Frequently Asked Questions
What are your Mass Times? Monday through Thursday 8:30am Saturday Vigil 4:30pm Sunday 8am & 10am
What are the requirements for First Communion? First Communion is an exciting and blessed time in your child's life. Click on the link for additional information.
When will Confirmation be? Confirmation is in the process of being moved so that youth in the 8th grade will receive this beautiful sacrament. Our parish will next celebrate on November 7, 2019
How do I get my child Baptized? The first step is to contact Scott Martin, Director of Faith Formation. Also, visit our Baptism page for more detailed information.
My loved one has just passed, what is my next step? During this emotional time, we want to make the steps as simple as possible. First, contact the Funeral Home of your choice.....the Funeral Director will work in conjunction with the Parish Office on details, they can also assist in contacting Fr. Alvin during non-office hours. Next, you can contact the Parish Office at 724-736-4442 to speak with Fr. Alvin, he will set up a time to meet with you and your family to provide support during this difficult time.
How do I join the Parish? Very simple ... click here!
How do I get a sponsor letter? Congratulations! You have been chosen as a Godparent or Sponsor.....what a blessed honor! Contact the Parish Office as soon as possible. A sponsor letter can be sent to you or you may arrange a time to stop by the office. The letter must be signed in front of the pastor, sealed with the Parish seal and we can then send it to the Parish at which the sacrament will be administered.
I am looking for ancestry information, what procedures do I need to take? If you are researching your ancestry, then you are well aware of the amount of time this takes. Due to limited staff resources, requested are completed as time permits. Requests should be emailed to the Business Manager with as much detail as possible -- names, dates, etc. There is a charge of $50 per request.....checks can be made payable to St. John the Baptist and mailed directly to the Parish Office.
Requests are researched and answered as quickly as we are able. Parish records are private, the public is not permitted to review them. Also, we ask that anyone doing research does not just come to the office .... requests will not be filled this way.