Father Quinlan was ordained May 12, 1976 in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was associate pastor at various Illinois parishes until he became pastor of a multi-cultural parish in Maywood, Illinois for twenty-one years. In addition, he designed the layout, organization and procedures for Special Pre-Cana Programs for the Archdiocese.
Since moving to Florida, Fr. Quinlan has continued his vocational service by teaching religion to recovery classes at Broward Outreach Center, a homeless shelter, as well as serving as associate pastor at a parish in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
Fr. Quinlan brings his excellent teaching and auditory skills to Cross Catholic Outreach where he continues God’s work on behalf of the poorest of the poor.