Father Mike

Father Mike

Father Mike began his preparation for the priesthood at the minor seminary of the Congregation of the Mission, the religious community founded by St. Vincent de Paul.

He continued his studies in philosophy and theology and was ordained a priest in Lemont, Illinois. Father Mike also studied Music at DePaul University in Chicago and continued graduate studies at the University of Southern California for his education in Musicology and Speech Communication.

Father Mike's parochial experience in the Roman Catholic Church includes ministry at Miraculous Medal Church (Montebello, CA), St. Pius X Church (Santa Fe Springs, CA), St. Charles (North Hollywood) and St. Catherine's Church (Laguna Beach, CA). Father Mike began his pastoral ministry in the American Catholic Church at St. Matthew Church (Orange, CA) in 1991.

He is based in the San Fernando Valley

Fun Facts

Favorite Quote: “No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that caused it.” —Albert Einstein
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: French Silk
Soundtrack to your life: Braveheart
Favorite Disney Movie: Inside Out
Favorite Event Memory: Father of the Bride singing the processional music
Your Nickname: Father Love

Notable Wedding Review

From Wedding Wire

Father Mike was our officiant for our wedding a few weeks ago and we were so impressed. My husband's family is Catholic and mine is Protestant so we wanted someone who would be able to find ways to honor both beliefs. We met with him twice before our wedding and emailed with him to complete the planning of the ceremony. He had us take an interpersonal test to help us understand how we each operate and to help our interactions with one another improve based on our olinsiciduap personalities which was really helpful! He did a great job during the ceremony and everyone said how impressed they were with him! I highly recommend Father Mike if you are looking for someone who can perform Catholic-like ceremonies!