Faith and Education
Thinking about becoming Catholic? check out RCIA
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the series of learning sessions and celebrations by which adults learn and experience the Roman Catholic church in order to become a member, or, to refresh knowledge of the faith. Times together are scheduled once a week from fall until Easter. Fr. Mitchell, our pastor, and the RCIA team offer various presentations.
Want to volunteer with children? A Safe Environment class is needed
Safe Environment classes are required for those who volunteer with any children or vulnerable adults. They are offered periodically in our parish. To join a class, go to the Virtus website and look for St. Cecilia. Classes are also offered in other parishes and the Chancery (next door to the Cathedral in Seattle) The next class at St. Cecilia will be Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:15pm. Please pre-register and arrive early to pick up materials.
The High School Youth Group (Youthies) and Confirmation Class is held on Sunday evenings from 5-7 p.m. Meetings will be held in the St. Monica Room in the Faith Center beginning Sunday October 1, 2017. All high school students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Youth ministry at St. Cecilia strives to enrich the faith of high school students by incorporating prayer, instruction, fun, and a sense of service through both discussion time and activities. If you are interested in being in the Confirmation class of spring 2018, it is recommended that you join Youth Group in the fall of 2017. Confirmation class starts in January. Youth coming for Confirmation should be at least 16 years old.
FALL KICKOFF — POTLUCK DINNER AND MASS! SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24,2017. DON’T MISS IT!
YOUTH GROUP – High School & Confirmation classes
Sundays 5-7 p.m. St. Monica Room
Classes for parents and sponsors are offered in sets of 2 on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm, usually every other month. Call the parish office for the dates.
First Reconciliation & First Communion
Parents with children needing these first sacraments contact Terry Markuly at the parish office (206) 842-3594, and see the PREP information on the parish website.
Preparation is through the Youth Ministry group with Neill Raymond and Joe Raymond and starts in January. Youth must be 16+ to receive the sacrament.
Anointing of the Sick
Spiritual Enrichment Events (SEE)
This ministry provides programs and resources to help adults enhance their spiritual growth and deepen their relationship with God and each other. It also serves as a catalyst to connect parishioners with members of the wider church community. Offerings are presentations, discussions, and retreats several times a year. To see the dates, see parish bulletins, website, and Bainbridge bulletin boards.
Studies are held on 9:30 am on Tuesdays, and 7 pm on Thursdays in the St. Monica Room. Snacks are always available! Previous knowledge is not required. Interesting videos are utilized. Members read, pray over, and discuss the Bible together.
Monthly Book Groups
Morning Book Group
9:45-11:45 am in the St. Monica Room, second Wed of the month
For the 2017-2018 Book List, please contact contact Susan Arens
Evening Book Group
7-9 pm in the St. Monica Room, first Tuesday of the month
For further information, please contact Terry Markuly
Open M-F during regular parish office hours and also Sundays after Mass. An amazing resource for faith! 100’s of books and DVD’s for all ages.
The Annual Simbang Gabi Mass is on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00pm. A reception will be held in Conger Hall after the Mass. All are welcome to attend!
Confessions During Advent will heard during the following times:
Sunday, December 10th: 9:10-9:45am
Saturday, December 16th: 9:30-10:00am, 4:00-4:45pm
Sunday, December 17th: 9:10-9:45am
Wednesday, December 20th: 9:30-10:00am & 7:00-8:00pm
Saturday, December 23rd: 9:30am-10:00am, 4:00-4:45pm & 6:00-6:30pm
Sunday, December 24th: 9:10-9:45am, 11:00-11:30am
Christmas Mass Times are as follows:
December 24th: 5:00pm Vigil Mass – Carols begin at 4:30pm by the Contemporary Choir with the Children’s Choir
December 24th 9:00pm Mass During the Night – Carols begin at 8:30 pm by the Vigil Choir
December 25th: 9:00am Mass During the Day – Vigil Choir
The Parish Office Will Be Closed December 25th – 27th for Christmas and on Monday, January 1st for New Year’s Day.
The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God is on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1st. Mass will be held at 9:00am.