Rev. Joseph Ruggieri


Reverend Joseph Ruggeiri has been a priest of the Diocese of Youngstown for more than twenty-five years.

Ruggieri, a native of Austintown, was ordained in 1995 after receiving a master’s 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.

Ruggieri has served at Lady of Mount Carmel and Mother of Sorrows in parishes in Ashtabula, and Christ the Good Shepherd in Campbell. He currently serves at Regina Coeli in Alliance and St. Joseph in Washington Township.

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.
Ruggieri will now serve at Saint Rose Catholic Church. Please be sure to welcome him as he assumes his new responsibilities.