Deacon Mariusz Kosla
I was ordained a deacon by the late Cardinal George in 2010. I ministered for over 18 years at St. John Brebeuf parish in Niles and served for a short time at St. Zachary parish in Des Plaines. I grew up on the northwest side of Chicago as the son of Polish immigrants. I am happily married to my wife, Wioletta, and we have two daughters, Natalia and Marcelina. I hold graduate degrees in both nursing education and pastoral studies-bioethics. I have worked as a critical care RN for 20+ years and currently am on staff as nursing educator at both Alexian Brothers and Northwestern Medicine Health Systems. In the Archdiocese I am involved with the Marriage Tribunal in ministering to those seeking annulments as Field Delegate and Associate Judge. I also teach liturgy and chant in the Institute for Diaconal Studies at Mundelein Seminary. I have a deep devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and to our Lady of Fatima. I am here to assist and support Fr. Chris as he shepherds this community along.