Cincinnati Catholic Archdiocese ‘Beacons of Light’

planning process has reached the next milestone

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (February 12, 2022) – Catholics at parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will likely learn today and tomorrow who will be their new parish pastor and priest  – and where their current pastor and priest will be serving.

Officially, the Archdiocese Beacons of Light website will have all the new priest assignments listed for the public on the website beginning Monday, February 14, 2022 at 12- noon!  The Beacons of Light is the pastoral planning process for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

CLICK HERE to read the first in a series of Catholic Telegraph articles covering each of the six Foundational Principles of the Beacons of Light pastoral planning process.

Recently Catholic Parishes all across the Archdiocese were informed of how they would be ‘grouped’ to form one parish family from multiple parishes. There will be several of these groupings to form multiple parish families. This will reduce the number of pastors needed to serve compared to the current situation where virtually every parish has its own pastor and priest. Each parish family will have the opportunity to decide how the churches and schools will work together in one parish family without Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and other Archdiocese leaders making decisions to close certain churches or schools.

St. Columban Church has been paired with St. Margaret of York in Beacons of Light pastoral planning process(Chuck Gibson)

Here in the Loveland area, the parish of St. Columban, currently led by the Reverend Larry Tensi has been paired with the parish of St. Margaret of York, currently led by the Reverend Jason Bedel.

The name of the new pastor for St. Columban and St. Margaret of York could be revealed at masses beginning today.

Today, Saturday, February 12, 2022, is the first opportunity for Rev. Tensi and Rev. Bedel to share with their parishioners who their new pastor will be, and where they will be assigned to serve. Priest assignments for all the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be available to the public beginning Monday, February 14.

Here is the message from the Archdiocese Beacons of Light pastoral planning:

Priest Assignments to be Announced

Monday, 2/14

The next milestone for Beacons of Light is the announcement of the priest assignments, which will take place on Monday, February 14. The information will be posted at noon that day on the Beacons of Light website: