2018 Honoree: Rev. Barry Windholtz
St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati’s fourth annual Celebration of Service, Tuesday, May 8, honored one of Cincinnati’s greats, Rev. Barry Windholtz. The event at Xavier University’s Cintas Center attracted more than 400 community leaders and honored guests, raising over $360,000 to benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s Liz Carter Homelessness Prevention Fund.
Fr. Barry believes when blessed with many material things, it is important that one gives back both financially and by service to the community. Mike Dunn, Executive Director for St. Vincent de Paul, added “Any time you have the opportunity to support a great organization while celebrating a wonderful person like Fr. Barry, it makes for a special evening.”
In honor of Windholtz’s commitment to the less fortunate in Cincinnati, many guests generously donated to St. Vincent de Paul’s Liz Carter Homelessness Prevention Fund which helps keep Cincinnati families safe in their homes.
Born in Cincinnati, Rev. Barry Windholtz has served the Catholic Church for nearly 30 years. He was raised on the west side of town, graduated from the University of Cincinnati, and spent seven years in the business world before entering the seminary.
He was ordained with a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies. Father Barry spent the next four years as associate pastor at Guardian Angles Church before going back to school to obtain his Masters in Canon Law from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa, Canada.
Since returning to Cincinnati, Father Barry has been a judge on the Marriage Tribunal, Master of Ceremonies for Archbishop Pilarczyk, Associate Pastor at St. Louis Church, and Rector of St. Peter in Chains. Currently, he is Pastor of St. Rose Church where he has served since 2000 and is a Judge in the Tribunals of Cincinnati, Covington, and Lexington.
Father Barry serves on the Advisory Boards of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati and Pregnancy Center East. He is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and Commander with Star of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
He believes that when blessed with many material things, it is important that one gives back both financially and by service to the community.