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Communique | February 2024

Students gather for a photo during homecoming week at Saint John School in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Events in February invite us to reflect on God’s universal call to conversion of heart, and one’s specific call to marriage, clergy, religious community, and single life.

Communique | January 2024

The Mathis family celebrates with Bishop David Bonnar at the dedication of their Habitat for Humanity home in Canton, Ohio on December 5, 2023

January is Poverty Awareness Month, when we continue to love Christ incarnate with compassion for all our neighbors.

Communique | December 2023

Children waiting to present flowers to Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Columba Cathedral (Youngstown) on December 12, 2022. Photo credit: Cindee Case.

We wait in joyful hope for the coming Messiah, God of the Universe incarnate, who was, and is, and is to come. Oh come, let us adore Him!

Communique | November 2023

Three women clean statues in the parish hall of St. Patrick (Hubbard) after a church fire

Throughout November, we remember in prayer those who have died. We support each other in our grief while praising God for the promise of eternal life with Jesus Christ.

Communique | October 2023

Community Resource Guide 2023 Covering six counties in Northeastern Ohio

This month we pray for the strength to live in radical solidarity, to help vulnerable people both spiritually and materially, and to build a culture of authentic love.

Communique | September 2023

Young adult bowed in prayer with t-shirt reading "God has created me to do him some definite service." -St. John Henry Newman

Welcome back to school for all students, families, catechists, and staff! We praise God for the Spirit of wisdom to help us recognize and use our God-given talents.

Communique | August 2023

Servers at the 2023 Mass for Servant of God Rhoda Wise at St. Peter's Church in Canton, Ohio. Photo by Brian Keith.

August is full of festivals, fellowship, fundraisers, and food from many international traditions. Celebrate the variety of cultures and communities that make up our Catholic Diocese of Youngstown.

Communique | July 2023

Coronation of the Virgin Mary with Trinity and Saints

Bishop Bonnar offers “faith, hope, and love” as “the answer to our present moment, showing the path through our challenges and grief.” May we continue to grow in virtue together.