On Saturday, April 4, 2020, Bishop Daniel Thomas announced that Father Austin Ammanniti was named the next pastor of Divine Mercy Parish in Paulding County. His new assignment will start on July 1, 2020.
Divine Mercy Parish consists of three churches located in Antwerp, Payne, and Paulding, Ohio. The parish was formed in 2008 after the merger of St. Mary Antwerp, St. Joseph’s Paulding and St. John the Baptist in Payne.
“I look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for me in this next assignment, and I am grateful for the many blessings he has poured out on me during my three years at St. Peter’s,” Fr. Austin said. ” I have very much enjoyed serving you here in our parish and school. Know of my prayers for all of you and also know that you are always welcome at my parish in the future!”
At this time, a new parochial vicar has not been named to succeed Father Ammanniti at St. Peter’s.