North Star / Osgood Region Parishes

Father David L. Zink, Pastor

Greetings! For all of you who are visitors to the site allow me to introduce myself. My name is Father David L. Zink, and I was ordained a Catholic priest serving the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on June 1, 1990.  I have had an interesting journey. For about seven years, I was a teacher in the Dayton public school system. In 1976, I experienced a deep conversion to Jesus Christ and felt a call to give my life entirely to Him. So I pursued a calling at the Abbey of St. Gregory the Great in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. For seven years I was a Benedictine monk teaching in the Abbey school. Pursuing studies at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. along with some of my fellow Benedictines, I felt a call to a more active life and ministry. Since I was in simple vows, I asked the Abbot, our spiritual father, and the Monastic Council at the Abbey to release me from vows so I could pursue a more active expression of priesthood, serving in parishes. I returned home to Dayton, Ohio and applied for candidacy in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and was ordained two years later. I have served at these two parishes since 2001. I love serving God in others and especially offering the Sacrifice of the Mass. Jesus is the Heart of God and Eucharist is the Heart of Jesus. I praise and thank God for the 24 years He has given me so far to bring Jesus to others.