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

 

Rev. Basil Biberdorf

Father Basil has moved with his family back to their home state of Texas to be with extended family due to some of their health issues and also so that the children would be able to spend more time with their relatives. We are grateful for the love and care that Father Basil has shown our parish during the recent months.  We will miss him and we wish him and his family the best.

V. Rev. John Horosky, Retired
514 Graffius Ave 
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Home: 814-939-4742

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.

God Grant You Many Blessed Years
and Keep You in His Divine Care!



Lay Leadership

Mr. John Conkey,  Council President

Mr. Tom Demchak,  Council Vice-president

Mrs. Judy Everly,  Secretary

Mr. Garret McGraw,  Treasurer
 

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.
 

Directions:

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.

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, 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.

Altar Servers
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
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
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