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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.

September 2023
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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.

Catholic Charities Positions
Social Media Coordinator

The Social Media Coordinator supports the Department of Catholic Charities by creating and scheduling social media content, assisting with website maintenance, performing data analysis, developing digital media, and providing general administrative assistance to Department staff as needed.