Saint Aloysius - Saint Jude Parish Leicester, Massachusetts A Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Worcester, MA

Rev. John M. “Jack” Lizewski

Pastor

 

       Rev. John M. ('Jack') Lizewski has been serving as the priest-pastor of Saint Aloysius-Saint Jude Parish - Leicester, MA since June 30, 2012.

 

        His educational background included: Saint Mary's Elementary & High Schools - Worcester, MA {1960-1973}; Worcester State College {Bachelor of Arts: History with minor concentrations in Philosophy, English, French: 1973-1977}; Worcester State College {Master of Education: History, 1980}. Teaching career included: Newton Central Catholic High School {1980-1984}; Saint Bernard's Central Catholic High School, Fitchburg, MA {1984-1988}; Saint Mary's High School, Worcester, MA {1988-1996}.

 

        Father Lizewski prepared for the Catholic priesthood at Pope John XXIII {now 'Saint John XXIII'} Seminary, Weston, MA and was ordained a priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, MA on June 5, 1999. His priestly assignments have been: associate pastor at Saint Patrick's Parish, Whitinsville {Northbridge}, MA {1999-2000}; pastor at Saint Stanislaus Parish, West Warren, MA {2000-2007}; campus chaplain at Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA {2007-2011}, as a part-time faculty member teaching global social studies {world history/geography}, with residence as part-time weekend help at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, West Boylston, MA {2007- 2010} and at Christ the King Parish, Worcester, MA {2010-2011} and then serving as associate pastor at Christ the King Parish {2011-2012} until his current assignment as pastor at Saint Aloysius-Saint Jude Parish, Leicester, MA.

 

       His home parish is Our Lady of Czestochowa, Worcester, MA and he is an associate member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, his elementary and high school teachers with whom he taught when he taught at his 'alma mater'. Father Jack has enjoyed the wonderful 'spirit' that seems to attract many new members to saint Aloysius-Saint Jude Parish; he is especially proud of the beautiful 'Catholic look' restoration of the Church sanctuary and other improvements to the Church-Parish Hall-Rectory since arriving in June, 2012.

Mrs. Cynthia A. “Cyndi” Garabedian

Administrator of Religious Education

 

       Beginning in 1999, Cyndi taught religious education for Saint Aloysius-Saint Jude Parish.

 

       In 2009, she took the Administrator position for the Parish, and through the continuing education of the Diocese of Worcester, has completed the Administrator of Religious Education, Safe Environment Coordinator, and Master Catechist certifications.

 

She currently teaches Grades 6-12, and Confirmation classes, and continues to participate in ongoing Diocesan training.

Mr. Kevin D. Mathieu

Director of Liturgical Music / Organist

 

       Kevin has been organist at Saint Aloysius-Saint Jude since September 2010, having previously been organist at Saint Joseph Church, Charlton, and associate organist at Saint Patrick Church, Jaffrey, NH.

 

       In the eight years since Kevin began his ministry at Saint Aloysius-Saint Jude, he has started a Festival Choir which sings for Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and various other Feasts and Holy Days throughout the year. In Advent of 2018, he introduced the new Parish Hymnal, Worship 4, from GIA Publishing to round out the Parish Music Program.

 

       He has been playing the organ for over 16 years and has studied organ privately with Mr. William Ness, Minister of Music and Arts Emeritus, of The First Baptist Church, Worcester, and the late Renea Waligora of Fitchburg, MA

 

       Kevin was a staff piano teacher for the Leicester Community Music School, then, a program of the Leicester Town Band, from the school's opening in January of 2014 through December 2017.

 

       Outside of playing organ, Kevin works full time for the Andover Organ Company and is actively engaged in the tuning maintenance, rebuilding and restoration of pipe organs in New England, New York, and other parts of the East Coast. He serves on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer for the company, is a Project Manager, and leads the Vermont seasonal tuning trips each Spring and Fall.

 

       Kevin also spends his spare time rebuilding his antique upright player piano, and has been a part time piano tuner for several years.

 

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