Bishop appoints Swierz to lead St. Patrick’s Parish in Hubbard, effective Sept. 1

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., has appointed the Rev. Michael Swierz as pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Hubbard, effective Sept. 1.  Swierz will retain his position as president of St. Joseph the Provider School in Youngstown.

Swierz will replace the Rev. Timothy O’Neill, who is retiring later this month after 22 years at the Trumbull County parish. O’Neill will celebrate his final Mass at St. Patrick’s at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 28. A luncheon will follow at noon in the Parish Center. For more information, call the church office at 330-534-1928.

Swierz attended Poland Seminary High School and is a Poland native. He attended St. Gregory’s Seminary in Cincinnati, Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus and Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati.  

Swierz was ordained in 1985 by the Most Reverend James Malone at Holy Family Parish in Poland.

Following ordination, he served as parochial vicar of St. Peter Parish in Canton, St. Rose Parish in Girard, Holy Family Parish in Poland and St. Christine Parish in Youngstown. 

In 2000 he was appointed pastor of St. Joseph the Provider in Campbell.  In 2002, in addition to St. Joseph the Provider Parish, he was appointed administrator of St. Elizabeth Parish (now closed) and St. John the Baptist also in Campbell (2002-2008).  In 2011, he was appointed president of St. Joseph the Provider School which was relocated from Campbell to the former St. Anthony School building in Youngstown. 

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