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Clergy Official | October 1, 2023

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October 1, 2023


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


Clergy – Priests

Very Rev. John-Michael Lavelle, relieved of duties as pro-tem administrator of Saint Paul Parish, Salem and Saint Patrick Parish, Leetonia and retains current duties as pastor of Saint Michael Parish, Canfield; Diocesan Vicar of Missionary Discipleship; and Diocesan Director of Development and Stewardship, effective November 15, 2023.
 
Rev. Msgr. Peter Polando, has resigned as pastor of Saint Paul Parish in Salem and Saint Patrick Parish in Leetonia, for health reasons, effective September 22, 2023, and remains on a medical leave of absence.
 
Rev. Joseph Ruggieri, from parochial vicar of Saint Joan of Arc Parish, Streetsboro; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Aurora; Saint Joseph Parish, Mantua; and Saint Ambrose Parish Garrettsville to pastor of Saint Paul Parish, Salem and Saint Patrick Parish, Leetonia, effective November 15, 2023.
 
Rev. Brian Smith, relieved of duties as pro-tem sacramental minister of Saint Paul Parish, Salem and Saint Patrick Parish, Leetonia to parochial vicar of Saint Joan of Arc Parish, Streetsboro; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Aurora; Saint Joseph Parish, Mantua; and Saint Ambrose Parish Garrettsville, effective November 15, 2023.
 

Additional assignments can be found at www.doy.org/official/

 

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