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Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown

About the Diocese and Our Mission

We are people of God in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Blessed with a rich variety of backgrounds and talents, we are a living reflection of the Universal Church.
Through our baptism, we continue Christ’s mission to further the kingdom of God through the human family.
We share our living faith by proclaiming the Gospel in word and example. Together we celebrate Christ’s presence in worship and sacraments.
In a spirit of justice, mercy and love, we dedicate ourselves not only to minister to the people in the six counties of northeastern Ohio but also to minister to the world community.

Our Parishes

In every region of our six-county diocese, the parishes of the Diocese of Youngstown are ready to welcome and celebrate with you. Together, we strive to live as missionary disciples.

Our Vocations

Some people are called to live missionary discipleship with particular responsibilities. Discover ways Christ may be calling you to serve within the Diocese of Youngstown.

Our History

The Diocese of Youngstown was established in 1943, and the history of our parishes dates back over 200 years.  Building on the foundation of our past, we live our mission today. 
Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal
Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Current Events

Diocese of Youngstown 80th Anniversary Mass | Sunday, June 25

The Diocese of Youngstown is celebrating its 80th Anniversary! All are welcome at the 80th Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 25, at 4 p.m. at Saint Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.

After Mass, there will also include an outdoor tented reception on the cathedral campus, with accessibility for those with disabilities.

The celebration will also feature an indoor historical display of the diocese’s history presented by the Diocesan Archives Office. The historical display will be open at 2pm before Mass, and then again after Mass.

Practicing Faith, Hope, and Love: Living the Virtues Together in Tough Times

Bishop David Bonnar’s Second Pastoral Letter

Image: Coronation of the Virgin with the Trinity and Saints, c. 1440 Olivetan Master (artist) Lombard, active c. 1425 – c. 1450 Public Domain Open Access Image. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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Press Releases

Current Decrees and Assignments

Meet Bishop David Bonnar

Bishop Bonnar
Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms

The Most Rev. Bishop David J. Bonnar is the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown. He was installed on January 12, 2021. His episcopal motto is “That All May Be One.” Shortly after his ordination and installation as Bishop of Youngstown, he released a Pastoral Letter, Testify to the Light, offering five priorities for the diocesan Church’s journey together.

Community Resource Guide 2023 Covering six counties in Northeastern Ohio
Communique | October 2023

This month we pray for the strength to live in radical solidarity, to help vulnerable people both spiritually and materially, and to build a culture of authentic love.

Diocesan Positions
Auditor – Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Schools

The Auditor for Diocesan Catholic Schools reviews the financial records and financial management processes at parishes and schools to ensure compliance with Diocesan standards and policies as well as civil laws and regulations.  The auditor also prepares detailed reports on schools internal control findings and makes appropriate recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer to improve internal controls, financial operations and business processes.