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Michael Masteller (’13) Michael Masteller (’13)

Please say a prayer for Michael Masteller (’13), who, by God’s grace, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate this Saturday!

One of three alumni seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Mr. Masteller was originally scheduled to be ordained on May 23, but the Ordination Mass was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. At last, the Most Rev. Alejandro D. Aclan, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, will ordain him on October 10 in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles.

“Even though we are living in difficult times, we know that the Lord has gone before us and that He always opens a path for our future and never fails to lead us to the Father,” Mr. Masteller reflects. “In my own life, I have known this to be true; the Lord found me when I was in darkness and brought me into new life and freedom. He has never ceased to lead me as I follow Him on my vocational path toward the diaconate and ultimately the priesthood.”

In making the next step down this path, Mr. Masteller is answering a call he initially discerned during his student days. “It was at the College that I received the first stirrings of vocation, and my friends from the College and the education I received there have continued to strengthen me over the years for this mission,” he says. “I look forward to my diaconate ordination and in making myself fully available for God and to be at the service of the Church. Please pray for us!”

Mr. Masteller will be the fifth alumnus ordained to the transitional diaconate this year, joining Rev. Mr. Ryan Truss (’16)Rev. Mr. David Allen (’10), Br. Matthew Maxwell (’08), and Br. John Winkowitsch, O.P. (’04). Deo gratias!