Regnum Christi | Legionaries of Christ

In Memoriam: Paul Basil Sharpshair

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, following a tragic off-road vehicle incident involving several students from Sacred Heart Apostolic School, Paul Sharpshair, a 14-year-old eighth-grade student at Sacred Heart, passed away from injuries sustained from the incident.  We ask for your prayers for Paul, as well as his family, and for all involved as we accompany the Sacred Heart families, students, and staff in this difficult time.

Paul, a student from Cincinnati, Ohio, had just completed his first year at Sacred Heart. As they grieve Paul’s loss, his parents, Mark and Kristine, and Paul’s 11 siblings, Peter, Augustin, Mary, Sophia, Rose, Josephine, Benedict, Cyril, Philomena, Isabella, and Odilia have expressed their gratitude for the prayers, spiritual support, and closeness they have received from family and friends, including their parish priests from Old St. Mary’s Church, as well as the Legionaries of Christ and Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi from the Cincinnati area.

While the loss of Paul is painful and difficult, we join the Sharpshair family in placing our hope in the promise of the Resurrection, and in the eternal and powerful love of our savior Jesus Christ whom we ask to welcome Paul into the light of his face and the joy of heaven.

Arrangements for Paul’s celebration of life

A wake will be held at Vorhis and Ryan Funeral Home in Springdale, Ohio on Friday, June 3rd, 2022, at 5:00pm.

Vorhis and Ryan Funeral Home
11365 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45246

His Funeral Mass will be held at Old St. Mary’s Church, in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, June 4th, at 9:30am.

Old St. Mary’s Church
123 E 13th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

In lieu of flowers, the Sharpshair family has gratefully requested donations be made to either:

Sacred Heart Apostolic School
5901 N 500 E
Rolling Prairie, IN 46371


Royalmont Academy
200 Northcrest Drive
Mason, OH 45040

Link to book of condolences, where all are warmly welcomed to share their prayer for the Sharpshair family.


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