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Saint Cecilia, patron of music and musicians

November 22

Saint Cecilia, virgin, martyr

Memorial of Saint Cecilia,
virgin, martyr

Patron Saint of Musicians

Pray the Scriptures for this memorial. For a video reflection, click HERE then scroll down and click on today’s date. Pray with the Gospel in lectio divina.

She is the patron of musicians and of church music. She is remembered in the First Eucharistic Prayer at Mass. Read more. See a gallery of images depicting St. Cecilia. Young people retell the legend of Saint Cecilia in a short film.

Send an e-card. Print a Saint Cecilia coloring page.

Activities for this day:
Make the sweet treats known as Cecilias.
Pray a rhyming Prayer to Saint Cecilia and listen to one soul’s prayer to her.
Remember your music director, choir, cantors and instrumentalists: Thank a church musician!

Music written in her honor

Hail! Bright Cecilia,1692 by Purcell, Handel, Hayden
Read the lyrics by Nicholas Brady. (Scroll down to TEXT.)
Listen to an arrangement conducted by Marc Minkowsi.

Hear Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to Saint Cecilia.

Pray with Gounod’s Saint Cecilia Mass. Scroll down and click on SHOW MORE to choose the selections you wish to hear.

Even the Andrews Sisters had a Word War II hit, The Shrine of Saint Cecilia, and in 1956, The Harpstones sang their doo-wop version!

advent-candles-150x106PREPARE FOR ADVENT

We set aside Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday leading up to Thanksgiving Day for acts of charity, for penance, and for prayers for economic justice.

Advent will be here soon. Time to ready hearts and homes! Why not sync your calendar with the Saint Jude schedule for Advent and Christmas? A good way to mark the season is with an Advent Meal Prayer.
Don’t forget to bless your Advent Wreath!


November 22
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St. Jude Catholic Church
2130 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
2110 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-4611

Parish Office Hours
8 am - 4 pm Mon-Fri

Music Ministry
(260) 484-6609