By the Numbers: Vocations

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Bishop’s First Annual Golf Classic, 2023

A snapshot of the positive, exceptional or interesting events happening around the diocese this month.

10 Seminarians

The Diocese of Youngstown has 10 seminarians this year, all studying at Borromeo Seminary Cleveland, Saint Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio, or Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

3 Ordinations

In addition to the deacon ordinations in September, we anticipate two ordinations to the priesthood in 2024—that of transitional deacons Kevin Bertleff and William Wainio—and Travis Seagraves’ ordination as a transitional deacon.

$106,400 in Parish Collections          

Various groups support vocations annually. In 2023, the diocese received $17,600 from the Knights of Columbus, $106,400 during the annual vocations collection at parishes and $35,000 at the first annual Bishop’s Golf Outing—in addition to targeted occasional donations from supporters.

$300,000 per Seminarian      

The diocese pays for its seminarians from college through ordination. In 2023, this cost was approximately $300,000 per seminarian. Visit to donate to the Seminarian Support Collection today.

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