Who was St. Cecilia? Learn more about our namesake by watching this video from Catholic Online.

For the St. Cecilia Novena (Nov. 13-21), please go here.

tragedy and a miracle

St. Cecilia Catholic Church was founded in 1933. The original church building was dedicated in 1949. On August 17, 2007, a lightning strike started a fire that destroyed the church building. That winter, a rebuilding campaign began. On November 22, 2009, Bishop Kevin Farrell hosted the ground-breaking ceremony for the new church. In November of 2011, the new church building was dedicated.

Miraculously, the only relic not seriously damaged in the fire, was the original statue of the martyred St. Cecilia. It was restored and is pictured below.

Source: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/oak-cliff/2011/11/18/dallas-st.-cecilia-catholic-church-rebuilds-after-fire