Auxiliary Bishop Michael Joseph Boulette, founding director of St. Peter upon the Water: A Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation, was appointed as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio on January 23, 2017 by Pope Francis. Bishop Boulette was born on June 4, 1950, in Hudson Falls, N.Y. His family moved to Fredericksburg when he was nine years old, and he attended St. Mary’s School.
He was ordained to the priesthood on March 19, 1976, the feast of St. Joseph. He ministered as director of Spiritual Formation and Liturgy at Assumption Seminary from 1983 to 1992.
Bishop Boulette was appointed pastor of Notre Dame Church in Kerrville from 1993 to 2004. He was then named founding director of St. Peter upon the Water: A Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation in Ingram, in 2004.
On March 10, 2005, Bishop Boulette was appointed chaplain to His Holiness Pope John Paul II. He returned to Notre Dame Parish in Kerrville in 2010 as administrator protem, and also served in that capacity until his appointment to the episcopacy.
Auxiliary Bishop Boulette is also member on the boards of: Archdiocese of San Antonio Priests’ Personnel Board, Presbyteral Council; College of Consultors to the Archbishop; Trustee, St. Peter upon the Water, A Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation.
In addition, he is well-known throughout the archdiocese as a retreat presenter and parish mission speaker.