Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo
|Diocese of Toledo
Dioecesis Toletana in America
|Territory||19 counties in Northwest Ohio.|
|Area||8,222 sq mi (21,290 km2)|
|(as of 2010)
|Established||April 15, 1910 (104 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral|
|Patron saint||Queen of the Most Holy Rosary|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Dennis Marion Schnurr
Archbishop of Cincinnati
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo (Latin: Dioecesis Toletana in America) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering nineteen counties in northwestern Ohio. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The See city for the diocese is Toledo. The diocese has been vacant since December 16, 2013. The Reverend Charles F. Ritter is the Diocesan Administrator. Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral is the mother church of the diocese.
- 1 History
- 2 Bishops
- 3 Coat of arms
- 4 Geography
- 5 General information
- 6 Schools
- 7 Catholic radio within the Diocese
- 8 References
- 9 External links
- Joseph Schrembs (1911–1921) appointed Bishop of Cleveland and Archbishop ad personam in 1939
- Samuel Alphonsius Stritch (1921–1930) appointed Archbishop of Milwaukee, elevated to Cardinal in 1946
- Karl Joseph Alter (1931–1950) appointed Archbishop of Cincinnati
- George John Rehring (1950–1967) retired
- John Anthony Donovan (1967–1980) retired
- James Robert Hoffman (1980–2003) died
- Leonard Paul Blair (2003–2013) appointed Archbishop of Hartford
- Albert Henry Ottenweller (1974–1977) appointed Bishop of Steubenville
- James Robert Hoffman (1978–1980) appointed Bishop
- Robert William Donnelly (1984–2006) retired
- Augustus John Schwertner, second Bishop of Wichita was a priest in the Diocese (1897–1921)
- Joseph Projectus Machebeuf, first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, was a pioneer priest in the Diocese (1839-1851)
Coat of arms
The arms of the See of Toledo are based upon those of Toledo, Spain, which bears a silver tower on a plain red field. By changing the field to one half of blue (dexter) and half of red (sinister) the arms are significantly different from the original, and there is effected, in conjunction with the silver tower, a combination of red, white, and blue—a new and distinctively American Toledo coat. The tower has been marked with a red cross to indicate that the new Toledo is to be ever a Catholic stronghold.
The arms were designed in 1912 by heraldist Pierre de Chaignon la Rose. The formal heraldic blazon is Per pale azure and gules, a tower triply-turretted, the central turret the tallest, argent, charged with a cross-humetty of the second.
As of 2005, the Diocese covers 8,222 square miles (21,290 km2) in Williams County, Defiance County, Paulding County, Van Wert County, Fulton County, Henry County, Putnam County, Allen County, Lucas County, Wood County, Hancock County, Ottawa County, Sandusky County, Seneca County, Wyandot County, Crawford County, Erie County, Huron County, and Richland County. 
The Diocese contains about 322,523 Catholics in an area population of 1,489,769. 
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo currently has 124 parishes.
- 216 Total Priests
- 8 Religious brothers
- 500 Women religious (sisters)
- 199 Permanent Deacons
For more information on vocations, visit http://www.toledovocations.com/
- 65 Elementary schools serving 12,636, including pre-schools 1,727
- 14 Catholic high schools serving 5,485 students both in and outside Metro-Toledo
- 2 Colleges/Universities
Total number of students under Catholic instruction within the diocese 47,541.
The Toledo Diocese has the 26th largest Catholic school population in the country!
For more information on Toledo Diocesesan schools, visit http://www.toledodiocese.org/index.php/find-a-school
- 3,006 Infant and Child Baptisms
- 357 Adult Baptisms
- 3,462 First Communions
- 3,287 Confirmations
- 1,117 Marriages
Ministries/Services Food Helping Hands of St. Louis H.O.P.E. Pantry Housing Shelters La Posada Miriam House Housing Services Homelessness Prevention Supportive Housing Life & Home Management Workshops Community Emergency Services Family Support Adoption Services Pregnancy Support Respect Life Ministry Abortion Healing/Support Bereavement Ministry Elder Guardianship Services Rural Life Ministry Jail & Prison Ministry Catholic Club - Daycare Elder Ministry Community Services Campaign for Human Development Disaster Response
For more information, visit http://www.catholiccharitiesnwo.org/
- Alter Elementary, Rossford, Ohio (now All Saints)
- Immaculate Conception, Toledo (combined with Sts. Peter & Paul to form Queen of Peace)
- McAuley High School, Toledo
- Queen of Peace, Toledo (combined with St. James to form Queen of Apostles)
- St. Agnes, Toledo (closed, 2005)
- St. James, Toledo (combined with Queen of Peace to form Queen of Apostles)
- Sts. Peter & Paul, Toledo (combined with Immaculate Conception to form Queen of Peace)
- Holy Angels, Sandusky (combined with Sandusky Central Catholic Schools)
- Sts Peter and Paul, Sandusky (combined with Sandusky Central Catholic Schools)
- St Mary, Sandusky (combined with Sandusky Central Catholic Schools)
Catholic radio within the Diocese
Catholic Radio began broadcasting in the Diocese in the summer or 2010 beginning with WJTA followed by WNOC.
Several local stations owned by separate entities. These include:
(plus three sister stations):
- WHRQ 88.1 FM in Sandusky
- WFOT 89.5 FM in Lexington which also serves the Mansfield area
- and WSHB 90.9 FM in Willard
Other stations in the diocese include:
- WJTA 88.9 FM licensed to Glandorf and based in Leipsic serving Putnam and surrounding counties as "Holy Family Radio" which also serves the Findlay and northern portions of the Lima areas.
- WRRO 89.9 FM licensed to Edon and based in Bryan as a near-simulcast of WLYV in Fort Wayne (see below).
Other stations reaching into portions of the Diocese
- WLYV 1450 AM in Fort Wayne, Indiana as "Reedeemer Radio" which can be heard in some areas near the Ohio/Indiana state line....since 2005. Reedeemer Radio also has an online audiostream.
- WHJM 88.7 FM licensed in Anna,transmitting from Botkins as "Radio Maria" (based at KJMJ in Alexandria, Louisiana) which serves the southernmost portions of the Diocese,particularly the southern portion of the Lima area....since 2006. Radio Maria also streams on the internet.
- WVSG 820 AM in Columbus as "St.Gabriel Radio" (the former WOSU (AM)) which reaches into portions of the Diocese during daylight hours. St. Gabriel Radio also has an online audiostream.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article Toledo (Ohio).|