Fr. Michael Sezzi grew up in Ventura where he graduated from St. Bonaventure High School in 1983.In the fall of 1989, he entered St. John's Seminary College, majored in Theology, and in 1996, was ordained from St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA.
Since his ordination he has served in both parishes and Catholic high schools in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. For the first eight years he was an associate pastor at Holy Family in South Pasadena; Our Lady of the Rosary in Paramount; and Holy Cross in Moorpark. In 2004 he entered into high school ministry where he spent twelve years teaching religion and serving as Chaplain for Santa Clara, in Oxnard; and St. Bonaventure, in Ventura; and for the past nine years,for Bishop Amat High School, in La Puente.
Beginning in the summer of 2007, and for the three subsequent summers, he studied at the University of San Francisco where he earned a Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership. This was a rich experience where he not only studied leadership within the Catholic School environment, but was also able to learn more about Catholic Schools from his fellow classmates who came from various parts of our nation.
Father Sezzi is excited to be at La Purisima Concepcion. He looks forward to providing parish ministry, and to growing the work of evangelization. He asks for your help and prayers.