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File #: 0216X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2018 In control: Remy
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/18/2018
Title: To honor, recognize and celebrate Father Raymond Larussa for his service and retirement from St. Matthias Church
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To honor, recognize and celebrate Father Raymond Larussa for his service and retirement from St. Matthias Church

 

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WHEREAS, Father Raymond Larussa retired from St. Matthias Church in June of 2018 after 44 years of service to the Catholic Diocese of Columbus; and

 

WHEREAS, Father Larussa was ordained on June 2, 1974 and from that point on, he served the Columbus community far and wide; and

 

WHEREAS, St. Matthias Church at 1582 Ferris Road is a cultural and racially diverse Roman Catholic parish. Father Larussa joined St. Matthias on March 5, 2013 and focused on making the church more welcoming and secure to all.  Father Larussa also cared a great deal about Catholic Education, and that could be seen in his every day conversations and goals; and

 

WHEREAS, the city of Columbus thanks Father Raymond Larussa for his many years of community engagement and wishes him a happy retirement; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby honor, recognize and celebrate Father Raymond Larussa for his service and retirement from St. Matthias Church.