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Merger of St. Barbara, St. Joseph, and St. Mary Parishes, Massillon, and Establishment of Divine Mercy Parish
Press Release | After a period of consultation among parish representatives and the diocese’s presbyteral council, The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has accepted the recommendation of Rev. Maciej (Matthew) Mankowski, pastor of Massillon’s St. Barbara Parish, St. Joseph Parish and St. Mary Parish to merge the three parishes, effective January 1, 2023. The new parish will include all three church buildings which will retain their names as customary in Church tradition, while the parish itself will be known as “Divine Mercy Parish.”
Diocese of Youngstown announces The Catholic Echo, a diocesan magazine and multimedia hub, succeeding The Catholic Exponent newspaper
Press Release | The Diocese of Youngstown is pleased to announce a new print product, The Catholic Echo magazine, debuting in Spring 2023. Building on the 77-year legacy of The Catholic Exponent newspaper, which will produce its final issue in February 2023, The Catholic Echo magazine, website and supporting multimedia products will highlight all aspects of Catholic life across the six counties of the diocese.
Current Decrees and Assignments
Merger of St. Barbara, St. Joseph, and St. Mary Parishes, Massillon into Divine Mercy Parish | Official Decree
Decree regarding the merger of St. Barbara Parish, St. Joseph Parish, and St. Mary Parish, and the establishment of Divine Mercy Parish, effective January 1, 2023.
The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown | Clergy Official
Meet Bishop David Bonnar
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.
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