Diocese of Orange

Daily Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday: 6:30 am & 8:30 am
Friday: 6:30 pm (Vietnamese)
Saturday: 8:00 am, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm (Vietnamese)
Sunday:  6:30 am, 7:30 am, 9:00 am*, 11:00 am* & 5:00 pm, 12:30 pm (Espanol), 7 pm (Espanol) Indonesian Mass: Third Sunday of the month at 3:00pm
* Nursery care available


Wednesday: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am-9:30am or by appointment

Parish Activity Calendar

Office Hours

Monday - Friday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday : 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Telephone :
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Electronic Giving

If you wish to use the Electronic Giving service, we now have the option of signing up online for your convenience.

Welcome to St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Pastor's Corner

Written by Fr. Al
Monday, February 9, 3:00 pm
Pastor's Corner


Dear Friends,


Over the past years I have been blessed to be involved in many different ministries as a priest.  In the Diocese of Orange, I have worked in five different parishes each one unique and amazing.  I have been for the past nine years the Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenism and Inter-religion.  I work one day of the week at Christ Cathedral meeting with religious leaders, working to bring us together, participating with other churches and religions in projects, seminars and services.  Last year I was elected by the priests of the Diocese to be on the Priest Personnel Board.  This work involves meeting with priests who are retiring, priests who are moving to a new assignment, priests who are going away to study, priests who need a sabbatical and priests who have a special need requiring a response from the Diocese.  Along with a group of priests elected or appointed by the Bishop, we gather on Fridays from 10am to 4pm to meet personally with priests and to also plan out the many normal moves of priests from parish to parish which happens every July 1.



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Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,


This past year the Holy Father held a special Synod on the family.  The process actually doesn’t come to a conclusion until another gathering of the bishops in October of this year.  The bishops will consider a number of issues that are presently affecting the lives of Catholics.




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Dear Parishioners,


Dear Friends,


Last week I went to the movies and saw Into the Woods, a Disney film, adapted from a Broadway musical by the same name.  Broken basically into two acts the first presents a gathering of different fairytale figures that create the central story.  The wood in the last act becomes a place of shadow and temptation.  I thought walking in, that it would be a musical presented mostly for children but with a subtle layer of plot presented for adults.  I expected that the witch would be somehow shown as a misunderstood figure – a given now-a-days ala Wicked. 



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Msgr Sammon’s Corner of the World

St. Cecilia's Parish has an extensive Mission Ministry. Begun by Msgr. Sammon 50 years ago, the program is still thriving due to the dedication of members of our parish who use the blue envelope every month to donate money. We sincerely thank all of you who are so generous. Whether you give a dollar or more is not so important as the fact that you care. We know that all missionaries around the world pray for you and your loved ones. They in turn ask for your prayers as well as donations. Prayer is the strength of the missionary's life. Click here for more.

Capital Campaign Update

Thank you to all who have pledged/donated to the Capital Campaign. We encourage those who have not yet made a pledge to contact the Church office.

To date we have received $852,025 capital campaign pledges/donations on behalf of St. Cecilia.

So far, $183,777 (22%) of the pledged amount has been received. This exceeds our annual PSA Diocese commitment by $56,777 of which St. Cecilia will receive $14,194 (25%) most likely in October 2013.

Click here to read the full Capital Campaign Update.

Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, February 18, we will have a number of Masses and Services at which blessed ashes will be given out. Please take note of our schedule:

6:30 am Mass
8:30 am Mass
10:00 am School Mass
12:10 pm Mass English Mass
4:00 pm English Word Service
5:30 pm English Mass church
5:45 pm English Word Service (Hall
7:00 pm Vietnamese Mass
7:15 pm Spanish Mass (Hall)

Stations of the Cross: All Fridays of Lent

5:30 pm (Vietnamese)
6:00 pm (Vietnamese Mass)
7:00 pm (English) 8:00 pm (Spanish)

Lenten Regulations

Everyone 14 years of age and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent.

Everyone 18 years of age and not yet 59 is also bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. To fast is to limit oneself to one meal and two partial meals which, taken together, equal one meal. Eating between meals is not permitted by those fasting. The sick and the elderly are not held to any Lenten penances.

