Category: Diocesan News

Mary poses with her award.

Congratulations, Mary!

Mary Fiala, who has served the Diocese of Youngstown for more than four decades, was honored with the National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) Lifetime Commitment to Catholic Education Awards at a ceremony on April 1 in Pittsburgh.

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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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A group of three parishioners and a priest are seated around a table.

Synod Listening Session | Trumbull & Ashtabula Counties

Welcoming new parishioners, keeping communication open among Church communities and clergy, and providing opportunities for parishioners to join each other in faith outside of Mass are three of many goals discussed during the Synod listening session on March 25, dedicated to Catholics in Trumbull and Ashtabula county parishes.

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Synod Listening Session | Portage & Stark

At the Portage and Stark listening session for the Synod on Synodality, participants shared success stories of collaborations and welcoming immigrants, and concerns about mixed messages and minister burn out.

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Bishop Bonnar answers questions from the hispanic community at the second annual Hispanic Summit

Inside the 2024 Hispanic Ministry Summit

Attending the summit were members of the Hispanic Catholic community from the four parishes of the diocese that have Mass in Spanish. The summit was held on March 9, 2024, at St. Michael Parish in Canfield.

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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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