A reflection from Gregg
As we prepare for the eventual re-entry into our wonderful parish spaces and Mass, we are fortunate to be able to consult the wisdom and experience of parishioners in the medical field. One such parishioner, Gregg Meyer, MD, MSC kindly recorded this message to share his firsthand experience of COVID and advise continued caution going forward. Thanks Gregg!
What to expect when we welcome you back to Saint Cecilia
We continue to prepare to resume in-person Mass. Please consult this video, which outlines the guidelines and procedures we've implemented to help keep our community safe.
Date and registration announcements will be posted here (as well as on social media & our email blasts), so check back often.
Liturgy of the Hours
Please join us for Liturgy of the Hours Live on Facebook this week:
Tuesday, August 11 - Evening Prayer at 6:30 PM - Vespers for the Memorial of Saint Clare of Assisi
Friday, August 14 - Evening Prayer at 6:30 PM - First Vespers for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, August 15 - Morning Prayer at 9:00 AM - Lauds for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
If you don't have Facebook and would like to join us via Zoom, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Book Club: How to Be an Antiracist
When: Biweekly on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 PM
Starting June 22, hosted on Zoom
The Social and Racial Justice Ministry is excited to invite you to join a parish book group to read and reflect on Ibram X. Kendi's 2019 illuminating work, How to Be an Antiracist. While education is important, action is key to antiracism, and we hope this book will help orient the parish's future actions.
We recognize the diversity of our Saint Cecilia family, and realize that we are all coming to this conversation with our unique experiences and at different stages of processing systemic racism. All are welcome—we simply ask you to bring your faith, your questions, and a heart that is open to listening with compassion, and to sharing with love.
St. C's caring for each other.
During this time, it's all the more important to help our neighbors in need.
Thank you for your generous support of the parish!
Over the past several weeks, even as we have sheltered in place, we have continued to worship and connect with each other virtually. The members of our ministries continue to engage with each other in fellowship and in service to our wider community. And, a new task force of volunteers has come together to support homebound or isolated parishioner.
Your continued support helps make these things happen!
Using your Venmo app on your smartphone, contribute to @SaintCeciliaParish (if prompted, the last four digits of our phone # are 3880).