Pope Francis has named Monsignor Michael Boulette Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas. The Holy See Press Office announced the appointment on Jan. 23.
His formation was largely through the Roman Catholic seminaries in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. He completed his theological degrees at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend where he received master’s degrees in Theology and Divinity in 1975. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary University in 1971 and a master’s degree in Psychology from Trinity University in 1972. He received his Doctorate of Ministry from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1993.
On March 19, 1976, he was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Some of his assignments include: Parochial Vicar of St. James Catholic Church in Gonzalez, Texas (1976-1980), Parochial Vicar of St Ann Catholic Church, San Antonio (1980-1983), Director of Spiritual Formation and Liturgy at Assumption Seminary, San Antonio (1983-1992), sabbatical from 1992-1993, Pastor, Notre Dame Church, Kerrville (1993-2004), Administrator, Notre Dame Church in Kerrville (2010-2016).
In 2004, he was commissioned to begin a new ministry for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, St. Peter Upon the Water Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation, where, since 2004, he has been serving as its director.
Comprising some 23,180 square miles in the state of Texas, the Archdiocese of San Antonio has a population of 2,604,607 people, of whom 758,812 (29 percent) are Catholic.