October 9, 2008

St. Cecilia (Stanwood) 100th Anniversary


On September 21, 2008, the Carmelite parish of St. Cecilia in Stanwood, Washington celebrated the 100th anniversary of foundation. Archbishop Alexander Brunett, Archbishop of Seattle, was present for the celebration.









Fr. Laurence Poncini, O.C.D. is the present Carmelite pastor of St. Cecilia.






Although the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Shoreline, Washington arrived in the archdiocese of Seattle in 1908, the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the California-Arizona Province did not arrive there until 1986. In 1989, we asssumed care of St. Cecilia Parish.









1 comment:

thomas said...

My sons, Keenan Patrick, Dylan Thomas and Brian Joseph received their First Holy Communion at Saint Cecilia’s on Easter Sunday, 1989.

On 11-22-96, my day started with mass and prayers at Saint James Cathedral for the well-being of my severely injured son. My prayers that day, Saint Cecilia’s Feast Day, were answered, when my son successfully emerged from emergency surgery. Despite a severe spinal cord injury, Dylan can walk. Thank you Saint Cecilia for your Prayers

My Prayers and Gratitude and Joy are for all the souls of the Saint Cecilia's Parish.
It was good to see, in your posting, old friends and new teachers of Our Faith.
I Pray ...God willing, ... a Special Blessing to come for the little Parish of Saint Cecilia.
Your servant in Christ
Thomas Lynch
Roseburg, Oregon