Ge’ez Rite


Welcome to

The Eritrean Catholic Church Ge’ez Community of Columbus!

Fr Weldit Tesfazghi Abay – Fr Weldit comes from the Queen of Peace Friary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He was born and raised in Zagr, Eritrea, in the horn of Africa where he became a priest in 2009 and served in the Archdiocese of Asmara, Eritrea. He also worked a year in Sudan and 3 years in Egypt. From 2019-21, Fr Weldit attended the English and Cultural Studies program at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Franklin, Wisconsin. During that time, he would perform priestly duties for the Eritrean Community in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fr Weldit currently resides at St Brendan the Navigator Parish and is in holy service to the Eritrean Catholic Community of Columbus.

FR Weldit  |

614.876.1272 ext. 238