charitable Contribution Statements
This coming January 2021, St. Cecilia Church will send you your 2020 Charitable Contribution Statement that will only include two contribution funds: your 2020 Sunday Contribution and 2020 Other Contribution because all of your building fund donations are now recorded with the Diocesan OCF. Keep this in mind when preparing your taxes – St. Cecilia to provide your 2020 Parish Contribution Statement and the Diocesan OCF Office will send you your Capital Campaign contribution statement.
There are a number of special opportunities available to donors of qualifying gift amounts that make possible specific, tangible benefits and offer the donor the unique chance to dedicate these gifts in honor or memory of whomever they choose.
Gift amounts do not necessarily reflect the item’s exact cost. Rather, they are based on the item’s prominence, our needs, and our community’s gift abilities. Gift contributions may be made over the entire three-year giving period. Recognition will be given when the gift is received in full.
|Meeting & Education Center
Entrance Portico – 2 $50,000 each
First Floor $350,000
Meeting Rooms (4) $100,000 each
Men’s Restroom $10,000
Women’s Restroom $10,000
Storage Room $10,000 *
Second Floor $350,000
Music Ministry Room $150,000
Meeting/Conference Rm (Large) $75,000
Meeting/Conference (Medium -2) $50,000 each
Meeting/Conference Rm (Small) $25,000 *
Men’s Restroom $10,000
Women’s Restroom $10,000
Storage Room $10,000 *
Balcony $5,000 *
Pastor’s Office $150,000
Parochial Vicar Office (2) $100,000 each
Reception Area $50,000
Business Manager’s Office $25,000
Office Manager’s Office $25,000 *
Conference Room $25,000 *
Staff Work Stations (9) $15,000 each
Storage Room $10,000
Remodel of Old Offices $400,000
Youth Center $350,000
Men’s Restroom $50,000
Women’s Restroom $50,000
Stoves (2) $15,000 each
Ovens (2) $15,000 each
Additional Refrigeration (2) $15,000 each
Storage Room $5,000
Items With * have been taken.
Charitable Donations for 2020
There’s still time to make an IRA charitable rollover gift in 2020 to support all the various programs and ministries you love here at St. Cecilia.
. You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.
. If you have not taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of it.
. You can support St. Cecilia from what might otherwise be the most highly taxed asset in your estate.
How It Works:
. You must be 70 ½ years old or more at the time of your gift.
. You may transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to St. Cecilia each year.
. Contact your IRA administrator to transfer your IRA directly to St. Cecilia.
May God constantly bless you and your family, and may God reward your generously sacrificial gifts. For more information, please contact Deacon Bill at the parish office 714-544-3250, Ext. 12. Thank you!
Pledges payable over three years are easier for many, enable most to make larger gifts than they otherwise might outright, and are therefore essential to meeting our goal. Gifts may be made in monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual installments at the donor’s discretion. A 10% initial investment is encouraged.
Non-cash gifts are an additional or alternative way you can support our cause. You may, for example, wish to consider gifts of securities such as stocks and bonds; gifts of real estate; or even personal property such as artwork, automobiles, jewelry, and antiques.
Deferred gifts are another option you may wish to consider. These are gifts that can be given or arranged for now, but will not be received until later. They include gifts through a person’s will by bequest, gifts of life insurance policies or annuities, and gifts in trust.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Dcn. Bill (ext. 12) at 714-544-3250.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
As always, together with my fellow clergymen, Fr. Nicolaus, Fr. Eric, Dcn. Bill, Dcn. Dong, Dcn. Rafael and Dcn. Andres, I am deeply grateful to all of you for your devoted support of immeasurable generosity, constant prayer, enthusiastic participation and Christ-like love for our St. Cecilia’s faith community. With the intercessions of the Diocesan Patroness Our Lady of Guadalupe and our Church and School Patroness St. Cecilia, may Almighty God reward and bless each and every one of you and your family abundantly through Jesus Christ!
Fr. Bao, Pastor
Heavenly Father, whose generosity cannot be outdone, open our hearts to the needs of our parish as we prayerfully discern our generous sacrificial contribution to our capital campaign to expand our Church campus so we may better know, love, and serve You and our neighbor and may fulfill the task of evangelization that You have entrusted to us. We ask Your blessings and rewards on those who will donate their prayers, time, talents, and financial resources to this most worthy cause. Through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Cecilia, in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Oración de la Nuestra Campaña
Padre Celestial, Cuya generosidad no puede ser menos, abre nuestros corazones a las necesidades de nuestra parroquia mientras discernimos en oración nuestra generosa contribución de sacrificio a nuestra campaña capital para expandir nuestro campus de la Iglesia para que podamos conocerte, amarte y servirte mejor, a ti y a nuestro prójimo y podamos cumplir la tarea de evangelización que nos has encomendado. Te pedimos tus bendiciones y recompensas para aquellos que donarán sus oraciones, tiempo, talentos, y recursos financieros para esta causa tan valiosa. Por la intercesión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y Santa Cecilia, en el nombre de Jesús oramos. Amén.
Kinh Cầu Nguyện cho chương trình Gây Quỹ
Lạy Cha trên trời, Đấng từ bi nhân hậu, xin mở rộng tâm hồn của chúng con để đáp ứng những nhu cầu cần thiết của giáo xứ như khi chúng còn thiết tha khẩn cầu, những hy sinh đóng góp cho chiến dịch vận động để mở rộng khuôn viên Nhà Thờ của chúng con để chúng còn nhận biết, yêu thương, phục vụ Chúa và tha nhân tốt dep hơn và có thể hoàn thành sứ mệnh loan báo tin mừng mà Ngài đã ủy thác cho chúng con. Chúng con cầu xin Ngài ban phước và thưởng công bội hậu cho những ai dâng lời cầu nguyện, hiến dâng thời gian, tài năng và tài chính cho chương trình xây dựng hữu ích này. Qua sự cầu bàu của Đức Mẹ Guadalupe và Thánh Cecilia, chúng con cầu xin vì danh Chúa Giêsu Kitô Chúa chúng con. Amen.
“No one shall
appear before the
but each of you
with as much as
you can give,
to the blessings
which the Lord, God
has bestowed on you.”