Archbishop Oscar Romero – Martyr for the Faith

Archbishop Oscar Romero

"We have never preached violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross, the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us. The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword, the violence of hatred. It is the violence of love, of brotherhood, the violence that wills to beat weapons into sickles for work." - Romero The Violence of Love

Servant of God, Oscar Romero, Bishop and Martyr

Born: August 15, 1917
Ordained a priest: April 4, 1942
Ordained bishop of the Diocese of Santiago de Maria, San Salvador: 1974
Ordained Archbishop of San Salvador: February 1977v Martyred while offering Holy Mass: 1980
St. John Paul II bestows the title of Servant of God in 1997
Pope Benedict XVI gives approval for canonization process to proceed in 2013
Pope Francis decrees his beatification on Feb. 3, 2015


Arzobispo Oscar Romero - Mártir por la Fe

"Nunca hemos predicado violencia, excepto la violencia del amor, que Cristo izquierdo clavó a una cruz, la violencia que debemos cada uno hacer a nosotros mismos para superar nuestro egoísmo y tales desigualdades crueles entre nosotros. La violencia que predicamos no es la violencia de la espada, la violencia del odio. Es la violencia del amor, de la fraternidad, la violencia esa quiere batir las armas en las hoces para el trabajo." - Romero La violencia del amor

Criado del dios, Oscar Romero, obispo y Martyr

Nato: 15 de agosto de 1917
Ordained a sacerdote: 4 de abril de 1942
Obispo Ordained de la diócesis de Santiago de Maria, Salvador de San: 1974v Arzobispo Ordained del Salvador de San: Febrero de 1977
Martyred mientras que masa santa de ofrecimiento: 1980
St. John Paul II concede el título del criado del dios en 1997
Papa Benedict XVI da la aprobación para que el proceso de la canonización proceda en 2013
Papa Francis decreta su beatificación el febrero. 3, 2015

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.

E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (714) 437-9955.

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

Quinn's Old Town Grill Coupon 2013

Click to view PDF

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.

Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux

4:12 Ministries - Confirmation and Youth Ministry

Visit St. Cecilia's 4:12 Ministries - Confirmation and Youth Ministry website: http://412beanexample.org

Annual Reports

Click here to download the 2011-2012 Annual Report

Click here to download the 2010-2011 Annual Report

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

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Marriage Encounter

Please consider a weekend of love, leave all distractions behind and open your minds and hearts to God's plan and your sacrament of marriage. You deserve it! The following dates are for the WWME weekends for 2015: February 13-15, May 29-31, July 17-19, September 18-20 and November 13-15.

Please contact Rich and Rosie Medina, your parish World Wide Marriage Encounter couple at 714 788 8436 or 714 832 6721.


Suggestion Box

There is a suggestion box in the hallway in front of the office. Please put your suggestions, opinions, criticism and comments in the box. Put your name, phone # or email address, so that we may contact you for more information. Unsigned comments will be discarded as unworthy for reflection.



It’s Fat Tuesday

St. Cecilia will be having a Fat Tuesday Feast on Tuesday, February 17.  Come and enjoy All You Can Eat for $7.00 per person from 2:45-8:00 pm.  Pre- sale tickets will be available in the parish office and after all the weekend Masses


Lenten Soup & Salad is back!

Every Friday during Lent (February 20 through March 27), we will serve a meal in the parish hall from 5:00 through 7:30 pm in the hall.  This will coincide nicely with Stations of the Cross.  The meal will include 2-3 soups, salad, roll, Mac-n-cheese, dessert, lemonade and coffee.  A suggested donation: $6 and $3 for children under 12.  We are also looking for volunteers to prepare and serve food.  Please contact the church office at 714-544-3250 to sign-up!  This is an excellent opportunity for service hours or a great way to perform a special Lent.


Parish Day of Adoration

Our parish Day of Adoration will begin after the Ash Wednesday Services (8:30 pm) on Wednesday, February 18 will conclude prior to the 6:30 am Mass on Thursday, February 19.


St. Cecilia Catholic Book Club

Please join us in discussing the novel “Warning Miracle” by John Lee, Chapters eight through the end, on February 17, 2015 from 7 to 8:30pm Modular #1. “The Warning” has been predicted by visionaries around the world for the last 40 years!

 The book club will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.  If interested or have questions, please call Kathy Long at 714 318-4678.


Overcoming Anxiety and Conflict a Six Week Lenten Study

With Fr. Al Baca

How can you experience the “peace that transcends all understanding?”  Jesus promises us that He will give us peace.  How can we guard our hearts and minds from the stress of everyday life, work and relationships?  Working with the Word of God, learn how you can feel safe in God’s care and how to live in peace with the people in your life.

When: Six Meetings – all Tuesdays:

February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31.

Where: St Cecilia Parish Hall.

Time: 9:30 to 11am.

Cost: Free, but please register in the front office.


Women’s Ministry

Thursdays Evening

The first meeting of the spring 2015 session of our Women’s Ministry, the Thursday evening group, will be held on February 19, from 7-9pm, at the School Science Room. Our theme for this series will be “The New Catholic Evangelization.” Come and listen to our favorite Father Robert Barron, and also share the experiences of parish groups that are available to us to fulfill this call. In addition we will have Lenten reflections using the study guide, “The Gift of Repentance—God’s Call for a Change of Heart.” The cost of the series is $20, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. So ladies, mark your calendar and join us for 8 weeks of prayer, sharing, fellowship, and a snack.  For more information, please call Barbara Caraccio, 714 544-0259 or Virginia Mort at 714 838-1262.


