Michael E. Lombardi was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He earned a B.A. from Syracuse University and then went on to pursue a degree in architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Upon graduation he moved to Seattle, Washington where he worked professionally in architecture for over 15 years. In 2012, he returned back east to Long Island, New York where he made the decision to enter the seminary and now represents the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Michael is a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and has been deeply involved in Pro-Life work both through the Legion of Mary and 40 Days for Life.
“Discovering the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist was a defining moment in my reversion back to the church. The knowledge that Jesus is truly present body, blood, soul and divinity completely changed my understanding and experience towards how I live out my faith. Attending Mass was no longer about going “somewhere” or being someplace. Rather, it is about going to see…. SOMEONE!”