San Antonio priest named auxiliary bishop

Bishop-elect Michael Boulette. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Bishop-elect Michael Boulette. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

On Jan. 23, Pope Francis named Monsignor Michael J. Boulette as auxiliary bishop of San Antonio.

Bishop-elect Boulette, 66, a native of Hudson Falls, NY was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 1976. Raised in Texas, he was formed through the Roman Catholic seminaries in the Archdiocese of San Antonio and completed his theological degrees and formation at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend where he received master’s degrees in Theology and Divinity in 1975. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary University in 1971 and a master’s degree in Psychology from Trinity University in 1972. He received his Doctorate of Ministry from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1993.

Since his ordination, Bishop-elect Boulette served in a variety of pastoral appointments. In 2004 he was commissioned to begin a new ministry for the archdiocese, St. Peter Upon the Water Center for Spiritual Direction were he has also served as director since its founding.

His episcopal ordination is scheduled for March 20 at a site in San Antonio to be determined.

For the Communication from the Archdiocese of San Antonio, click here.

For the USCCB News Release, click here.