Friday Morning

Plan to join the Women’s Ministry on Friday, February 20 at 9:30 am, as we begin discussing “The Gift of Repentance” and “The Holy Souls and You.” Perfect subjects as we begin Lent.  Our speaker that day will be Sr. Isabella, a Mary Queen of Heaven Missionary, who will be discussing “A Nun’s Story: Rescuing women and children from prostitution.” Plan to join us to hear her story, savor wonderful snacks and share and enjoy each other’s company.  We will also present an overview of the books we will be using. The cost for the session will be $20, but will no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.  If you have any questions, please call Sandie Guard at 714 838-5224, Deborah Tracy at 949 679-4303.


Coming Soon! A Quick Journey through the Bible

An 8-Part Introduction to the Bible Timeline

Join us as we dive into Salvation History through the Bible with video presentation by Jeff Cavins, discussion and your own workbook and timeline.

Friday Mornings or Evenings

May 15 – July 17, 2015

Mornings 9:30 – 11:00am  Modular Two


Evenings 7:00 – 8:30 pm Kuper Center

Cost:  $20 includes workbook, timeline & memory bracelet.

Flyers available in the church office.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion News

Dear Parishioners,

After prayer and careful consideration, Norma Zaleski has decided to step down from her role as director of our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  This is no easy decision.  The ministry of Holy Communion is one of the most important lay ministries of the parish and Norma has guided our EMs with great love and devotion.  When people come to our parish they often say how edified they are by our ministers in how they receive and give out the Holy Eucharist.  Our EMs know how deeply committed Norma is to our faith and the Sacrament.  Please join me in thanking Norma for her service to the Lord and St. Cecilia’s parish.

I am happy to announce too that Andi Gyarmaty, a long time parishioner, and member of the Bereavement Committee and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, will be our new director.  Andi brings her deep faith and knowledge of the ministry to this work.  Please pray for her as she continues on the work of shepherding our EMs. Fr. Al


St. Cecilia Rummage Sale, Boutique & Barbecue

 DATES: June 26, 27 & 28, 2015

Donate used items today– now!

We take everything Including clothes and shoes

CALL Deborah Tracy @ 949-679-4303

Sandie Guard @ 714-838-5224

To arrange for storage if needed

 This year the Rummage Sale is a Church-wide event so we need volunteers as soon as possible to assist with this endeavor. Please call Deborah or Sandie as well.















Eventos  Especiales  De La Iglesia De Santa Cecilia

Enero 25: Domingo: Divina Misericordia a las 2:30 pm


Enero 26: Lunes: Estudio de Biblia de 7- 9pm. M#1.


Enero 30: Viernes: Sagrada Familia Grupo  de Oración  7pm


Horario  de la oficina

                Lunes a Viernes de…9:00 am—7:00 pm

                Sábado………………8:30 am— 4:30 pm

                Domingo    ………….8:30 am  - 2:00 pm.


Reconciliación  (Confesión) en español) 

Los Sábados de  las  8:30 am—9:30 am y los Miércoles

7 pm—8:30 pm.  Entre semana con cita.  Por favor de llamar a la oficina 544-3250.


Bautismos (en Español)

El Sacramento de Bautismo se celebra el segundo domingo de cada mes, a las 2:30 pm  Para más información llame al 714 544-3250 o pase a la oficina parroquial.


Adoración al Santísimo

El 18 de cada mes,vengan a rezar, reflexionar y pasar un momento con Él Señor  para darle gracias. Los invitamos a que nos acompañen a la Adoración Nocturna en Español de 10-11pm. 


Matrimonios en Santa Cecilia

 Si desea casarse en la Iglesia de Santa Cecilia,  por favor, llame a la oficina de la Parroquia 544-3250 con seis meses de anticipación.


Grupo de Santa Rita

Para mujeres victimas de la violencia domestica. Las mujeres que necesiten ayuda y apoyo en esta área son bienvenidas a unirse a nosotras. (Solo en Español) Únase a nosotras el primer y tercer jueves de cada mes6:30-8:30 pm.

No dejes de asistir.  Si necesita cuidado de niños, favor de llamar a Alicia McLaughlin  714-832-1404 el lunes o martes anterior al jueves de la reunión.  A ULTIMA HORA NO ES POSIBLE HACERLO.

Jóvenes para Cristo De Santa Cecilia

Te invita cordialmente a nuestro nuevo ministerio todos los jueves de las  7-9pm. Ven a conocer, crecer y

celebrar tu fe. Haz nuevas amistades  y se parte de la GRAN  familia de Jóvenes para Cristo de Santa Cecilia



Información para la Celebración de Quinceañeras El Primer Domingo del Mes.

Después de la Misa de 12:30pm en el Modular #3.