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Clergy Official | June 17, 2023

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June 17, 2023

The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has made the following Clergy (Priests and Deacons) appointments effective July 1, 2023, unless otherwise noted. They are listed in alphabetical order.  

Clergy – Priests
Rev. Robert England, parochial vicar at Saint Christine Parish, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, and Saint Brendan Parish, Youngstown, under the direction of pastor, Rev. John Jerek.
Rev. Chad Johnson, chaplain at Ursuline High School in addition to his responsibilities as parochial vicar at Saint Robert Parish, Cortland, Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Vienna, and Saint William Parish, Champion, and Diocesan Director of Vocations.
Rev. John Rovnak, parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish, Poland, and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Lowellville, under the direction of pastor, Very Rev. Martin Celuch, J.C.L., and chaplain at Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown.
Rev. Frederick Schlueter, parochial vicar at the newly named Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Canton (formed from merger of St. Anthony/All Saints and St. Mary/St. Benedict Parishes), and Holy Family Parish, Brewster and Navarre, under the direction of pastor, Rev. Kevin Peters.
Very Rev. Msgr. John Zuraw, J.C.L. as Moderator of the Curia, in addition to his current responsibilities as Vicar General and pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish and Saint Luke Parish in Boardman.
Clergy – Deacons
Deacon Alfredo Aguirre, diaconal ministry at the newly named merged parish of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Canton, and at Holy Family Parish, Brewster and Navarre.

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