Fr. Dennis Koliński presently teaches as an adjunct professor for the Holy Apostles online program. Having worked for many years in the public sector, he discerned a vocation to the religious life and the priesthood as one of the founding members of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, a new religious community of men founded in Chicago in 1998.
Fr. Koliński completed his theological studies at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 2004. After serving as an Associate Pastor at St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago, he was appointed in 2007 as pastor of St. Peter’s in Volo, Illinois. He was reassigned in 2010 to Holy Apostles Seminary and College to oversee the Canons Regular seminarians studying there, where he was also a member of the seminary faculty and formation team. In 2016, Fr. Koliński was reassigned once again to St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago where he is presently an Associate Pastor.
M.Div., Holy Apostles College and Seminary (Cromwell, Connecticut), 2004.
M.A. in Slavic Ethnography, Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland), 1984.
B.A. in German (with teaching certification), University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 1974.
Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin, (Tan Books, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2017).
“Liturgy and Social Justice” to be published in Social Justice Review.
“The Spirituality of St. John Paul II,” Toward a 21st Century Catholic World-View, Ronda Chervin, editor, (Goodbooks Media: Corpus Christi, Texas, 2014).
“Mystery and the Sacred in the Early Church,” Toward a 21st Century Catholic World-View, Ronda Chervin, editor, (Goodbooks Media: Corpus Christi, Texas, 2014).
“Facing East Toward the Rising Sun of History,” Toward a 21st Century Catholic World-View, Ronda Chervin, editor, (Goodbooks Media: Corpus Christi, Texas, 2014).
“The Evolution of Polish American Wedding Customs in Central Wisconsin,” The Polish Diaspora, Volume II: Selected Essays from the Fiftieth Anniversary International Congress of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, edited by James S. Pula and M.B. Biskupski. New York: Eastern European Monographs, Columbia University Press, (1993): 35-46.
Member of the Council of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.