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Weekly Bulletin September 25, 2022
by Terrie Evans
On this Sunday we honor all our current Priests and remember those past men religious who have diligently served our church community throughout the history of San Antonio Church. Priesthood Sunday is a day to reflect on the role of the Priest who is central to the life of the Church. At present we cannot thank enough our dedicated priests who serve and celebrate mass with us every Sunday. We at San Antonio Church appreciate Rev. Bill Ferris, Rev. Frank Jasper, Rev. Pat McCloskey, Rev. Mike Savino, and Rev. Ralph Westerhoff. They are not only here for Sunday Mass, but have been available for countless Baptism’s, Weddings, Funerals, and special events.
On Priesthood Sunday, we acknowledge Fr. Bill Ferris from the Franciscan Order who was born in South Bend, Indiana and entered St. Francis Seminary at age 14. Fr. Bill went on to become the 1st Principal of Roger Bacon High School from 2001-2013 until and then became Pastor of the Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield, Michigan. Rev. Bill Ferris serves other church community while also doing mission work.
Our Church community acknowledges Fr. Frank Jasper, also from the Franciscan Order who is now based at St. Clement Parish working with Deacon John Gerke Pastoral Associate and Colleen Gerke Director of Faith Formation assisting the Latino Community. He has been a Provincial Vicar and has written about the demands of religious life. In 2014, Fr. Frank Jasper escorted a tour visiting the Shrines of Ireland and continues to work with those less fortunate. On July 27, 2022, Fr. Jasper travelled to Santa Barbara, California for the profession of vows for Novices, Dominigo Martinez, William Compton and Matthew Tran.
On this Sunday, we acknowledge Fr. Pat McCloskey also a Franciscan who was in attendance for our 100th Anniversary Mass assisting Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. Fr. Pat McCloskey obtained his master’s degree in Theology and has been Editor of the St. Anthony Messenger writing a column for Saint of the Day. In 2010 Fr. Pat wrote “Ask A Franciscan” a very resourceful 113-page book that covers many interesting topics.
Today, we thank Fr. Mike Savino born in Dayton, Ohio to a large family who went on to establish a popular Italian Market. Fr. Mike was the Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in North Bend, Ohio when they celebrated their 150th Anniversary in 2010 and Co-Celebrated the Mass with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. On November 20, 2022, Fr. Mike will preside over a Memorial Mass at the Church of the Resurrection with Fr. Jim Meade for Dr. James Moore, a renowned Composer of Liturgical Music in the United States. Dr. James Moore, known for his liturgical pieces “Taste and See” and “Come to the Feast” was the Music Director at St. Agnes Church.
We also mention and acknowledge, Rev. Frank Westerhoff “Fr. Chet” a graduate from Elder High School class of 1954 and was the Basketball Team Chaplain under the late Coach Frey delivering many inspirational homilies that alumni still recall. He was a recipient of the Christian Leadership Award in 2006 and delivered the opening prayer at the dedication of the Elder High School Vietnam Veterans Highway, in 2014, Fr. Westerhoff has been available for many special events at Elder and was present to celebrate the Mass on April 29, 2022, at Elderfest to honor and recognize the Seniors Class. Everyone who attends Mass appreciates all your support of our little church that means so much to all of us.
We send our sincere condolences to the Bocklet, Fathman, Hasenohr, and Yankoviak Families on the loss of Kevin Bocklet, Beloved Son, Brother, Husband, Father, and Uncle. Kevin leaves his wife of 22 years, Mary (Fathman) Bocklet, daughter Michelle Gajus, brother Scott (Judy) Bocklet and Dan (Sue) Bocklet. He was the son of Nancy (Hasenohr) Yankoviak, the late Bill Bocklet. Kevin passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022, and was buried from Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Please know, everyone at San Antonio Church is keeping your extended family in our prayers.