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, October 20, 2014 9:30 am
Pastor's Corner


Dear Friends,


The Synod on the Family is looking carefully at possible new pastoral approaches to people who find themselves in situations that do not allow for Holy Communion.  This might be a same sex couple or man and woman living outside the Sacrament of Marriage.  At the very least, the Synod hopes to launch a new approach towards people who feel themselves “on the outside.”



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Pastor's Corner


Dear Friends,


You remember the black mass that was held in Oklahoma City?  Just an update…  The Daily Oklahoman newspaper reports that only 42 people ended up attending the event.  A week after the service was concluded, the Archdiocese began receiving calls from employees of the City buildings that were used for the satanic gathering.

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Pastor's Corner


Dear Friends,


A theme that is becoming common to the Pope is that we are not to be a Church beautiful to look at, to admire, but without substance.  Of course the Church is founded on the promise of Christ so she will always be found deserving and protected.  However, that promise doesn’t mean that the Church will not suffer and be persecuted from outside and sadly sometimes from inside.  There are moments in history when she is weak and other times when she is strong.



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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.

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.

Advent-Christmas Concert!

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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The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross and the Knights of Columbus are hosting a Blood Drive Sunday, November 16, in the parish hall from 9 am to 3:00 pm. Walk-ins welcome. For questions contact Chris McCann at (949) 769-0148.


 Parish Day of Adoration

Our parish Day of Adoration will begin after the 8:30 am Mass on Tuesday, November 18, and will conclude prior to the 6:30 am on Wednesday, November 19.  


Advent-Christmas Concert

St. Cecilia Music Ministry presents Advent-Christmas Concert "RING CHRISTMAS BELLS"!

Friday, December 5, at 7:30pm, at the church.

The night of beautiful music features St. Cecilia choirs, soloists, professional and amateur musicians, special virtuoso guest musician appearances, excerpts from Handel's "Messiah," favorite songs and carols Sing-a-Long! Join the celebration, and meet the artists at the reception after the concert!  Tickets available after the Masses and at the parish office. Place your advertisement in the concert brochure and support the Music Ministry. Contact Director of Music, Dr. Alina Artemova for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


St Cecilia Catholic Book Club

Please join us in discussing the book, “Angels and Saints” by Scott Hahn, Chapters Ten to the end on Tuesday, November 18, from 7pm to 8:30pm. The book club will meet in Modular One 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!!!


 Mission News

Thanksgiving is around the corner, can Christmas be far behind?

Days go by so fast that plans have to be made in good time.

Bake Sale and Boutiques are planned for Sunday November 23.

Our famous Bake Sale with empanadas, pies, cookies and breads.

Home made items to help us thank the Lord for our blessings.

The Craft Ladies Boutique combined with our own Mission Group and

Boutique will have wonderful items for gift giving.

You can't go wrong by visiting the Parish Hall 


The Bethlehem Christian Families

 (The Holy Land)

November 29 & 30, 2014, the Bethlehem Christian Families are here to sell their hand carved religious articles made of olive wood. The sale of these precious articles supports their Church Mission which is to maintain the roots and the existence of the Christian Families who are struggling to remain in Bethlehem.

 At least Ninety percent of the funds raised through these sales go directly to Christians living in the Bethlehem area. The proceeds will create more work which will help them to survive and stay in the Holy Land since they have no other source of income and are dependant on the olive wood industry. Thank you for your support and generosity.


Women’s Ministry

This Friday, November 21, we will meet for our final session of Women’s Ministry. It begins at 9:30 am in the home of Sandie Guard. Please come and celebrate our ministry with good food, lively conversation and a very fun morning! Call Sandie Guard at 714 838-5224 or Deborah Tracy at 949 679-4303.


 Thanksgiving Mass

November 27, Thursday, 9:00 am

Join us for a celebration of parish and family!

Four Choirs:

English – Spanish – Vietnamese – Filipino!

Bring bread and wine to blessed at Mass for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Please bring a bag of canned food for the poor.

The Mass collection this year will go to:

Christian Service Pantry

Culture of Life Ministry

Altar Society

Be generous to God and to the poor


 Mission News

Thanksgiving is around the corner, can Christmas be far behind?

Days go by so fast that plans have to be made in good time.

Bake Sale and Boutiques are planned for Sunday November 23.

Our famous Bake Sale with empanadas, pies, cookies and breads.

Home made items to help us thank the Lord for our blessings.

The Craft Ladies Boutique combined with our own Mission Group and

Boutique will have wonderful items for gift giving.

You can't go wrong by visiting the Parish Hall 


Family Fellowship Ministry

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Sundays at11:00am

Mass for children in grades K-5.


 Family Fellowship Ministry

Happy Birthday Jesus Party 

Saturday, December 6, from 6-7:30pm in the hall.

For all children age 2-2nd grade and their families.

 Please RSVP to:

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Serra Club

The mission of Serra is to foster and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  There are over 318 clubs in the U.S. Serra get its name from Blessed Juniper Serra, the 18th century Spanish friar.

The City Club of Orange County meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 am at the Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel, 480 S. Batavia Street in Orange. The MEETING BEGINS WITH MASS, FOLLOWED BY BREAKFAST AND A GUEST SPEAKER. For more information, please contact Beverly Truzzalino at 714 642-6455.

The Serra Club of Orange County meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 11 am, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel, 480 Batavia in Orange. MEETING BEGINS WITH MASS, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH AND A GUEST SPEAKER. For more information, please contact Sharon Mulherin at 714 832-6504. Please join us at our next meeting.


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).

1820 E. 16th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Telephone (714) 347-9600 or Telephone (714) 347-9646 – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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!


Do you know whom you can go to if you have a suggestion or concern about something at St. Cecilia Parish? Look for St. Cecilia Parish Pastoral Council members

Hispanic Community


Eventos  Especiales  De La Iglesia  De Santa Cecilia


Octubre 19:  Domingo: Divina Misericordia a las 2:30 pm


Octubre 20:  Lunes:   Estudio de Biblia de 7-9 pm. M#1


Octubre 21:  Martes: Talles de Oración y Vida 7 pm     


Octubre 24:  Viernes: Sagrada Familia Grupo  de Oración  7pm


Horario del Diácono Martín Ruiz

 Si necesita una cita con el Diácono por favor a llamar a  la oficina 544-3250 y  pida una cita.


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.


Jóvenes para Cristo De Santa Cecilia

Te invita cordialmente a nuestra gran apertura grupal:

el 23 de octubre a 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.


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.


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.


La Sagrada Familia en elEspíritu Santo y Grupo Juvenil

Los invita que vengan los viernes @ 7-9pm en el salón parroquial a sus noches d 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.


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.



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


 Información para la Celebración de Quinceañeras

El Primer Domingo del Mes. Después de la Misa de 12:30pm en el Modular #3



 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.