Born: Tipperary, Ireland.
Ordained as priest: June 9, 1973.
Priest, Our Lady of Fatima, Modesto: 1973-79.
Priest, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Tracy: 1979-84.
Priest, Cathedral of the Annunciation, Stockton: 1984-87.
Priest, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sonora and mission churches Mt. Carmel in Big Oak and St. Anne’s in Columbia: 1987-97.
Priest, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stockton: 1997-2000.
Priest, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, San Andreas; mission churches St. Thomas Aquinas in Mokelumne Hill and Our Lady of Fatima in West Point: 2000-02.
Priest, St. Jude’s Parish, Ceres: 2003-04 (approximate).
Priest, St. Joachim’s Parish, Lockeford: July 1, 2004-April 6, 2012.
Placed on administrative leave: September 2007.
Reinstated to parish: March 2008.
Father Michael Kelly, Stockton Diocese sued: March 26, 2008.
Jury rules that Father Kelly is liable of sexual assault: April 6, 2012.
Kelly removed as priest: April 6, 2012.
Kelly returns to Ireland: Approximately April 15, 2012.
— Ross Farrow