News & Press Releases
Diocesan Mass for Life
Press Release | The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, will celebrate a diocesan Mass for Life on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown. All are invited to pray for a greater respect for human life at every stage and in all circumstances.
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.”
Catholic Conference of Ohio Announces Appointment of Brian Hickey as Executive Director
Press Release (From Catholic Conference of Ohio) | Brian Hickey Appointed as Executive Director
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.
Lessons and Carols at Cathedral of St. Columba
Press Release | St. Columba Cathedral presents this annual Advent Festival based on the “O Antiphons” on December 11, 2022 at 6pm. Reception to follow.
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.”