Dennis Skowera hails from Chicopee, MA and was raised in W. Springfield. He was married for 31 years before his wife’s sudden death. Before arriving at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, Dennis was a manager with Phoenix Management, Inc., and Griffin Services, federal contractors. Prior to that Dennis had served 20 years in the US Air Force. He has a BA in Sacred Theology from Catholic Distance University, Hamilton, VA and attended Sacred Heart Parish in Springfield, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and lector. Additionally, he volunteered at Mercy Medical Center providing communion to the sick.
“My (ex-) boss and friend James Carey most influenced my decision to heed God’s call to discern a vocation to the priesthood.”