Priests

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Priests in the Diocese of Youngstown

Rev. Steven Agostino

Assignment:

  • Pastor, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish (Niles)
  • Pastor, St. Stephen Parish (Niles)
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Very Rev. Michael Balash

Assignments:

  • Vicar for Clergy 
  • Director of the Diocesan Office of Worship
  • Sacramental Minister, St. William Parish (Champion)
  • Sacramental Minister, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish (Vienna)
  • Sacramental Minister, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish (Cortland)
  • College of Consultors (September 1, 2023 to August 30, 2028)
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Rev. George Balasko

Retired Priest

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Rev. Edward Beneleit

Retired Priest

Temporary Assignments:

  • Sacramental Minister, St. Joan of Arc Parish (Canton)
  • Sacramental Minister, St. Joseph Parish (Canton)
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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:

  • Pastor, St. Patrick Parish (Kent)
  • Pastor, University Parish Newman Center (Kent)

 

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Rev. Edward Brienz, Jr.

Assignments:

  • Vice-Rector, St. Columba Cathedral (Youngstown) 
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Edward Parish (Youngstown)
  • Parochial Vicar, Holy Apostles Parish (Youngstown) 
  • Director of Propagation of the Faith and Missions
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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:

  • Rector and Pastor, Basilica of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – St. Anthony of Padua Parish (Youngstown)
  • Judge and Defender of the Bond, Diocesan Tribunal
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Rev. James Cavanaugh

2023: 73rd Ordination Anniversary

Retired Priest

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Rev. Thomas Cebula

Retired Priest

Assignments:

  • Pro-tem Administrator, Ss. Philip and James Parish (Canal Fulton)
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Very Rev. Martin Celuch, J.C.L.

Assignment:

  • Judicial Vicar, Diocesan Tribunal
  • Pastor, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish (Lowellville)
  • Pastor, Holy Family Parish (Poland)
  • College of Consultors (September 1, 2023 to August 30, 2028)
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Rev. Christopher Cicero

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish (Warren) 
  • 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

Medical Leave effective September 19, 2023

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Joan of Arc Parish (Canton)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph Parish (Canton)
  • Chaplain, Canton Central Catholic High School (Canton)
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Rev. Bernard Confer, O.P.

Assignment:

  • Associate, St. Dominic Priory

 

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Rev. Msgr. William Connell, J.C.L.

Retired Priest

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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. Frassati (Alexander) Davis, O.P.

Assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Dominic Parish (Youngstown)
  • Hispanic Ministry, St. Paul Parish (Salem) and St. Patrick Parish (Leetonia)

Rev. Joseph Deffenbaugh

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)
  • Sacramental Minister, St. Rose Parish (Girard)

 

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Rev. Thomas Dyer

Retired Priest

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Rev. Robert Edwards

Retired Priest

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Rev. Thomas Eisweirth

Retired Priest

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Rev. Robert England

Assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Christine Parish (Youngstown)
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Brendan Parish (Youngstown)
  • Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish (Youngstown)

Rev. John Ettinger

Assignments:

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

2023: 40th Ordination Anniversary

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)
  • Pastoral Care, Our Lady of Peace Parish (Ashtabula)
  • Chaplain, St. John School (Ashtabula)
  • College of Consultors (September 1, 2023 to August 30, 2028)
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Rev. John Fongemie, F.S.S.P.

Assignment:

  • Pastor, Queen of the Holy Rosary (Vienna)
 
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Rev. Ryan Furlong

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. William Parish (Champion) 
  • Pastor, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish (Cortland)
  • Pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish (Vienna)
  • Chaplain, John F. Kennedy Upper Campus (Warren)
  • College of Consultors (September 1, 2023 to August 30, 2028)
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Rev. Bernard Gaeta

2023: 50th Ordination Anniversary

Retired Priest

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Rev. Msgr. Lewis Gaetano

2023: 50th Ordination Anniversary

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. Christopher Henyk

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Little Flower Parish (Canton)
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Rev. Connor Hetzel

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar,  St. Michael the Archangel Parish (Canton)
 
 

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

Assignment:

  • Religious Priest, Queen of Holy Rosary Parish (Vienna)
 
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Rev. Matthew Humerickhouse

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Louis Parish (Louisville)
  • Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish (Harrisburg)
  • Pastor, St. James Parish (Waynesburg)
  • Chaplain, St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Louisville)
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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, St. Brendan Parish (Youngstown)
  • Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish (Youngstown)
  • Pastor, St. Christine Parish (Youngstown)
  • Diocesan Director of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate
  • College of Consultors (September 1, 2023 to August 30, 2028)
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Rev. Chad Johnson

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Jude Parish (Columbiana)
  • Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (East Palestine)
  • Chaplain, Ursuline High School (Youngstown)
  • Diocesan Director of Vocations
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Rev. Frantisek Katrinak

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (Aurora) 
  • Pastor, St. Ambrose Parish (Garrettsville) 
  • Pastor, St. Joseph Parish (Mantua) 
  • Pastor, St. Joan of Arc Parish (Streetsboro)
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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. 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
  • President, St. Thomas Aquinas High School
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Rev. Carl Kish

Retirement effective July 1, 2023.

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Rev. Msgr. James Kolp

2023: 73rd Ordination Anniversary

Retired Priest

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Rev. James Korda

Retired Priest

Host of Wineskins

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Rev. Scott Kopp

Temporary Assignment:

  • Pro-tem Administrator, St. Joan of Arc Parish (Canton)
  • Pro-tem Administrator, St. Joseph Parish (Canton)

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Christ the Servant Parish (Canton)
  • Diocesan Director of Seminarians
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Rev. John Chrysostom Kozlowski, O.P.

Assignments:

  • Prior, St. Dominic Priory (Youngstown)
  • Diocesan Director of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate

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Rev. Thomas Kraszewski

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Angela Merici Parish (Youngstown)
  • Pastor, St. Patrick Parish (Youngstown)
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Very Rev. William Kraynak, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish (Ravenna)
  • Dean, Portage County Deanery
  • College of Consultors (September 1, 2023 to August 30, 2028)
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Rev. James Lang

Retired Priest

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Rev. Robert Lanterman

Assignment:

  • Clerk, Diocesan Archives 
  • Diocesan Curator of the Patrimony
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Columba Cathedral (Youngstown)
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Edward Parish (Youngstown)
  • Parochial Vicar, Holy Apostles Parish (Youngstown)

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Very Rev. John-Michael Lavelle

Assignments:

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Rev. Louis Bertrand Lemoine, O.P.

Assignments:

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

 

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Rev. John Lody

Retired Priest

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Rev. Christopher Luoni

Assignment:

  • Sacramental Minister, Portage County parishes
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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

Assignments:

  • Pro-tem Administrator, Little Flower Parish (Canton)
  • Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Church History, St. Mary Seminary (Cleveland)
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Rev. Michael Marcelli

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar, St Patrick Parish (Kent)
  • Parochial Vicar, University Parish Newman Center (Kent)

 

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Rev. Thomas McCarthy

2023: 62nd Ordination Anniversary

Retired Priest

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Rev. Kevin McCaffrey

Assignment:

  • Pastor, St. Mary Parish (Orwell)
  • Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish (Rock Creek)
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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)
  • Pastor, St. Mary & St. Joseph Parish (Newton Falls)
  • 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

 

Rev. Simon Mino

Assignment:

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

 

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Very Rev. David Misbrener

Assignments:

  • Rector, Basilica of St. John the Baptist Parish (Canton)
  • Pastor, St. Peter Parish (Canton)
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Rev. John MulQueen

Retired Priest

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Rev. Richard Murphy

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (McDonald)
  • Pastor, St. Mary Parish (Mineral Ridge)
  • President, Ursuline High School (Youngstown)
  • College of Consultors (September 1, 2023 to August 30, 2028)
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Rev. Edward Noga

Retired Priest

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Rev. Ronald Nuzzi

Assignments:

  • Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

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Rev. Benson Okpara, Ph.D.

