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Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr to ordain two men to the priesthood

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Jerome Bishop, James Romanello
The Reverend Mr. Jerome Bishop, left, and Reverend Mr. James Romanello will be ordained at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains on Saturday, May 18. (CT Photos/John Stegeman)

Press Release

Two men will be ordained Roman Catholic priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18.

The ordinands have earned Master of Divinity degrees from yhe Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Mount Washington. The new priests will serve the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The degrees will be presented at Athenaeum graduation ceremonies in October.

The ordinands:

Reverend Mr. Jerome R. Bishop, 63, is the son of the late Nicholas J. and Ruth E. Bishop of Springfield, Ohio. His home parish is St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, Springfield. The Reverend Mr. Bishop holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Wright State University and is a graduate of Springfield North High School. Prior to entering the seminary he was director of intensive supervision for Clark County (Ohio) Adult Probations.

Read more about Reverend Mr. Bishop here

The Reverend Mr. Bishop has one brother and two sisters: Lawrence Bishop, Springfield; Mary Ellen Kollin, Bellville, Ohio, and Barbara Tom, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

His first Masses of Thanksgiving will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 19 at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church, Springfield; and 10 a.m. Sunday, May 26 at Guardian Angels Church, Mount Washington.

Reverend Mr. James S. Romanello, 49, is the son of Daniel and Mary Romanello, of Norwood, Ohio. His home parish is Holy Trinity, Norwood. He holds an associate degree in applied science and computer network systems from Thomas More College and a bachelor of arts degree in individualized studies from Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Ky. Prior to entering the seminary, Reverend Mr. Romanello was employed in technical services by Fifth/Third Bank, Cincinnati.

Read more about Reverend Mr. Romanello here

Reverend Mr. Romanello has five sisters and six brothers: Barbara Romanello-Wichtman, Columbus, Ohio; Dan Romanello, Jr., Norwood, Ohio; Carmela Boesch, Cincinnati; Roberta Atkinson, Cincinnati; Michael Romanello, Loveland, Ohio;  Mary Romanello, Silver Springs, Md.; Thomas Romanello, San Antonio, Texas; Tony Romanello, West Jordan, Utah; Jackie Harris, San Antonio, Texas; Paul Romanello, Augusta, Ga., and Steve Romanello, Aspen, Colo. He has two deceased sisters: Sandra Johnson, Theresa Backscheider.

His first Masses of Thanksgiving will be 10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at Holy Trinity Church, Norwood; and noon Sunday, June 9 at Incarnation Parish, Centerville.

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