Rev. Ben Cameron, C.P.M., Pastor
Fr. Ben Cameron was born in Kokomo, Indiana, and grew up as a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in that city. During his junior high and
high school years, he attended a small Christian school that was
operated by a local Baptist church. It was in that non-Catholic
environment, where his faith was often challenged, that he began to
study the Catholic Faith. Fr. Ben is a 1991 graduate of Christendom
College, a small Catholic liberal arts college in Front Royal, Virginia,
where he became involved in a lay apostolate known as the Legion of
Mary, which awakened his desire to share his Catholic Faith with others.
Upon receiving his degree in Political Science and History, Fr. Ben
planned a career in the political arena but soon found that God had
other plans. He joined the Fathers of Mercy in 1992, studied theology at
Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, and was ordained to
the Holy Priesthood on May 31, 1997.
Fr. Ben has served as Vocation Director, Treasurer, Mission Director and Assistant General of the Fathers of Mercy during his priesthood. He is currently serving as a full-time parish mission preacher and retreat master, which has been his apostolate since 2000. He also serves as the Spiritual Director of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy, a new confraternity in the Church for women and men, once wounded by abortion, but now seeking holiness.
Rev. Victor Moratin, CPM Parochial Vicar
Rev. Peter Stryker
Rev. Mr. Lee G. Bidwell
Deacon Lee Bidwell was born in Owensboro, KY. He graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and Western Kentucky University. He served in the United STates Navy. He is married to Frances and they have four sons. Deacon formation classes started in November of 1977 in Somerset, KY. Class was held at least one weekend a month with ordination in June of 1981. The role of deacon is to assist the priest in preaching, the conferral of baptism, performance of marriage, the administration of parishes and sick duties. Deacon Bidwell has taught religious education classes for over forty years. He takes Holy Communion to patients in the nursing home, hospital and shut-ins on the weekends.