Resources for Our Community
Livestream for Palm Sunday
A faith-filled start to your day.
Join other members of the Saint Cecilia community on Zoom for a brief reading of the Gospel, followed by conversation and fellowship, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9 AM. RSVP to get the Zoom link by contacting Scott MacDonald, Director of Faith Formation, at email@example.com.
For instructions on setting up Zoom on your computer, keep scrolling down.
Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent
by Billy Biegler, SJ
Billy has been a member of the USA West Province of the Society of Jesus for the past eleven years and is presently a transitional deacon, preparing for ordination to the priesthood. Billy has served at Saint Cecilia for the past two years as coordinator of our RCIA program and Chaplain to our CARES ministry.
By Heidi Schlumpf, Michael Sean Winters, Joshua J. McElwee
St. C's caring for each other.
During this time, it's all the more important to help our neighbors in need.
Staying connected through Zoom.
As we continue to find new ways to stay connected with our community, we encourage you to use apps like Zoom to check in with friends, loved ones, or even your fellow ministry members. Zoom is a great, free tool, to video and audio conference with others. Click here for info on how to set up a free account on Zoom.
Separated by distance, united by song.
The Notre Dame Folk Choir shares a beautiful song composed by Steve Warner, Lead, Kindly Light, based on the prayer of selfsame title by St. John Henry Newman (read it here). May we all be led by the kindly light of God through the darkness of sickness, fear, and isolation.
Continuing to support our Saint Cecilia community.
On average, 35% of our offertory is contributed by generous donors through the Sunday collection basket. While we won’t be gathering in person for the foreseeable future, if you regularly support the parish in this way, please consider giving in one of the following alternative methods:
Using your Venmo app on your smartphone, contribute to @SaintCeciliaParish
(note: gifts through Venmo are not tax deductible).
You can text a dollar amount to (617) 398-4653.
A message will respond with a link to our Online Giving website, where you can complete your donation.
Staying rooted in Holy Scripture during Lent.
Give Us This Day is a companion resource to help stay connected to the rhythms of the Church, wherever we are. It is available as a monthly missal or as an app, and provides the readings of the day for morning/evening prayer, Mass, as well as reflections and info on feast days. For more, click here.
A Retreat in Daily Life.
Click here for a special Lenten Virtual Retreat, led by Cardinal Seán. It's a great opportunity to enter more deeply into Lent and grow in your relationship with Christ during this time of social distancing.