St. Thomas More Parish, in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is located in Withamsville, Ohio, 20 minutes east of downtown Cincinnati. With approximately 1600 families, the parish is served by a full time Pastor, Deacons, Pastoral Associates, Director of Religious Education, a Director of Music, Maintenance staff, and Business Manager. The parish elementary school serves students in pre-school through grade 8.
Parishioner Father Matthew Feist was ordained a Priest on Saturday, May 21st, at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. His first Mass was at St. Thomas More on Sunday, May 22nd at 12 Noon. Pictures of his ordination are below (courtesy of the Catholic Telegraph):
First Mass at St. Thomas More, Sunday May 22nd, 2016:
Meet Rev. Mr. Bob Brazier our new Deacon -
Ordained April 30, 2016
Deacon Bob Brazier at his Ordination
Deacon Bob Brazier...in his own words:
My name is Bob Brazier and I have been a parishioner at St. Thomas More, along with my wife Vickey, for 13 years. My wife, daughter, son-in- law, granddaughter, grandson, and I were all received into the church through the RCIA process of becoming Catholic, at the Easter Vigil in 2004. After going through the RCIA process, my wife and I started working with the RCIA team. Vickey was the hospitality coordinator while I was a sponsor/godparent coordinator. We volunteered in this ministry for 7 years. During the time I was working with the RCIA program, I started attending Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP). I attended the seminary every weekend for three years. In 2012 I completed my studies and graduated from Mount Saint Mary Seminary LPMP program. Once I had completed the LPMP program, I applied for the Formation to the Diaconate. I was accepted into the Diaconate program and began classes in the fall of 2013. I am coming to the end of 3 years of classes and I was ordained a Deacon in Dayton, Ohio on April 30, 2016. I will be serving as a Deacon at St. Thomas More for the next three years.
My calling to become a deacon stems from the gratitude I felt towards St. Thomas More for all that the church community had done for me and my family. I felt the need to give back what I had received when I came here 13 years ago. I look forward to serving the parishioners of St. Thomas More and as Jesus said, “I am here to serve, not to be served.”
Your friend in Christ, Bob Brazier
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