News & Press Releases
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.
Press Release | Twenty-five men and women from around the diocese will be commissioned as Lay Leaders of Prayer on November 16, 2022.
Press Release | Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown hosts Breakfast with the Bishop and Giving Tuesday on November 29th.
Press Release | The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Clergy has confirmed the closure of Saint Lucy Church in Campbell. The decree from the Dicastery was in response to an appeal and was dated September 21, 2022.
Press Release | Bishop Bonnar will celebrate a special Mass on October 16, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton to mark the wedding anniversaries of 57 couples who are being honored for a total of 2,725 years of wedded life ranging from 25 to 65 years.