26900 78th Ave NW, PO Box 1002, Stanwood WA 98292  |  360-629-3737

Papal Prayer for March  Universal:                                    Support for Persecuted Christians - That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 3:30pm

Fridays - Closed

Weekend Masses

Saturday Vigil Mass ~ 5pm
Sunday Masses ~ 9am & 11am

Daily Mass

Tuesday - Saturday ~ 9am
Every Friday

Eucharistic Adoration begins after the daily 9am Mass.
Benediction will be at 6pm with prayers starting at 5:45pm.


By appointment or
Friday ~     9:30am - 10:30am
Saturday ~ 9:30am - 10:30am
             or 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Sunday ~   8:15am - 8:45am

As Catholics we are called to take concrete measures to overcome the misunderstanding, ignorance, competition, and fear that stand in the way of genuinely welcoming the stranger in our midst and enjoying the communion that is our destiny as Children of God. Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity, A Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops

Please see the updates we have posted on our website. Below is where you can find them.

Ministry Schedules


Our Parish ~       Who Is My Neighbor?
The Face of Poverty in Washington State


Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events



 Lent & Holy Week

Please click on the picture below for great articles and information regarding Lent and Holy Week.




We are an active faith-filled parish located in Stanwood, Washington, in the Archdiocese of Seattle under Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. St. Cecilia is the only Washington parish staffed by the Order of the Discalced Carmelite Friars. The Carmelite charism of prayer and community provide an example and inspiration as our members strive to live the Gospel and move toward a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

Through the Word, the Sacraments and love for one another, St. Cecilia Parish nourishes over 600 families and sustains over 40 different ministries that are centered on prayer and service to others - including the poor, the elderly, the homebound, Faith Formation for preschool through adult, and family programs.

Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whosoever has God lacks nothing. God alone suffices. ~ St. Teresa of Avila


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St. Cecilia's Parish Mission Statement

St. Cecilia Parish, a community of followers of Jesus, nourished by the Word of God and the Sacraments, is called to proclaim the Good News to the community, and to serve those in need. We strive to do this by listening, prayer and sharing.



If you have moved or changed any of your contact information, please let the Parish Office know about it; so we have the most current information.


Church Beautification Project Update:

Thank you to all who have supported our project with donations.  The response has been overwhelming.  As of this week, we have collected $149,918.00 toward our goal of $200,000.00, leaving a shortfall of $50,082.00. 

If you would like to contribute, please use the envelopes provided in the pews for this purpose.  If you make out a check to St. Cecilia Church, be sure to mark the memo “Church Beautification.”  If you wish to make a stock donation or transfer funds from an investment please ask your broker to call the office for the appropriate Tax I.D. number.


Fr. James D. Zakowicz, OCD, Pastor

Church Beautification Presentation

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Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross to be led by Brother James in the Meditation Gardens every Friday until Easter, at 2:30pm; come rain, shine...or snow. You are invited to check out the Lenten prayer books and meditation books for purchase at the Institute Book Store. 


Men and Women's Retreat's in March 


March 24 - 26

“As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord”

Men's Silent Lenten Retreat

Led by: Fr. Jim Northrop

God is calling all men to rise up and be counted. The Lord has given us a destiny to fulfill and will provide a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit to help all who will answer to be instruments of peace and mercy.

Come and join Fr. James Northrop for a powerful retreat with inspiring teachings from Scripture, the Saints, and music. Prepare to embrace your destiny to be the man of God you are called to be.

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March 31 - April 2

“Salesian Women's Lenten Retreat”

Salesian Spirituality Retreat

Note: This retreat is centered around Salesian Spirituality. Please consider joining us during this retreat weekend if you are currently in a lay or religious Salesian order, or if you are interested in joining or learning more about the Salesians.

Led by: Fr. John Fisher, OSFS, Ed.D.

During this Lenten retreat, Fr. John Fisher will study the feminine voices in Salesian Spirituality. He will look at the writings of St. Jane de Chantal, St. Margaret Mary, St. Leonie Aviat, and also the Good Mother, Mary. Father will mention those who are currently writing about Salesian Spirituality.

After teaching more than 15 years in schools for boys and concentrating on St. Francis de Sales himself, Fr. John Fisher will now aim to study the female voices and discover another and different perspective to the Salesian spirit, with hopes of applying these studies to women in all vocations of life.

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Carmelite Institute of Spirituality


Day of Recollection Conference Topic:

How to Respond to Atheists—and Learn More about God:

St. Thomas Aquinas's Five Ways,

3 through 5, and a review of the First and Second Ways


Saturday, March 25th


9:00 a.m.                Mass

10:00 a.m.              Conference

11:15 a.m.              Break

11:30 a.m.              Questions & Answers Period

12:00 Noon             Lunch (bring your own)

1:00 p.m.                Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament        

2:00 p.m.                Reposition and End of Recollection







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