Saint Damien of Molokai

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Mass Schedule:

Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.; Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

Weekdays: M-F 8:00 a.m.

Holy Days: To be announced


Tuesday: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.; Saturday: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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Administrative Center:

722 West Main Street
Monongahela, PA 15063
Phone: 724-258-7742
Fax: 724-258-8733


Rev. William R. Terza, Pastor
Deacon Alexander J. Poroda II

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St. Damien of Molokai is a new Roman Catholic parish formed from

the honored traditions of two parishes. Our mission during this time

of transition is to support one another, promote healing and unity,

and grow as a faith community centered around the Holy Eucharist.

Parish History

St. Damien of Molokai Parish was formed on August 15, 2011 through the merger of St. Anthony Parish and Transfiguration Parish in Monongahela.  The merger was the result of a two year study that began in October of 2007 to look at the future of the Church in the region. The study considered the demographics, spiritual needs, financial stability and an assessment of the parish buildings in Monongahela.  This study recommended the merger of the two parishes in Monongahela. The bishop accepted this recommendation and on August 15, 2011 St. Anthony Parish and Transfiguration Parish in Monongahela merged to form the new St. Damien of Molokai Parish. The new parish kept both churches open pending a two year study to determine if the parish needed to maintain both churches.

The study determined that it was not feasible for the parish to maintain two church buildings. However, the parish was unable to come to a consensus as to which of the two churches should remain open.The parish then asked the bishop to make the final decision and, after inviting feedback from the individual parishioners, he decided to keep Transfiguration Church open and to close St. Anthony Church. St. Anthony was formally closed on April 28, 2014 and Transfiguration Church renamed St. Damien of Molokai.

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Photos From the Diocesan Archive:

St. Damien of Molokai Church, the former Transfiguration Church, c. 1960
Interior of St. Damien of Molokai Church, the former Transfiguration Church, 1987

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