Father Ruggieri, a native of Austintown, Ohio was ordained May 20, 1995 after receiving a Master’s of Divinity at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati. He served as parochial vicar at St. Patrick in Kent from 1995 to 2000, then as parochial vicar at St. Joan of Arc in Canton from 2000 to 2003. Father Ruggieri was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ashtabula in August of 2003, assuming the pastorate of Mother of Sorrows in Ashtabula as well in 2008. He was named pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd in Campbell in 2011 where he served until being appointed pastor of Regina Coeli in Alliance and St. Joseph in Maximo in March of 2013. In addition, Father Ruggieri has served on the Priests’ Personnel Board, the Diocesan Cemetery Board, the Presbyteral Council and has been a chaplain for the Kent State Police Department.
Father Ruggieri will continue to serve as pastor of Regina Coeli and St. Joseph as he assumes his responsibilities as Director of Seminarians.
Phone: 330.744.8451 Ext.368