• on May 17, 2021

Clergy Appointments

Bishop David Bonnar of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has made the following clergy appointments:

  • Monsignor John Zuraw has been appointed pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Niles, effective July 1.  He will remain Chancellor and Vicar of Pastoral/Educational Services for the Diocese of Youngstown.
  • Father Joseph Ruggieri has been appointed pastor of St. Rose in Girard, effective July 1.
  • Father Richard Pentello has been appointed pastor of the University Parish Newman Center in Kent, effective June 1, while remaining the pastor of St. Patrick in Kent.
  • Father Matthew Zwilling has been assigned parochial vicar of Our Lady of Peace in Ashtabula, effective July 1.
  • Mrs. Amy Benedetti-Dike has been appointed pro-temp Parish Leader at Regina Coeli, Alliance and St. Joseph, Maximo, effective July 1.  Bishop Bonnar has also appointed Monsignor Lewis Gaetano canonical pastor of those parishes, effective July 1.  Monsignor Gaetano remains pastor of Christ the Servant in Canton.  Father Patrick Manning has been appointed sacramental minister at Regina Coeli, Alliance and St. Joseph, Maximo, effective July 1.  These assignments are temporary and form the first step in finalizing the Regionalization Plan for Stark County East in the Diocese of Youngstown.
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