Msgr. Douglas Cook has family roots in Nebraska, but was raised in Anaheim, California. He attended the local parish grade school, Saint Anthony Claret, and Mater Dei, graduating in the class of ‘85. He immediately entered seminary formation and attended Saint John’s Seminary College in Camarillo, with graduate school at Louvain, Belgium, and the Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Orange in 1994.
Msgr. Cook holds a degree in Canon Law (JCL) and has been involved with that ministry for many years, including an assignment as Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Orange from 2001 to 2017.
Before he became a director of the Polish Center in Yorba Linda, his parish ministry has included Saint Joachim’s in Costa Mesa and Blessed Sacrament in Westminster.
He was honored to be named a Monsignor in 2009, and the Holy Father appointed him as a Missionary of Mercy as part of the Jubilee Year Mercy celebrations in 2016.
Director of Saint John Paul II Polish Center in Yorba Linda, 2000-2006.