December 19, 2016 Dinner Meeting

Celebrant/Speaker: Fr. Burke Masters, Vocation Director

2013 Fr. Burke Picture

Guests are welcome!

ST. MICHAEL PARISH, 310 South Wheaton Ave, Wheaton

Please contact:
John Matyasik: or 630-947-5672
Please RSVP by December 15

6:15 pm Rosary for Vocations

6:35 pm Mass

7:10 pm Fellowship

7:20 pm Dinner

7:45 pm Program

Fr. Burke Masters joined the Catholic Church as a senior at Providence Catholic High School.  He went on to play baseball at Mississippi State University, where he played in the College World Series.  He later worked as an actuary for Kemper Insurance.  He returned to school to obtain his Master’s degree in Sports Administration.  He then began to work for the Kane County Cougars with the dream of becoming a major league general manager.  It was not in God’s plans as Fr. Burke felt the call to priesthood while working for the Cougars.  He attended Mundelein Seminary from 1997-2002.

He was ordained on June 1, 2002 out of Mundelein Seminary.  He served four years as an associate pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in West Chicago before becoming vocation director for the Diocese of Joliet in 2006.  He still serves as Vocation Director and the Diocese of Joliet is now at a 32-year-high with the number of seminarians.  And on the side serves as the World Champion Chicago Cubs Chaplain since 2013.



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Ordains to the Order of the Priesthood – May 21, 2016

Pictured above: Rev. Christopher Lankford, Rev. Juan Jose Hernandez, Rev.Burke Masters – Director of Vocations, Rev. Shaun Cieslik, Rev. Michael Kearney, Rev. Keith Wolfe

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Seminarians 2016 Sendoff (2)

Diocese of Joliet

42nd Annual Seminarian Sendoff

Celebrates 42 men from the Diocese of Joliet going off to seminaries in the next couple of weeks. May the Holy Spirit Guide them down the path to priesthood!




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