Welcome Father Michael Russo
It is with great joy that we welcome Father Michael Russo as the new Parochial Vicar here at Sacred Heart. I asked Father Russo to write a few words about himself. Below is Father Russo’s biographical information.
I was born and raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area, growing up in Waltham. I attended public schools, so I was a regular at CCD, but growing up had little direct involvement in the life of our parish. Thanks be to God, I have a wonderful mother who made sure I remained a Sunday Mass-goer. At the time for Confirmation, I discovered, through what only could have been the Holy Spirit, that I should be more involved in the life of faith and I began helping with CCD at our parish, Sacred Heart Church.
After high school, I decided to go to Washington, DC to attend The George Washington University. It was there I found a flourishing Catholic community at the Newman Center, learned much about God, and first heard about seminary. It is because of the community that I experienced a profound growth in faith and realized God was asking me to be a priest.
I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors in Classical Studies and History and went off to seminary at the then Blessed John Paul II Seminary. I finished at Saint John Paul II Seminary and went down the street to Theological College at Catholic University. During my seminary years I was able to spend time and serve at Our Lady Help of Christians in Waldorf; St. Patrick in Rockville; and St. Mary’s in Rockville as a deacon.
I was ordained a priest on June 15, 2019 and assigned to St. Bernadette’s in Silver Spring. I have been at St. Bernadette’s for the past two years, and working on a Sacred Theology License at CUA, while serving that wonderful parish and school community.
I am excited to join Sacred Heart, to get to know you, and to serve you as the Lord calls me to do!
Father Russo will be starting his assignment here on Monday, August 23. I look forward to having him assist in the many day-to-day activities as we will continue to serve the Sacred Heart parish community.
on Wednesday, August 18 at 11:25AM