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Image of people gathering outside a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store with a "grand opening" banner. Photo by Courtney Poullas.

A new St. Vincent de Paul thrift store opens in Boardman

Tuesday, June 4 was a humid and balmy day in the Mahoning Valley, but that did not stop local residents, community leaders, clergy and parishioners from gathering outdoors to celebrate the grand opening of the new St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, located at 7392 Market Street in Boardman.

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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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