Greetings! I’m Fr. Matt Keller, C.PP.S., the Parochial Vicar for the parishes of Holy Trinity, Emmanuel, and St. Joseph. The Parochial Vicar assists the Pastor in caring for the spiritual needs of the members of the three parishes. He also serves on parish committees and attends commission meetings that are held at the parishes.
I entered formation with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 2007 in Dayton, Ohio. In the Fall of 2009, our formation program moved to Chicago. I completed my undergraduate from Saint Xavier University in Chicago in 2012 and completed my Masters of Divinity from Catholic Theological Union in 2017. I was Incorporated as a member of Missionaries of the Precious Blood on August 18, 2013 and was ordained a priest on June 9, 2018 at my home parish St. John the Baptist in Maria Stein, Ohio.
I enjoy celebrating Mass and the other sacraments with people, greeting parishioners as they come and leave Mass, and participating in activities that help people to grow in their relationship with God as well as activities that help our parish community to grow. A few of my hobbies include hunting and fishing, watching and occasionally playing sports. I am a Cincinnati Bengals fan – Who Dey! I grew up in a family the oldest of four boys. I spent my deacon-internship year ministering in Region 7 and enjoyed ministering to and interacting with the people that make up the pastoral region. I look forward to continuing to do the same in my first assignment as Parochial Vicar for Region 7.