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

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Welcome to St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Pastor's Corner

Written by Fr. Al
Monday, March 2, 12:00 pm
Pastor's Corner


Dear Friends,


You may not know that some of the most important voices against abortion have come from some of our most famous feminists.  Too often, people presume that a person who supports feminism is automatically supportive of abortion. 




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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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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.

Family Fellowship Ministry presents Easter Egg Hunt!

Who: Children age 2 – 2nd grade
What: Crafts and Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, March 28th from 10 - 11:30 am
Where: Grass area by playground

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Easter Egg Donations Needed!

We are in need of plastic, filled Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs should be filled with non-melting candy or small toys. Please drop off in Parish Office.

Lent & Holy Week Schedule – 2015

Lenten Rosary: Our Lady of Sorrows
March 2: 7:00 pm Church
March 9: 7:00 pm Church (Spanish)
March 16: 7:00 pm Church

Litany in honor of St. Joseph
March 19: 7:00 pm

March 23: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
March 25: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
March 27: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Vietnamese Penance Service
March 24: 7:00 pm

English / Spanish Penance Service
March 25: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 1st - No Confessions

Holy Thursday: April 2nd
8:30 am Solemn Morning Prayer
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet
5:30 pm Lord's Supper (Vietnamese)
8:00 pm Lord's Supper (Spanish / English)

Good Friday: April 3rd
8:30 am Solemn Morning Prayer
12:10 pm Solemn Stations of the Cross (without Communion)
3:00 pm Good Friday Service (English)
5:30 pm Good Friday Service (Spanish)
8:00 pm Good Friday Service (Vietnamese)

Holy Saturday: April 4th
No Confessions in the morning
8:30 am Solemn Morning Prayer
5:30 pm Easter Vigil (Vietnamese)
8:30 pm Easter Vigil (English / Spanish)

Easter Sunday: April 5th
7:00 am Church
7:10 am Parish Hall
9:00 am Church
9:10 am Parish Hall
11:00 am Church
11:10 am Parish Hall
12:45 pm Church (Spanish)
5:00 pm Church (Vietnamese)

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.


Lenten Rosary Our Lady of Sorrows

        March 2     7pm (church)

March 9     7pm (Spanish) church

March 16   7pm (church)


 Fish Dinner New Menu for Fridays

Every Friday during Lent (March 14 thru March 27), we will serve a fish meal in the parish hall from 5:00 -7:30 pm in the hall.  This will coincide nicely with Stations of the Cross.  The meal will include fish, mash potatoes and coleslaw—French bread, dessert, lemonade and coffee.  A suggested donation: $6 and $3 for children under 12.  See you next Friday March 14.


St. Cecilia Catholic Book Club

 Please join us in discussing “How the Reformation Happened” by Hilaire Belloc, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The book club will meet in Modular #1 from 7 to 8:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.  If interested or have questions, please call Kathy Long at 714 318-4678 or just come and see!!! 


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#2

Evenings 7:00 – 8:30 pm Kuper Center Cost:  $20 includes workbook, timeline & memory bracelet.


Bereavement Volunteers

St. Cecilia needs a volunteer to head the Bereavement Committee. Requirements: Loving, Caring, and a Flexible schedule. An active committee already exists for support and training.  Let the Holy Spirit open your heart to this wonderful opportunity to serve God, this parish, and those who are grieving.

 St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Show

The Knights of Columbus invite all parishioners and friends to join them at their annual St. Patrick's Day celebration on Saturday March 14th at 5:30 PM in the church hall.  Come and enjoy traditional Irish fare - corned beef and cabbage and performances by the Celtic Gold step dancers as well as bagpipe and mace demonstrations.  Tickets are available for purchase following all masses on March 8 and at the Friday soup dinners on March 13.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door.  Tickets are $15 per person.  Tables seating eight may be purchased for $100.  Tickets purchased before the day of the event include one non-alcoholic beverage per person.


