Bishop Robert W. Muench has appointed Father Michael Miceli pastor at St. Patrick Church in Baton Rouge, effective July 2.

Father Miceli, who has been serving as chaplain at St. Albert the Great Chapel and Catholic Center at Southeastern Louisiana University since July 2015, was born Nov. 18, 1969 in Marrero and ordained May 17, 1997 by then Bishop Alfred C. Hughes at St. Joseph Cathedral.

Father Miceli, a graduate of LSU and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, has served as parochial vicar at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Baton Rouge and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Denham Springs.

He served as pastor at Our Lady of Peace Church in Vacherie from 2003-15 and as dean of the Southwest Deanery from 2009-15.

Father Miceli is also the chaplain at St. Thomas Aquinas Diocesan Regional High School in Hammond and has been sacrament minister at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Tickfaw since July.

He was appointed to the Presbyteral Council in October.