315 Church Street (Church)
325 Church Street (Office)
St. Marys, Pennsylvania (PA) 15857
Phone: 814-781-1019 • Fax: 814-834-6795
Church Sacristy: 814-834-2615
Parish Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Welcome to our Parish Web Site! Our church was founded in 1842 to serve the German settlers from Bavaria. Like the town, the Parish was also placed under the patronage of Mary, our most Blessed Mother. Growth came with the arrival of relatives and friends of the early settlers, then with the arrival of the Irish, who came with the early railroads. Many of the other ethnic backgrounds eventually moved to the area and worshipped in the parish eventually making it not only Catholic in faith, but Catholic in the acceptance of all enrolled as parishioners.
In 168 plus years of growth, our Parish has striven to grow in its relationship with Jesus Christ. This growth coming from the one thing in life with real meaning, accepting His Life and Love under His leadership, and celebrating His Sacraments.
We are a Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, staffed in the very early years by the Redemptorist Fathers and more recently (mid 1800’s) by priests of the Order of St. Benedict, from St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, PA.
May the peace and blessings of Jesus be with you as you learn more of our life as a parish in the pages of this web site.
The Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, JCL talks about the 2016 Catholic Services Appeal campaign. The Catholic Services Appeal program benefits thousands of people throughout the Erie Diocese in Northwest Pennsylvania.
Last year the Catholic Charities served more than 43,000 people through soup kitchens, dining programs, and food banks. It also helped over 9,000 people received clothing assistance.
"Be lights of hope through Giving" - Pope Francis
Donations for the Catholic Services Appeal program can be made through the Saint Mary's Parish offices.