Celebrant/Speaker: Fr. Shaun Cieslik, Parochial Vicar
St. Mary of Gostyn, Downers Grove
Ordained to the Priesthood May 21, 2016
Guests are welcome!
ST. MICHAEL PARISH, 310 South Wheaton Ave, Wheaton
John Matyasik: jmatyasik@SerraDuPage.com or 630-947-5672
Please RSVP by November 17
6:15 pm Rosary for Vocations
6:35 pm Mass
7:10 pm Fellowship
7:20 pm Dinner
7:45 pm Program
My name is Father Shaun Cieslik, and I was recently ordained a priest for our diocese this past May as I completed my theological studies at Mundelein Seminary. I am currently serving the people of God at St. Mary of Gostyn parish in Downers Grove as the associate with the Pastor Fr. Jim Schwab. I have only been a priest for about 6 months, and so far, it has been an amazing experience filled with many graces and blessings. I look forward to building many relationships with the people of our diocese in future ministry.
I have four brothers and one sister. I grew up on the Northwest side of Wheaton, and my parents have lived there for almost forty years. My home parish is St. John the Baptist in Winfield. Some of my hobbies include: following our Chicago sports teams; I am an avid Cubs fan. I love the outdoors: fishing, hiking, camping, running, etc. In my free time I enjoy reading, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.
While I was in high school and college, I studied the automotive industry and always had a desire to pursue a career as an automotive technician. After completing my four year degree in automotive technology, I worked in the field for the next eight years. After much time spent in prayer and volunteering in a variety of ministries in my parish, I gradually discovered and responded to the possibility that God was calling me to be a priest through His Church. I entered the college seminary in the Fall of 2008, and I never looked back.
Again, I’m delighted and grateful to be at St. Mary of Gostyn Parish. Additionally, I would like to thank the Serra Club of DuPage County for their tremendous efforts in promoting vocations over the years. It has been a joy to meet so many of you, and I’m excited about the quality of men in our diocese as they continue with their seminary formation, seeking God’s will for their lives. As we continue our journey of faith, let’s stay close to our Lord Jesus Christ as we follow him faithfully and with undivided hearts. It is trusting in the Holy Spirit that unites us as the One Body of Christ as we all seek to do God’s will. Thank you so much for your prayers and support over the years. I’m excited to serve the people of our diocese as a Priest of Jesus Christ.