Reverend Michael A. Burchfield, a priest of the Diocese of Fresno, California, entered into eternal rest on November 20, 2017.
A member of the Canon Law Society since 1999, Father Burchfield earned his licentiate in canon law from Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in 2000. Ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Fresno in 1993, he served most recently as judicial vicar of the diocese (November 2009-present) and pastor of the Shrine of St. Therese (June 2009-present).
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, November 29 at 10:30am at the Shrine of St. Therese, with committal to follow at 2:00pm at St. Peter’s Seminary. There will be a celebration of Father Burchfield’s life on Saturday, December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm at EJ Peterson Hall at the Shrine of St Therese. All parishioners and friends are welcome.
Please remember Father Burchfield, his family, and his colleagues and parishioners in your prayers. May he rest in peace.