Fr. Simon Kalonga

Fr. Simon Kalonga - pastor - st joseph catholic church - ft collins - co - 80521
Fr. Simon Kalonga

Born in 1955 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, our Pastor, Fr. Simon Kalonga, is the youngest of eight children: five boys and three girls.

After his Seminary formation he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Mbujimayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on June 30, 1984.
During his first twelve years as a priest, he taught in a Minor Seminary was the Director of Rural Development, and a parish pastor.

In 1996, he came to the United States to study. He attended Denver Technical College, which became Devry University, with a degree in Electronics.

His assignments in the Archdiocese of Denver include:

  • St. Louis Catholic Church in Englewood
  • Chaplain of the Carmelite Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Littleton
  • Pastor of Cure d’Ars Catholic Church, Denver.

Fr. Kalonga speaks French and likes movies and sports, especially soccer.

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