Bishop Bonnar Messages
Column | We are all in this together: Next steps for the Synod on Synodality
Bishop Bonnar: With the establishment of the Synod on Synodality, Pope Francis has reminded us that we are on a journey together. . . . Together we have a shared responsibility to embrace the mission and be part of meaningful dialogue in the Church and beyond.
Blessing of COVID Statue at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital
Bishop Bonnar: “The statue before us represents the sacrifices made by those in healthcare during an unprecedented and unusual time. Let us never forget the meaning of their work and ministry. Moreover, let us be grateful for them.”
First Friday Club | The Changing Face of the Parish
Bishop Bonnar: “But if we don’t change, we die. We can never ignore the fact that the Church is a dynamic reality always at the promptings of the Holy Spirit.”
Column | We need to be active participants in building up the Body of Christ
Bishop Bonnar: The National Eucharistic Revival has begun. This three-year initiative portends to be a grace-filled time in which we as a Church grow in reverence and appreciation of the real presence of Jesus in the holy Eucharist. As priests, we have a special responsibility to assist in this effort.
Column | Needs of the Church greater than our own
Bishop Bonnar: I have come to see first-hand that our priests love this Church and that they work so hard. In fact, many of our priests serve in multiple parishes or are responsible for more than one ministry. To a man, I have found that these holy men are willing to do whatever it takes to serve the faithful of this diocese.
Homily | Homilía | Ashtabula County Eucharistic Revival Mass
Obispo Bonnar: “Todo lo que somos y hacemos como católicos fluye de una relación devota con Jesús en la Santa Eucaristía.”