Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo

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For the Archdiocese in Spain, see Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toledo. For the Diocese in Brazil, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo, Brazil.
Diocese of Toledo
Dioecesis Toletana in America
Diocese of Toledo color crest.png
Location
Country United States
Territory 19 counties in Northwest Ohio.
Ecclesiastical province Cincinnati
Metropolitan Dennis Marion Schnurr
Statistics
Area 8,222 sq mi (21,290 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,461,436
321,516 (22%)
Parishes 123
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established April 15, 1910 (106 years ago)
Cathedral Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral
Patron saint Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Daniel Edward Thomas
Vicar General Rev. Msgr. William Kubacki
Map
Diocese of Toledo (Ohio) map 1.jpg
Website
www.toledodiocese.org

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 eighth and current Bishop of Toledo is Daniel Edward Thomas. Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral is the mother church of the diocese.

History[edit]

Saint Pius X erected the diocese April 15, 1910, in territory taken from the Diocese of Cleveland.[1][2]

Bishops[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

  1. Joseph Schrembs (1911–1921) appointed Bishop of Cleveland and Archbishop ad personam in 1939
  2. Samuel Alphonsius Stritch (1921–1930) appointed Archbishop of Milwaukee, elevated to Cardinal in 1946
  3. Karl Joseph Alter (1931–1950) appointed Archbishop of Cincinnati
  4. George John Rehring (1950–1967) retired
  5. John Anthony Donovan (1967–1980) retired
  6. James Robert Hoffman (1980–2003) died
  7. Leonard Paul Blair (2003–2013) appointed Archbishop of Hartford
  8. Daniel Edward Thomas (2014–present)

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

  1. Albert Henry Ottenweller (1974–1977) appointed Bishop of Steubenville
  2. James Robert Hoffman (1978–1980) appointed Bishop of Toledo
  3. Robert William Donnelly (1984–2006) deceased[3]

Other Affiliated Bishops[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

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.[4]

Heraldist Pierre de Chaignon la Rose designed the diocesan arms in 1912. 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.[5]

Geography[edit]

Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral

Territory[edit]

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.[6]

Population[edit]

The Diocese contains about 319,907 Catholics in an area population of 1,465,561.[6]

General information[edit]

Parishes[edit]

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo currently has 124 parishes.

 
  • All Saints, New Riegel
  • Saint Bernard, New Washington
  • Holy Family, North Baltimore
  • Saint Mary, Norwalk
  • Saint Paul, Norwalk
  • Saint Boniface, Oak Harbor
  • Saint Ignatius, Oregon
  • Saints Peter and Paul, Ottawa
  • Immaculate Conception, Ottoville
  • Divine Mercy, Paulding
  • Saint John XXIII, Perrysburg
  • Saint Rose of Lima, Perrysburg
  • Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Peru
  • Saint Joseph, Plymouth
  • Immaculate Conception, Port Clinton
  • Saint Patrick, Providence
  • Mother of Sorrows, Put-In-Bay
  • All Saints, Rossford
  • Saint Michael, Saint Michael's Ridge
  • Holy Angels, Sandusky
  • Saint Mary, Sandusky
  • Saints Peter and Paul, Sandusky
  • Most Pure Heart of Mary, Shelby
  • Saint Patrick, Spencerville
  • Saint Richard, Swanton
  • Saint Pius X, Sycamore
  • Saint Joseph, Sylvania
  • Saint Joseph, Tiffin
  • Saint Mary, Tiffin
  • Blessed Sacrament, Toledo
  • Christ the King, Toledo
  • Corpus Christi University Parish, Toledo
  • Gesu, Toledo
  • Epiphany of the Lord, Toledo
  • Immaculate Conception, Toledo
  • Little Flower of Jesus, Toledo
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Toledo
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Toledo
  • Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo
  • Regina Coeli, Toledo
  • Saints Adalbert and Hedwig, Toledo
  • Saint Catherine of Siena, Toledo
  • Saint Charles Borromeo, Toledo
  • Saint Clement, Toledo
  • Saint Hyacinth, Toledo
  • Saint Joan of Arc, Toledo
  • Saint John the Baptist, Toledo
  • Saint Joseph, Toledo
  • Saint Martin de Porres, Toledo
  • Saint Michael the Archangel, Toledo
  • Saint Patrick of Heatherdowns, Toledo
  • Historic Church of Saint Patrick, Toledo
  • Saints Peter and Paul, Toledo
  • St. Pius X, Toledo
  • Transfiguration of the Lord, Upper Sandusky
  • Saint Mary, Van Wert
  • Saint Mary, Vermilion
  • Saint Mary, Wakeman
  • Saint Jerome, Walbridge
  • Saint Caspar, Wauseon
  • Saint Francis Xavier, Willard

Personnel[edit]

  • 216 Total priests
  • 8 Religious brothers
  • 500 Women religious (sisters)
  • 199 Permanent Deacons

Education[edit]

  • 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 16,600.[6] The Toledo Diocese has the 26th-largest Catholic school population in the US.

