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)
* Nursery care available


Parish Activity Calendar

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday : 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday : 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday : 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Telephone :
714-544-3250
Kính mời Cộng Đoàn
Dân Chúa ghé thăm
website của cộng đoàn
http://www.cdtustin.org

Dear Friends,

I am happy to report to you that our PSA has gotten off to a fantastic start! As of this date we have surpassed our assessment of $122,000.00 to the Diocese. We have never done this so early in the PSA year. Your response has been so encouraging! For those who have not given, please give and make this year’s PSA our best ever. Giving quickly and electronically provides us with cash incentives from the Diocese. Any donation, great or small is a blessing for us. God bless!

Fr Al

Pastoral Services Appeal
Proud To Be Catholic
Online PSA Donations

Electronic Giving

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

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.

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.

Welcome to St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Pastor's Corner

Written by Father Al
Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:30 pm
Pastor's Corner

 

Dear Friends, the following was written by comedian/commentator Ben Stein for CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.  Makes you think… Fr. Al

 

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Dear Friends,

In September of 2010, Pope Benedict XVI visited Great Britain.  The papal visit was an anxious time for Catholics in England who were uncertain how the Pope might be received.  In the end, the visit was seen as a triumph with English society giving positive marks to the Pope.

 

 

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Dear Friends,

 

A few weeks ago, something shocking ran throughout world news concerning the discovery of over 800 remains of babies at a former home run by nuns in Tuam, Ireland.  News stories said that the bodies had been thrown into a septic tank at the home run by the Bon Secours Sisters over a span of years.  Then it was reported that none of the children had been given Baptism because they were the children of unwed mothers, etc.  Once again the Church in Ireland was under attack and the name and legacy of the Bon Secours Sisters damaged.

     

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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.

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.

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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

St. Cecilia Church

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News and Announcements

 

 

Backyard BBQ & Church Chats                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 Join us for our Second BBQ on Tuesday, July 22 at 5:30 pm.  Our especial speakers will be Rabbi Frank Stern; he will reflect on the visit of Pope Francis to Israel or the Jewish approach to sin and forgiveness.  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. If you want anything fancier, you can bring it.   See you Tuesday, July 22.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Is Back!

St. Cecilia Catholic Church invites children to Weird Animals Vacation Bible School: Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind!

 

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School will be hosted at St. Cecilia Catholic Church from July 28 to August 1.  At Weird Animals, kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations! They’ll participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience cool Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them they are one of a kind, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with The Tail End—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 12:10pm each day.

Weird Animals VBS is for kids from Pre-School to 5th grade and will run from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm each day.  We are also in need of parent volunteers and young adult volunteers entering 6th grade and above.

Registration forms will be located in the Parish Office, or you can find online registration at  https://osv.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/stcecilia For more information, e-mail VBS Director Perry Van Boom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

The Vocations Office

The Vocations Office cordially invites you to the next Priesthood Discernment evening. The purpose is to familiarize interested men with the life, prayer, and possible call to Priesthood in the Diocese of Orange. There is no commitment on your part, other than the expression of interest to participate.  The next Priesthood Discernment evening will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:00p.m. ~ Diocese of Orange Pastoral Center, First Floor, Room 1D, Christ Cathedral Campus. Please give serious thought to this invitation.    

"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." (Mt 9:37-38)  If you have any questions regarding the Priesthood Discernment evening, please contact the Director of Vocations, Rev. John Moneypenny at (714) 282-3036, or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

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

 

 

 

 PETER PAN: FAMILY FUN THAT

 SUPPORTS OUR COMMUNITY!

St. Cecilia Church is once again supporting the local production of Broadway in the Park.  See Peter Pan actually fly on a bigger-than-ever stage with better-than-ever cast and set.  From August 19 through 23, Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) is presenting a spectacular production of the musical PETER PAN in Pepper Tree Park.   You can purchase tickets that are good for any of the 5 nights at a DISCOUNT in the church office.  Bring your beach chairs or blankets, pack your picnic and get ready for a great time for the whole family.

 

This year why not indulge your family and friends with the comfort and convenience of purchasing a Reserved Table?  Arrive when you like, enjoy a real table and chairs (with tablecloth and candle), and serve the picnic you bring in style and grace.  Contact www.tacfa.org or 714/518-5519.

 

SUPPORT THE ST. CECILIA BOOTH  SELLING BAKED GOODS, HOT COCOA & COFFEE! A local restaurant and several non-profits will be selling good food and drinks if you prefer to “eat out.” Get your discounted tickets before they sell out!  You can’t beat the quality production, and you’ll share delightful time with many parishio

 

  

2014 Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA)

Have you hired the Diocese to do God’s work for you yet?  You empower them by donating to PSA.  They have the tools to get it done for you.  Donate by using the:

Parish website:    www.stcecilia.org or the white PSA envelopes that say “Proud to be Catholic”. Don’t forget to put your name on the envelope.

