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Dcn. David Stavarz

Deacon in Cleveland, Ohio

Deacon David Stavarz is a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Cleveland. He is a graduate of Borromeo College Seminary and is currently finishing his formation at St. Mary Graduate Seminary, in Cleveland, Ohio. David has a profound a love for music - especially on guitar or vinyl; he loves enjoying God’s creation through snowboarding, running, cycling, and backpacking; and he loves a conversation with a good friend and good cigar. Dc. David hopes to be a priest of the diocese in May of 2019.


Dcn. David Stavarz Latest Blog Posts

Christians Can’t Just Love Their Neighbor

We cannot love God fully without loving our neighbor, and we cannot love our neighbor fully without loving God.

by Dcn. David Stavarz . November 27, 2018 . 0 Comments

Recently, the Pew Research Center came out with a study saying that the majority of Americans believe that it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values. A 2011 study on the question reflect...

Damascus Catholic Mission Campus: An Encounter with Transformative, Missionary Youth Ministry

by Dcn. David Stavarz . August 06, 2018 . 0 Comments

Throughout its two-thousand-year existence, the Church has enjoyed a rich history and tradition. Undeniably, God’s Holy Spirit has moved and inspired the Christian faithful throughout this time in countless ways to...

Road Trips and the Journey of the Mass

by Dcn. David Stavarz . June 20, 2018 . 0 Comments

I have loved being on the road ever since I was young. Each summer my scout troop—Troop 110 from Barberton, Ohio—put on summer camps for us around Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. These camps always mea...

Art of the Struggle: Underoath’s “Erase Me”

by Dcn. David Stavarz . June 05, 2018 . 0 Comments

The latest album release Erase Me from the Tampa-based metalcore giant Underoath has been met with conflicting reviews. While music critics sing its praises, some Christian fans have expressed feelings of betrayal. Back ...

Truth and Challenge in the New ‘A Perfect Circle’ Singles

by Dcn. David Stavarz . April 24, 2018 . 0 Comments

In anticipation of their new album, “Eat the Elephant,” A Perfect Circle released three new singles which have gripped my imagination and my prayer. Led by Maynard James Keenan, the band is a symphony of musi...