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 I entered the seminary at age 19. On June 1st, I celebrated my 31st anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Is is great to be here at this time in my life!

-Fr. Umberg