Priests

2022 Ordination: Rev. Connor James Hetzel

Highlights from the Priest Ordination on June 18, 2022 upon Reverend Connor James Hetzel by Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown.

Click on a name or scroll down to view a priest’s assignments. This list was last updated on January 3, 2023.

Priests Authorized to Serve in the Diocese of Youngstown

Rev. Steven Agostino

Assignment:

  • Parish Administrator, St. Brendan Parish (Youngstown)
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Very Rev. Michael Balash

Assignments:

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Rev. George Balasko

Retired Priest

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Rev. Edward Beneleit

Retired Priest

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Rev. Thomas Bishop

Retired Priest

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Most Rev. David Bonnar

Bishop, Diocese of Youngstown
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Rev. Bernard Bonnot

Retired Priest

 
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Rev. David Bridling

Assignments:

  • Administrator, Sacred Heart Parish (Rock Creek)
  • Administrator, St. Mary Parish (Orwell)
 
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Rev. Edward Brienz, Jr.

Assignments:

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Rev. Richard Brobst

Retired Priest

 
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Rev. Msgr. Frank Carfagna

Retired Priest

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Very Rev. Msgr. Michael Cariglio, J.C.L.

Assignment:

  • Pastor, Basilica of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – St. Anthony of Padua Parish (Youngstown)
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Rev. James Cavanaugh

Retired Priest

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Rev. Thomas Cebula

Retired Priest

Assignments:

  • Administrator, St. Louis Parish (Louisville)
  • Administrator, Sacred Heart Parish (Harrisburg)
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Very Rev. Martin Celuch, J.C.L.

Assignment:

  • Pastor, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish (Lowellville)
  • Pastor, Holy Family Parish (Poland)
  • Diocesan Judicial Vicar
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Rev. Christopher Cicero

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish (Warren)
  • Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (Warren)
  • Chaplain, John F. Kennedy Lower Campus (Warren)
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Rev. Msgr. James Clarke

Retired Priest

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Rev. Brian Cline

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Joan of Arc Parish (Canton)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph Parish (Canton)
  • Chaplain, Canton Central Catholic High School
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Rev. Msgr. William Connell, J.C.L.

Retired Priest

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Rev. Shawn Conoboy, Ph.D.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (Aurora)
  • Pastor, St. Ambrose Parish (Garrettsville)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph Parish (Mantua)
  • Diocesan Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
  • Adjunct Professor, Walsh University
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Rev. Zachary Coulter

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Joseph Parish (Mogadore)
  • Pastor, St. Peter of the Fields Parish (Rootstown)
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Rev. James Daprile, Jr., PhD

Retired Priest

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Rev. Joseph Deffenaugh

Retired Priest

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Rev. Gerald DeLucia

Retired Priest

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Very Rev. Vincent Delucia, O.P.

Assignment:

  • Pastor,  St. Dominic Parish (Youngstown)

 

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Rev. Thomas Dyer

Retired Priest

Assignment:

  • Chaplain, St Thomas Aquinas Middle & High School (Louisville)
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Rev. Robert Edwards

Retired Priest

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Rev. Thomas Eisweirth

Retired Priest

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Rev. John Ettinger

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Our Lady of Hope Parish (Andover & Kinsman)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish (Jefferson)
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Very Rev. Gregory Fedor

Assignment:

  • Pastor, St. Joseph Parish (Youngstown)
  • Pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Youngstown)
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Rev. Donald Feicht

Retired Priest

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Rev. Vit Fiala, O.F.M.

Assignment:

  • Religious Priest,  Mount Alverna Friary (Youngstown)
 
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Rev. Daniel Finnerty

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish (Geneva)
  • Spiritual Care, Our Lady of Peace Parish (Ashtabula)
  • Chaplain, St. John School (Ashtabula)
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Rev. John Fongemie, F.S.S.P.

Leave of Absence

 
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Rev. Ryan Furlong

Assignments:

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Rev. Bernard Gaeta

Retired Priest

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Rev. Msgr. Lewis Gaetano

Retired Priest

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Rev. Michael Garvey, CHC

Retired Priest and Navy Chaplain

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Rev. A. Edward Gretchko

Retired Priest

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Rev. Peter Haladej

Assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph (Alliance)
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Ann (Sebring)
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph (Maximo)
  • Parochial Vicar, Regina Coeli (Alliance)

 

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Very Rev. Christopher Henyk, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Little Flower Parish (Canton)
  • Dean, Stark County East Deanery
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Rev. Connor Hetzel

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar,  St. Michael the Archangel Parish (Canton)
 
No photo available (see ordination video above)

Rev. Joshua Houck, F.S.S.P.

