The Church of the Diocese

Over the past few weeks there have been two important events at Holy Name Cathedral. The first was the Chrism Mass on Monday of Holy Week. The second was the ordination to the Diaconate of Seth Wymer on April 22. Both of these events illustrate how important the cathedral church is to a diocese. When one attends such an event with all the deacons and priests gathered around the bishop in “the Mother Church” it is clear that the bishop is the pastor of the whole diocese, and he presides from the church of the diocese, the cathedral. In Steubenville we are experiencing many changes in the present. Other places in the diocese will experience similar changes in the months to come. As the pastor, our bishop must provide for the present and future needs, in the best possible way, for all his people from Carrolton to Ironton – including Steubenville.

– Fr. Tim McGuire

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