Rev. Tomasz Sztuber, Pastor
Father Tomasz Sztuber is the Pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Born and educated in Poland, Rev. Sztuber was ordained to the priesthood in Poland in 1986. He asked his Bishop to become a missionary priest and was sent to the Missionary Center in Warsaw, in 1988. In October, 1989, he went to Zambia and later on to Transkei (now Rep. of South Africa). He worked among the Zulu people for 15 years. After that he came to the USA and was stationed first in Norwich (Diocese of Norwich), next at Sacred Heart parish in New Britain (Archdiocese of Hartford), and then at St. Casimir and Immaculate Conception in Terryville. On February 12, 2018 he became the pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in Bristol. Privately, Pastor enjoys reading, walks and playing his accordion!
Senior Deacon Richard J. Wisniewski
Deacon Rich is Senior Deacon at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. He was born in Philadelphia, PA where he graduated from St. Joseph’s Prep and then from Villanova University. Deacon Rich is married, has two children and three grandchildren. He and his family moved to Bristol, CT in 1991. As a member of St. Matthew parish in Forestville, he was a Lector and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and a member of the RCIA and Pre-Cana teams. Ordained on June 2, 2012, he was assigned to St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in Bristol. He was transitioned to Senior Status at the age of 75 and still serves our Parish. In addition, Deacon Rich continues to work full time as a Claim Professional for Travelers.
Magda Jaros, Parish Secretary
Magda is the Parish Secretary at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Born and raised in Poland, she graduated in 1997 with bachelor’s degree in nursing in Gdansk. After graduating, Magda worked in a hospital. In 1999, she immigrated to USA, where she worked in the medical/dental field for almost 20 years. In July 2019, Magda took a position as a Secretary in our Church. She has devoted her life career in service to the people and today she proudly helps our Parishioners. Magda is married and has one daughter. She enjoys family time, teaches art classes, and has a photography business.
Debbie Sousa, Youth Ministry
Debbie was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and is the daughter of Portuguese immigrants. She came to Connecticut in 1998 to study Physical Therapy at the University of Hartford. She’s been a resident of Bristol and a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka since 2005. Debbie started the current St. Stanislaus Youth Ministry Program in 2013 after a Pilgrimage to Rome. Since that time, Debbie has led our youth on yearly Mission Trips and multiple World Youth Day trips. Debbie enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and outdoor activities.
Joanna Grabowski, Religious Education
Joanna was raised in Windsor CT, attended St. Gabriel’s Monastery School and later Windsor High School. She attended UCONN for couple of years studying psychology. After her three sons were born, she devoted her life to raising her children. When the boys attended CCD classes at St. Stanislaus Kostka, Joanna became President of the CCD Parents group in our Church where she also taught grade 6 for few years. She than became a Director of CCD in the Summer of 2015. Joanna likes to spend time with her sons and go for walks with her Goldendoodle.
Christina Micari, Music Ministry
Christina, a Bristol native, is a professional opera singer. She graduated from the Manhattan School of Music and has sung with various opera companies, including the CT Lyric Opera and the Orlando Opera Company. Christina, a former Miss Bristol, has been the Music Director in our Church for 13 years. She teaches private singing lessons and is the founder/director of “Bell City Carolers” here in Bristol. In her free time, you can find Christina with her 10 year old fur baby Shih Tzu, and her niece and many nephews.