Father Timothy Piasecki to Retire
June 2, 2022
AURORA—Father Timothy Piasecki, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Aurora, is set to retire on June 15.
Born in Chicago, Father Piasecki completed his high school studies at St. Mary Preparatory in Crystal Lake in 1965. He attended college at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and studied theology at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis from 1969-1970, and then at St. John Seminary in Collegeville, Minn., graduating with a master’s in theology in 1972. 
Father Timothy Piasecki
He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill at the Cathedral of St. Peter on June 9, 1973.
He began his priestly service as a parochial vicar at St. James Parish in Belvidere, serving there from 1973-1977, also teaching at Boylan Central Catholic High School, Rockford. He then served as a parochial vicar at a diocesan mission parish in Peru, from 1977-1981.
Following that, Father Piasecki began service at Sacred Heart Parish in Aurora, as its administrator from 1981-1985, and then as pastor until 1997. For part of this time, 1990-1992, he also was sacramental moderator at St. Nicholas 
Parish in Aurora. He was also a member of the diocesan Peace and Justice Commission, traveling in 1986 to study conditions in El Salvador as part of that work. He was a member of the RCIA Task Force and Diocesan Worship Commission as well as a popular presenter in and beyond the Rockford Diocese. He was a past chair of the board of directors of Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Inc., in Aurora.
Father Piasecki was pastor at SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Rockford from 1997-2005, and then began his service as pastor at St. Mary Parish in Aurora where he has served until the present.
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