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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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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