Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, has appointed the Rev. Joseph Ruggieri pastor of Regina Coeli Parish in Alliance and St. Joseph Parish in Maximo, effective March 10.
Ruggieri was ordained May 20, 1995, following seminary studies at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati. He served as associate pastor at St. Patrick Parish in Kent and St. Joan of Arc Parish in Canton.
Ruggieri served as pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and Mother of Sorrows Parish in Ashtabula prior to being appointed to his current assignment as pastor of St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph the Provider, St. Lucy and St. Rose of Lima in Campbell. Those parishes merged as Christ the Good Shepherd Parish in April 2012, under the diocesan parish reconfiguration plan.
Ruggieri also served on the diocesan Priest Personnel Board, the Vocations Director Advisory Board and the International Conference of Police Chaplains.
He is currently a member of the diocesan Cemetery Board.