Staff Member: Father Matthew Cortnik
Father Matthew Cortnik
Hello! I'm Fr. Matt and I am very happy to have been assigned here to Saint Rita for my second parish assignment! I am originally from the Willoughby/Mentor area, and long story short, made my way to priesthood ordination in May of 2018. Regarding ministry, I find celebrating the Mass, hearing confessions, teaching the faith to all age groups, preaching, and spiritually guiding the people of God fruitful aspects of ministry. The priesthood has been a tremendous gift to me from the Lord and I have found it a life of fulfillment and joy. Besides the Philosophy and Theology I studied in the seminary, at John Carroll University, I majored in Art History and have always enjoyed the visual arts (both studying art as well as attempting to create it), along with reading, music, and modern board games. May the good God be with you as you continue your journey of faith, wherever you may be on that path!