Clergy Official | December 18, 2022

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December 16, 2022

The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has made the following clergy assignments. They are effective as noted:

Rev. Stephen Zeigler, at his request from pastor to sacramental minister of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Lowellville and remaining as pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle Parish, New Middletown effective January 9, 2023.
Very Rev. Martin Celuch J.C.L., pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Lowellville in addition to his current responsibilities as pastor of Holy Family Parish, Poland and Diocesan Judicial Vicar effective January 9, 2023, 

Very Rev. Frantisek Katrinak, V.F., from temporary leave from all ministerial duties and responsibility due to restrictions and guidelines required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to be reinstated as pastor of Saint Mary and Saint Joseph Parish, Warren and Dean of Trumbull County Deanery effective immediately.
Rev. Christopher Cicero, relieved of duties as pro-tem Administrator of Saint Mary and Saint Joseph Parish, Warren and remaining as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Warren and chaplain of John F. Kennedy Catholic School (lower campus) effective immediately.
Rev. Ryan Furlong, relieved of duties as pro-tem Dean of Trumbull County and remaining as pastor of Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Vienna and Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministry effective immediately.

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