St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church

A Parish and School of National Distinction

Weekly Message




                                      FROM THE DESK OF FR. MARIO J. TIZZIANI    

               Saint Peter provides us with very straightforward instructions in today’s Epistle: “Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope….” These are tremendous words of advice for each of us as we strive to live out the Gospel in our lives – and especially for our graduates! Each one of us is called to live lives of holiness, being an example of faith through our lifestyles. In conjunction with this, as we hear in Christifideles Laici, “The lay faithful, precisely because they are members of the Church, have the vocation and mission of proclaiming the Gospel: they are prepared for this work by the Sacraments of Christian Initiation and by the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Through thought, word and action, our lives must exhibit the Truth – and as we live out our lives, souls will be added to the Church. This is God’s plan for each one of us. Please, don’t hide your faith, your light, under a basket…no one will be able to see, and you may get lost yourself without the light! The light of Christ is meant to be shared, not hidden!!!

              As I announced last weekend, the Bishop has assigned me the additional responsibility of being the Parochial Administrator to St Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Kenton. In turn, he has told me that I will be receiving a Parochial Vicar to assist with the ministries of St Cecilia’s and St Matthews. Fr Aby will be joining us in several weeks as he begins his assignment here. I look forward to his arrival. In addition, we will have a seminarian assigned for the summer. Joseph Rielage has been assigned for 10 weeks as part of his pastoral development.

                May you have a wonderful week in the Lord! 

                                                                                                                                     In His love,

                                                                                                                                    Fr Mario  Joseph Tizziani