Parish Staff


Fr. David Trask
Fr. Trask was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland in June of 1986.  His assignments include:

♦ Ss. Cosmas & Damian Parish, Twinsburg: 1986-1991
♦ Chanute AFB, Illinois (During Operation Desert Storm): 1991
♦ Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland: 1991-1996
♦ St. Peter, North Ridgeville: 1996-1997
♦ St. John Neumann, Strongsville: 1997-2000
♦ Our Lady of Guadalupe, Macedonia: 2000-2016
♦ St. Patrick Parish, Wellington: 2016-present
♦ Sacred Heart, Oberlin: 2018-present
♦ Lorain Correctional Institution – Catholic Chaplain: 2021-present


Deacon Dean (Dino) and Gabby Paoletta

Here’s yet another “coincidence.” As Fr. Trask hasshared before, “coincidence” is when God wants to be integrally involved in a situation and yet remain totally anonymous.

When Fr. Trask first learned that Fr. Cole was granted permission to retire, he spoke with Fr. Schlegel (Secretary for Clergy and Religious) and indicated that the assistance of a permanent deacon would go a long way in assisting me fulfill pastoral duties and responsibilities in the my soon-to-be shared-pastorate with Sacred Heart Parish in Oberlin. Fr. Schlegel’s first response was: “Well, we try to station deacons within 20 minutes of their home, and there aren’t many deacons within that radius of Wellington.”

Fast-forward about three weeks…. Fr. Trask received a letter from Bp. Perez officially appointing Deacon Dean (Dino) Paoletta as deacon at St. Patrick Parish.

While some may chalk this up to the traditional definition of coincidence, Fr. Trask chose to respond with: “Thank you, God!”

If you’d like to send a note to Deacon Dino (and his wife Gabby), his email is: