Fr. Gregory Maturi, O.P. is the current pastor of St. Dominic’s. He was installed as pastor on November 1, 2009. Shortly afterward the parish experienced the tragic murders of two parishioners, Angeline Fimongari (January 23, 2010) and Thomas Repchic (October 25, 2010). In response to these tragedies, Fr. Maturi launched “Operation Redemption,” a program of collaboration with state and local officials. This multipronged effort to renew and revitalize the southside helped to bring good out of this terrible evil. Under his leadership, St Dominic addressed the problem of crime and neighborhood blight by enlisting private and government agencies to demolish abandoned houses around St Dominic and transform the vacant properties into green spaces.
For the CNN piece on Fr. Maturi and Operation Redemption click here.
Fr. Maturi on WFMJ
Photos of Br Leo Camurati OP and Br Pier Giorgio Dengler with kids in the neighborhood. the program is part of St Dominic's (Youngstown) Youth outreach.
For more information on this ministry or possible participation please contact Fr. Maturi at the parish office.