Sacraments[edit]

  • 3,006 Infant and Child Baptisms
  • 357 Adult Baptisms
  • 3,462 First Communions
  • 3,287 Confirmations
  • 1,117 Marriages

Catholic Charities[edit]

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

Schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • All Saints Elementary, Rossford
  • Bishop Hoffman Elementary, Fremont
  • Blessed Sacrament Elementary, Toledo
  • Calvert Elementary, Tiffin
  • Christ the King Elementary, Toledo
  • Divine Mercy Elementary, Payne
  • Gesu, Toledo
  • Holy Cross Elementary, Defiance
  • Holy Trinity Elementary, Assumption
  • Holy Trinity Elementary, Bucyrus
  • Immaculate Conception Elementary, Bellevue
  • Immaculate Conception Elementary, Port Clinton
  • Kateri Catholic Academy, Oregon
  • Lial Catholic, Whitehouse
  • Mary Immaculate Elementary, Toledo
  • Norwalk Catholic, Norwalk
  • Our Lady of Consolation Elementary, Carey
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Toledo
  • Queen of Apostles Elementary, Toledo
  • Regina Coeli Elementary, Toledo
  • Rosary Cathedral Elementary, Toledo
  • Sacred Heart Elementary, Bethlehem
  • Saint Aloysius Elementary, Bowling Green
  • Saint Anthony of Padua Elementary, Columbus Grove
  • Saint Augustine Elementary, Napoleon
  • Saint Benedict Elementary, Toledo
  • Saint Bernard Elementary, New Washington
  • Saint Boniface Elementary, Oak Harbor
  • Saint Catherine Elementary, Toledo
  • Saint Charles Elementary, Lima
  • Saint Francis Xavier Elementary, Willard
  • Saint Gerard Elementary, Lima
  • Saint Joan of Arc Elementary, Toledo
 

High schools[edit]

 

Former[edit]

  • Alter Elementary, Rossford, Ohio (now All Saints)
  • Divine Word Seminary Perrysburg (closed in 1984)
  • Franciscan Academy, Sylvania (closed, 2014)
  • Holy Angels, Sandusky (combined with Sandusky Central Catholic Schools)
  • Holy Spirit Seminary Toledo (closed in 1982)
  • Immaculate Conception, Toledo (combined with Sts. Peter & Paul to form Queen of Peace)
  • McAuley High School, Toledo
  • Pope John Paul II, Toledo (closed, 2008)
  • Queen of Peace, Toledo (combined with St. James to form Queen of Apostles)
  • St. Adalbert, Toledo (combined with St. Hedwig to form Pope John Paul II in 2005)
  • St. Agnes, Toledo (closed, 2005)
  • St. Charles, Toledo (closed, 2008)
  • St. Hedwig, Toledo (combined with St. Adalbert to form Pope John Paul II in 2005)
  • St. Hyacinth, Toledo (closed, 2005)
  • St. James, Toledo (combined with Queen of Peace to form Queen of Apostles)
  • St. Jude, Toledo (closed, 2002)
  • St. Martin de Porres, Toledo (closed, 2002)
  • St. Mary, Sandusky (combined with Sandusky Central Catholic Schools)
  • St. Mary of the Assumption, Toledo (closed, 2002)
  • Sts. Peter & Paul, Toledo (combined with Immaculate Conception to form Queen of Peace)
  • Sts Peter and Paul, Sandusky (combined with Sandusky Central Catholic Schools)

Catholic radio within the Diocese[edit]

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):

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 WRDF based in Fort Wayne (see below).
  • WSJG-LP 103.3 FM in Tiffin as "St. John Paul The Great Radio."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Toledo". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Toledo". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  3. ^ Barger, TK (29 July 2014). "Bishop Donnelly’s life celebrated". The Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  4. ^ "About Our Diocese". Diocese of Toledo. 
  5. ^ "Some Recent Episcopal Arms: Arms of the Bishop of Toledo". The American Ecclesiastical Review (Philadelphia: The Dolphin Press) 46 (1): 93–94. January 1912. 
  6. ^ a b c "The Diocese of Toledo in America Statistical Overview" (PDF). Diocese of Toledo. August 2014. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°39′55″N 83°34′30″W / 41.66528°N 83.57500°W / 41.66528; -83.57500