Pastoral Team

Reverend Thomas J. Cieslikowski

Father Tom began serving as pastor of Sacred Heart and Corpus Christi parishes in July 2015. He was ordained in 1988 and has served parishes in Wallingford, Southington, and most recently, the yoked parishes of St. Jerome and St. Maurice Churches in New Britain.

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Father Tom is a life-long fan of five-time World Series Champs, the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Reverend Joseph Moonnanappallil

Father Joseph arrived with Father Tom and serves as Parochial Vicar for both parishes. He is originally from western India, home of one of the oldest branches of The Catholic Church. Ordained in 1992, his ministry includes service in parishes in Glastonbury, Manchester, and Enfield. Father Joseph's last name is pronounced "Moo-NAH-nah-pah-LEEL."

Deacon James Tanguay


Father Joseph Vujs

Although Fr. Joseph Vujs (pronounced "voice") is officially retired, he continues to come from Newington to assist in saying weekend Masses at Sacred Heart. His thoughtful and plain-spoken homilies are much appreciated and often reflect his extensive service in numerous parishes and ministries throughout the Archdiocese.