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I hope this message finds you well.
This is my first flocknote to you since I arrived at Incarnation Parish on July 1st. I am very grateful for the welcome I have received from everyone here. The staff has been very patient with me, and the people at Mass have also been very patient as I learn the ins and outs of Incarnation Parish, as well as being pastor of both Incarnation and St. Francis of Assisi Parishes.
This past week has been very blessed and I look forward to praying, celebrating Mass, and working with you. As you may or may not remember, I was ordained on May 17, 2014 and began my first assignment as the Parochial Vicar of Incarnation Parish on July 1, 2014. I was then named Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and began that assignment on July, 1 2018.
In the beginning of my priesthood I was the Spiritual Director of the Dayton Legion of Mary, and Chaplain for the Catholic Committee on Scouting. Now as well as pastor, I am a member of Presbyteral Council for the Archdiocese, The Priestly Life Committee of The Presbyteral Council. I have been named Dean of the NE- A Deanery.
On a personal note; I grew up in Cincinnati, OH particularly, Groesbeck, where St. Ann’s is my home parish. I have two brothers. One now lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife and son. The other lives in Bright, IN with his wife, two sons and daughter. My parents still live in Cincinnati. I am a fan of the UC Bearcats football and basketball, Cincinnati Bengals, and Cincinnati Reds.
I went to La Salle High School and graduated in 1998. I then went on to The University of Cincinnati where I received a B.A. in History and then went to graduate school at UC for Secondary Education.
While in college I worked for Home Depot and also worked for my uncles in carpentry, carpet cleaning, and different types of construction. I would watch the show Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel to see how many I had done or something similar. There were quite a few.
After college I worked in high schools for a few years as a long term sub teacher (only job open at that time for those out of college in Social Studies) and a coach where I was mainly a basketball coach, but also coached football and track and field. I threw shot put and discus, I didn’t run.
I look forward to praying and serving the Lord with you all. We have a great opportunity with both of these parishes to serve God’s people.