Welcome Fr. Simon Kalonga, our new pastor

Fr. Simon Kalonga
Fr. Simon Kalonga

Please join us in welcoming our new Pastor, Fr. Simon Kalonga. Fr. Simon’s official arrival is scheduled for January 11, 2017. We hope to have him at St. Joseph’s for an informal visit at Masses sometime in December.
A bit more about Fr. Kalonga:
Born in 1955 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he 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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