Michael Goodreau is a native of Springfield, MA. Area and has a B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Michael worked as a trainer, then manager for F.L. Roberts, a convenience store, gas station, car wash chain, based in Springfield, for seventeen years. He served at his home parish, Christ the King, Ludlow, MA. as an usher, lector, and an extraordinary minister, for many years.
“My vocation journey has had much support from many people, but three Priests, in particular, have set a great example; my pastor at Christ the King, Father Raymond Soltys, the late Father Tom Schmitt, the long-time Dean of Students at Pope John XXIII and Father Jeffrey Ballou, pastor of Saint Mary's in Ware, MA. They have all been encouraging, very kind and guided me to Pope St John XXIII National Seminary.”