It appears that the very first possible day that we may resume the Celebration of Mass at San Antonio Church will be May 31st. The State of Ohio advised that there should be no gatherings in churches up until May 29th. and the Catholic Bishops of Ohio agreed We are not sure if we will actually start that day . Please check back on the website for updates.
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by Terrie Evans
On this Sunday, all the parishioners from San Antonio Church send our congratulations and prayers to the 3 men who were ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 16th. Those new priests previously served the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as Deacons coming from home parishes of St. Cecilia, St. Leo and St. Jude. The first new priest, Christopher Komoroski was born in Arkansas located to Cincinnati with his parents and two sisters at the age of 10 and attended St. Cecilia Parish. He became active with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) while in college which steered him to a devotion to Christ and his becoming a Deacon in the Catholic Church. Fr. Christopher Komoroski’s favorite prayer is to recite St. Claude de la Colombiere’s “Act of Hope of Confidence in God”.
The Archdiocese’s second new priest is Benson Lokidiriyo who was born and raised in the remote village of Turkana, Kenya, the eldest of a family of four and along with his younger sister the only Catholics in the family. He was the only member of his family to attend school attaining a Catholic education through the generosity of Catholic Missionaries. He received his Master’s Degree in International Relations from the American University in Nairobi and worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where he met an aid worker who arranged his passage to Cincinnati in 2015. He enrolled at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary while working out of St. Elizabeth Seton in Milford and became a Deacon at St. Leo the Great Parish serving the African Refugees, Guatemalan Immigrants, African American and Anglo Communities. Fr. Benson Lokidiriyo is very appreciative of all those who helped him achieve his dream of becoming a priest and working within the Archdiocese.
The third new priest, Andrew Reckers is a Cincinnati born and raised West Sider from St. Teresa of Avila where he was Baptized and Our Lady of Visitation where he attended grade school. He graduated from Elder High School and from the University of Cincinnati with a Degree in Biomedical Engineering before he enrolled in the pre-theology program at St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in 2013. He has been a parishioner at St. Jude the Apostle Parish for the past 13 years. Fr. Andrew Reckers considers his Catholic upbringing, his parents, two brothers and sister for encouraging his vocation to become a Deacon and then enter the religious life as a Priest. Fr. Andrew Reckers appreciates all the many Priest Advisors who worked with him through his studies especially Fr. Paul Ruwe, his Spiritual Director. Please keep all of these new priests in your prayers.