 Women’s Ministry

Thursdays Evening

The third meeting of the spring 2015 session of our Women’s Ministry, the Thursday evening group, will be held on February 26, from 7-9pm, in the St. Cecilia School Science Room. Come and watch and discuss the second lesson from Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD on the new Catholic Evangelization.  In addition our weekly Lenten reflection will be from Chapter 2 in our Study guide, “The Gift of Repentance.” Please read the chapter and records your thoughts.  We invite all women from St. Cecilia and their friends to join us in these evenings of prayer, guest speakers, sharing and fellowship. For more information, please call Barbara Caraccio, 714 544-0259 or Virginia Mort at 714 838-1262.

Friday Morning

This Friday, March 1 at 9:30 am we will continue our series on “The Gift of Repentance” and “The Holy Souls and You.” Perfect subjects as we begin Lent.  Our speaker that day will be Kara Muyargas a member of our parish and the leader of the Culture of Life Committee. This group has been absent from our parish for a while and we are seeing a rebirth thanks to Kara and her husband! Plan on joining us to hear the wonderful events that are planned for the future and see how you might want to be apart of this very important movement. We will be studying Chapter 2, “A Man Had Two Sons” in our book, “The Gift of Repentances.” Please read the chapter before the meeting as it will make the day much more meaningful! 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.


Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela & Fatima: 

You are invited to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela & Fatima, 12-days, August 31 to September 11, 2015.  Includes visits to San Sebastian, Covadonga, Oviedo, Porto, Nazare, Lisbon & More & more! Only $3,499 from Los Angeles (LAX), plus $695 in airport taxes and $155 in tips. Under the Spiritual Direction of Rev. Wayne Adajar.  To download the free color brochure and registration form, visit ww.GoCatholicTravel.com/Adajar. For more information, please contact Carol Ryan at (714) 544-6113 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Space is limited. Register today


St. Cecilia Rummage Sale, Boutique

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.


Attention Parishioners

Storage Space is very much needed for the items being donated for the Rummage Sale event in June. If any of you have extra garage space or have a storage unit with available space please call:

Sandie Guard at 714-838-5224 or Deborah Tracy at 949-679-4303













Eventos  Especiales  De La Iglesia

De Santa Cecilia

Marzo 1: Domingo: Divina Misericordia a las 2:30 pm.


Marzo 2: Lunes: Estudio de Biblia de 7- 9pm. M#1.


Marzo 6: Viernes: Sagrada Familia Grupo  de Oración 7 pm.


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  (Confesiones)

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

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


Rosario de Nuestra Señora  de los Dolores

9 de Marzo en la  Iglesias a las7 pm


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.


El Camino a la paz...

Si saben que tenemos 3 sacerdotes cada miércoles en la noche para confesar.  Dos Padres confiesan en español.  Confesiones empiezan a las 7:00pm y terminan a las 8:30pm.  Vengan para dejar los pecados en la misericordia del Señor!  Recuerdan que también tenemos El Santísimo expuesto cada día de la semana, a las 9:00am a las 5:30pm, excepto los miércoles cuando tenemos el Santísimo a las 7-9 pm.


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 mes 6:30-8:30 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 última hora no será 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.



La Sagrada Familia en el  Espíritu Santo y Grupo Juvenil

Los invita que vengan los viernes @ 7-9pm en el salón parroquial a sus noches de alabanza y oración y enseñanza hay actividades también para los adolescentes, jóvenes y niños. Para más información, llaman a  Roberta 514-0016 o Elías López 675-5016.


¿Esta Usted Registrado en la  Parroquia?

Ser miembro registrado de nuestra parroquia significa que usted debe llenar un formulario de registro y regresarlo a nuestra oficina.

A pesar que vienen a la Misa, han celebrado aquí los Sacramentos o tienen una niña /o en nuestra escuela o en los ministerios de educación religiosa, usted podría no estar  registrado en la parroquia.

El registro es muy importante para planificar y llenar las necesidades de nuestra gente, se han movido o tiene un nuevo miembro de la familia, notifique a la oficina.