Welcome to St. Cecilia Catholic Church
Dear Father Al and Parishioners,
With much gratitude and deep appreciation I recall my two years working with you; as well as the farewell Mass. The Mass was touching, and I felt happy and sad at the same time. I was happy to be preparing to go home, but sad to be leaving all of you cherished people of St. Cecilia.
The Culture Wars: Threats to our Religious Freedom. Homilies from our priests
Who would have thought that the ancient city of Mosul would be so important and central in world events as it is today? Every day more of the violence and confusion directed at Christians is played out in the news. Iraq has suffered through so many changes, and today seems steeped in a fanaticism that is destroying the natural fabric of society that saw Muslims and Christians living peacefully together.
Fr Al’s Silver Jubilee Mass
The following pictures are from Fr Al’s Silver Jubilee Mass courtesy of Hoon Im. The Mass was a combination of all the different language choirs, the seminarians that Fr Al is spiritual father to, priests and religious women who have been a part of his life, representatives from the Orthodox, Protestant and Mormon communities, and parishioners from St Cecilia’s and Father’s family. The white chasuble was a gift from the Hispanic Community on the occasion of Father’s anniversary. A new blessed altar cloth was also placed by representatives of the parish on the altar during the offertory. Special guests included: Abbot Eugene Hayes of the Norbertine Abbey, Sister Eymard Flood OSC, Diocesan Vicar for the Conscreated Life, Mother Judith of the Carmelites in Alhambra, Sister Suzana Guzman, Provincial Superior the Missionary Poor Clares and Sister Anne Tran former Mother General of the Lovers of the Holy Cross, parish staff and Mrs Thelma Baca, Father Al’s mother.
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
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.
New Parish Business Directory
Do you have a business you would like other Parishioners to know about and use? Place an advertisement in our Parish Family Album Prices start at $75.00 (Bus. Card) - $550.00 (Full Page). Your ad will be available to over 4,000 families for 7 years.
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