Michael Anthony Burchfield
Michael Anthony Burchfield
  • November 17, 1959 - November 20, 2017
  • Fresno, California

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The Rev. Michael Burchfield passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017.
Fr. Burchfield grew up in Fresno, CA, graduating from Hoover High School. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities at St. Joseph's College Seminary, and his Masters of Divinity from St. Patrick's Seminary in 1993. He obtained two more degrees from the St. Paul's University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a license and Masters in Canon Law.
On June 5, 1993, he was ordained to the Priesthood at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church by The Most Rev. Bishop John Steinbock.
Fr. Burchfield held various positions in the Fresno Diocese. Fr. Burchfield served as the Judicial Vicar, Chief Canon Lawyer for the Diocese of Fresno for 17 years. His latest assignment was pastoring the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church.
Fr. Burchfield was known for always thinking of others and he will be greatly missed by his parishioners and everyone that knew him.
He is survived by his mother, Ann Marie Bellow; father, Jerry Burchfield; sister, Patricia Burchfield; uncle, Don Burchfield; and his cousin, David Burchfield.
Visitation will be held at The Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by an Evening Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church on Wednesday, Nov- ember 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.