Keith J. Chylinski


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Fr. Chylinski was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2007. After five years in parish ministry, he was sent for further studies in the field of Clinical Psychology. After obtaining his master’s degree from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in July 2014, he joined the faculty of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA. He has taught courses in Pastoral Psychology in the Theological Seminary, and Introductory Psychology in the College Seminary, and he was previously the Director of Counseling Services. During his eight years on the faculty, Fr. Chylinski came to specialize in the development of a holistic approach to formation, focusing on the integration of the human and spiritual dimensions of the seminarian, which is consistent with the vision of the new Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis (2016). Over these last years, he has created a seminary-wide conference curriculum on psychosexual development, which affords the young man the age-appropriate opportunity to grow in affective maturity and a healthy approach to chastity and celibacy. He has been invited to offer conferences and retreats to seminaries throughout the country, and had been an instructor for the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, NE. Fr. Chylinski was appointed the 32nd Rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary on July 1, 2022. During this very significant time in the seminary’s history, it is his hope that he can serve here with great love and zeal, and thus further the “long back line” that has been proceeding from this esteemed institution since 1832.
  • M.S. - Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington, VA (2014)
  • M.A. - St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA (2007)
  • M.Div. - St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA (2006)
  • B.Mus. - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (2000)
  • Rector (2022-)
  • Member of the Archdiocesan Commission on Racial Healing (2021- )
  • National Chaplain, Catholic Psychotherapy Association (2018-2022)
  • Spiritual Director, Padre Pio Prayer Group, Collegeville, PA (2018-2021)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Priestly Formation, Creighton University: Summer Program for Diocesan Seminarians, Omaha, NE (2016-2019)
  • Faculty, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2014- )
  • Director of Counseling Services, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2014-2022)
  • Internship with Diocese of Arlington, VA including counseling, tribunal and vocational assessment (2013-2014)
  • Parochial Vicar, Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, North Wales, PA (2011-2012)
  • Member of the Council of Priests, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA (2009-2011)
  • Parochial Vicar, Saint Anselm Parish, Philadelphia, PA (2007-2011)
  • "The Priest is In." (Priest Counselor as a Man of Communion); Our Sunday Visitor: The Priest Magazine, Vol.74, No.7, July 2018
  • Pre-Conference Retreat Day, Catholic Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference (online), (April 30, 2020)
  • Annual Seminary Retreat, Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH (March 6-11, 2020)
  • Advent Spirituality Day, Priests of the Diocese of Trenton, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Yardville, NJ (December 12, 2019)
  • Day of Recollection, Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, NY (November 24, 2019)
  • Faculty Workshop (Psychology and Human Formation), Saint Mary Seminary, Wickliffe, OH (October 11, 2019)
  • Panelist for Breakout Session, “Addressing the Crises in the Church: What we are seeing, what is working, and what is needed.” Catholic Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference, Atlanta GA (April 26, 2019)
  • Workshop for Seminarians (Human Formation Conferences), St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, NY (March 22-23, 2019)
  • Day of Recollection, St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, NY (December 8, 2017)
  • Workshop for Seminarians (Human Formation Conferences on Psychosexual Development), St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL (February 11-12, 2017)
  • Workshop for Seminarians (Human Formation Conferences on Psychosexual Development), St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL (October 16-17, 2015)
  • Conference on Celibate Chastity to the Seminarians of the Diocese of Camden, NJ (June 23, 2015)
  • Catholic Psychotherapy Association (2013- )

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