The Reverend Monsignor Dennis L. Mikulanis, S.T.D.

Born: May 15, 1951, San Diego, California

Raised and educated in San Diego, attending Catholic parochial schools. Graduated from University of San Diego High School in 1969.

Graduated from the University of San Diego, 1973, with B.A. in History and Philosophy.

Attended seminary at St. Francis Seminary for College work, then the Pontifical North American College, the Seminary for the United States in Rome. Studied at the Angelicum University (Pontifical University of St. Thomas) in Rome.

S.T.B. (Bachelor’s in Sacred Theology) – 1976
M.A. in Theology – 1977

Ordained a priest June 25, 1977. Served as a parish priest in San Diego until Fall of 1983 when sent by Bishop Leo Maher to Rome for Doctoral Studies.

S.T.L. (License in Sacred Theology) 1985; S.T.D. (Doctor of Sacred Theology) – Angelicum University, 1986; Specialized in Ecumenical Studies.

Served as Co-Chairman of the Ecumenical Commission for the Diocese of San Diego, 1979-1986. In 1986 returned to San Diego from Rome and once again began parish ministry. At that time also appointed Director of the newly created Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Diocese of San Diego.

January 1988 – Appointed Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish, San Diego
February 1989 to February 1991 – served as President of the Ecumenical Council of San Diego County

1990 – Appointed by Bishop Brom to serve as Vicar for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Diocese of San Diego, as appointment which recognizes the critical importance of this work for the Church.

1992 – Appointed Pastor of St. Charles Parish, South San Diego/Imperial Beach (4,000+ families)

2002 – Appointed Pastor of San Rafael Parish, Rancho Bernardo (3,100+ families)

Director of Diocesan Cemeteries

Founding member of the Interreligious Council of San Diego

Named an Honorary Prelate to the Holy Father, with the title of Monsignor, November 16, 1998.

Member: North American Academy of Ecumenists; National Association of Diocesan Ecumenical Officers; The Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles; The National Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.; The National Trust for Historic Preservation;; The Confederate Memorial Literary Society, Richmond, VA; The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites; San Diego Historical Society; Phi Alpha Theta – The National Historical Honor Society; Knights of Columbus, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Co Authored:

Receiving the Vision: The Anglican-Roman Catholic Reality Today, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN 1995

Bridging Our Faiths, Paulist Press, New York/Mawhwah, N.J. 1997

Published articles in Ecumenical Trends, The Priest Magazine, The Southern Cross, The San Diego Jewish Heritage Press, The San Diego Jewish Times

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Msgr. Dennis L. Mikulanis, S.T.D.
Phone: (858) 487-4314, ext. 1214