Lenten Reflection

‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter,* not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. 19Therefore, whoever breaks* one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.’

– Matthew 5.17-19

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National Volunteer Week, 6 – 12 April 2014

Volunteers give unselfishly, devoting time and effort to helping others!
Volunteers spread kindness, change lives, and make a significant difference in countless ways!

Thank you to all our St. Cecilia volunteers!
We truly appreciate all you do for us!

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Archdiocese Day of Confession: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, we will all have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Archdiocesan Day of Confessions. This week, let us make the journey into the heart of our relationship with God. Take a long, loving look at the ways God calls us to grow. Take this challenge and hold it in readiness for the rich blessing that is manifest in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In our parish, the schedule for confessions is as follows:

Confessions at our parish will be available between: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Children of St. Cecilia’s School will have confessions heard from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the school.

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Working wonders for children with special needs…

We have always tried to expose our deaf children to both communities. As their parents, we have talked to them and tried to answer their questions when they saw someone using sign language and they had basic sign language books. Then one day our oldest son, Ethan, said he would like to learn sign language. We discovered Silent Voice’s Sign Language Summer camp and enrolled him in the program. The following year Gavin joined his older brother and they both want to go again. We also put our name in for the Family Communication program because we wanted to support our children. These opportunities increased the boys awareness of the deaf community and also helped them gain respect for different ways of communication. They enjoyed both experiences as did we. We all hope to take part in the Family program again. Last year more than 600 deaf children received support through Silent Voice’s Sign Language Summer Camps.

Thanks to your generosity of last weekend, we are a third of the way to our goal of $30,000!!  Please continue to give generously. You can work Wonders!

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Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

Free exclusive preview of Salt + Light TV:  Salt + Light TV is offering a free preview from April 1 to May 31. During this time S+L TV will broadcast many special Lenten and Easter programs LIVE from the Vatican including the canonizations of both Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. For more info, please visit saltandlighttv.org/subscribe

The Sunday Mass: This outreach to our senior citizens, the infirm, and other viewers affords them the opportunity to join in a worship service from their homes, nursing homes or hospital rooms. In a broad sense, it becomes their TV parish as evidenced by the phone calls and letters that The Sunday Mass receives. Salt + Light Television’s broadcast of The Sunday Mass from St. Malachy’s Parish in New York City airs every Sunday at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT (as well as at 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT)

Vatican Connections – Season 2: Every Friday evening at 8pm ET/5pm PT, Vatican Connections gives you a half-hour look at what’s happening behind the walls of the Vatican. For more information, please visit saltandlighttv.org/vaticanconnections

Blessed Journeys 2014: Join Fr. Peter Sabbath and Salt + Light this fall on a journey of prayer through some of world’s best known Christian pilgrimage sites.  From September 20 – October 3, 2014, pilgrimage through Western Europe, visiting the holy shrines of Portugal, Spain and France.  From November 28 – December 8, 2014 follow in the footsteps of Christ as you journey to Israel and Jordan for 10 days of prayer, reflection and sightseeing. For more information please visit saltandlighttv.org/blessedjourneys

 

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