• on June 7, 2021

Clergy Appointments

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

  • Reverend Ryan Furlong has been appointed part-time Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, effective July 1. He will continue to serve as parochial vicar at St. Charles, Boardman.
  • Reverend G. David Weikart has been appointed pastor of St. Joseph and Regina Coeli parishes in Alliance, St. Joseph in Maximo and St. Ann in Sebring effective September 1. He has also appointed Mrs. Amy Benedetti-Dike and Deacon Greg Wood Pastoral Associates of those four parishes, effective September 1. Deacon Wood will exercise his diaconal ministry in all four parishes as well. In addition, Bishop Bonnar has appointed Father Patrick Manning and Father Peter Haladej sacramental ministers for all four of these parishes, effective September 1.
  • Reverend Brian Cline has been appointed pastor of St. Joan of Arc in Canton, effective September 1. 
  • Reverend Maciej Mankowski has been appointed pastor of St. Barbara in Massillon, effective September 1. 

With the appointments of Fr’s Weikart, Cline and Mankowski, Bishop Bonnar continues the regional planning process building a better future for our diocese that best utilizes all of our available resources and continues to support our clergy and staff as they serve the Church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown.

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