Dear Current and Future Holy Trinity Families,
Thank you for considering Holy Trinity Parish School for your child’s education and formation - we are pleased to welcome you! I am certain that, during your research and discernment of Holy Trinity, you will quickly discover our tradition of excellence in academics and faith formation.
More than ever before in the U.S. educational system, parents have the opportunity for choice among important educational options. As an independent Catholic parish school, Holy Trinity has the privileged place of choosing the best practices of secular educational enterprise, while holding true to the values that we know are important in forming a young person.
As a Catholic school we affirm the dignity of your child as a child of God who has a destiny in heaven. We also affirm the Christian virtues and teachings that provide a clear path to that destiny. Other educational facilities, due to political correctness or secular public policy, cannot provide their students this fundamental identity as a child of God and the path of moral living that takes them to their eternal home. We cherish a certain freedom from governmental or public policy that dilutes our mission.
Our Holy Trinity School community is also blessed by a larger parish community which provides spiritual and prayerful support to our school mission. The parish community is committed to keeping tuition affordable. During your discernment if Holy Trinity Parish School is the best fit for your child, know of my prayers for you and my availability to answer questions regarding vision and mission of our school.
In joyful service of the Lord and to you,
Fr. Michael Dandurand
Pastor, Holy Trinity Parish
About Fr. Mike Dandurand
Born and raised in Tiffin, Ohio, Fr. Michael is the fourth of six children born of Richard(deceased) and Barbra Dandurand. Fr. Michael earned his BA in History from Saint Meinrad College Seminary in southern Indiana. He completed in 1993 a MA in Corporate & Public Communication from Seton Hall University.
In 1997 he earned a Masters of Divinity from St. Meinrad School of Theology and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of Toledo. Since his ordination Fr. Michael has served as an Associate Pastor in three parishes (St. Charles, Lima Ohio, St. Rose, Perrysburg, Ohio & St. Joseph, Maumee, Ohio).
He also has served as an instructor/chaplain in a Catholic high school in Tiffin, Ohio. From 2006-2013, Fr. Michael served as the Pastor and Director of the Newman Center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. During those years he was engaged in the life of the campus and pastoring St. Thomas More University Parish. While there he served six seasons as one of the chaplains for the BGSU Falcon Football Program.
Beyond his passion and love for Christ and His Church, his hobbies include a variety of things ranging from running to outdoor adventures to minor home repair to cutting wood to country music.