Chancery

Vicar General
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144 W. Wood Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
(330) 744-8451

Chancellor
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144 W. Wood Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
(330) 744-8451

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The Vicar General works closely with the diocesan bishop in the governance of the diocese. As Moderator of the Curia he oversees all aspects of the operation of the Diocesan Chancery. Offices which report directly to him are: Catholic Television Network of Youngstown, Catholic Exponent, Missions/Evangelization, Development/ Stewardship, and Ecumenism, and the office of Pro-Life Activities

The Chancellor is responsible for all official diocesan documentation and records. She also works closely with the Moderator of the Curia in the direction of the Chancery.

Services offered in the Chancery office include:

  • Sacramental records:The sacramental books of parishes no longer in existence are housed in the Chancery; microfilm records of all parish records are kept in the Chancery.
  • Archives: The Chancery office is responsible for all historical records, files, correspondence, etc. By agreement with Kent State University, archival materials are cataloged and housed at the University Library.
  • Communique: The diocesan newsletter is edited, mailed and posted on this website from the chancery office. Any departmental news, listings of workshops, special events, Confirmation ceremonies, new listings in the media library, changes in clergy assignments and necrology, and miscellaneous items are listed."
  • Papal Blessings
  • Confirmation Ceremonies:The Chancery office coordinates the schedule of Confirmation ceremonies for all parishes of the diocese with the Bishops' calendars.
  • Reference Services: Almost any questions regarding churches, clergy, parish boundaries, diocesan history, diocesan programs and events, etc. can be answered in the Chancery office. Questions ranging in scope from "What parish should I belong to?" to requests for names of parishes or priests in other dioceses are answered here.

Official reports of the diocese are generated in the Chancellor's office. These include reports requested by Rome such as the Quinquennial Report and the Annual General Statistical Questionnaire. Parish statistics and Diocesan Collection Dates are coordinated in this office. The Diocesan Directory and Telephone Guide, published by the diocesan newspaper, is updated annually in the chancellor's office with changes in assignments and addresses of clergy and religious.

Boards and commission falling under the chancery umbrella include: diocesan Scouting, CTNY board, Diocesan Pastoral Council and Diocesan Review Board.

The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Youngstown is coordinated through the Office of the Vicar General.