July 1 marks the first official working day of a new member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish. The youngest of three siblings, Fr. Mark Kiszelewski made his way from the east coast to California and eventually the Pacific Northwest. Along the way he attended Cure of Ars Church and School in Merrick, NY, St. Pius X High School Seminary, Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception Seminary and Immaculate Conception Seminary. Fr. Mark eventually entered the seminary formation program for the Seattle Archdiocese through which he graduated from Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, WI with an M.Div. in Theology.
Newly ordained Fr. Mark starts his new assignment as parochial vicar for St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Tacoma, WA with great enthusiasm. In his new position, he will work in addition to, and in collaboration with, Fr. Mike McDermott, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish.
After working as a financial adviser, Fr. Mark now takes on the role of parochial vicar with great enthusiasm. He has two adult sons "who live and work in Seattle and are the apple of their father's eye." He also has six nieces and nephews and nine great nieces and nephews. "They keep me busy when I visit back home." Fr. Mark says. He also enjoys boating, skiing, travel and gardening.
In honor of Fr. Mark Kiszelewski's arrival, welcome receptions have been planned for July 13–14 after all the weekend Masses.
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