Diocese of Steubenville

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422 Washington Street
P.O. Box 969
Steubenville, OH 43952
P: 740-282-3631
F: 740-282-3327

Diocese of Steubenville

WHAT WE DO

Diocese of Steubenville Official Website

Bishop Monfonton's Christmas Message 2014

The Diocese of Steubenville is an ecclesiastical division of the Church governed and administered by a bishop who is subject to the ultimate authority of the Holy Father. The Diocese is the local Church, the People of God, all of whom assist the Bishop in the administration of the Diocese. A diocese usually receives its name from the See City and ordinarily the Bishop resides in that city. 
The Diocese of Steubenville comprises thirteen counties in Eastern Ohio. They are Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Monroe, Noble and Washington. This territory comprises 5,913 square miles with a total population of 508,406 according to the 2012 federal census estimates. The Catholic Diocese of Steubenville was established on October 21, 1944 and the Most Reverend John King Mussio was appointed the first Bishop on March 16, 1945. The Catholic population is approximately 35,603.

Holy Name Cathedral "Renovation Restoration Renewal"

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Contact Us

Diocese of Steubenville
422 Washington Street
P.O. Box 969
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
Phone 740-282-3631
Fax 740-282-3327

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Bishop Monforton's Twitter Feed

@BishopMonforton: "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Co 12) Jesus is the source of true strength.

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Co 12) Jesus is the source of true strength.

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@BishopMonforton: "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" (Mt 19:16) The moral value of your life matters.

"Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" (Mt 19:16) The moral value of your life matters.

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@BishopMonforton: "For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned." (St. Francis of Assisi) Pursue holiness.

"For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned." (St. Francis of Assisi) Pursue holiness.

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Vatican News Feed

Pope's general prayer intention for February

The general prayer intention of the Holy Father Pope Francis, for the month of February, is for prisoners, especially the young, that they may be able to rebuild lives of   dignity.  One of the first gestures of Pope Francis, soon after his March 13, 2013 election, moved or rather shocked the world.  He broke with tradition and celebrated Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper in the Holy Week in a juvenile prison of Rome, instead of a Rome Basilica, washing and kissing the feet of 12 young detainees of different nationalities and faiths, including two women. "This sign is a caress from Jesus, because Jesus came exactly for this, to serve and to help us," the Pope told them in unscripted remarks. Since then, he has shown his closeness with prisoners on several times. On one such occasion in to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2013, he told young prisoners to have courage “look to the future”.  Each prisoner is a person made in the image and likeness of God, someone for whom Jesus suffered and died. They and   prisoners around the world need our prayers in order to learn to live a life of dignity in often   dehumanizing circumstances.  In the ‘throwaway culture’ of today, as Pope Francis calls it, it’s easy to forget those who are locked away from society. This month the Holy Father wants us to join him in praying for them that they may not give up hope and be able to rebuild their lives. 

(from Vatican Radio)

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Vatican Tribunal opens new judicial year

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican Tribunal opened its 86th session on Saturday morning. At the Mass to mark the occasion, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the application of the law must be both rigorous and compassionate. But its application must also be free of vengeance and of popular notions of justice, he told the judges and members of the Vatican Tribunal.

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Pope Francis: cultivate and preserve Mother Earth

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday received members of  Italy’s National Federation of Farmers, who are this year celebrating the 70th anniversary of their foundation.

Listen to Lydia O'Kane's report.

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