Father Ronald Haft Bio

Greetings in the name of the Lord:

I am Father Ronald Haft, one of your Parochial Vicars. I would like to share a short biography about myself.

I was born in 1966, and raised in Colerain Township. Our family consisted of Dad (Dick), Mom (Ruth), and older brothers Rick and Ray. Our family is Catholic, Read more...

From the Pastor’s Desk – Fr. Andrew Umberg’s Bio

I want to tell you a little about myself. To make this quick I will use bullet points, then I’ll say a few other things:

  • Born March 18, 1963, Cincinnati
  • Third of seven children (5 boys, 2 girls)
  • Both parents Catholic
  • Jane Hoop School: Kindergarten, First Grade
  • Assumption: Second Grade (Sister Edith)
  • St. James, White Oak: (3rd – 8th)
  • LaSalle: (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior)
  • Colerain: (Senior Year—not kicked out of LaSalle!)
  • C.T.C.: (one year in chef program, 1981-1982)
  • Pontifical College Josephinum: (1982-1986)
  • Mount St. Mary’s Seminary: (1986-1991)
  • Ordained June 1, 1991
  • St. Dominic Parish: (Vicar, 1991-1994)
  • Pontifical College Josephinum: (Dean of Students, 1994-1999)
  • Studies: Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (1999-2001)–License in Dogmatic Theology
  • Mount St. Mary’s Seminary: (Dean of Students, Lecturer in Systematic Theology, 2001-2005)
  • St. Angela Merici Parish, Brown County: (Pastoral Administrator, 2004-2005)
  • St. William Parish: Pastor (2005-2015)
  • St. Joseph Parish, North Bend: Pastor (2015-2022)

As you can see, I am a Catholic boy from a big family, who tried to avoid a call to the priesthood by being a chef, but then gave in. This August it will be 40 years since Read more...

Parting Words From Father Chibueze

Like I said during the weekend Mass at Saint Vivian, last week was my last week with the parishioners of both Saint Vivian and Saint Bart. On Thursday, after morning Mass at Saint Vivian, I headed north of the Archdiocese, to Saints Charles, Albert the Great, and Ascension, to be precise. May I seize Read more...