Four Priests Receive New Assignments
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 15:05

             Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, has made the following clergy assignments.

            Reverend Shawn Conoboy is appointed pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd Parish in Campbell, effective June 15, 2013. Reverend James Korda is appointed administrator of St. Ann Parish in Sebring, effective July 1, 2013. Reverend John Sheridan is appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Jefferson and St. Andrew Parish in Sheffield, effective July 1, 2013. Reverend David Weikart is appointed pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Canton, effective July 13, 2013.

            Father Conoboy completed seminary studies at Pontifical North American College in Rome, and was ordained July 29, 2006. Following ordination he returned to Rome to complete a License in Spiritual Theology. Father Conoboy served as associate pastor at St. Charles Parish in Boardman and Christ the Good Shepherd Parish in Campbell prior to being named pastor. He also served on the diocesan Priest Personnel Board.

            Father Korda, ordained June 23, 1979, completed seminary studies at Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati. He served as associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Canton, St. Christine Parish in Youngstown, and St. Brendan Parish in Youngstown. Father Korda was pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Youngstown, St. Joseph Parish in Austintown and St. Rose Parish in Girard. He currently serves as Pastoral Director of the Catholic Television Network of Youngstown (CTNY) and will continue in that position along with his new assignment at St. Ann Parish. Father Korda was Director of Programming and Pastoral Services at CTNY while serving at Immaculate Conception Parish. He also served as chairman and member of the diocesan Priests Council and member of the diocesan Priests Retirement Board.

            Father Sheridan completed seminary studies at Pontifical North American College in Rome, and was ordained July 17, 2010. He also studied Liturgical Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Father Sheridan has served as associate pastor at St. Peter Parish in Canton.

            Father Weikart was ordained May 31, 2003 following seminary studies at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He served as associate pastor at St. Christine Parish in Youngstown and St. Rose Parish in Girard. Father Weikart served as pastor at Holy Rosary Parish in Lowellville, and currently is administrator at St. Mary Parish in Orwell and Sacred Heart Parish in Rock Creek. He also served on the diocesan Priest Personnel Board, and is a current member of the diocesan Priests Council.