Assignment:

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

Retired Priest

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Rev. Richard Pentello

Retirement effective July 1, 2023.

Temporary Assignment:

  • Sacramental Minister, St. Joan of Arc Parish (Canton)
  • Sacramental Minister, St. Joseph Parish (Canton)
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Very Rev. Kevin Peters, V.F.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Parish (Canton)
  • Pastor, Holy Family Parish Parish (Navarre & Brewster)
  • Diocesan Director, Rural Life and Ministry
  • Dean, Stark County West Deanery
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Rev. Msgr. Peter Polando, J.C.L.

Assignment:

  • Sacramental Minister, Trumbull and Mahoning counties
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Rev. Stephen Pollock, O.P.

Assignment:

Rev. Stephen Popovich

Retired Priest

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Rev. Carlos Quilano, O.P.

Assignment:

  • Religious Priest, St. Dominic Parish (Youngstown)

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Rev. Msgr. David Rhodes

Retired Priest

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Rev. Ernesto Rodriguez

Assignments:

  • Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Ashtabula County Deanery
  • Sacramental Minister, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Geneva)
  • Sacramental Minister, Corpus Christi Parish (Conneaut)
  • Sacramental Minister, Our Lady of Peace Parish (Ashtabula)
  • Sacramental Minister, St. Andrew Bobola Parish (Kingsville)

Rev. Matthew Roehrig, S.S.P.

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Paul Monastery (Canfield)

 

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Very Rev. Philip Rogers, V.F.

Assignments:

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

Assignment:

  • Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Parish (Poland)
  • Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Lowelville)
  • Chaplain, Cardinal Mooney High School

Rev. Joseph Ruggieri

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Paul Parish (Salem)
  • Pastor, St. Patrick Parish (Leetonia)
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Rev. Melvin Rusnak

Retired Priest

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Rev. Frederick Schlueter

Assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Francis of Assisi Parish (Canton)
  • Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Parish (Navarre & Brewster)
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Rev. Michael Seifert

Retired Priest

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Very Rev. John Sheridan, V.F., J.C.L.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, Divine Mercy Parish (Massillon)
  • Dean, Stark County East Deanery
  • Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Diocesan Tribunal
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Very Rev. Msgr. Robert Siffrin

Assignments:

  • Diocesan Vicar of External Affairs/Special Projects
  • Pastor, Holy Apostles Parish (Youngstown)
  • Pastor, St. Edward Parish (Youngstown)
  • Rector, The Cathedral of St. Columba (Youngstown)
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Rev. Brian Smith

Assignments:

  • 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. Edward Stafford

Assignments:

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

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Very Rev. Michael Swierz, V.F.

Assignment:

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

 

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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)
  • Pastoral Care, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish (Geneva)
  • 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 (Dungannon)
  • Pastor, St. Agatha Mission (West Point)
  • Pastor, St. John the Evangelist Parish (Summitville)
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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)
 
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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:

  • Parochial Vicar, St. Charles Borromeo Parish (Boardman)
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Luke Parish (Boardman)
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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., V.G.

Assignments:

  • Pastor, St. Charles Borromeo Parish (Boardman)
  • Pastor, St. Luke Parish (Boardman)
  • Vicar General
  • Moderator of the Curia
  • Vicar of Pastoral – Educational Services
  • College of Consultors (September 1, 2023 to August 30, 2028)
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Rev. Matthew Zwilling

Assignments:

  • Administrator, St. Paul the Apostle Parish (New Middletown)
  • Administrator, Christ the Good Shepherd Parish (Youngstown)
  • Studies in Church Management at Villanova University
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