Assignment:

  • Pro-tem Administrator, Queen of Holy Rosary Parish (Vienna)
 
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Rev. Matthew Humerickhouse

Assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Charles Borromeo Parish (Boardman)
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Luke Parish (Boardman)
  • Chaplain, Cardinal Mooney High School (Youngstown)
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Rev. Nicholas-Gerald Ingham, O.P.

Assignment:

  • Religious Priest, St. Dominic Parish (Youngstown)
 
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Rev. John Jerek

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish (Youngstown)
  • Pastor, St. Christine Parish (Youngstown)
  • Diocesan Director of Deacon Formation
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Rev. Chad Johnson

Assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar, St Patrick Parish (Kent)
  • Parochial Vicar, Kent Newman Center
  • Chaplain, Catholic Student Association, Kent State University
  • Diocesan Director of Vocations
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Very Rev. Frantisek Katrinak, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Mary – St. Joseph Parish (Warren)
  • Dean, Trumbull County Deanery
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Rev. Robert Kaylor

Retired Priest

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Rev. John Keehner, J.C.L.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Holy Spirit Parish (Uniontown)
  • Pastor, St. Paul Parish (North Canton)
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Rev. Norbert Keliher, O.P.

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Dominic Parish (Youngstown)

 

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Rev. Jordan Kelly, O.P.

Assignment:

  • Pastor, St. Rose Parish (Girard)

 

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Rev. Donald King

Retired Priest

Assignment:

  • President, Stark County Catholic Schools
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Rev. Carl Kish

Assignment:

  • Pastor, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish (Cortland)

 

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Rev. Msgr. James Kolp

Retired Priest

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Rev. John Korda

Retired Priest

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Rev. Scott Kopp

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Christ the Servant Parish (Canton)
  • Diocesan Director of Seminarians
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Very Rev. Thomas Kraszewski, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Anthony – All Saints Parish (Canton)
  • Dean, Stark County West Deanery
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Rev. William Kraynak

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish (Ravenna)
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Rev. James Lang

Retired Priest

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Rev. John-Michael Lavelle

Assignments:

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Rev. Louis Bertrand Lemoine, O.P.

Assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Dominic Parish (Youngstown)
  • Associate Chaplain, Walsh University
  • Adjunct Professor, Walsh University

 

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Rev. John Lody

Retired Priest

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Rev. Christopher Luoni

Assignment:

  • Pastor, St. Joan of Arc Parish (Streetsboro)
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Rev. John Madden

Retired Priest

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Rev. Nicholas Mancini

Retired Priest

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Rev. J. Patrick Manning, Ph.D.

Retired Priest

Assignment:

  • Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Church History, St. Mary Seminary (Cleveland)
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Rev. Maciej Mankowski

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Holy Family Parish (Navarre & Brewster)
  • Pastor, Divine Mercy Parish (Massillon)
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Rev. Michael Marcelli, LTJC, CHC

Retired Priest

Assignment:

  • Chaplain, U.S. Navy

 

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Rev. Thomas McCarthy

Retired Priest

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Rev. Kevin McCaffrey

Assignment:

  • Pastor, Ss. Philip & James Parish (Canal Fulton)
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Rev. James McKarns

Retired Priest

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Very Rev. David Merzweiler, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Our Lady of the Lakes Parish (Lake Milton)
  • Dean, Mahoning County North Deanery
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Rev. Michael Mikstay

Retired Priest

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Rev. Msgr. Kenneth Miller

Retired Priest

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Rev. Philip Miller

Retired Priest

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Rev. Robert Miller

Retired Priest

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Rev. Simon Mino

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Paul Parish (North Canton)
  • Parochial Vicar, Holy Spirit Parish (Uniontown)

 

No photo available

Rev. David Misbrener

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Columbiana)
  • Pastor, St. Jude Parish (Columbiana)
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Rev. John MulQueen

Retired Priest

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Rev. Richard Murphy

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Mary Parish (Mineral Ridge)
  • Pastor, St. Stephen Parish (Niles)
  • President, Ursuline High School (Youngstown)
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Rev. Edward Noga

Retired Priest

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Rev. Ronald Nuzzi

Retired Priest

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Rev. Lawrence Nwabueze, O.P.

Assignment:

  • Pastoral Care Chaplain (Youngstown)

 

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Rev. Anthony Okolo, C.M.F.

