FR. JAMES TRICK, RETIRED PASTOR, DEAD AT 78
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2013
Reverend James F. Trick, retired pastor and educator, died on Sunday, June 2. He was born on September 18, 1934, in Dayton, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West. Father Trick also received a Master’s degree in English from Xavier University. He was ordained on May 28, 1960 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral by Archbishop Karl J. Alter.
Father Trick received his first assignment on June 15, 1960 as assistant at St. Lawrence Church, Cincinnati. He also served as an assistant at the following parishes: St. Elizabeth Church, Norwood (1960-1967); St. Mary Church, Middletown (1967-1968); Nativity of Our Lord Church, Cincinnati (1968-1969); St. Francis de Sales Church, Cincinnati (1969-1976); and Holy Angels Church, Sidney (1976). In July 1976, Father Trick was appointed co-pastor of Holy Angels Church, Sidney.
In 1984, he was appointed pastor of Holy Redeemer Church, New Bremen, where he served until 1996. In August 1996, he was appointed associate pastor of St. Mary Church in Greenville, Ohio. On July 1, 1998, Father Trick was appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Botkins, and St. Lawrence Church, Rhine.
During his years of ministry, he also taught at Purcell High School, Regina High School, Elder High School, and McAuley High School, all in Cincinnati, and Bishop Fenwick High School in Middletown. Father Trick also served as Supervisor of the Religion Department in the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese and Dean of St. Marys Deanery. Father Trick retired in 2002.
Visitation was held today, June 6, at Holy Redeemer Church, followed by Mass of Christian Burial and then interment at Calvary Cemetery.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment. The 19-county territory includes 214 parishes and 114 Catholic primary and secondary schools.