News & Press Releases

St Columba Cathedral in Youngstown
Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Press Release | Bishop David Bonnar will join in Pope Francis’ March 25 act of consecration, in union with the pope, and celebrate the 12:10 p.m. Mass at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. The faithful and all members of the public are invited to attend this Mass, or to pray during this hour in support of the Pope’s consecration and for peace in Ukraine.

Joan Lawson Appointed as Diocesan Archivist

Press Release | Bishop Bonnar: “It has been my dream since I arrived to establish a diocesan archives. Joan is the perfect person to lead our efforts to care for and document our history. With her experience and training in both history and ministry, she will help us dream of new ways to tell our story and build on that story as we live the mission of the Church.”

Revised Guidance and Directives for Liturgies

Press Release | The Diocese of Youngstown has issued revised Guidance and Directives for Sunday and Weekday liturgies, considering the recent updated recommendations from the CDC, State of Ohio, and local health departments and the decline in COVID cases.

Bon Secours Mercy Health Long-Term Care Facilities

Press Release | Bishop Bonnar announces his support for the transition of local long-term care facilities from Bon Secours Mercy Health to Aventura Health Group. Includes information about discussions leading to this support.