Episode 1

Discernment | Deacon Michael Young, Diocese of Venice


June 23rd, 2022

17 mins 1 sec

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About this Episode

Msgr. William Fay discusses with Deacon Michael Young of the Class of 2022 his process of discernment, about the people and experiences throughout his life that influenced his decision to answer God’s call. Learn about the steps Deacon Michael took to become a candidate and, in due course, a seminarian studying for the Diocese of Venice at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary.

Prior to arriving at PSJS, Deacon Michael was a reentry program case manager for men and women transitioning from the Federal Bureau of Prisons back into society. Deacon Michael has also served his country as a member of the armed forces and has been a law enforcement officer and special/enforcement agent. He is a former member of a religious community and transitioned to candidacy and formation for the diocesan priesthood.
Deacon Michael Young will be ordained to the priesthood on July 16, 2022, for the Diocese of Venice.