Rev. Albert Schetter

Middletown Journal
May 7, 2002

Former Holy Trinity Parish of Middletown pastor Father Albert E. Schetter, 79, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at St. Mary�s Hospital in St. Marys, Ohio, after a long illness.

He served three years in the Army Air Force in World War II. He studied at St. Gregory and Mount St. Mary of the West Seminaries and received a bachelor of arts degree from the Athenaeum of Ohio. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 28, 1955, by then-Archbishop Karl J. Alter.

Father Schetter served as associate pastor at the following Cincinnati parishes: briefly at the former St. Edward, West End, 1955; Annunciation, Clifton, 1960-64; and Our Lady of Lourdes, Westwood, 1964-65. He served on the faculty of Mother of Mercy High School, Westwood, from 1963-65.

Father Schetter also was associate pastor at St. Peter in Chains Parish, Hamilton 1955-60, at Holy Family, Dayton, 1965, and then at St. Teresa, Springfield, until 1970, while serving as a part-time teacher at Springfield Catholic High School. From 1970 until 1972 he served as associate pastor at Holy Angels Parish, Sidney, and taught at Holy Angles School.

He became pastor of Holy Trinity parish in Middletown in 1972, and in 1979, pastor of Precious Blood parish, Chickasaw. He retired in 1990.


Father Schetter found his vocation while serving his country in World War II. He fulfilled that vocation by a life of dedicated priestly service. While a number of illnesses brought him great suffering, he never wavered in his love for God or his desire to serve God�s people. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.


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