Nativity of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, O.C.A.
420 Laura St,
Philipsburg, PA 16866-2520
Founded in 1895
Current bulletin (previous bulletins)
V. Rev. Mark Meholick, Dean: Priest-in-charge
102 N 3rd St
Du Bois, PA 15801
Rev. Basil Biberdorf
613 Beaumont Dr
State College, PA 16801
Father Basil is currently serving at St. John's based on his availability
V. Rev. John Horosky, Retired
514 Graffius Ave
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
For health reasons, Father John retired on August 31, 2015 and plans to spend his
retirement with his beloved wife, Matushka Judy. Traveling from Punxsutawney, Father John faithfully served our
parish for each service, delivering the sacraments, helping with church events, hearing confessions
and providing counseling as needed. Father John and Matushka Judy quickly became a part of
St. John’s family and both will be greatly missed. We were blessed to have Father John serve our parish
for many years and we wish him a healthy, happy retirement.
Mr. John Conkey, Council President
Mr. Tom Demchak, Council Vice-president
Mrs. Judy Everly, Secretary
Mr. Garret McGraw, Treasurer
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.
From the South
Take I-99 north to junction with Rt 350 at Bald Eagle. Take Rt 350 12 miles to Philipsburg. At the junction of Rts 350 and 322, 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 road T's. At the T, turn left onto Laura St, and the Church is about 50 yards up 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 (Presqueisle St). Rt 322 west continues straight. 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 road T's. At the T, turn left onto Laura St and the Church will be about 50 yards up 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 is on the left). Go 3 traffic lights and turn right onto Presquisle St. Follow the road across the railroad tracks, over bridge, past JJ Powell Oil Co until the T intersection. Turn left onto Laura St. Church is on the left 50 yards ahead.
Schedule of Services
See Current bulletin for specific schedule for the month.
9:30 AM Canonical Hours.
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
The Mystery of Holy Confessions is offered after Vespers or by appointment.
John Conkey (President), Tom Demchak (Vice-President), Judy Everly (Secretary), Garret McGraw (Treasurer), Mark Ammerman, John Blake, Sonya Brennish, Ivan Switala (Council Members).
Readers and Chanters
Andrew Tocimak, Mark Ammerman, John Conkey, Andrew Conkey, Doug Donovan, George Sura, Mike Conkey, Chris Conkey, Jan Brennish, Larry Ammerman, Tom Demchak, Lilia McGraw, Garret McGraw, and Julia Biberdorf.
Ivan Switala and John Blake.
Music Ministry / Choir
Mrs. Shirley Foster-Donovan, Director; Andrew Tocimak, Larry Ammerman, Jan Brennish, John Conkey, Mary Ann Conkey, Mike Conkey, Doug Donovan, Bonnie Fetcenko, Rose Marie Fetcenko, Lilia McGraw, Garret McGraw, Elizabeth Blake, Svetlana Blake, Julia Biberdorf and Judy Everly.
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.
George Sura and Mike Conkey, - Coordinators
Sisterhood of St Ann
Sonya Brennish, Karen Stine (Co-chairs), Bonnie Fetcenko (Treasurer), Shirley Donovan (Secretary) and Church Members in Good Standing