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

The Pope's Monthly Intentions for May 2020:                              For Deacons
We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.


Please Note:                                    Church hours for prayer will be    8:30am -  12:30pm                  Monday thru Sunday

Please stay healthy and safe and  practice the Safe Distancing Guidelines put in place by the Archdiocese. You can read the Archbishop and the Bishop's letters from the links placed on this page.

Winter & Spring              Office Hours ~             

Winter Hours ~                              Begin September 3rd

Summer Hours ~                        Begin June 1st

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

Fridays - Closed

Weekend Mass Hours ~

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

Daily Mass Hours ~               

Tuesday - Saturday ~ 9am

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

Reconciliation ~

By appointment or

Tuesday ~ 9:30am - 10:00am                Friday     ~ 9:30am - 10:00am              Saturday ~ 3:30pm - 4:45pm              Sunday   ~ 8:00am - 8:45am

No Confessions ~                            TBD                     

No Mass ~                                        Until Further Notice                                                            

No Adoration/Benediction  ~            Until Further Notice    




Carmelite Institute of Spirituality

                  27004 78th Ave NW                   Stanwood, WA 98292


Br. Mark Moran, OCD ~ Director

mtcarmel.nw1@gmail.com www.carmeliteinstituteofspirituality.com

Carmelite Book Store & Gift Shop

Hours ~

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 

10am - 12:30pm

Please call for Saturday hours

To watch the Archdiocese Witness Talk Videos CLICK HERE




Parish Office is temporarily closed to the public. If you need to contact the parish office please call our main phone number: 


or email:


Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

20 May 2020

Dear Parishioners,

I am writing to inform you that the pastors of parishes have received a provisional document for re-opening parishes for public Mass and other sacraments. I want to emphasize the document I received is ONLY provisional and the governor may request changes or adaptations to the submitted document from the bishops of Washington. As of today, we do not have a date when we will be able to begin offering public masses.

Since I have received the document, I have met with the office staff to begin developing a re-opening process for St. Cecilia’s. The provisional guidelines the Archdiocese sent is a twenty-page document that gives principles in great detail. I hesitate to outline any provisions contained in the document since it remains provisional but be assured the staff and I are working on a plan based on the provided guidelines. I hope to be able to share a re-opening plan with you soon.

As we begin the process of re-opening for public Masses and other sacraments, public health is one of our high priorities. Even though health concerns are important, my highest priority remains preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and lead others to Christ and eternal life through the sacraments.

Be assured of my continued prayers.

God bless all of you,

Fr. Raymond Bueno, OCD


Kenneth Kron passed away on May 10, 2020. Ken has been a valued member of the St. Cecilia parish staff since 2010. Ken was the Director of Faith Formation for grades pre-K through 5th grade and he oversaw Adult Faith Formation. He loved his job and did not operate out of obligation, but out of passion for passing on the faith to our youngest members and those adults who desired to enter the Catholic Church. Ken will be missed. Please keep him in your prayers.    

Updates from the Archdiocese

Video from Archbishop Etienne addresses sacraments 
and parish openings during coronavirus

As COVID-19 restrictions begin easing in the state, Catholics in Western Washington should remain patient, stay vigilant and keep their focus on Jesus while awaiting the return of public Masses, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne said in a May 7 video message.

“Please keep the Lord a priority,” the archbishop said. “Please consciously be aware of his presence and how he is sustaining us during these days."

To read a letter from "Archbishop Etienne to the People" click here                To read a letter from "Bishop Mueggenborg" click here

Mass livestream with Archbishop Etienne

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne will be livestreaming Mass, Sundays at 10 a.m. on the   Archdiocese of Seattle Facebook page

Mass: Pope Francis’ morning Mass will be broadcast live. You can view it in real time and find English narrations at 7:00am Central Eastern Time on www.vaticannews.va.

To Watch Livestream: Watch the Mass Online                                                   To Watch Livestream: Mira la Santa Misa                                         click this image - you will need to install Zoom app to view the livestream 

   If you would like to watch a Mass on television please refer to EWTN Global                                                Catholic Television Network                           please check with your local provider for channel information

                                                 For daily readings and updates please visit                                                                 http://nwcatholic.org/ or http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Default.aspx                                                                 For St. James Cathedral for spiritual information and                                                                               activity ideas to do with children on their "Kids Page"                                         http://www.stjames-cathedral.org/narthex.aspx

We are an active faith-filled parish located in Stanwood, Washington, in the Archdiocese of Seattle under Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, D.D., S.T.L. 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.

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











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