What We Do
Diocese of Steubenville Official Website
2018 Lenten Message
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 33,769.
Mission Statement of the Diocese of Steubenville
“We seek to glorify and to proclaim God through our discipleship, in worship and in community,
with loving service and immense hope found only in Jesus Christ.”
Bishop Monforton's Twitter Feed
Good luck to all participants in the diocese who are participating in the Tournament of Truth today in St. Clairsville.
03/14/18 12:36 pm
Good luck to all participants in the diocese who are participating in the Tournament of Truth today in St. Clairsville.Read More
This day the Diocese of Steubenville celebrates with Pope Francis on the fifth anniversary of his pontificate.
03/13/18 12:06 pm
This day the Diocese of Steubenville celebrates with Pope Francis on the fifth anniversary of his pontificate.Read More
Our third diocesan Vocations’ Awareness Visit at our Catholic Schools these past 2 weeks. Thank you to our women religious for their holy witness. A basketball challenge with the students followed: bishop loses again-another constant in life.pic.twitter.com/QxQP2gtVgK
03/13/18 7:26 am
Our third diocesan Vocations’ Awareness Visit at our Catholic Schools these past 2 weeks. Thank you to our women religious for their holy witness. A basketball challenge with the students followed: bishop loses again-another constant in life. pic.twitter.com/QxQP2gtVgKRead More
Vatican News Feed
03/16/18 2:13 pm
Vatican City, Mar 16, 2018 / 06:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced the conclusion of a year-long trial against an archbishop in Guam, stating that he has been found guilty of some charges stemming from allegations of sexual abuse of minors and has been removed from office.
A source close to the case has confirmed that the archbishop has already appealed the decision.Read More
03/15/18 11:37 pm
Vatican City, Mar 15, 2018 / 03:37 pm (CNA).- In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to the papacy, Penguin Random House has published a collection of the Pope’s reflections on the Our Father.
Released March 13, “Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer” focuses on issues of social justice and charity around the world, urging Christians to reflect on solidarity and forgiveness.Read More
03/15/18 8:17 am
Vatican City, Mar 15, 2018 / 12:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the pre-synod gathering on youth approaches, Vatican organizers are inviting young people around the globe to join in the discussion through Facebook groups in six different languages.
The 2018 Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment will take place this October, but a pre-synod meeting with 315 young people from around the world will take place in Rome from March 19-24.Read More