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 54, 3 Missions
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established October 21, 1944 (73 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 seat for the diocese is Holy Name Cathedral in Steubenville.


Pope Pius XII erected the diocese on October 21, 1944, in territory separated from the Diocese of Columbus.[2][3]

In 2007, Bishop R. Daniel Conlon announced the Diocese would begin to raise funds to construct a new cathedral, Triumph of the Cross, in the West End of Steubenville, near Steubenville Catholic Central High School. The plan entailed combining six parishes in the city (Holy Name Cathedral, Holy Rosary, St. Pius X, St. Anthony's, St. Stanislaus, and Servants of Christ the King) into a centrally–located Cathedral to better accommodate smaller numbers of parishioners in the area and of ordained priests in the Diocese. The six individual parishes forming Triumph of the Cross parish closed June 8, 2008. After raising $8.5 million, Conlon shelved his plan in November 2011 saying that it was far too risky to incur the debt that construction would require.

In June 2013, Conlon's successor, Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, announced that the diocese would retain the current cathedral and renovate it to meet the challenges of the region. His plan included upgraded technology to allow broadcast of Masses and other events to those unable to attend, installing security systems to allow 24-hour visitation and restoring the towers which were removed in a 1957 renovation. He added that when possible, the diocese would employ local residents and firms to perform work and that the diocese would work with nearby Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County to revitalize the neighborhood.[4]


Bishops of Steubenville[edit]

  1. Anthony John King Mussio (1945-1977)
  2. Albert Henry Ottenweller (1977-1992)
  3. Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon (1992-2002)
  4. Robert Daniel Conlon (2002–2011), appointed Bishop of Joliet in Illinois
  5. Jeffrey Marc Monforton (2012-present)

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

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. 
  4. ^ Gossett, Dave (June 22, 2013). "Bishop announces cathedral renovation". Herald-Star. Steubenville. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 

External links[edit]

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