 

 

Lectors Ministry

 Lectors Ministry …we are looking for you! Your life has been blessed by God and you are looking to give back. Here is the opportunity. If you find yourself enjoying listening to the Word of God at St. Cecilia's masses and like to read, we need you. We are in great need of lectors for our Saturday mass at 8 am. Step up and let God transform your life.  Please contact Sharel Figueredo at (510)-745-8165 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Church Candles

Since we placed candles in our church we have seen many people making use of this ageless tradition of prayer.  Please remember that candles can be purchased at the front office for $4.  Candles purchased in stores are not made for our candle holders in church.  The candles being of a lower quality sometimes explode.  Please do not place store bought candles in our candle racks as these can be dangerous.  Store bought candles in the church are removed and placed outside on the concrete in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Thank you.

  

 Novena Prayers

Lately, photo-copied novena prayers to the Sacred Heart have been appearing in our church.  Novenas are approved prayers; however, sometimes some forms of them are not in keeping with Church law.  When a novena says, “never known to fail” it ceases to be a prayer approved by the Church.  In any prayer we leave God the grace of deciding on the worthiness or spiritual health of what we are praying for.  Approved novena booklets will also always have an imprimatur (approved signature of a bishop) on them.  Any others should be discarded.  Thank you.

 

     

 St. Cecilia Moms Group

St. Cecilia Moms Group!!! This group is for moms with children of any age.   Childcare will be provided.  We will meet every other Thursday from 9:00-11:00 am

 

 Come join us for the chanting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet every Wednesday night in the church from 7 pm to 7:45pm.  With the Chaplet we also include different meditations taken from  St Faustian.

  

Fellowship Ministry …

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Sunday’s at11:00 am Mass for children in grades K-5.

 

Confessions..are heard every Saturday 8:30—9:00 am and Wednesday 7:00 to 8:00 pm. (3-4 priests), or during the week with an appointment. Please call the office 544-3250. 

 

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and post-pone pregnancies. NFP is simple, natural & effective and is fully accepted by the Catholic Church. If you interested in learning more about the particular NFP methods (Creighton Method, Billings Method, Sympto-Thermal Method, etc…) please contact Rosalina Lopez 714-981-7300 or Silvia Lopez (714-955-1286).

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Catholic Charities of Orange County offers in English the Creighton Model Fertility Care System for NFP and Women’s Reproductive Healthcare. Fertility Care Practitioner to make an appointment for the dates listed below or for further information, at (714) 347-9646 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Alba Ramiro can also provide information at (714) 347-9668 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

  

New Military Bulletin Board

Do you have a family member serving in our armed forces? Would you like to have special prayers said for them? If so please submit a 21/2”X 31/2” picture of them along with their name, rank, military branch, where they are serving and your relation to them to be placed in our new military bulletin board. This board along with the Hispanic, Filipino and Vietnamese boards are located outside on the back of the church wall across from the modular's. Carol O’Brien will be collecting the picture for placement of the military board. If you have already placed a picture of a military member for our old board, please contact Carol at 714 832-2075 to update the information ASAP. Thank you.

 

 

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!

  

Like Us On Facebook

This summer we launched an official Facebook page to expand our communication and networking efforts. Please find us at facebook.com/MoreThanSchool. You can also link from our homepage, MoreThanSchool.org. Show your support, and stay in the loop; take a moment to Like Us on Facebook!

Hispanic Community

 

 

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

     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. No dejes de asistir!

 

Formación en la Fe para Niños

 Preparación Sacramental

Registraciones comienzan el 21 de julio de 2014: Lunes a Viernes de 9am a 12pm en la oficina de Formación

 

Interesados en ser Católico?

¡Entonces RICA es para usted!

El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos (RICA) es el proceso mediante el cual se presenta a las personas interesadas a la fe y la vida católica.

Su aún necesita algún sacramento, este programa es para usted.

Extendemos esta invitación a los feligreses que deseen conocer y profundizar en nuestra fe.

Para más información comuníquese a la oficina parroquial al 714 544-3250.

 

 

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. 

 

 

Bautismos (en Español)

 

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

 

 

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 8:00pm.  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 7pm hasta las 9pm.

 

Presentaciones

Las Presentaciones de los tres años se hace el  2o. Segundo domingo de cada mes. Por favor pase por la oficina para registrar su niño/a. La donación sugerida es $25.