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2024 Ordination

Michael J. Tedone, SJ, grew up in Orange County, California. His vocational journey started with his high school youth group, which began nourishing his soul, and his sophomore history teacher who encouraged theological investigation. He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in theology and secondary education, which he immediately put to use at Xavier High School in Micronesia through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Still discerning next steps, Mike went to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (BCSTM) where he completed a master’s degree in religious education. In his second year at BCSTM, Mike made the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life through St. Ignatius Parish. Through getting to know Jesuit classmates and his experiences of the Exercises, he felt invited to apply to and enter the Jesuits. After taking first vows in Los Angeles, Mike completed his philosophy studies and a certificate for the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life at Loyola University Chicago. He spent two years of regency teaching sixth, seventh and eighth grade religion at Sacred Heart Nativity Schools in San Jose, California, and a third year as director of young adult ministry at St. Aloysius Parish in Spokane, Washington, and as a spiritual director with Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) Spokane. For theology studies, he attended the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California. While completing his Master of Divinity degree, Mike did field work at Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School and St. Theresa Catholic Church in Oakland. After ordination, he will join the faculty at Cristo Rey High School Sacramento, serving in the classroom and in sacramental ministry.

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