Fr. Michael has been the parochial vicar at St. Mary’s Parish since 2013. He was born on 16 July 1987, the oldest of the four children of his parents Stephen and Debbie. Fr. grew up a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc Parish, Lisle. Before entering seminary, he attended high school at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora and later studied economics, political science and French at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Fr. Michael then entered seminary and completed his philosophical studies at St. John Vianney College seminary in St. Paul, MN. He then attended the Pontifical North American College in Rome, and received an STB and Diploma at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained a deacon at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on 4 October 2012 by the Most Rev. John J. Meyers. Fr. Michael was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Joliet, on 18 May 2013 by the Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon.
Fr. Michael’s first parish assignment is here at St. Mary’s. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities at the parish, Fr. is a chaplain at Central DuPage Hospital and teaches in the Diaconate formation program. Father enjoys reading, movies, the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.