News & Press Releases

St Columba Cathedral in Youngstown
Holy Hour for Victims of Child Abuse, Child Abuse Prevention Month

Press Release | The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, will preside over a Holy Hour with Benediction for victims of child abuse on April 24, 2022, from 1:00-2:00pm, at St. Columba Cathedral. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Sunday, April 24 is also the Octave of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday.

Father Terry Hazel | Obituary

With sorrow, the Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, has announced the death of Reverend Terrence J. Hazel, who died April 9, 2022.

29 Teens to Receive “Eagle of the Cross” Award from Diocese of Youngstown

Press Release | The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is pleased to announce the 29 recipients of the 2022 Eagle of the Cross Award. The award is presented to teens in the six counties of the Diocese of Youngstown who model Christian discipleship and exemplify the qualities of moral integrity, prayer, good works and Christian leadership in their school and parish communities.

Diocese Announces 2022 Golden Apple Winners

Press Release | The Office of Catholic Schools announces the 2022 winners of the Golden Apple Award. Through the generosity of the Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, the Golden Apple Award honors outstanding individuals who teach or are an administrator in Catholic schools.

St. Patrick and Our Lady of Victory Parish Merger (Andover-Kinsman) and St. Joseph Church Closure (Warren)

Press Release | In a letter addressed to Andover and Kinsman parishioners this weekend (March 19 and 20), Bishop Bonnar commended parishioners for their initiative, noting that “This effort did not come from the diocese but from your work.” He also noted that the request by the two parishes is “a model for living the mission of the Church through collaboration and sharing.”