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Clergy Official | May 30, 2023

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May 30, 2023

The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has made the following clergy assignments for new deans, effective May 30, 2023

Very Rev. William Kraynak, V.F., as Dean of Portage County Deanery, in addition to his responsibility as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Ravenna.

Very Rev. John Sheridan, V.F. as Dean of Stark East Deanery, in addition to his responsibilities as Rector of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton, and Pastor of St. Peter Parish, Canton.

Very Rev. Michael Swierz, V.F., as Dean of Trumbull County Deanery, in addition to his responsibilities as Pastor of St. Patrick Parish,  Hubbard, and President of St. Joseph the Provider School, Youngstown.

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