It has just been announced that Western Neighborhoods native, Rev. Mark Taheny, age 60, will become the new pastor of St. Cecilia Church, effective July 1, 2017, when the current pastor, Monsignor Michael Harriman, begins his long-anticipated retirement.
Fr. Mark graduated from St. Brendan School in 1970 and from St. Ignatius in 1974. He then entered the seminary and was ordained a priest in 1982. He has been assigned to many parishes since then, including St. Sebastian's in Marin County, where he has served as pastor for the last 9 years.
He is one of nine children, and his family includes 20 nieces/nephews and a dozen or more grandnieces/grandnephews.