Category: Diocesan News

Bishop Bonnar waves to a participant as they enter the course.

“Fore” Vocations

Deacon William Wainio talks about the first annual Bishop’s Golf Classic, which raised over $35,000 for the Office of Vocations.

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Father Carl Kish at his retirement Mass.

Retirement: Father Carl Kish

Father Kish, who served as pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Cortland since 1988, retired as a diocesan priest in July. The parish celebrated with a Mass on June 17 with Bishop David Bonnar.

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Father Joseph Zamary at his retirement Mass

Retirement: Father Joseph Zamary

After two unsuccessful attempts to complete seminary studies to be a priest, Father Joseph Zamary found unexpected encouragement from a future canonized saint—Padre Pio.

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Father Joseph Rudjak at his retirement Mass

Retirement: Father Joseph Rudjak

A long and winding road led Father Joseph Rudjak to the priesthood for the Diocese of Youngstown, a door which he walked through 23 years ago after serving as a deacon for 30 years.

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Father Bernard Gaeta

Father Bernard Gaeta- 50th Jubilee

Originally from Altoona, Pennsylvania, Father Gaeta served as associate pastor at parishes in Minneapolis and Altoona, before being incardinated into the Diocese of Youngstown in May 1988.

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Monsignor Lewis Gaetano

Monsignor Lewis Gaetano- 50th Jubilee

Monsignor Lewis Gaetano was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Steubenville on May 18, 1973. Originally from Canton, Monsignor Gaetano has served many roles in his half-century as a priest, including pastor, missionary and teacher.

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