Day: June 1, 2024

Sunday Mass June 2, 2024

This Sunday, June 2, 2024 at The Cathedral of Saint Columba, Bishop David J. Bonnar celebrates Mass for Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, with Tom McCarthy as lector, Brianne Samson 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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Virgin Mary statue on top of the shrine in North Jackson

Divine Destinations

Within a short drive from the Diocese of Youngstown, there are numerous ways to engage in spiritual retreats or pilgrimages.

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Aerial image of a tractor plowing soy beans

Planting Seeds

The diocese is in the process of revitalizing its rural ministry program in all six of its counties.

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roadmap of the synod infographic

Explaining the Synod

Have you ever wondered why something might change in the global Catholic Church? Have you ever experienced a change, such as updated Mass translations, and wondered how that happened?

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Image of Jewish Apple Cake, surrounded by yellow flowers

Jewish Apple Cake

This recipe was submitted by Dorothy Tramontano, who is a parishioner at St. Joseph Parish and St. Joan of Arc Parish in Canton. She received the recipe more than 50 years ago, from a rectory cook.

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Closeup of the relic of St. Patrick which is now housed at St. Patrick Parish in Hubbard. Photo by Brian Keith.

What is a relic?

The word “relic” derives from the Latin reliquere, which means “to abandon, or leave behind.” Catholic relics—items associated with canonized saints or Jesus Christ—have always held an important place in Catholic spirituality.

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Headshot of Dominic Colucy. Photo by Mallory Leann Photo + Design

Meet Dominic Colucy

Dominic Colucy, the Diocese of Youngstown’s Safe Environment and victim assistance coordinator, never expected to find himself working outside a classroom—he was pursuing a teaching career when he realized God had other plans for him. 

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