Worship

Mass schedule
 
Saturday   8:00am, 5:00pm Vigil
Sunday   7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:30pm (Youth/Family Mass), 2:30pm (Spanish language)
Monday-Friday   8:00am
Wednesday 9:00am (School Mass - all are welcome)
 

Sunday School (for ages 3-5) is available in the school during 9:00am Sunday Mass (September - May only)

Children's Liturgy during 9:00am Sunday Mass open to all grade school children

See weekly bulletin for other feast and holy day Mass schedules

Mass Readings
 
April 6th Fifth Sunday of Lent
April 13th Palm Sunday
April 17th Holy Thursday
April 18th Good Friday
April 19th Easter Vigil
April 20th Easter Sunday
April 27th Divine Mercy Sunday

Our Mission

We, the people of St. Cecilia Parish,
brothers and sisters in Christ,
accept as our mission:

to know our faith
to live by truth and love
to serve the needs of others
to teach by example
and thereby strengthen and
inspire the Parish family.

Holy Week Schedule

The Adoration Chapel will be closed from Wednesday, April 16 at 9:00am and will reopen on Easter Monday at 9:00am. During these Sacred days, the faithful are asked to gather at the evening liturgies. Perpetual Adoration is not allowed in Canon Law on these days.

HOLY THURSDAY (April 17) - Thursday of Holy Week speaks to the Eucharist, which is the spiritual food that binds us together and enables us to make God’s Kingdom happen. Through the washing of the feet of the twelve, we are reminded that the Eucharist resolves itself in the service to one another.
Mass of the Last Supper
at 6:00pm (English) and 8:00pm (Spanish); no 8:00am morning Mass.

GOOD FRIDAY (April 18) - Good Friday commemorates the passion and death of Christ. The liturgy mourns the loss of our Savior. We honor the crucified Lord by abstaining from meat and fasting from excess food. All Catholics 14 years and older must abstain from meat on Good Friday.
Walk of the Cross at 10:00am from First United Methodist Church (4th and Watson) to St. Cecilia.
Stations of the Cross at 3:00pm in the church.
Good Friday Liturgy at 6:00pm(English) and 8:00pm (Spanish); no 8:00am morning Mass.

HOLY SATURDAY (April 19) - This is the day Christ lay in the tomb; it is a day of anticipation of the Resurrection. No 8:00am morning Mass, Confessions or 5:00pm Mass.
Easter Egg Hunt: The Moms’ Club invites children of all ages to join in the fun at 10:00am. Remember to bring your Easter basket. Eggs will be filled with candy, toy or a prize slip. The hunt will be on the field (or Parish Center if raining).  

EASTER VIGIL (Saturday, April 19) - Mass at 8:00pm. No 8:00am morning Mass, Confessions or 5:00pm Mass.

EASTER SUNDAY (April 20) - Masses at 7:15am, 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm (Spanish)


Notice

A number of employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Portland, parishes, and schools have been victims of tax-identity fraud. Victims' Social Security numbers have been used in fraudulent federal tax returns for the year 2013. Victims learn of the false filings when they receive a notice from the IRS that more than one tax return has been filed using the same Social Security number.

If you suspect you may be a victim of tax fraud, call the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 1 800-908-4490, extension 245, and talk with an IRS agent.


Upcoming Events

Legacy Appreciation Luncheon - Honor our long-time parishioners on Monday, April 28th, 11:00am-1:00pm in the Activity Center. Includes luncheon, prizes, and opening of the 1948 cornerstone of the church. $3 offering to defray costs.

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop - Centering Prayer is a method of prayer revived from ancient teachings in the Christian contemplative heritage that emphasize prayer as a personal relationship with God.  Learn more about this powerful spiritual discipline on Saturday May 17, 9:30am-2:30pm in the Parish Center. Six-week follow-up sessions will be held on Saturdays beginning May 24, 3:15-4:45pm. Contact Marylyn Klesh at 503-866-2478 or  kleshmr@comcast.net.

Time for Retirement - I want to invite you to my retirement party with parishioners. I am looking forward to this change in my life, slowing down the events and responsibilities as I reach 70 years of age. I would be delighted to celebrate this milestone with you at my retirement dinner on Saturday, June 14th, 6:00-9:00pm, in the Activity Center. A formal invitation will be mailed to parishioners. Father Pat McNamee, Pastor

See the weekly bulletin for more information about these and other upcoming events.


Recent Happenings

40 Days for Life Kick-Off - With over 450 people in attendance at St. Cecilia’s on Saturday, March 1, Archbishop Alexander Sample honored us by starting our 40 Days for Life campaign with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He reminded us that “it’s about all of you, those who do all the planning and those who come out to the Abortion Clinics for this vigil during the next 40 days!” The Archbishop also stated that “This effort of standing up for life is the number one issue that faces Catholics today.” He concluded with “even though I can’t be with you out at the abortion clinic, I will be with you in spirit and prayer.” Over 150 people then followed Archbishop Sample to Planned Parenthood for our kick-off. Marie Barzen, Beaverton Campaign Director, reminded people of the quote from Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director, now Pro-life Activist who observed that “when Pro-lifers were praying outside our clinic, there was an up to 75% no show rate!” This should give us all renewed resolve that all our efforts are not in vain. The Archbishop then led us in a meditative pro-life rosary, and after being led in song blessed all present. For more information, see the Catholic Sentinel article.

Crab Feed - Thanks to all who attended the 12th Annual Men’s Club Crab Feed last Saturday. Attendance of 383 was a record high! A good time was had by all! Thanks to volunteers from the Men’s Club, St. Cecilia School students and parents, and the Knights of Columbus. A big thank you to event Chair Bill Johnson, who plans, cooks and is involved in everything else for all twelve years.

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