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Nativity of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, O.C.A.
Nativity of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, O.C.A.


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Church Address:                                             
420 Laura St
Philipsburg, PA 16866-2520

Office: 814-342-2011

 
Founded in 1895



Current bulletin     (previous bulletins)



Parish Contacts

V. Rev. C. Michael Simerick, Acting Rector                

Fr. Michael is a retired Navy Chaplain.

Please extend your welcome wishes to
Fr. Michael and Matushka Linda.

To contact Fr. Michael,
call the Rectory 814-342-2011
 



V. Rev. Mark Meholick, Dean
                    Priest-in-charge                
102 N 3rd St
Du Bois, PA 15801
Home: 814-375-0459

 




Mission Statement

Committed to bringing God's eternal truth and life to a diverse community, ministering to their spiritual/related needs via prayer, education, liturgical/sacramental services, and charitable outreach programs, thay they might experience God's Kingdom here and now, and for all eternity.
 

General Location

Nativity of St John the Baptist parish is located in Philipsburg (Chester Hill), Clearfield County, Pennsylvania approximately 25 miles west of State College and 35 miles north and east of Altoona.
 

Schedule of Services

See Current bulletin for specific schedule for the month.

Saturday Evening
5:00 PM Vespers.

Sunday Morning
9:30 AM Canonical Hours.

Sunday Morning
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Confessions
The Mystery of Holy Confessions is offered after Vespers or by appointment.



Ministry Groups

Church Council
John Conkey (President), Tom Demchak (Vice-President), Judy Everly (Secretary), Garret McGraw (Treasurer),
Mark Ammerman, John Blake, Sonya Brennish, Mike Conkey, George Sura, Ivan Switala (Council Members).

Readers
Mark Ammerman, John Conkey, Mike Conkey, Tom Demchak, Doug Donovan, George Sura, Andrew Tocimak

Altar Servers
John Blake and Ivan Switala

Music Ministry / Choir
Mrs. Shirley Foster-Donovan, Director; Elizabeth Blake, Svetlana Blake, John Conkey, Mary Ann Conkey, Mike Conkey, Doug Donovan, Judy Everly, Bonnie Fetcenko, Rose Marie Fetcenko, Garret McGraw, Lilia McGraw and Andrew Tocimak.

Church School
Church School will be held most Sundays before Divine Liturgy. Please see Lilia or Garret McGraw for more details or to inquire about enrolling your children in Church School.

Greeters
Richard Nakles, George Sura and Mike Conkey

Sisterhood of St Ann
Sonya Brennish, Karen Stine (Co-chairs), Bonnie Fetcenko (Treasurer), Shirley Donovan (Secretary) and Church Members in Good Standing
 
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Directions:

From the South

Take I-99 north to junction with Rt 350 at Bald Eagle. Take Rt 350 12 miles to Philipsburg. Turn left onto Presqueisle St (this occurs at a traffic signal located next to the central park in town). Proceed straight through two traffic signals (after making the left above) and follow the road across railroad tracks, over a bridge, past J J Powell Oil Distribution Center and the Little League field (all on the left) until the T intersection. Turn left onto Laura St, and the Church is about 50 yards on the left.

From the North and East

Take I-99 south to exit for Rt 322 west near Port Matilda, and follow 322 west (note that I-99 will proceed south to Tyrone and Altoona). Follow Rt 322 west for 12 miles to Philipsburg. At the traffic light, turn left onto Presqueisle St. Proceed straight through three traffic signals (after the light above) and follow the road across railroad tracks, over a bridge, past J J Powell Oil Distribution Center and the Little League field (all on the left) until the T intersection.. Turn left onto Laura St and the Church will be about 50 yards on the left.

From Interstate 80

Exit 133 (old exit 21), Kylertown. Take Rt 53 south toward Philipsburg. Turn left at the traffic light in Philipsburg (Harbor Inn & Sheetz is on the left). Proceed to the 2nd traffic light and turn right onto Presquisle St. Proceed straight through one more traffic signal and follow the road across the railroad tracks, over bridge, past JJ Powell Oil Co until the T intersection. Turn left onto Laura St and the Church will be about 50 yards on the left.