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Diocese appoints Hynes as education consultant

YOUNGSTOWN –The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Office of Religious Education has named Margaret “Margie” Hynes as the new consultant for religious education and library services effective this month.

Hynes is currently the parish director of religious education for St. Rose Parish in Girard where she works with Msgr. John Zuraw.

Zuraw said, “Margie has contributed greatly to the catechetical program at St. Rose. Her great passion for faith formation had made a lasting impact upon the parish.”

Hyne’s academic background in education and theology is from Brenau University, Georgia, and Loyola University of New Orleans, respectively. In addition to faith formation at St. Rose Parish, Hynes also served in youth ministry, children’s ministry, marriage ministry and sacramental preparation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Austintown.

She has worked as a school librarian, an elementary school teacher and as parish hall manager. Hynes is a member of the Diocesan Council for Catechesis.

Hynes and her husband, Joe, are members of St. Rose Parish. They and their two children reside in Austintown.

Cala Hlavac, currently consultant for religious education, will retire from the position having served since 2009 and previously in a variety of parishes as parish director of religious education and as youth minister.

Hynes will be joining Joan Lawson, consultant for religious education for the Office of Religious Educaton since 2018, and Barbara Walko, Diocesan director of religious education.

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