Pastoral Staff

Fr. Trask was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland in June of 1986.  His assignments, prior to his arrival at Sacred Heart Parish in Oberlin, 1 July 2018, 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
♦ Pastor, St. Patrick, Wellington: 2016 - present

Effective 1 July 2018, Fr. Trask was named the Pastor of Sacred Heart, Oberlin Parish in addition to his duties at St. Patrick.  Fr. Trask becomes the 35th Pastor of Sacred Heart.  His assignment comes as the result of Fr. Robert Cole's retirement from Sacred Heart.

 
Biography

     

   "Deacon Tom"       Phone:  440-655-0647         Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and have spent most of my life here.  I graduated from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio.  Following that I received an Associate Degree in Data Processing from Cuyahoga Community College and and undergraduate Degree in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace.  Margee and I married December 30, 1971.  We have three children: Tara, Justin and Emily.  Together they have made us proud grandparents of eight children.

I  retired after thirty years in the telecommunications industry working for Ohio Bell, Ameritech, SBC and AT&T.

I have been working for the Cleveland Diocese TRIBUNAL since September, 2001.  There I work four days a week as the Business Manager and Canonical Auditor.  

I was raised Catholic and have always had a special affection for the Catholic faith and its religious practices.  I was ordained a Deacon May 13, 2000 after four years of study at St. Mary's Seminary.  I spent my first ten and a half years of diaconate at St. Mary of the Falls.

I have been assigned at Sacred Parish since  December 1, 2010.

 


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