Alumnus Rev. Michael Kieler ’11 will be ordained on Saturday, May 15, 2021, by Bishop Felipe Estévez for service to the Diocese of St. Augustine in Jacksonville, FL.
After graduating from Clearwater Central Catholic High School in 2011, Michael Kieler attended the University of Florida before answering God’s call to join the priesthood. Since discovering his vocation, Reverend Kieler has studied as a seminarian at Theological College. On August 15, 2021, he was ordained as a transitional deacon at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. As a priest, he looks forward to representing Christ as head of the church and ministering to people by acknowledging Christ in them through the Sacraments, particularly that of confession.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Rite of Ordination
is invitation-only. However, the event will be live-streamed via the diocesan website
, Facebook page
and YouTube channel for those who wish to support and bear witness.