Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville

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Diocese of Steubenville
Dioecesis Steubenvicensis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville.svg
Country United States
Territory 13 counties in Southeastern Ohio.
Ecclesiastical province Cincinnati
Area 5,913 sq mi (15,310 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
38,593 (7.2%)
Parishes 58
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established October 21, 1944 (70 years ago)
Cathedral Holy Name Cathedral
Patron saint Immaculate Heart of Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jeffrey Marc Monforton
Vicar General Monsignor Kurt H. Kemo,[1] JCL, VG
Emeritus Bishops Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon
Diocese of Steubenville (Ohio) map 1.jpg
Holy Name Cathedral

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville (Latin: Dioecesis Steubenvicensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering thirteen counties in southeastern Ohio. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The current bishop of the diocese is Bishop Jeffrey Monforton. The See city for the diocese is Steubenville. Holy Name Cathedral is the cathedral parish.


The diocese was erected by Pope Pius XII on October 21, 1944 out of territory from the Diocese of Columbus.[2][3] As of 2012 the Diocese was raising funds to build a new cathedral, Triumph of the Cross, in the West End of Steubenville, near Steubenville Catholic Central High School. The plans entail combining six parishes in the city of Steubenville (Holy Name Cathedral, Holy Rosary, St. Pius X, St. Anthony's, St. Stanislaus, and Servants of Christ the King) and building a centrally located Cathedral in order to better accommodate the decline in the area's population and in the number of ordained priests in the Diocese. The six individual parishes forming Triumph of the Cross parish were closed June 8, 2008. Triumph of the Cross parish meets in two locations as fund-raising continues for construction of the new cathedral.


  1. Anthony John King Mussio (1945–1977) retired
  2. Albert Henry Ottenweller (1977–1992) retired
  3. Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon (1992–2002) retired
  4. Robert Daniel Conlon (2002–2011); transferred to be Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, Illinois
  5. Jeffrey Marc Monforton (2012- )

Affiliated bishops[edit]


High schools[edit]



Counties that make up the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville:

Catholic radio serving the diocese[edit]

  • WILB "Living Bread Radio" 1060 AM in Canton
  • WVSG "St. Gabriel Radio" 820 AM in Columbus (the former WOSU (AM))

Both stations offer online audiostreaming for listeners in the evenings and for those outside their respective signal areas. Both air programming from EWTN Global Catholic Radio.

Catholic radio outside the diocese offering online and smart phone streaming[edit]


  1. ^ [1] name is spelled Kemo
  2. ^ "Diocese of Steubenville". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Steubenville". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°21′56″N 80°37′53″W / 40.36556°N 80.63139°W / 40.36556; -80.63139