Office of Priestly Vocations Staff

Father Michael Norton

Vocations Promoter

I have been ordained a priest for the Diocese of Covington since June 22, 2013. In 2009, I graduated with a MA in Philosophy from Thomas More University in Edgewood, KY. In 2013, I graduated with a Masters in Divinity from St. Vincents Seminary in Latrobe, PA. My first parish assignment was as Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Burlington, KY and as the Chaplain for St. Henry District High School. In 2016, the Bishop then sent me to be Administrator of St. Francis Xavier Church in Falmouth, KY and then a year later to become Pastor. As of June 17, 2019, Bishop Foys has asked me to serve the Diocese of Covington as Vocation Promoter. It is with great Joy that I serve the Lord in this capacity!

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