He joked that the area also has several quality golf courses, and after back surgery, he hopes to one day shoot his age.
Upon his arrival to Middletown, he pioneered the consolidation of the three Middletown Catholic churches: St. John, Holy Trinity and St. Mary into the current day Holy Family Parish. He was a pinnacle figure in the final provisions to allow for the Bishop Fenwick High School campus on Ohio 122 to become a reality and allow the growth of St. John XXIII School.
Civille has always championed the children and parishioners of Middletown fulfilling the growing needs of Catholic education and his church.
“Children are our future and we have to invest in them,” said Civille, adding 40 percent of the revenue generated in the church is earmarked for Catholic schools.
Students in the Catholic educational system are taught the importance of faith and around an environment that stresses service to others, he said. He loves interacting with the students.
“Give and take,” he said with a laugh. “I try to treat them as adults, though they’re not, but also talk to them about responsibility and engage them.”