Fr. Mark Kiszelewski
A warm greeting to all!
I am honored to be asked by the Archbishop to serve the people at St. Cecilia Church. I hope I will be a good fit for the parish and I can offer my best to be your shepherd. They can only teach you so much in the seminary, but the real education comes from time in ministry. I had the great opportunity to work with a great priest and spiritual director in Milwaukee. He taught me that there are several important things to bring to a parish: a good message, a welcoming spirit,
and a sense of humor.
I love being a priest and will do my best to bring all of us closer to God. I am here to assist everyone in their spiritual journey and growth as disciples of Jesus. I love welcoming the visitors and making them feel at home. We live in a tumultuous time and we need to keep God closer to us than ever before. I know St. Cecilia is a faith filled parish and I look forward to the grace
you will bring to my ministry.
I have to say that there were several of my brother priests who seemed a bit envious of me getting assigned to St. Cecilia. After all, “you get off the ferry, and you walk right into the Mariner game.” Well, yes, but Bainbridge Island is an attraction by itself. I am looking forward to walking some of the trails on the island and hopefully getting back into cycling.
Please feel free to drop me a line or to call to introduce yourself as I will be overwhelmed to meet as many as possible this first couple of weekends. I want to thank Fr. Mitchell and the staff for their welcoming spirit and all the help in making this transition.
May God continue the good works he has begun in you.
Love God, love your neighbor,
Archive: Fr. Mitchell’s Homilies
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This week we were supposed to take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection to help Jesus in disguise. Your contributions to St. Cecilia Parish and CRS are still needed so please continue to give by either mailing in your donation or giving online. Thank you!
Saint Vincent de Paul Brown Bag and Monetary Donations are Still Needed: Until further notice, please drop off your food or monetary donations at Helpline House directly, instead of leaving them in the church.
What they need at Helpline House:
Kid-Friendly Food: cereal, granola bars, oatmeal, fruit cups
Pull-top ready to eat foods: Hearty soups, canned fruit, tuna, canned meats, beans
Fresh foods: smaller bagged salads, oranges, apples, pears