Fr. Dominic Peluse, SCJ
Born in 1946 in Poughkeepsie, NY, Fr. Dominic was the second of three boys born to Emery and Mildred Peluse.
In his early years, Fr. Dominic attended Mt. Carmel Grammar School. He went on to Dehon Seminary of the Sacred Heart in Great Barrington, MA, graduating in 1964. After his novitiate in Ste. Marie, IL, he attended Kilrose Seminary in Honesdale, PA.
Following college, Fr. Dominic completed his theological studies at Sacred Heart Monastery/Sacred Heart School of Theology (now Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology) in Hales Corners, WI. He was ordained in 1974.
Fr. Dominic’s career with the Priests of the Sacred Heart has taken him to many places around the country and around the world. He has served in parish ministry in Southaven, MS; Sturgeon Bay and Franklin, WI; and Cypress, TX (for 11 years). He served as a vocation director in Donaldson, IN and in San Antonio, TX, working with individuals interested in studying for the priesthood.
He took sabbaticals to study in Rome, Italy and in Sydney, Australia, and he worked in our missions in India. Immediately prior to joining the Priests of the Sacred Heart Development Office as Spiritual Director, Fr. Dominic assisted in our mission work with Native American reservations in Chamberlain, SD.
Fr. Dominic’s rich pastoral experience, and his direct involvement with those served by our U.S. and foreign missions, give him unique qualifications to serve as a primary contact with benefactors and others interested in the spirituality and humanitarian work done by the Priests of the Sacred Heart. His devotion to Christ, his compassion and his love for people continue to inspire and touch so many who strive to follow God more closely in their lives.