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Catholic Diocese of Cleveland ordains auxiliary bishop Michael Woost

Woost is a Cleveland native who graduated from Saint Ignatius High School.

CLEVELAND — The faith community in Northeast Ohio welcomed a new auxiliary bishop who was ordained for service in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on Thursday.

The Rev. Michael G. Woost, a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland, was ordained as auxiliary bishop during an invitation-only Mass in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Woost, who currently serves as a member of the faculty of Saint Mary Seminary, is a Cleveland native who graduated from Saint Ignatius High School. He was ordained to the priesthood in Cleveland back in 1984.

You can watch the service in the video player below.

“After ordination, he was assigned as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Madison, where he served until being appointed to the diocesan Vocation Office, which he co-directed 1988-1995,” officials said. “Bishop-elect Woost then began graduate studies at The Catholic University of America. After earning a licentiate in sacred theology in 2000, he joined the faculty at Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, where he still teaches sacramental-liturgical theology.”

As an auxiliary bishop, Woost will assist the residential bishop “in the pastoral care of the diocese.”

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on July 17, 2022.

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