No one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. There are different kinds of spiritual gifts bu the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.

-  1 Corinthians 12:3b-6

Fr. Michael Cordier

Hello, my name is Fr. Michael Cordier. My parents (of happy memory) were Eugene and Laura Cordier, who were married in 1950 and had six children, myself being number three. I was born in 1956 here in Cincinnati. My siblings and I attended St. Saviour church and grade school. I graduated from Moeller High Scholl in 1975, then Xavier University in 1979 with a degree in Information Systems. I worked as a computer programmer at three companies over a period of 17 years. Over this time, I was blessed to be able to travel, play many sports, became a big brother for a few years, volunteer at a nature center for many years, became engaged once, and finally was able to help my parents in their senior years. After many years of prayer and discussion, I eventually entered the seminary in 1997. I enjoyed my five years of seminary formation and was ordained in 2002. I was very grateful that my first assignment was as associate pastor at Guardian Angels with Fr. Tom King as pastor.

Then in 2005 I became a pastor at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and in 2016 also pastor of St. Andrew. This was a wonderful time for me and a great challenge in many ways. Feeling called to move on, I moved to Springfield in 2020, but when St. John and St. Saviour parishes needed a pastor, I applied and was appointed pastor of these two parishes in 2021. Now with all the changes with Beacons of Light, the Archbishop has appointed me to the family of parishes in Delhi. I will take up residence at the rectory at St. Simon. I look forward to getting to know all of you and working with Fr. Ben and Fr. Chris. Finally, please know that since I have been ordained, I have asked to be addressed as Fr.  Cordier, I hope you understand. I love to serve God and my neighbor, for it is giving that we receive. Please pray for me and I will pray for you.