The Prodigal Father Productions is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), non-profit Catholic ministry. Founded with a vision to shepherd the faithful into a deeper relationship with God the Father through prayer, the Prodigal Father Productions is dedicated to bringing the reality and love of God the Father to a world that no longer knows or recognizes the love of the Father, the mercy of the Father, or the embrace of the Father.
Through the many prayer aids and resources we offer, from sacramentals such as prayer medals, to autogenic and scriptural relaxation CDs, and even online social media, parish missions, and a Prayer App, Prodigal Father Productions is making known the love of the Father through powerful modern modes of new media communication.
Fr. Michael was ordained into priesthood for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 12, 2007. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts from St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with a specialization in video and audio production, from Cleveland State University in 2001.
Fr. Michael is dedicated to helping others encounter Christ through the celebration of the Eucharist, preaching, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, spiritual direction, and prayer. He is devoted to the poor, especially in Africa and El Salvador where he has led several mission trips. Through the Global Fellows program, he has visited Madagascar and Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services.
With a focus in communications, Fr. Michael incorporates new media into his ministries. He not only came up with the concept, but was a chief architect in the development of, a mobile application called The “EXAMEN” App, which assists people to connect with God throughout their day. Besides creating content produced and distributed through The Prodigal Father Productions, Fr. Michael has authored articles published in various Catholic magazines.