Fr. Michael E. Jordan, 65, of Robstown, Texas, passed into eternal life, on Monday, July 9. Fr. Michael was born in South Bend, Indiana, on December 19, 1946, to Cecil E. and Patricia A. (Bannon) Jordan. Fr. Michael graduated from St. Pius X high school in 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 1968. After attending Holy Rosary Major Seminary in Legaspi, Philippines, he was ordained to the priesthood on July 16, 1983 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Albuquerque, N.M. and was to celebrate his 29th year as a priest this year.
Fr. Michael was a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) for his entire priesthood. He spent nineteen years serving with SOLT in the Philippine missions. For the last 15 years he served in the Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas. His assignments included caring for infirm priests in a home in the Holy Family Parish in Robstown, Texas, ministering to prison inmates, and ardently assisting the Right to Life movement in Corpus Christi, TX.
Fr. Michael is survived by three brothers, Gerard F. (Pamela) of Corcoran, CA; Dr. Thomas D. (Janice) of St. Louis, Mo.; Timothy J. of Colorado Springs, CO.; and three sisters, Susan M. (Jay) Richards of Colorado Springs, CO.; Joan C. (James) McLaughlin of Kansas City, MO.; and Patricia C. (Dr. John) Purk of Roeland Park, KS and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Cecil E. Jordan, and his mother, Patricia A. (Bannon) Jordan. He will be missed deeply not only by his immediate family but also by his spiritual family, throughout the world, of priests, sisters and lay disciples of SOLT, in addition to the other innumerable friends to whom he ministered. He was known for his contagious and indefatigable joy and faithful love for Our Blessed Mother’s communion with the Most Holy Trinity.
A rosary will be said on Friday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Corpus Christi Adoration Chapel located at 1200 Lantana Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78407. A funeral Mass will be held on July 14, at 10:00 a.m. at the Corpus Christi Cathedral located at 505 North Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX 78401.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, P.O. Box 4116, Corpus Christi, TX 78469.