Diocese of Toledo
Dioecesis Toletana in America
Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral
Coat of arms
|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 (109 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.
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.
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.
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
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):
Other stations in the diocese include:
|Wikisource has the text of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article Toledo (Ohio).|