Paulist Fr. Mark Villano, a native of New Haven, CT, was ordained a priest on May 14, 1988. He serves as associate director of the University Catholic Center at UCLA. He previously was university chaplain at Marymount California University and creative director at Paulist Productions. He is the author of "Time to Get Ready: An Advent, Christmas Reader to Wake Your Soul." He earned his Master of Divinity degree at Catholic University of America and a Master of Fine Arts degree at USC.