Fr. Mike, born on Long Island but raised a Jersey boy, graduated from DePaul High School in Wayne, NJ then followed with an undergraduate degree from Marquette University. He obtained his law degree from Fordham University whereupon he became a practicing attorney until he entered Immaculate Conception Seminary in the year 2000. His priestly service in the Archdiocese of Newark includes assignments to Blessed Sacrament Church in Franklin Lakes and pastor at St. Leo’s parish in Elmwood Park. He also served as president of his Alma mater, DePaul High School, for a period of five years.