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‘Trusting in Christ’: The Pastoral Plan Print E-mail
Friday, 03 July 2015 13:30

Feast of Pentecost

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am pleased to present to you the new pastoral plan for the Diocese of Youngstown, Trusting in Christ: A Call to Discipleship. This plan is the result of months of consultation with clergy and laity representing all ages throughout the diocese.


Come Holy Spirit Print E-mail
Friday, 22 May 2015 14:43

St. Basil the Great, who was bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia from 370-79, said this about the Holy Spirit:

“The titles given to the Holy Spirit must surely stir the soul of anyone who hears them and make him realize that they speak of nothing less than the Supreme Being. Is he not called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father, the Steadfast Spirit, the Guiding Spirit? But his principal and most personal title is the Holy Spirit.”

Joy and Gratitude Print E-mail
Friday, 24 April 2015 14:01

One evening last week as I was waiting for the news, I came across the end of a program on the life and ministry of Jesus. The Lord had risen and visited the disciples but they were still afraid and still hiding in the famous “upper room.” Suddenly, bands of fire circled the room and the Holy Spirit came upon them. In a moment, the disciples lost their fear, gained courage and were filled with joy and gratitude. They left the room with broad smiles and joined those who waited for them outside, determined to spread the Good News.

Chrism Mass 2015 Print E-mail
Friday, 10 April 2015 12:57

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;


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