Welcome to St. Cecilia Catholic Church
Meet Our Priests
Father Bao Thai was born into a non-baptized family in July 1970 in Saigon, South of Vietnam. Through an incredible series of events, he and his entire family converted to Catholicism nine years later on the feast day of the Solemnity of Our Lady’s Assumption.
Father Agustín Escobar was ordained in Colombia in 1987. He has most recently has been the parochial vicar at St. Norbert Church in Orange. Father speaks English and Spanish and will be largely in charge of the Spanish language community. He is warm and personable. Most people comment on his smile and his wit.
Fr. Wayne Adajar is from the province of Batangas in the Philippines. He entered St. Francis de Sales Minor Seminary in Lipa City, Philippines in 1986; obtained his bachelor's degree in philosophy at St. Francis de Sales College Seminary, Lipa City; studied Theology and earned his Master's degree in Pastoral Ministry at the Loyola School of Theology in Quezon City.
Deacon Martin Ruiz was born in San Luis, Rio Colorado Mexico, and moved to Orange County in 1985. He worked in the printing industry for twenty three years. In 2008, Deacon Martin left the printing industry and accepted a position with the Diocese of Orange as their Programs Coordinator for the Office of Restorative Justice/Catholic Detention Ministry. As the Detention Minister, his primary focus is on the spiritual care and nurturing of prisoners as well as providing the best possible religious activities and serving as a powerful symbol of faith and God’s presence in an otherwise dehumanizing environment.
St. Cecilia invites you to join our family night barbecues and church chats at the Lunch Area of the School:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - Fr. Tim Peters
The Church will supply hamburgers and hot dogs and the community will provide potluck side dishes (salads, desserts, etc). We also supply simple beverages (lemonade, coffee, & water) or feel free to bring your beverage of choice.
See you on Tuesday!