Rev. Larry Tharp
I was assigned as pastor of Sacred Heart in July of 2006. Ordained in 1977, I have served as associate pastor at three Cincinnati and one Dayton Area parish. Before coming to Sacred Heart I was pastor of Our Lady of Loretto in Cincinnati (1990-1995) and St. Teresa of Avila in Cincinnati from 1995 to 2006. I was the Director of Financial Service for the Archdiocese from 1985 to 1995 having apprenticed under Bishop Carl Moeddel from 1980 to 1985. I was a founding member andserved as vice-president of The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. (Vermont) from 1987 to 1996. My roots are in rural Butler County. I attended Hamilton Catholic and Badin. I was raised in Reily Township, worked with my father at his shop, and made it through college by working the summers in College Corner as a farm tractor mechanic and welder.
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