Fr. Tom Czeck was ordained to the Presbyterate at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park on June 20, 1998. He will celebrate his 25th Anniversary of ordination at St. Paul’s in Pismo Beach on Sunday, June 25th at 2:00 pm for Mass, followed by a reception and a dinner.
Friar Thomas is currently pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Pismo Beach, CA
Friar Tom grew up in Minnesota and entered the friars after completing studies at the University of Minnesota in Geography. He entered our St. Anthony Province in Staten Island, NY. He began Theology studies at DeSales School of Theology, and Oblate College in Washington D.C., and taught high school at Archbishop Curley High in Baltimore, before coming to the St. Joseph of Cupertino Province, where he received his MDiv from St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. Friar Thomas has ministered as a Parish priest at All Saints Church in Hayward, St. Paul the Apostle in Pismo Beach, CA, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hermosa Beach, CA, and St. John Neumann Parish in Egan, Minnesota, where he also did retreat ministry at Prior Lake Retreat Center. He served as Rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno, NV, and as our Vocation Director. During the first session of the Provincial Chapter in June 2022, Friar Tom was elected as Guardian of St. Paul the Apostle Friary in Pismo Beach, CA, and proposed to the bishop as pastor of the parish.