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Father Thomas Espelage A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Thomas Espelage was celebrated Oct. 16 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer presided. Father Espelage, 75, died Oct. 2. A Cincinnati native, Father Espelage did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and

St. Bernard Church, Springfield, undergoing renovation. (Courtesy Photo)
Parishioners who worship at St Bernard’s in Springfield are worshiping in the original church built in 1870, ten years after the parish founding. But they will soon enjoy a more attractive, weather-secure facility. Parish business manager John Herzog said the church was renovated in 1924, but at that time the

September 2013 Staff Report Father Edwin F. Gearhart has been appointed Dean of the Springfield Deanery, according to the office of Archbishop Dennis M Schnurr. The appointment is effective from Aug. 1 of this year. There are 10 other deaneries and the terms of the deans are staggered to provide