Catholic teens are invited to join in prayer and celebration at Diocese of Youngstown 75th Anniversary Youth Masses being offered in two locations. The first will take place on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at St. Rose Parish in Girard (48 E. Main Street). Mass begins at 5:30 p.m. with a procession of parish representatives. In a special way, youth of the parishes in the counties of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull are invited to participate in this event. A social will follow in the parish hall with pizza and desserts available. Teens may attend as a member of a youth group or campus ministry, or with their families. Either way, participants are asked to RSVP to this free event at https://www.facebook.com/events/166362387544490/ or signing on to Facebook and searching for “Diocese of Youngstown 75th Anniversary Youth Mass (East)” or emailing your name and number of people in your party to Cindee Case.
The Youth Masses will give teens an opportunity to gather with their peers in prayer, while also learning a little about the history of the Diocese of Youngstown. They also give the diocesan Church an opportunity to show appreciation for the giftedness and energy that the young people bring to our faith communities. With the theme of the 75th Anniversary of the Diocese being, “With Pride in the past and Faith in the future,” it is wonderful to pause in gratitude for the past and the present, while also energizing Catholic for a faith-filled future.
The Diocese of Youngstown was established on May 15, 1943. Six northeastern counties in the state of Ohio were taken from the Diocese of Cleveland and were formed into the Diocese of Youngstown. The celebration of the 75th Anniversary began with a Mass on May 20, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Columba and will continue with special events through June 9, 2019.
A second Mass will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 30 at Christ the Servant Church in Canton for parishes in the counties of Portage and Stark. Again, a social with pizza and desserts will follow, and reservations are appreciated via Facebook with a search for “Diocese of Youngstown 75th Anniversary Youth Mass (West)” or going directly to: https://www.facebook.com/events/322571618274017/
For more information, visit the Facebook event pages sited above, visit the website: https://youngstownoyyam.weebly.com/doy-anniversary-youth-masses.html
or contact Cindee Case in the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry or call (330) 792-3415.