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

Papal Prayer for February Evangelization:                     Comfort for the Afflicted:                 That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.                                                             

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
1st Monday of the month              Josephine ~ 10am 
3rd Monday of the month
Warm Beach ~ 10am

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

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

Ministry Schedules


New ~                       Acknowledgements & Thank You's


New ~                 Baptism Class Schedule


Our Parish ~         Good News Newsletter


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


Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events



 Lent & Holy Week

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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 support our project with donations.  The response has been overwhelming.  As of this week, we have collected $109,471.00 toward our goal of $200,000.00, leaving a shortfall of $90,065.00. 

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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Carmelite Institute of Spirituality

February 25, 2017

Day of Recollection Conference Topic:

                                 How to Respond to Atheists:                                        St. Thomas Aquinas's Five Famous Ways     



09:00 am           Mass, St. Cecilia Catholic Church

10:00 am          Conference

11:15 am           Break

11:30 am          Questions and Answers Period

12:00 pm          Lunch (bring your own)

01:00 pm          Exposition of he Blessed Sacrament

02:00 pm          Reposition and End of Recollection 


Men and Women's Retreat's in February


“A New Lay Spirituality: Faith & the Secular World”

In this retreat Ron Ryan, D.Min., will present a new approach to spirituality for lay people.  He will explore four key elements: understanding the lay vocation; developing a healthy worldview; growing in inner authority; and practicing discernment.  Sessions will be interactive and involve exercises for personal application.

Led by Ron Ryan, D.Min.

Men’s & Women’s Retreat

February 17-19, 2017

Please click below for more information and registration


“Encountering Christ in the Sacraments of Healing”

The same physical, spiritual, and emotional healing we see in the gospels is available to each of us when we encounter Christ in the healing sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Anointing of the Sick.  In this Lenten retreat,  we will explore how to open our lives more to the graces God desires to give us in all the healing sacraments.  Conference sessions and ample time for prayer  will help us to  encounter Christ's love and redemption in the celebration of the healing sacraments.

Led by Fr. David Mulholland

Men’s & Women’s Retreat

February 24-26, 2017


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Fr. Sebastian Walshe

Will be speaking at all masses March 6th, 7th & 8th

Originally from Pasadena, California, Fr. Sebastian Walshe is a Norbertine Canon of the Abbey of St. Michael in the Diocese of Orange, California, where he is a professor of philosophy for the seminary program. A convert to the faith, Fr. Sebastian obtained a degree in Electrical engineering at U.C. Irvine, and worked for seven years at an intellectual property law firm in Newport Beach. After realizing he had a job-training, but not an education, he decided to pursue studies at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula. Califormia. After completing  his studies at Thomas Aquinas College, he continued studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., receiving a license in Philosophy. Later, he attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas of Rome (the Angelicum) where he received a Masters ion Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Philosophy. His thesis was entitled: "The Primacy of the Common Good as the Root of Personal Dignity in the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas". From 2003-2005, Fr. Sebastian was also a visiting professor in the  Philosophy Department at the Angelicum. When not teaching Philosophy, Fr. Sebastian often gives retreats to priests and religious communities.

2017 Lenten Parish Mission

St. Cecilia Parish is pleased to announce Father Sebastian Walshe will be host of our 3-day Mission/Retreat for all paishioners on March 6, 7, & 8. Father Sebastian will give a preview of his session talks at all Masses the weekend of March 4 & 5.

His schedule is as follows:

Saturday      March 4th:    5:00pm  Mass

Sunday        March 5th:    9:00am  Mass

                                         11:00am Mass

Monday       March 6th:    8:30am   Reconciliation

                                         9:00am   Mass (Talk to Follow)

                                         7:00pm   Talk (Reconciliation to Follow)

Tuesday      March 7th:     8:30am  Reconciliation

                                         9:00am  Mass (Talk to Follow)

                                         7:00pm  Talk (Reconciliation to Follow)

Wednesday March 8th:    8:30am  Reconciliation

                                         9:00am  Mass (Talk to Follow)

                                         7:00am  Talk (Reconciliation to Follow)

Save the above dates and invite family members and friends who could benefit from this Mission.

If you might be interested in providing either lunch or dinner for Father Sebastian, please call the parish office. Thank you!








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