Priest Assignment
Thursday, 03 September 2015 00:00

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                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor

FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT September 3, 2015
SUBJECT         Priest Assignment

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Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. has appointed Father Edward Brienz, administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in McDonald, effective September 1, 2015. This appointment is in addition to his duties as Diocesan Director of the Propagation of the Faith and Missions Office.

Father Brienz was ordained May 25, 1996, after completing seminary studies at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Cincinnati. He served as parochial vicar (associate pastor) at St. Mary Parish in Massillon, St. Joseph Parish in Austintown and St. Joan of Arc Parish in Canton. He served as administrator at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles, St. John the Baptist Parish in Campbell, St. Patrick Parish in Leetonia and St. Columba Parish in Youngstown.

Father Edward Brienz has served as chaplain for the Knights of Columbus, the New Orleans disaster liaison of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown, and as a member of the Presbyteral Council for the Diocese of Youngstown.