LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville, was the principal celebrant and homilist at the Annual Alumni Day Mass and Banquet, held Wednesday, October 8.
Bishop Conlon completed a Master of Divinity degree in 1975 at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. St. Mary Seminary of the West in Cincinnati. After serving as a deacon at St. Agnes Church, Cincinnati, he was ordained a priest on January 15, 1977. He served as associate pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Anderson Township, Cincinnati, from February 1977 until July 1982. From August 1981 until August 1983, he served as Director of the Office of Planning and Research and Assistant Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
For the next three and a half years he studied canon law at St. Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario, earning the degrees of Doctor of Canon Law and Doctor of Philosophy in January, 1987. He returned to Cincinnati to become the Chancellor and Director of the Department of Executive Services of the Archdiocese, serving in those capacities until he was named pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish, New Bremen, Ohio, on August 6, 1996, where he served until his appointment as Bishop of Steubenville. He was ordained Bishop of Steubenville on August 6, 2002.
Bishop Conlon has served on many committees and boards within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, including The Catholic Telegraph Board, Board of Mediation, Catholic Committee on Scouting, Futures Committee, Archdiocesan Pastoral Council and Presbyteral Council. He has been active in leadership roles in the St. Mary Deanery. He has also served as an officer and committee member in the Canon Law Society of America. He is a graduate and member of Leadership Cincinnati, a former member of the Cincinnatus Association and a member of the Dan Beard Council President’s Council.