Fr. Mike was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Toledo on June 29, 2002. He became pastor our Most Blessed Sacrament Parish on July 2, 2018. In addition to completing graduate work in education leadership at the University of Dayton, he has served many parishes and schools across the Diocese of Toledo, including Central Catholic High School, the Historic Church of St. Patrick, St. Joseph, Crestline, Sacred Heart, Bethlehem and most recently served as Pastor of Epiphany of the Lord Parish.
Prior to seminary, he received a degree in Business Administration from Lourdes University and worked in corporate management for ten years. He then entered seminary at age 30 and graduated from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus.
Aside from ministry, his interests include: movies, music (especially the greatest musical decade – the 80’s!), family, road trips, OSU Buckeyes, and anything having to do with ice cream.
In the summer of 2012 Fr. Mike “rescued” a dog he named Augustine (after St. Augustine, of course). “Gus” is a white Pomeranian mutt and is a gentle friend to everyone he meets. The only growl ever heard from him has been from his stomach. I am sure you will see him around the parish. Gus seems to make many friends wherever he goes and is the most affectionate, peaceful dog you’ll ever meet.
Click HERE to read Fr. Mike introductory letter to our parish
Click HERE to read the Prayer Before the Most Blessed Sacrament