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Pastor's Message
Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. But, what is Lent? It is the commemoration of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who withdrew into the Judean desert and fasted for forty days in preparation for His ministry. It is a time for prayer and penance.
In all of his addresses for Lent, Pope Francis has focused on the need for conversion through the three pillars of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. He stresses these three actions will help create a pure heart through cleansing one of selfishness and the yoke of the sin.
In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells us to “take care not perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them.” He calls us to pray, to fast, and to give alms to please the Father, not to win the praise of others. Lenten observances should not draw attention to the person. Sacrifice to show compassion and enrich others. After all, the purpose of penance is not to diminish life but to enhance it.
How can we enrich our spiritual lives by intensifying our devotion to the three pillars of Lent?
We can set aside more time for prayer - individually and as a family. We can pray the Station of the Cross. We can pray for the Pope and all who lives a consecrated life.
We can fast to benefit others. For example, instead of spending time watching TV, spend time doing something with others - talk to your parents play with a little brother or sister who looks up to you; skip a meal and give what you save to charity; be extra kind to someone you do not like. Sacrifices should come from love, not a sense of guilt or obligation.
In gratitude for all God has given us, and as an act of love to those in need, we can give generously to the poor and disadvantaged. We can smile at everyone and anyone all the time. We can volunteer at a soup kitchen. We can make blessing bags for the homeless.
As we go on our Lenten journey, let our prayer be, “A clean heart create for me, Our God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.” So, at the end, we may be ready to start again to live the baptismal life - life as children of God - in its fullness. So, we may love God with our whole heart, mind, and soul. So, we may unhesitatingly share His love with others.

 

Reverend Rene Ramoso

At Fr. Rene's Installation Mass

Installation Mass with
Archbishop Salvatore Cordelione

Parish Events

2019 Holy Week Schedule Click here 

Apr 18

Lenten Divine Office (Breviary)

Thursday, 8:20 AM

Lenten Divine Office (Breviary)
Time: Thursday, 8:20 AM
  The Divine Office is the Official Prayer of the Church.  We pray every morning at 8:20 a.m. in Our Lady's Chapel.  Prayer books are...
Apr 18

Bridge/Lessons - Collins Center

Thursday, 10:00 AM

Bridge/Lessons - Collins Center
Time: Thursday, 10:00 AM
  No Description Available
Apr 18

Scrabble-Collins Center

Thursday, 10:00 AM

Scrabble-Collins Center
Time: Thursday, 10:00 AM
  No Description Available
Apr 18

Beginning Bridge Lessons

Thursday, 10:30 AM

Beginning Bridge Lessons
Time: Thursday, 10:30 AM
  No Description Available
Apr 18

Knitting and Crochet - Collins Center

Thursday, 1:00 PM

Knitting and Crochet - Collins Center
Time: Thursday, 1:00 PM
  No Description Available
Apr 18

Holy Thursday Mass at 7:30 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Exposition

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Holy Thursday Mass at 7:30 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Exposition
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
  No Description Available
Apr 18

Adult Choir Rehearsal- Green Room

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Adult Choir Rehearsal- Green Room
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
  No Description Available
Apr 19

Lenten Divine Office (Breviary)

Friday, 8:20 AM

Lenten Divine Office (Breviary)
Time: Friday, 8:20 AM
  The Divine Office is the Official Prayer of the Church.  We pray every morning at 8:20 a.m. in Our Lady's Chapel.  Prayer books are...
Apr 19

St. Martha Prayer Group - Collins Center

Friday, 8:30 AM

St. Martha Prayer Group - Collins Center
Time: Friday, 8:30 AM
  No Description Available
Apr 19

Adult Faith Formation with Carol Braga-Collins Center

Friday, 10:30 AM

Adult Faith Formation with Carol Braga-Collins Center
Time: Friday, 10:30 AM
  No Description Available
Apr 19

Exercise-Collins Center

Friday, 11:00 AM

Exercise-Collins Center
Time: Friday, 11:00 AM
  No Description Available
Apr 19

Good Friday 8th Grade Passion Play

Friday, 12:00 PM

Good Friday 8th Grade Passion Play
Time: Friday, 12:00 PM
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St. Cecilia's Church

2555 Seventeenth Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94116
Main Telephone: (415) 664-8481
Fax: (415) 661-2957
Email: stcecilia@stcecilia.com

Parish Office Hours

Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Masses
Confessions and Devotions  


Mass Schedule 

Saturday: 5:00 pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30 (Family Mass),
& 11:30 a.m.
Weekdays: 7:00, 9:00 a.m.
& 5:30 p.m.


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Confessions

Saturdays from
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
or please call 415.664.8481
to make an appointment
with one of the priest.

Devotions


Eucharistic Adoration

Every first Friday of the month
from 7:30 a.m. Friday
through     
 7:00 a.m. Saturday
in Our Lady’s Chapel

Holy Hour

Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
in Our Lady's Chapel

Holy Rosary

Every morning at 8:30 a.m.
in the Main Church 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 

      Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
and 5:15 p.m.
in the Main Church

Personal Devotions

The church is open for prayer
Mondays through Saturdays
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
thanks to the
Knights of Saint Cecilia
who keep watch.

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