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St. Benedict Church
Johnstown, PA

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Shadow Stations of the Cross will be held on Friday, March 24 with our DMCA school students. Stations will begin at 12:45 instead of 1:30 on March 24. Evening Stations will remain the same.


  • Our Fish Fry continues today from 3:30 – 7:00pm. Scroll down to see details and to place your order.
  • Confessions will be offered every day this week after the daily Mass beginning on Monday, March 27. Daily Masses are at 8:00am on Monday and Friday, 9:00am on Wednesday, 12:05pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 6:30pm on Tuesday evening.
  • Our annual Lenten Penance Service will be held on Monday, April 3, at 5:00pm. Click the button below for a list of other area penance services.
  • Have you joined Flocknote, our parish messaging system? Receive the Weekly Bulletin in your inbox each Friday plus important updates for Mass and Confessions schedules and all the activities in our parish. It’s easy! Text STBENEDICTPA to 84576 to join.
  • A variety of Spiritual Resources for Lent may be found here.
  • A copy of Deacon Michael’s Homily, The Transitus of St. Benedict, may be found here.

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2023 Schedule

Friday, March 24 and 31

Dine-in or Take-out
3:30pm – 7:00pm

Phone Orders
814-266-9718 ext. 206 
from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Online orders accepted
7:00am – 6:00pm
on the day of the Fish Fry

Alpha continues each
Monday until May 1

Can you help us with donations of
purchased or homemade
ready-to-serve food?

Items may include pulled pork,
sandwich buns,
potato salad, cookies, etc.

Click the button to select a date and item to donate,
or contact Rose Arcurio at 814-244-8423
for more information or to help in the kitchen. 

Coordinator’s last name: Arcurio
Password: Alpha2023
Choose the items you wish
to donate and provide
your contact info.

Thanks so much for your support!

If you would like to know more about Alpha, click here.

Mass Online

This Mass is broadcast on Breezeline
Channel 9 on Sunday morning at 8:30am.

All students in grades 9-12 are invited to join our Youth Ministry!
Contact us at YouthMinistry@stbenedictchurch.org

Foreign Mission Projects

“I hope that all communities will devote the necessary effort to advancing along the path of a pastoral and missionary conversion which cannot leave things as they presently are. ‘Mere administration’ can no longer be enough. Throughout the world, let us be ‘permanently in a state of mission’.”

Message from Pope Francis
September 17, 2022

Father Antony has returned to us after spending
16 months in India.

The elementary school in his village of Tamilnadu is literally falling apart. Monsoon rains have left the building in a state of collapse.

It is safer for the children to attend school outside than risk danger inside the building.

We have been raising money to repair this school and ask for your support in this project so that the children may have a safe school to attend.

Since the passing of 16-month-old Baby Iscah last February, our rosary ministry in her name has really grown in Pakistan!

The cost of shipping rosaries is expensive, and we are always looking for funds to offset the cost.

In addition, Iscah’s parents are expecting a child in May. This is joyous news! We continue to assist by helping to pay medical bills and provide basic needs including housing.

Iscah and her family
Christmas 2021

Contact Deacon Michael at
michael.russo@breezeline.net or
814-288-3036 to find out how you can help.

We established the Little Hearts of Faith school for children in Chichawatni, Pakistan where Christians are being persecuted daily.

Twenty-four children attend the school and are always in need of supplies, food, clothing, etc.

Through generous contributions, we were able to build a one room school, so the children no longer have to attend class on the rooftop.

Since shipping costs are prohibitive, the best way to help is with monetary donations. We distribute the funds, when available, for the specific needs of the children.

Worldwide Rosary Ministry

Since the inception of our rosary ministry, we have distributed to Pakistan, Nigeria and India. We have sent over 76,000 rosaries in two years!
(Many thanks to Our Lady of Grace Rosary Makers!) Shipping costs are always a challenge. Even small donations, when combined, are a tremendous help in covering those costs.

International Seminarians

We are currently assisting seminarian Alvin Antony who is attending seminary in India. He is in his 5th year of seminary with 3 more years to go.

Contact Deacon Michael at michael.russo@breezeline.net or
for information about contributing

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and Adoration Times

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