Queen of Heaven

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Mass Schedule:

Saturday Vigil

4:00 pm

Sunday

8:00 am

11:00 am

Weekdays

M-F 8:00 am

Confessions:

Daily

8:45 am

Saturday

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

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Religious Education:

A601 Arthur St, PO Box A
Koppel , PA 16136
Phone: 724-846-9559

Administrative Center:

A601 Arthur St, PO Box A
Koppel , PA 16136
Phone: 724-846-9559/724-846-5702
Fax: 724-846-2219


Clergy:

Rev. Mark L. Thomas, Pastor
Rev. Louis F. Pascazi, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Raymond Boccardi, In Residence

Additional Information:

Parish ID:

50401

Open Date:

1992

Close Date:

2011

This parish is presently located at:

Neighborhoods Served:

Koppel
Wampum

Parish History

Queen of Heaven parish was established in 1992 as part of the diocesan reorganization/revitalization program.  The parish was formed by the merger of St. Teresa in Koppel and St. Monica in Wampum.  At the time of the merger, both churches remained open and served the new parish.

This situation changed in August of 2005 when St. Monica Church was damaged in a storm.  Due to the severity of the damage, the parish discontinued using the church.  Three years later, the church was still not repaired and the parish petitioned the diocese for permission to close it.  The bishop granted permission for the closing and St. Monica Church officially closed on September 30, 2008.  On that date, St. Teresa Church became Queen of Heaven Church.  The parish sold the St. Monica church building in 2009.

This situation continued until April 1, 2011, when fire struck Queen of Heaven Church.  The parish moved daily Masses to the church rectory and weekend Masses to Koppel Volunteer Fire Department social hall.  Faced with significant costs to repair the damage to the church, the diocese embarked on a study to determine the best course of action to take.  After considering the demographics, spiritual care needs and financial stability of the parish, and after surveying the parishioners, the decision was made to officially close Queen of Heaven Church and merging the parish with Holy Redeemer Parish, Ellwood City.  The merger took place on November 26, 2011.

Photos From the Diocesan Archive:

St. Monica Church, 2002
Interior of St. Monica, 2002
St. Teresa Church, 2002
Interior of St. Teresa, 2002

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