May 17, 2024

Dear St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Family,

Since July 1, 2012, I have had the immense privilege and joy of serving as the pastor of this community and Rector of the Archbishop’s Cathedral Church. At this time, I announce to you that, effective June 17th, I will be the Rector of the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Key West Florida. Your new Pastor and Rector of The Cathedral will be Fr. Steven O’Hala, presently the Pastor of the Church of St. David in Davie Florida.

I am immensely grateful to the Archbishop for both his confidence in sending me to you and allowing me to be your “father” for these many years here in Little River and now as he sends me to the Florida Keys. From the depths of my heart, I thank you for your love, prayers and support throughout these years and I am immensely grateful for the way that you loved my Mother.

It is my intention to celebrate my last Masses here at The Mother Church on the weekend of June 9th.

More information will come soon regarding Fr. O’Hala’s arrival and welcome. Please love and receive him as you have done for me.

Let us pray for each other!

Love, Fr. Marino

Rector, The Cathedral of St. Mary