Rev. Dominic Ciriaco, P.S.S.
M.A., M. Div., D. Min. (cand.)
Director of Basselin Scholars
Father Dominic Ciriaco, P.S.S., is Rector of Theological College, and Director of Basselin Scholars. He joined the TC community in 2015. In addition to his role as a formation advisor, he served as the Associate Director of Intellectual Formation and Director of Basselin Scholars before taking on the responsibilities of Vice-Rector and Dean of Men in August 2019. He also taught 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. He began part-time work on his D. Min. degree in preaching from the Aquinas Institute of Theology (St. Louis University) in 2018. 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 and recently in 2020 as a full-fledged member of the Society.
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).