Meet Father Earl Fernandes, new Pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
Father Earl Fernandes has been named Pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola in Monfort Heights. He has been a member of the Staff of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. for the past three and a half years. Prior to that, from 2008-2016, he was the Dean of the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati and an associate professor of moral theology. From 2008 to 2014, he was a weekend assistant at Guardian Angels Church in Cincinnati, and from 2014-2016, he was the administrator of Sacred Heart Church in Cincinnati. Father Fernandes served as Parochial Vicar at Holy Angels Church and taught religion at Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney, Ohio from 2002-2004, prior to being sent for further studies in Rome in 2004. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on May 18, 2002.
Father Earl wrote for The Catholic Telegraph Newspaper in a column entitled A Question of Faith. One of his most popular is What are the rules for Godparents. For the answer, click here.
For more about Father Earl, watch the YouTube video Vocation Stories from 2013: