A Little Bit About Father Mike
My name is Reverend A. Michael Mayhan, "Father Mike", from A Priest on Call Ministry.
After serving three years of active duty in the Army, I began my preparation for the priesthood in 1970
with the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Missionhurst CICM). I obtained a
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Oblate College in Washington D.C. in 1973 and successfully completed
my graduate studies in Theology at the Washington Theological Union in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1976.
I also have a Masters in Educational Psychology.
After a year of internship as a Deacon, I was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Brattleboro Vermont by the Bishop of the Diocese of Burlington in May of 1977.
This is certified by American National Catholic Church and by Missionhurst CICM (to confirm call:
(703) 528-3800). I served as a religious missionary priest for 14 years in Brazil and San Antonio.
I decided to leave the congregation to follow my heart, because I believed I was also called to the married state, and was granted laicization. My lovely wife and I have been married for over 30 years and have three grown daughters and blessed with three adorable grandchildren.
I believe that the door to salvation is always open. My mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus Christ by reaching to those who seek truth and meaning in their lives.
My mission is to go out to those who are disenfranchised from the church, or for one reason or another, have left the church altogether and to those who are unchurched but seek a spiritual blessing on their lives.
I open the door to listen and be compassionate as we walk together in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
“The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven, and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.” ―
Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium