Staff Member: Fr. Joseph Ruggieri
Fr. Joseph Ruggieri
Fr. Joe, born March 18, 1967 and a native of Austintown, was ordained in 1995 after receiving a Master of Divinity at Mount St. Mary Seminary. 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. He has also served at Lady of Mount Carmel and Mother of Sorrows in parishes in Ashtabula, and Christ the Good Shepherd in Campbell as well as at Regina Coeli in Alliance, St. Joseph in Washington Township, and most recently at St. Rose in Girard. In addition, he 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.