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by Michelle Dushensky If you have ever been to St. Cecilia Parish in Oakley, the church’s beautiful exterior and interior were probably the first things that caught your eye. But if you have attended Mass at St. Cecilia within the past three and a half years, you most likely noticed

by John Stegeman Stephen Janssen was in a rough spot for a practicing Catholic. Janssen is a nurse who works weekends. Like many other nurses, his shift runs from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., making it nearly impossible to fulfill his weekly obligation to attend Mass. Impossible, that is, until

A few years ago, according to St. Cecilia Principal Mike Goedde, the Catholic population of his school was roughly 30 percent. That percentage is now 51 percent Catholic. While growing enrollment and changing demographics have played a role, the school and parish have made an intentional effort to be more