First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
This Friday, December 2nd, 2016
On the First Friday, our Parish celebrates Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 9:05 a.m. Mass until 6:00 p.m.
“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the church. “
-Ecclesia de Eucharistia by Pope John Paul II
Please consider taking time out this Friday, December 2nd, in prayer and worship of the Eucharist. For those who would like to schedule an hour to ‘keep watch’, signup sheets for specific time slots, can be found at the back of the church.
2017 offertory envelopes
2017 offertory envelopes are ready for pick-up at the back of the church!
If you are a new member of our parish, and have taken a numbered, unlabeled offertory box of envelopes, please follow a few steps to ensure that your donations will be properly recorded in 2017!
Please print your full name, address, and phone number on the offertory envelope, when making your first 3-4, 2017, donations. This will ensure that the office staff correctly record your personal information, (to ensure you receive an income tax receipt at the end of the year.)
If you want to start your donations this year (2016), please place your donation in a regular envelope, and print your full name, address and envelope number on it! (Please do not use your 2017 offertory envelopes until next year!)
New envelope users/parishioners and/or unregistered parishioners are requested to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it.
St. Cecilia’s Feast Day Mass and Celebration of November 22, 2016
Thank you to all those who assisted at the Special Mass, particularly the priests who concelebrated the Mass with Father Joseph, our Associate Pastor, Father Dominic and Father Edward: to our Lector, Reyanne Achong, our Eucharistic Minister, Altar Servers and Ushers; to our Administrative Assistant, Sandra Niedra, for her help and support. Special thanks to Peter Treen, our organist, Don English, our cantor, and the combined talents of St. Cecilia’s Choir and Mosaic vocal ensemble under the direction of Gordon Mansell, which added to the beautiful celebration. Sincere thanks to all of you who donated your time and talents in various ways to make our special Mass and celebration a wonderful success: Ann Clough, Barbara Mankowski, Annette Beneditz, Janine Mitsuki, Carmen Rivero, Ann Rooney, Lorraine Ostafew, Angela Tung, Karen Stuss, Karen Bechtel, Vicky Attard, Frank Spiteri, Angelo Favretto, (GREAT WINE!), and Teame Gebreyesus, our church custodian.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Maria Ruccolo for all her hard work in the kitchen. Special thanks go to those who helped in the setting up and decorating of the hall, and to those who donated delicious food and baked goods for the reception following the Mass, particularly the Vietnamese Martyrs Parish for the donation of spring rolls. Many thanks to each and everyone who assisted at and attended the Mass. May God bless you all abundantly for your commitment, dedication, hard work and love for Saint Cecilia!
St. Vincent de Paul Society “Christmas Star Program”!
Once again, the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be displaying a Christmas Tree in our Church, with dangling stars. Each star represents a gift that can be purchased for either a teen, (gift card), or family, (food gift card). Please take a star, and return it with the appropriate gift card to one of our St. Vincent de Paul representatives, donation box holders after masses by Sunday December 4 2016.
Gift cards can be purchased at any major department store or pharmacy. Food gift cards can be purchased at all major grocery stores.
Thank you for giving to those in our community who are less fortunate!
As in previous years, during the months preceding the great “Feast of the Nativity of our Lord”, Right to Life Christmas Cards and Campaign for Life fruitcakes will be on sale in the vestibule after Saturday and Sunday Masses until December 18th. One of the most important fundraisers Campaign Life Catholic does each year, is the sale of the delicious Christmas cakes. This helps to continue the work for the unborn, the elderly and the disabled, supporting life at every stage.
Large cakes: $25.00
Small cakes: $15.00