Father Philip Smith became associate pastor at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish on July 2, 2012. Father Philip was born and raised in Tiffin, Ohio where his home parish was St. Joseph Parish. After attending Calvert Catholic schools in Tiffin he attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Philosophy, Theology and Catechetics. He then completed his seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, while earning a Baccellierato in Theology (STB) from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Fr. Philip was ordained a priest for service to the Diocese of Toledo on June 25, 2011. Following his ordination he provided summer pastoral ministry at Mother of Sorrows Parish at Put In Bay and St. Michael Parish at Kelleys Island. He then returned to Rome where he completed a Licentiate in Theology of Marriage and Family at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.
In addition to his ministry at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Fr. Philip also serves as associate pastor at Corpus Christi University Parish, as well as, chaplain to the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) for the Diocese of Toledo.