584-2318, ext. 321
rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process established by
the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive
the sacraments of initiation- Baptism, Confirmation, and the
Eucharist. It is for non-Catholics who would like to join the
Catholic Church, for those who have been baptized in another
Christian community and seek full reception into the Catholic Church,
and for those who were baptized as Catholics but have not received
the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
RCIA helps foster in prospective Catholics a deep relationship with
Jesus and the Church He founded. This takes place through distinct
stages over a period of time through catechesis, significant
experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical
and moral life of the Catholic faith. Our Parish classes meet on
Thursday evening at 7:00 P.M. Weekly inquiry classes begin on
are several ways parishioners can participate in this ministry.
There is a need for Catechists, Sponsors, Food Providers/Hospitality
Coordinators and Prayer Sponsors. Please prayerfully consider
joining our team. There is always a need for dedicated, spiritual
leaders who are willing to accompany people on this journey of faith.
more information, contact Sr. Kathleen at 584-2318 ext. 321.
with Fr. Pecchie meets every Monday night at 7:00 in the Conference
our Pastor for discussions on such topics as: Church History, Papal
Encyclicals, Sacraments and Church Teaching. These informative
meetings will help you to grow in your faith and become better
equipped to share your faith with others.
COME HOME TO
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
For Catholics who have been away from the Church. People have left
the Catholic Church for many reasons. At some point they find
something is missing and they realize they have a spiritual hunger, a
desirer for the sacraments of reconciliation and Eucharist, and a
need for community. Catholics Coming Home provides a path home
beginning with a conversation with Catholics who have made the
journey personally. Meetings are held Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM in
the Conference Room. For more information contact Bob Tassinari at
EPIC: A Journey through
through the History of Catholocism! This exciting 20 week series
takes you through the major people, places and events that make up the
history of the Catholic Church. You will see the glory of the Church
founded by Christ and understand where you fit into this Epic story.
Classes begin Wednesday evening Oct. 5th at 7:00 PM in the Conference
Room of the Parish Center. There will also be a class on Thursday
Morning at 9:30 AM beginning Oct. 6th.. .
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY:
This Bible Study meets every Wed. at 9:00 AM in the Conference
Room. The focus of the study is on the following Sunday Scripture
readings. We reflect on the readings from an Historical perspective
and apply them to our lives.
For more information contact Sr.
Kathleen at 584-3218 ext. 321.
THE GREAT BIBLE
ADVENTURE: This is a 24 week study of salvation
History from Genesis through the Book of Revelation. This study will
give you an understanding of how the people, places, events, and
themes of Sacred Scripture fit together. It will help you to learn
the overarching story of Godís plan of salvation and how your life
fits into that plan. This DVD series is hosted by Jeff Cavins.
The classes meet on Tuesday evenings
Oct. 18th Ė April 17th in the Msgr. McCall
A QUICK JOURNEY THROUGH
THE BIBLE: This is an 8 part introduction to the Bible
Timeline. This study is designed to give the student a brief
overview of Salvation History, from Genesis through the resurrection
of Christ and the establishment of the Catholic Church. Students
will learn about the need for Bible study, and how to enter deeper
into ďHis-storyĒ as they begin their study of the Scriptures.
Classes will begin on Sunday Sept. 25th at 10:00 AM in
the Conference Room.
FOUNDATIONS OF PERSONAL
Foundations of Personal Prayer is a
prayer program which provides a sequence of exercises for developing
a more intimate relationship with God. Through selected Scripture
passages for our private prayer time and weekly discussion, we
develop the habit of daily prayer, come into a greater awareness of
Godís presence in our lives, and discover Godís solutions for
everyday difficulties. The group meets every Monday at 1:30 PM in
the Conference Room, and on Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Library. For
information contact Sr. Kathleen at 584-2318 ext. 321, or Sue
Tassinari at 585-5546.
Faith sharing groups gather in homes of
parishioners for prayer, Scripture reflection, fellowship and support
on the spiritual journey. Small Christian Communities help people
learn to connect with community, deepen their faith life and become
active in creating a more just and peaceful world. If you would
like to join a small community contact: Fr. Claudius Mpuya at
584-2318 ext. 308.
LEGION OF MARY:
Begun in 1921 the Legion of Mary is a
world-wide apostolic organization of men and women who place
under the banner of Mary. Through the
guidance of the Holy Spirit they assist in the evangelizing work of
the Church. The work involves:
Visiting people in homes, nursing
homes, adult living facilities, and prisons
Instructing and preparing others
to receive the Sacraments
Door to door evangelization
Distributing rosaries, medals and
Catholic literature in contact areas.
If you are interested in learning more
about the Legion of Mary we would like to invite you to attend one of
our meetings. Meetings are held every Monday evening from 6:30-7:30
PM in the Conference room. For more information contact Lilian
Marrero at 687-4453.
The menís group consists of men
dedicated to deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ through
reflection on Sacred Scripture and faith sharing. The group gathers
on Thursday evening at 6:30 PM in the Youth Room. For more
information contact Pete OíShea at 710-4094
With Matthew Kelly
December 3, 2011
Catholic High Schoolís
Performing Arts Center
St. Cecelia Church is proud to be
sponsoring this featured event with Matthew Kelly. Passion &
Purpose Live is the inspiring yet practical experience of dynamic
teaching and application of the genius of Catholicism to every aspect
of your life, including prayer & spirituality, work, dating &
marriage, personal finances, health & well-being, parenting, and
community involvement. Beloved author and speaker Matthew Kelly, and
worship leader and musician, Eliot Morris, prepare a unique message
inspired by God and the teachings of the Church.
Plan to join with fellow Catholics to
hear Matthew Kellyís motivational and life-giving seminar on
Saturday, December 3, 2011, 9:00-1:30 P.M. The cost is $39, all of
which goes to the Dynamic Catholic Institute whose sole purpose is to
promote the faith and living an authentic Christian life.
Participants will receive a Matthew Kelly DVD The 7 Pillars of
Catholic Spirituality as well as other materials.
Watch for ticket sales in the fall. We
expect to sell out, so buy your tickets early. Neighboring parishes
are partnering with us to promote this wonderful program.
Matthew Kelly was born in Sydney,
Australia, where he began his ministry in 1993. Since that time he
has traveled in more than fifty countries and spoken to over three
million people. He has written 13 books which have appeared on the
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today
bestseller lists and have been published in 25 languages.
Some of Matthew Kellyís titles include Rediscovering
Catholicism, The Rhythm Of Life, The Seven Levels of Intimacy, A Call
To Joy, Why Am I Here? (a childrenís book,), Becoming the
Best Version of Yourself, Our Lives Change When Our Habits Change.
Kellyís core message invites
listeners to become the-best-version-of-themselves. Kelly
convincingly communicates this message as Godís desire for each of
us. This message was inspired by Vatican IIís universal call to
holiness and is disarmingly simple, yet deeply profound.
For further information and tickets
contact the Parish Office at 584-2318 ext. 321.