The Rev Christopher Grabiec (BA, STB/ MDiv, MA)


Chris is a former Catholic Priest and university professor. His Ordination was recognized by Clergy Support Memorial Church in 2003. He has had a long and varied ministry with the Church.


  • University of Waterloo BA Philosophy and Psychology
  • University of Western Ontario STB/MDiv Pastoral Theology
  • University of Notre Dame (USA) MA Historical (Patristic) Theology

Past Ministry

March 28, 1976 Ordained Deacon
May 1, 1976 Ordained Priest at Christ the King Cathedral Hamilton
1976-1978 Chaplain at St. John’s College, Brantford
1978-1980 Pastor at Inner City Church, St. Cecilia Louisville KY
Pastor – University Catholic Community
1980-1984 RC Chaplain at The University of Waterloo
1985-1994 Pastor at St. Pius X Parish Community (over 10,000 members)
1994-1996 Sabbatical
1996-2000 Part time (honorary) priest, Anglican Diocese of Niagara
2003-present Ministry Team, Clergy Support Memorial Church

Chris’ Ministry responsibilities with CSMC include:

  • Preside at many different Rites of Passage for people who are either unchurched – or have been rejected from their mainline churches.
  • Baptisms (and Naming Ceremonies).
  • Funerals.
  • Marriages.
  • Leading many liturgical divine worship services.
  • Pastoral counseling.
  • Helping people sort out and create meaning in fractured lives.
  • Bereavement counseling.
  • Pre-marriage and marriage counseling.
  • Represent our church at ecumenical gatherings and events where required.