Fr. Jim Romanello


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Fr. Jim is the eleventh born of fourteen children, seven boys, and seven girls. Most of the oldest seven still live in the greater Cincinnati area, while most of the younger seven live all over the country. He grew up in a traditional Catholic family, across the street from St. Mathew parish in Norwood, which is now a consolidated parish with two other Norwood parishes, known as Holy Trinity Parish. Before joining the seminary he worked as a cook at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati and at the Marriott in Covington, KY. He also worked as a Technical Services Representative for Fifth Third Bank. He joined the seminary in September of 2005 and was ordained a priest in May of 2013. He likes to camp and fish. He is an avid sports fan, both the Reds and the Bengals. His first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Liberty Township Ohio. He was assigned to St. Henry in 2015 as Associate Pastor, where he has served for the last four years until being named Pastor in July of 2019

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Fr. Bishop is a native of Springfield, Ohio. Father is a graduate of Wright State University.

Prior to entering the seminary, Fr. Bishop worked as a municipal police officer for thirteen years. He was subsequently employed by the Common Pleas Court of Clark County, Ohio, as the Director of Intensive Supervision Probation.

Father completed his Master of Divinity degree at the Athenaeum of Ohio / Mount Saint Mary of the West Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio.