CAMPUS MINISTRY STAFF
Hi y'all—I'm Holly! I am so excited to join the pastoral team at St. Monica St. George as a Campus Minister for the Newman Center. Through my ministry, I hope to offer welcome, support, and spiritual strength to each and every student I meet, and then to encourage them to do the same for the next person. Together, we can build a culture of care and compassion—a kingdom, if you will—right here on campus!
I am new to the Cincinnati area, originally from just north of Detroit, Michigan, so I am open to any local recommendations or insights for what's good. My interests include all things beautiful, peace-building, Christian community, Catholic Social Teaching, and growing always deeper in relationship with God who is love & unity.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Theology in 2015 as well as my Master of Arts in Theology in 2017, both from University of Notre Dame. While completing my Masters Degree, I worked in ministry at a parish in Southern New Jersey through the Echo Catechetical Leadership Program. I have been blessed to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland; teach high school in rural Ghana, and research design solutions in Johannesburg, South Africa.
For now, I'm excited to settle into Cincinnati & fully embrace the MoGo community!
Phone: 513-381-6400 EXT 104
Having found my own calling to be a campus ministry through my experience at the Newman Parish I attended at the University of Florida, I feel extremely blessed to be at St. Monica-St. George and working with the students at UC. I feel in some small way, I am paying back for the blessings I received. My areas of interest include social justice, scripture study, faith formation, evangelization and service.
I have a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Florida and I have a Master of Divinity from Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College School of Theology and Ministry). Prior to coming to St. Monica-St. George I worked in campus ministry at M.I.T. and St. Louis University. I have been at St. MoGo since 2004.
I live with my wife, Amy, and our three children (Henry, Sam, and Lily) in Bond Hill with our dog Randi Mudge.
Phone: 513-381-6400 EXT 113
Fr. Al Hirt, OFM
Fr. Al is in his 16th year as pastor of St. Monica-St. George. He also assisted here for three years on a part-time basis, prior to becoming the pastor.
Phone: 513-381-6400 EXT110
Fr. Clifford Hennings, OFM
Fr. Clifford is a recently ordained Franciscan priest. St. Monica-St. George is his first priestly assignment, where he is serving as associate pastor. He received a B.A in Catholic Studies from DePaul University and a Master of Divinity from Catholic Theological Union. Over the years he has served numerous parishes in the Southern USA and across the Midwest. He is especially fond of his time working in the 9th ward New Orleans, LA. He is currently living at St. Anthony Friary and Shrine in Mt. Airy. He enjoys college football (geaux tigers!), rucksack camping, writing, and all things Sci-Fi.
Phone: 513-381-6400 EXT 108
Director of Music and Worship
Jill is the Director of Music and Worship at St. Monica – St. George and is in her 22nd year working at the parish. She coordinates the music for all four weekend liturgies and directs the choirs at the Sunday Masses in addition to coordinating the Liturgical Ministries including Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Greeters. She also works with the couples preparing for marriage in the parish and plays for all of the weddings.
All are welcome to be a part of the choir!
Jill is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BME in Music Education and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, with a MM in music performance.
Phone: 513-381-6400 EXT 105
Sheila joined the Pastoral Team at St. Monica-St. George as the Pastoral Associate in 2015. Her primary responsibilities include coordinating the Parish School of Religion (PSR), Adult Faith Formation, initiating new members through the process described in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), sacramental preparation (First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation), Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and some aspects of pastoral care (e.g. funeral planning, Communion to the Sick, etc.) as well as other ministries, as needed.
Phone: 513-381-6400 EXT 114