Fr Lou  was ordained for the diocese of Cleveland in 1988 after twenty-four years as an educator.  He ministered in parishes in the diocese until 2001 when he joined  the diocese of Georgetown, Guyana in South America to preach on behalf of the poor in Central America and the Caribbean. 

He retired in 2011.  He resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

Lou has wide experience in workshop and retreat work, having founded Sabbath Retreats in 1992.

Committed to the theology and ecclesiology of Vatican II,  Lou's enthusiasm for the church and its mission in the world permeates his presentations

    Rev. Louis M. Papes, M.A. M.Div              Retired piest of the Diocese of Georgetown Guyana, South America  

                   1957-62     John Carroll University,  Cleveland, Ohio
                                    A..B. in Classics (English)
                                    M.A. (English)
                   1962-73     Cleveland State University,  Cleveland, Ohio
                                    Educational Certification (English, Reading K-12, Educational Media, Supervision)
                   1983-88     St. Mary Seminary Graduate School, Cleveland, Ohio
                                    M. Div., Ordination to the priesthood for the Diocese of Clevelan

    Professional Experience

                       1959-63        St. Therese Elementary School, Garfield Heights, Ohio
                       1963-73        Padua Franciscan High School,  Parma, Ohio 
                       1973-74        Ohio Department of Education,  Columbus, Oh
                       1974-83        Chagrin Falls High School,  Chagrin Falls, Ohio


                      1988-93        Associate Pastor, St. Peter Church,  Lorain, Ohio
                      1992             Sabbath Retreats founded
                      1993-95        Associate Pastor, St. Raphael Church, Bay Village, Ohio
                      1995-99        Pastor, Christ the King Church, East Cleveland, Ohio
                      1999-2011     Preaching Ministry, Food for the Poor, Coconut Creek, FL
                      2001             Incardination, Diocese of Georgetown Guyana
                      2011             Retired from full time ministry with Food for the Poor

Father Lou