Parish Staff

 

Fr. David Trask
Fr. Trask was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland in June of 1986.  His assignments, prior to his arrival at St. Patrick Parish in February of 2016, include:

♦ Ss. Cosmas & Damian Parish, Twinsburg: 1986-1991
♦ Chanute AFB, Illinois (During Operation Desert Storm): 1991
♦ Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland: 1991-1996
♦ St. Peter, North Ridgeville: 1996-1997
♦ St. John Neumann, Strongsville: 1997-2000
♦ Our Lady of Guadalupe, Macedonia: 2000-2016

In July of 2018, Fr. Trask was also named pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin – while also remaining pastor of St. Patrick Parish.

 

Deacon Dean (Dino) and Gabby Paoletta

Here’s yet another “coincidence.” As I’ve shared before, “coincidence” is when God wants to be integrally involved in a situation and yet remain totally anonymous.

When I first learned that Fr. Cole was granted permission to retire, I spoke with Fr. Schlegel (Secretary for Clergy and Religious) and indicated that the assistance of a permanent deacon would go a long way in assisting me fulfill pastoral duties and responsibilities in the my soon-to-be shared-pastorate with Sacred Heart Parish in Oberlin. Fr. Schlegel’s first response was: “Well, we try to station deacons within 20 minutes of their home, and there aren’t many deacons within that radius of Wellington.”

Fast-forward about three weeks…. In today’s mail (Monday, 3/26/2018), I received the attached letter from Bp. Perez officially appointing Deacon Dean (Dino) Paoletta as deacon at St. Patrick Parish. I would’ve announced Deacon Dino’s appointment at Masses this past weekend, but I had no idea it was coming; I honestly didn’t think I’d hear anything until the June appointments.

While some may chalk this up to the traditional definition of coincidence, I can only respond with: “Thank you, God!”

If you’d like to send a note of welcome to Deacon Dino (and his wife Gabby), his email is: