‘Testify to the Light’
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
This has been a dark time. The death of Bishop George Murry, S.J., the political strife within our country, and the ongoing pandemic has made this a very trying time. One of the questions I have been personally addressing since my appointment as the sixth Bishop of Youngstown is: How can I, as shepherd, lead the flock of this diocese from the darkness of this unprecedented time into the light?
Through this pastoral letter, I seek to acknowledge the darkness of this time, revisit the importance of our sacramental life together, highlight the value of parish life, and offer five priorities for our journey into the future together.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend David J. Bonnar
Bishop of Youngstown