Deacon James Woeste, a deacon of the Archdiocese, died on June 24, 2023 at the age of 81. Deacon Jim was ordained by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on June 22, 1985. He served the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and several other dioceses as a permanent deacon for thirty-eight years. Upon his ordination, Deacon Jim was assigned to St. Thomas More Parish, Withamsville. He then served at St. Bernadette, Amelia, and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Township. He then moved to the Diocese of Syracuse, NY, the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the Diocese of Rockford, IL, before moving back to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2017. His most recent assignment was at St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Morrow. Deacon Jim leaves his wife, Barb, to whom he was married for fifty-eight years. He also leaves two sons, two daughters, their spouses, and several grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 6, from 6 – 8 pm at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, 129 N. Riverside Drive, Loveland, OH 45140. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, July 7, at 10:30 am at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 944 EAST U.S. 22, Morrow, OH 45152. Please keep the repose of the soul of Deacon Jim in your prayers, as well as peace and consolation for his family.
From the Archbishop