Fr. Michael B. Medas serves as a professional consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center providing religious workshops and convocations for Clergy and Religious across the country.
Father Michael Medas graduated from both St. John’s Seminary College (1984 – B.A. Philosophy and U.S. History) and St. John’s Seminary School of Theology (1988 – M.Div.). He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston in June 1988. His first assignments were Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick Parish, Watertown, and Parochial Vicar at St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in Billerica.
In 1994, Fr. Medas was sent for graduate studies in Washington, D.C., pursing a Master of Social Work degree at Gallaudet University. Upon completion of the degree – with distinction – in 1996, he was appointed Director of the Apostolate for the Deaf in the Archdiocese of Boston; a position he held until 2007. He was then appointed to the faculty of Saint John’s Seminary, Boston, as Director of Pastoral Formation and Professor of Homiletics.
In addition to Father Medas’ ministry to the local Church, in February 2001 he was appointed a chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserves. After serving at various Air Force bases including Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Father Medas is currently Wing Chaplain to the 158th Fighter Wing in Burlington, Vermont.
In June 2010, Cardinal O’Malley appointed Father Medas Director of Clergy Personnel for the Archdiocese of Boston. He was the Cardinal’s delegate responsible for facilitating the assignments of 450 active priests of the Archdiocese, planning and implementing ongoing formation events for the Archdiocesan clergy – with an emphasis on those ordained 0yr – 5years, and ensuring a holistic ministry environment for clergy holding Archdiocesan assignments.
Currently, Father Medas is pastor of two parishes: Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Cohasset, Massachusetts and Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hull, Massachusetts.
Bringing a wealth of personal, pastoral, formation and teaching experience, Father Michael Medas seeks to empower brother priests to live dynamic lives of ministerial health and joy.