Staff Member: Father John Michalowski, S.J., Parochial Vicar
Father John Michalowski, S.J., Parochial Vicar
Fr. John Michalowski, S.J. is the Parochial Vicar of St. Peter Catholic Church. He is a native of Connecticut. In addition to celebrating the sacraments at St. Peter, Fr. John is a member of the Ignatian Spirituality team, the Migration and Refugee Committee, and the Care for Creation team. He also leads individual and group retreats and works with faith formation.
Receiving a degree in philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross, Fr. John began teaching high school in Chicago. He entered the New England Jesuit Province and was ordained in 1981. After completing his M.Div. in Chicago, he went to the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge where he obtained a Th.M. with a concentration in liturgy and social justice. Fr. John spent 16 of the next 17 years teaching religious education at Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine. Following a year studying Ignatian spirituality and how to direct the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Fr. John became the director of Campion Renewal Center in Weston, MA. From 20006 to 2015, Fr. John was pastor of a parish in Salem, New Hampshire. He spent a three-month sabbatical at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, before coming to St. Peter to assist Fr. Jim Shea, SJ.