Close this search box.

Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension (LIMEX) Program Informational Sessions

Statue of Ignatius of Loyola preaching with open Bible


MORE INFO:Margie Hynes 330-744-8451 ext. 296 or

The Diocese of Youngstown Office of Faith Formation and Lay Ecclesial Ministry invites prospective students interested in the Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry Extension (LIMEX) Program. LIMEX is a local, small, part-time, graduate-level program in theology and spirituality. Plans are to begin learning groups in January 2023. Loyola University New Orleans offers master’s degrees and certificates in religious education or pastoral studies to those seeking ministry formation or deeper engagement with their faith. 

Those interested are invited to contact Margie Hynes, Consultant for Faith Formation and Lay Ecclesial Ministry, at 330-744-8451 ext. 296 or

Two informational meetings will be held this week, both in-person and online: in-person, on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at the Diocesan Offices main conference room, 144 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503 at 10 am; and online, also on Thursday, October 13, via Zoom at 6:30 pm. Contact Margie Hynes for the Zoom link.

Share on Social Media

Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Press Release | Bishop Bonnar: “Pope Benedict’s story is one of humble and faithful service to the Church rooted in a passionate commitment to promoting and protecting the Truth of the Gospel.”

Rev. Donald King Appointed President of Stark County Catholic Schools

Press Release | The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has appointed Rev. Donald King as President of Stark County Catholic Schools. Father King’s appointment as President became effective October 11, 2022. Father King had served as Interim President since July 1, 2022.

Coat of Arms
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.