SERRA DINNER MEETING – December 18
Speaker – Father Burke Masters, Vocations Director
ST. MICHAEL PARISH, 310 South Wheaton Ave, (Door 8)
Guests are welcome!
John Matyasik: jmatyasik@SerraDuPage.com / 630-947-5672
Please RSVP by December 14
6:00 pm Rosary for Vocations
6:20 pm Mass – Fr. Burke Masters, Celebrant
7:00 pm Fellowship
7:15 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 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs Chaplain since 2013.