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Author: Pete Sheehan

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Planting Seeds

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

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About Saint Anthony of Padua

If you ever prayed to Saint Anthony for help in finding a missing key, ring or checkbook, you’re already connected to the story of one of the most famous saints of them all.

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About Saint Brendan the Navigator

Saint Brendan is the patron saint of boaters, divers, mariners, travelers, whales and the U.S. Navy. In the diocese, St. Brendan Parish on the west side of Youngstown bears his name.

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Caring for Our Common Home

As Pope Francis calls us to be more proactive in caring for the environment in his apostolic exhortation “Laudate Deum,” Catholic organizations around the diocese set an example.

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About Saint Bernadette

The story of Lourdes—the famous French village believed to be the site of appearances by Mary, mother of Jesus, and of miraculous healings—begins with a mid-19th century French peasant girl.

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Expanded CatholicTV

The Diocese of Youngstown and Boston-based CatholicTV have entered into an augmented partnership to expand Catholic programs into all six counties of the diocese. 

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About Saint Patrick

Forget the legends about expelling snakes, duels with Druid priests or using the shamrock to teach about the Trinity. The facts about the life and ministry of Saint Patrick, often referred to as “The Apostle of Ireland,” are impressive enough.

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Responsible Stewardship

Knowing how hard people work to earn a living, the Diocese of Youngstown works equally hard to assure parishioners that their donations to support the work of the Church are safeguarded, said Pat Kelly, chief financial officer for the diocese.

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Expanded EdChoice

Catholic school families and Catholic school administrators are voicing excitement and hope with the implementation of the new expanded Ohio EdChoice program. 

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