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Curriculum Vitae

Rev. Michael Russo

Date of Birth: October 17, 1962


Patterson High School, 1980
University of Dallas, Texas, 1980-1984; BA in Psychology
Diocese of Lafayette pastoral year, 1984-85; St. Anthony Church, Eunice, La.
Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 1985-86
Gregorian University, Rome, 1986-88; S.T.B.
Mission work in Kenya, Africa (Summer of 1988)
University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, 1988-89; M.A. in Sacred Theology


Ordained to the Priesthood on May 28, 1989
Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Church, Rayne, La., La.; 1989-1993
Pastor, Our Lady of Mercy, Opelousas, La.; 1993-1996
Pastor, Church of Assumption, Franklin, La.; 1996-2000
Chancellor, St. John Elementary & Hanson Memorial High; 1996-2007
Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima, Lafayette, La.; 2007 - present
Chancellor, Fatima School, 2007 - present


Christology - permanent diaconate formation program
Christology - Holy Cross Extension Program and Aquinas Institute
Several diocesan workshops on catechetical days: New Testament, Christology, and Church History

Aquinas Institute for Theology and Catholic Studies
103 Railroad Avenue
St. Martinville, Louisiana 70582