Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J. Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown

Funeral services for our Bishop George V. Murry, S.J.  will be celebrated on Friday, June 12.  Bishop Murry was the fifth bishop of our Diocese of Youngstown.  He died June 5 at approximately 6:15 a.m. at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 71.  His funeral Mass at […]

Public Masses to Resume on the Solemnity of Pentecost: Sunday, May 30-31, 2020

Directives and Guidelines for the Diocese of Youngstown In light of the decision to resume the celebration of public Masses and liturgies by the Bishops of Ohio, the following Directives and Guidelines are issued for all parishes of the Diocese of Youngstown.  These take into consideration how to best proceed under these unusual circumstances while […]

St. Patrick Church Weekend Masses to Resume May 30, 2020

Dear St. Patrick Parishioners, As the “Responsible Restart Ohio Plan” is implemented during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic allowing a gradual return to work and the lifting of some of the restrictions regarding consumer, retail and services, the Catholic Bishops of the State of Ohio have announced directives for the safe return to the public celebration […]

April 28, 2020 – Letter from the Ohio Bishops

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   Yesterday, 27 April 2020, Governor Mike DeWine presented a strategy to begin a multi-phased plan, even while the executive “Stay at Home Order” remains in place. His plan begins a process for Ohioans gradually to return to work and daily activity and provides hope and evidence that our cooperation with […]

Confirmation and Communion Parent Letter

Dear Parent, I hope that you and your family are doing well during these days of sacrifice. Please know that you are remembered in my daily prayers. I am writing to you because you have a child who is either in the 2nd grade and preparing to celebrate First Communion or a child in the […]

Priests Without People

Dear St. Patrick Parishioners, I share the following article with you because it speaks of my heart and perhaps gives you a different perspective – the perspective of a priest, as we all do our best to get through these Lenten days of sacrifice.  Like you my heart aches, and I also long to be […]

Palm Sunday Message for April 4th and 5th, 2020

Although we are not permitted to celebrate public Mass until further word from the Bishops of Ohio, blessed palms will be available to those who wish to have them. Palm Sunday weekend is April 4–5. Father Pentello will bless the palms privately and will then pass them out on Saturday, April 4 @ 3:00-4:00 and […]

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Parish Update

After serious consideration of the grave health risk involved in public gatherings and in order to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, the bishops of Ohio have decided, effective immediately, to suspend temporarily all publicly celebrated Masses and liturgies, at least through the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter. The bishops of Ohio dispense the […]