YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – There was a special Mass Tuesday morning at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown to honor the life of the late Father Nicholas Shori.
Father Shori was the longtime pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in New Middletown. He died five years ago.
The memorial Mass started at 9:30 a.m. and was by invitation only.
Immediately following Mass, a “Homeless Jesus” statue was dedicated in his honor.
“This statue apparently was on the bookshelf of Father Shori, a smaller version, when he worked here in the building. It was something he had a devotion to, the spirit of that gospel passage and trying to be there like Christ for those in need,” said Bishop Bonnar.
When Father Shori passed, he made a gift to the Diocese of Youngstown for the installation of the sculpture.