Assignment:

  • Pastoral Care Chaplain (Youngstown)

 

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Rev. Benson Okpara, Ph.D.

Assignment:

  • Parish Administrator, St. Michael the Archangel Parish (Canton)
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Rev. Raymond Paul

Retired Priest

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Very Rev. Richard Pentello, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Patrick Parish (Kent)
  • Pastor, University Parish Newman Center (Kent)
  • Dean, Portage County Deanery
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Rev. Kevin Peters

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Angela Merici Parish (Youngstown)
  • Pastor, St. Patrick Parish (Youngstown)
  • Chaplain, Ursuline High School (Youngstown)
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Rev. Msgr. Peter Polando, J.C.L.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Patrick Parish (Salem)
  • Pastor, St. Paul Parish (Leetonia)
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Rev. Stephen Popovich

Retired Priest

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Rev. Carlos Quilano, O.P.

Assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Dominic Parish (Youngstown)

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Rev. Msgr. David Rhodes

Retired Priest

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Rev. Ernesto Rodriguez

Priest in Residence at Villa Maria Teresa Home (Oblates) in Hubbard

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Rev. Matthew Roehrig, S.S.P.

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Paul Monastery (Canfield)

 

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Rev. Philip Rogers, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Christ Our Savior Parish (Struthers)
  • Dean, Mahoning County South Deanery
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Rev. Joseph Rudjak

Assignment:

  • Pastor, Holy Apostles Parish (Youngstown)
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Rev. Joseph Ruggieri

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Joan of Arc Parish (Streetsboro)
  • Parochial Vicar, St Joseph (Mantua)
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Ambrose (Garrettsville)
  • Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Aurora)
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Rev. Melvin Rusnak

Retired Priest

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Rev. Michael Seifert

Retired Priest

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Very Rev. John Sheridan

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Basilica of St. John the Baptist (Canton)
  • Pastor, St. Peter Parish (Canton)
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Very Rev. Msgr. Robert Siffrin

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Edward Parish (Youngstown)
  • Rector, The Cathedral of St. Columba (Youngstown)
  • Vicar General (ad intra) and Moderator of the Curia
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Rev. Brian Smith

Assignments:

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Rev. Edward Stafford

Assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish (Warren)
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (Warren)

 

No photo available

Rev. Michael Swierz

Assignment:

  • Pastor, St. Patrick Parish (Hubbard)
  • President, St. Joseph the Provider School (Youngstown)

 

No photo available

Rev. Killian Tereba

Assignment:

  • Pastoral Care Chaplain (Canton)

 

No photo available

Very Rev. Raymond Thomas, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Corpus Christi Parish (Conneaut)
  • Pastor, Our Lady of Peace Parish (Ashtabula)
  • Pastor, St. Andrew Bobola Parish (Kingsville)
  • Dean, Ashtabula County Deanery
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Rev. John Trimbur

Retired Priest

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Rev. Anthony Warren, S.S.P.

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Paul Monastery (Canfield)

 

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Rev. Stephen Wassie

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. George Parish (Lisbon)
  • Pastor, St. Philip Neri Parish (Lisbon)
  • Pastor, St. Agatha Mission (Lisbon)
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Very Rev. Leo Wehrlin, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Holy Trinity Parish (East Liverpool)
  • Dean, Columbiana County Deanery
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Rev. G. David Weikart

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Regina Coeli Parish (Alliance)
  • Pastor, St. Ann Parish (Sebring)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph Parish (Maximo)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph Parish (Alliance)
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Rev. Joseph Witmer

Retired Priest

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Rev. Jules Wong, O.F.M.

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar, Mount Alverna Friary (Youngstown)
 
No photo available
 

Rev. Joseph Zamary

Assignment:

  • Pastor, St. James Parish (Waynesburg)
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Rev. Frank Zanni

Retired Priest

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Rev. John Zapp

Retired Priest

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Rev. Stephen Zeigler

Assignments:

  • Sacramental Minister, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish (Lowelville)
  • Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle Parish (New Middleton)
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Rev. Thomas Ziegler

Retired Priest

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Rev. Howard Ziemba

Retired Priest

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Very Rev. Msgr. John Zuraw, J.C.L.

Assignments:

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Rev. Matthew Zwilling

Assignments:

  • Administrator, Christ the Good Shepherd Parish (Youngstown)
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Edward Parish (Youngstown)
  • Vice-Rector, St. Columba Cathedral (Youngstown)
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