Community News

The Community-in-Formation is happy to announce that the Archbishop of Cincinnati has appointed Fr. Jon-Paul Bevak as the Parochial Administrator of Old St. Mary’s Parish, effective June 17th. This will be in addition to being the Chaplain of LaSalle High School. Up to this point, the parish was administered by Fr. Martin Moran as the Pastor of both Old St. Mary’s and Immaculata/Holy Cross Parishes. He will be returning back to his home Diocese of Harrisburg, PA after five years of service in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The Community thanks him for his assistance over these past five years and wishes him well in his new assignment back home. Fr. Lawrence’s role in the parish will not be changing and he will continue in his fearless spiritual work that Old St. Mary’s has grown accustomed to and appreciate. He also remains as the Superior of the Community.

A little catechesis, a Parochial Administrator is similar to a Pastor, with the exception of some rights and privileges that are attached to the Office of Pastor. This is great news and another step in the process of establishing what will be the Cincinnati Oratory one day…

There will be a special Mass on June 24th, the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, to celebrate this occasion. The Mass will begin at 7 PM, and will incorporate English, German, and Latin. Please join us for Mass and the reception to be held following.