The parish community of Triumph of the Cross is a gathering of Catholics in the City of Steubenville who came together when six individual parishes were closed in June, 2008. We are the former members of Holy Name, Holy Rosary, St. Anthony, St. Pius X, St. Stanislaus and Servants of Christ the King Parishes. Currently we meet in two buildings, Holy Name Cathedral and Holy Rosary Church.

Triumph of the Cross is the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Steubenville.

During the renovation of Holy Name Cathedral, all Masses are celebrated at Holy Rosary Church, 280 Rosemont Ave., Steubenville OH 43952 (Map)

Weekend Mass Times at Holy Rosary Church:
   Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
   Sunday: 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 5:30 pm

For Daily Mass and Confession times, click here to go directly to our About Us > Mass and Confession page.

Parish Phone Number: 740-264-6177
   After hours urgent call: Press 4 for transfer

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Special Eucharistic Adoration Event
All are Invited

From Henri Nouwen: Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent
Something Hardly Noticeable

A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him. (Isaiah 11:1-2)

These words have stayed with me during the day. Our salvation comes from something small, tender, and vulnerable, something hardly noticeable. God, who is the Creator of the Universe, comes to us in smallness, weakness, and hiddenness.

I find this a hopeful message. Somehow, I keep expecting loud and impressive events to convince me and others of God's saving power; but over and over again I am reminded that spectacles, power plays, and big events are the ways of the world. Our temptation is to be distracted by them and made blind to the "shoot that shall sprout from the stump."

When I have no eyes for the small signs of God's presence - the smile of a baby, the carefree play of children, the words of encouragement and gestures of love offered by friends - I will always remain tempted to despair.

The small child of Bethlehem, the unknown young man of Nazareth, the rejected preacher, the naked man on the cross, he asks for my full attention. The work of our salvation takes place in the midst of a world that continues to shout, scream, and overwhelm us with its claims and promises. But the promise is hidden in the shoot that sprouts from the stump, a shoot that hardly anyone notices.

Henri Nouwen Society

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Dec. 12 - Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. - St. Agnes Church
Dec. 17 - Monday - 1:30 p.m. - Holy Family Church *
Dec. 20 - Thursday - 7:00 p.m. - Holy Rosary Church
Dec. 21 - Friday - Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Holy Rosary Church
Dec. 21 - Friday - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Holy Rosary Church
Dec. 22 - Saturday - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Holy Rosary Church

* New date; the time is the same.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Monday, December 24
4:00 p.m. in CCHS Lanman Hall - Bishop Monforton
7:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Church

Tuesday, December 25
Midnight (12:00 a.m.) Holy Rosary Church - Bishop Monforton
8:30 a.m. Holy Rosary Church (No Incense)
10:30 a.m. Holy Rosary Church

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Mass Schedule

Monday, December 31
5:15 p.m. Holy Rosary Church (Novena to follow)

Tuesday, January 1
8:30 a.m. Holy Rosary Church
10:00 a.m. Holy Rosary Church
11:30 a.m. Holy Rosary Church

All Parish Masses are celebrated at Holy Rosary Church (Map)
during the renovation of Holy Name Cathedral.

Parish Mass Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am
8:30 am 8:30 am 8:30 am 8:30 am 8:30 am 8:30 am 8:30 am
10:00 am                                                                    
11:30 am
5:30 pm 5:15 pm 4:00 pm

Novena prayers are after the 5:15 p.m. Mass – approximately 5:50 p.m.

Confessions (at Holy Rosary): Saturday 10:00-11:30 am, and by appointment

Prayers at Holy Rosary Church
6:40 AM (Tuesday-Friday) Morning Prayer
8:00 AM (Monday-Saturday) Rosary

Register as a Member of Triumph of the Cross Parish

Welcome to Triumph of the Cross. To register as a parishioner, please print out and complete the Parish Registration Form and return it to the Triumph of the Cross Parish office. Instructions are included on the form. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions.

Parish Registration Form to Print and Return to the Parish Office (pdf).

Pope's Prayer Intention for December:
Evangelization – In the Service of the Transmission of Faith

That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.



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Catholic Radio in Steubenville

God's Love Radio | 97.9 FM is the Catholic radio station in Steubenville. This low-power FM station, WWGL-LP, covers most of the Steubenville/Wintersville area and Weirton, Follansbee, and Wellsburg in West Virginia.

God's Love Radio is an affiliate of the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, currently broadcasting EWTN programs 24/7. To view or download the program schedule, visit the station's website at

God's Love Radio is a ministry of the Community of God's Love in Steubenville.


Parish Bulletins Online

December 9, 2018
December 2, 2018
November 25, 2018

For previous editions of the Parish Bulletin, click here to go directly to our Events > Weekly Bulletin page.

Ministers Schedule

Ministers Weekend Schedule:
November 19, 2018 - January 13, 2019

The Christmas and Solemnity of Mary Schedules aren't included and will be published at a later date.

Throughout the year we have particular Masses where we are in need of Volunteer Ministers. Please call the office at 740‑264‑6177 if there is an additional date on which you would be willing to serve, or let us know by signing up prior to the date / Mass.

Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Please Note: The Adoration Chapel will be closed from December 21st to January 4th.

The Adoration Chapel in the basement of Holy Rosary Office; entrance around back. For information, please call 740-264-6088, or visit our website at

Prayer Requests

If you have prayer requests, please contact Lil Meronoff at 740-264-5782.


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