Rev. Dominic Ciriaco, P.S.S.
M.A., M. Div., D. Min. (cand.)
Director of Basselin Scholars
Associate Director of Intellectual Formation
Father Dominic Ciriaco, P.S.S., joined the TC community in 2015. In addition to his role as a formation advisor, he serves as the Associate Director of Intellectual Formation and the Director of Basselin Scholars. He also teaches the Preaching Practicum at The Catholic University of America.
A New Jersey native, Father Ciriaco attended Caldwell University for his undergraduate work in social studies and education. He received a Master’s of Divinity and a Master’s in Systematic Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., and was ordained for the Archdiocese of Newark in 1999. Throughout his priestly ministry, Father Ciriaco has served as a theology teacher and campus minister in several high schools in New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia. He has also served in parishes in the Archdiocese of Newark, most recently as pastor, and is a trained spiritual director. He was accepted as a temporary member in the Society of St. Sulpice in spring 2018. In the Fall of 2018, Fr. Ciriaco began part-time doctoral studies in preaching with the Aquinas Institute of Theology (St. Louis University, Missouri).
He has authored two books: Witnesses to the Gospel: Reflections on Saints and Others Who Inspire (Authorhouse Publications, 2007) and A Woman for All Seasons: Margaret Anna Cusack “The Nun of Kenmare”: Reflections on Her Life and Liturgical Thought (Leonine Publications, 2015).