Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo
|Diocese of Toledo
Dioecesis Toletana in America
|Territory||The counties of Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot in northwestern Ohio.|
|Metropolitan||Dennis Marion Schnurr|
|Area||8,222 sq mi (21,290 km2)|
|(as of 2010)
|Established||April 15, 1910 (108 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral|
|Patron saint||Queen of the Most Holy Rosary|
|Pope||His Holiness Francis|
|Bishop||Daniel Edward Thomas|
|Vicar General||Rev. Msgr. William Kubacki|
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.
- 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; future 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) deceased
- Leonard Paul Blair (2003–2013) appointed Archbishop of Hartford
- Daniel Edward Thomas (2014–present)
- Albert Henry Ottenweller (1974–1977) appointed Bishop of Steubenville
- James Robert Hoffman (1978–1980) deceased
- Robert William Donnelly (1984–2006) deceased
Other Affiliated Bishops
- 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)
- John Stowe, O.F.M. Conv., third & current Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, served as Rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey (2010–2015), located within the Diocese.
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.
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.
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 319,907 Catholics in an area population of 1,465,561.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo currently has 124 parishes.
- 216 Total priests
- 8 Religious brothers
- 500 Women religious (sisters)
- 199 Permanent Deacons
- 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. The Toledo Diocese has the 26th-largest Catholic school population in the US.
- 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
- 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)
- St. Thomas Aquinas, Sacred Heart, St. Steven (Toledo) and St. Jerome (Walbridge) combined to form Kateri Catholic Academy.
- St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria (Closed, 2017)
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 four 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
- WRRO 89.9 FM in Edon and based in Bryan.
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.
- WSJG-LP 103.3 FM in Tiffin as "St. John Paul The Great Radio."
- "Diocese of Toledo". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-04.
- "Diocese of Toledo". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2007-02-04.
- "Bishop Hoffman remembered". The Toledo Blade. 2003-02-10.
- Barger, TK (29 July 2014). "Bishop Donnelly's life celebrated". The Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
- "About Our Diocese". Diocese of Toledo.
- "Some Recent Episcopal Arms: Arms of the Bishop of Toledo". The American Ecclesiastical Review. Philadelphia: The Dolphin Press. 46 (1): 93–94. January 1912.
- "The Diocese of Toledo in America Statistical Overview" (PDF). Diocese of Toledo. August 2014. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article Toledo (Ohio).|