Elder Priests, Ministers Involved in Streaming Holy Week Services

By: Tom Reiring
It’s so important for us all to come together united in one faith during this pandemic and more importantly during this Holy Week. And though all of us are apart from each other during this most sacred week, it’s wonderful to see so many from the Elder Family bringing the liturgy into our homes so that we can still worship and pray.
Below is a list of just some of the priests and music ministers from the Elder Family who have been involved in the process of recording and/or live-streaming Masses, services, reflections and time for prayer during this challenging time in our world. Thank you to these individuals for all that they do in their faith communities and for keeping this Holy Week so special for all of us at home. Experience their work and service as part of your Easter celebration by tuning in online.

If you are an Elder grad or friend of the school who is involved in Holy Week services at your parish and would like your service information posted here, then please email me at reiringtw@elderhs.net.

Elder wishes you all a Blessed Holy Week and Easter!

Larry Reiring '83, Music Minister: Good Shepherd & St. Columban
  • Holy Thursday - 7:00 P.M. at Good Shepherd & St. Columban
  • Good Friday - 1:00 P.M. at Good Shepherd & 7:00 P.M. at St. Columban
  • Easter Sunday - after 6:00 A.M. (St. Columban) & at 10:30 A.M. Good Shepherd
Live streaming (and recordings) at Good Shepherd; recording only at St. Columban.

Rev. Jamie Weber '83, Pastor & Bob Kellison '67, Music Minister: St. Cecilia 
  • Holy Thursday, 7:00 P.M.
  • Good Friday, 1:30 P.M.
  • Easter Vigil, 9:00 P.M.
  • Easter Sunday, 8:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 8:15 P.M.
A special choral meditation on the Passion and Death of Our Lord on Good Friday at 7:00 P.M. recorded live by the St. Cecilia Choir (pre-social distancing) will also be presented.

Alex Carroll (Elder senior), Music Minister: St. William

Zac Mills '08, Music Minister: St. Simon the Apostle
  • Holy Thursday, 7:00 P.M.
  • Good Friday, 7:00 P.M.
  • Easter Vigil, 7:00 P.M.
  • Easter Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
Streamed via Facebook Live - St. Simon the Apostle St. Aloysius on the Ohio

Rev. Jim Meade '66: Our Lady of Visitation
  • Good Friday, 1:30 P.M.

Rev. Mark Bredestege '08: St. Louis (Owensville, OH)
  • Easter Sunday, 12:00 P.M. (recorded)

Rev. Len Wenke '71, Pastor & Tony Bianco '04, Music Minister: Holy Family
  • Ten-minute reflections on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday - via Facebook: @holyfamilycincinnati

Rev. Jim Schutte, Pastor (Elder board member) & Rick Nohle (Elder faculty): St. Leo the Great
  • Holy Thursday, 7:00 P.M.
  • Good Friday, 7:00 P.M.
  • Easter Vigil, 8:30 P.M.
  • Easter Sunday, 10:30 A.M.

Christian Fisher '86, Music Minister: Christ the King (Daphne, AL)
  • Holy Thursday, 7:00 P.M.
  • Easter Vigil, 7:00 P.M.
  • Easter Monday, 9:30 A.M.

Michael Sayers '82, Music Associate: First Presbyterian (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • Easter Sunday, 11:00 A.M.

Rev. Bernie Weldishofer '83, Pastor: St. Francis DeSales (Lebanon, OH)
  • Spiritual Communion & Prayer (Daily, Holy Week), 8:00-8:30 P.M.
  • Easter Sunday (communion & prayer), 10:00-10:30 A.M.

Rev. Ray Kellerman '65: St. Vivian
  • Easter Sunday, 9:00 A.M.

Luke Rosen '97, Music Minister: Corpus Christi University (Toledo, OH)
  • Holy Thursday, 7:30 P.M.
  • Good Friday, 12:00 P.M.
  • Good Friday Vespers, 7:30 P.M.
  • Easter Sunday, 11:00 A.M.
Streamed live via parish Facebook page - @CCUPtoledo

Rev. Jim Walsh '59: St. Dominic
  • Holy Thursday, 7:00 P.M.
  • Good Friday, 12:00 P.M.
  • Easter Sunday, after 6:00 A.M.