Our Faith

Our Faith

“Today, we stand on the faith, hope, and love of the clergy, religious, and faithful who have walked before us. We thank Almighty God for these virtues which have been passed on from generation to generation and rededicate ourselves to practicing them in our daily lives.

Faith, hope, and love provide a framework for our active participation in the work of God and the mission of the Church. Faith, hope, and love are not only animated by tough people in the gritty toils of daily life, but also amplified within the context of a tender, caring Christian community where two or more are gathered (Matthew 18:20). Lived out in the daily actions of our lives, the virtues ultimately connect us to eternity and are rooted in sure faith that God’s gift in Jesus Christ is our salvation.

An active faith is always rooted in hope and expressed in love.”

These words by Bishop David J. Bonnar in Practicing Faith, Hope and Love: Living the Virtues Together in Tough Times summarize our beliefs and practices as Catholics in the Diocese of Youngstown. Find out more about our active faith, our hope in Jesus Christ and our love expressed in community.

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Diocesan offices support ministers and ministries in our parishes, schools, charities, and Catholic lay organizations to cultivate the fruits of faith, hope and love. Our main offices are located next to the Cathedral of St. Columba in Youngstown. Learn more about the ways we serve.

Ministerio Hispano | Hispanic Ministry

Supports Hispanic/Latino Catholics in the Diocese, providing information and Masses in Spanish and events focused on Hispanic/Latino life and culture.


God continues to call men and women of all walks of life to accept His invitation to lovingly serve the Church and His People in many different ways. Contact this office to explore how God could be inviting you.


The Office of Faith Formation and Lay Ecclesial Ministry would love for you to visit us at the library. The library has periodicals, DVDs, and resources for small group study. Located at the Diocese of Youngstown, 225 Elm Street, the library is open to anyone during our regular hours Monday through Friday from 8am–4pm. You can also search our collection online. To borrow materials, contact Margie Hynes at 330-744-8451 or mhynes@youngstowndiocese.org


Explore the beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith. The Office of Faith Formation provides resources about seasons, sacraments, saints, morality, creed and church.

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