The Catholic Echo Podcast- Episode 18 CATHEDRAL RENOVATIONS

On this episode of The Catholic Echo Podcast from the Diocese of Youngstown, we’re talking about CATHEDRAL RENOVATIONS with Bishop David Bonnar, Msgr. Robert Siffrin, and Msgr. David Rhodes.

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Image of the Holy Chrism and oils. Photo by Jimmy Joe Savage. Chrism Mass 2024.

The Chrism Mass | 2024

Parishioners from across the diocese representing the 89 parishes, missions and schools in the six-county Catholic Diocese of Youngstown demonstrated the unity of the diocesan Church at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown for the Mass of Holy Chrism on Holy Tuesday March 26.

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Sunday Mass March 10, 2024

This Sunday, March 10, 2024 at The Cathedral of Saint Columba, Msgr. Robert Siffrin celebrates Mass for The Fourth Sunday of Lent, with Meg Daniluk as lector, Laura Kunkel as cantor, and Ralph Holtzhauser as the organist. Sunday Masses for The Diocese of Youngstown are prerecorded and posted on Youtube and at

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Photo of the area around the altar after the improvements at St. Columba Cathedral. Photo by Brian Keith

A Cathedral for the Church of Today

St. Columba Cathedral is a triumph of modern church architecture, and the recent reconstruction efforts ensure that the cathedral continues to meet the highest standards of aesthetics and liturgical function today.

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Bob Gavalier

Bob is the Senior Multimedia Production Specialist for the Diocese of Youngstown. He also served the Catholic Telecommunications Network of Youngstown (CTNY) for over 25 years, most recently as General Manager. While at CTNY, Bob contributed to CTNY’s numerous awards, including a 2022 Communicator Award of Excellence and 2022 Telly Award. Bob received his B.A. in Telecommunications from Kent State University and, in addition to his work for the Church, is an active sports broadcaster. Bob is also the producer of diocese’s radio show/podcast, Wineskins, and its television program, Mass for Shut-Ins.

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