Saint John Vianney

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Saint John Vianney

Mass Schedule:

Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Weekdays: T & Th 10:00 a.m. (Administrative Center Chapel)

Confessions:

Please contact the parish office.

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Parish and Cemetery Administrative Center:

823 Climax Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15210-1642
Phone: 412-381-8300
Fax: 412-431-3790

Religious Education:

823 Climax Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15210-1642
Phone: 412-381-5581
Fax: 412-431-3790

Church Building:

225 Allen Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15210


Cemetery Location:

920 Brownsville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15210-2350
Phone: 412-381-8240
Fax: 412-431-3790


Additional Information:

Parish ID:

25901

Open Date:

1994

Close Date:

2016

This parish is presently located at:

Neighborhoods Served:

Allentown
Arlington Heights
Hilltop
Knoxville
Mount Oliver

Parish History

St. John Vianney was established in 1994 as part of the diocese's reorganization and revitalization program.  The parish was formed by merging St. Canice, Knoxville; St. George, Allentown; St. Henry, Arlington; and St. Joseph, Mt. Oliver.  At first all four churches remained open and served the new parish.  As time went by, however, the population of the area continued to decline.  In 2004, St. John Vianney parish initiated a pastoral planning committee to study whether the parish needed to keep all its churches open.  The committee recommended that the parish only keep one church open.  St. George was identified as the church to remain open.  On August 7, 2005, the final Mass was celebrated at St. George Church before it was closed for liturgical upgrades.  The other three were closed in 2005.  The final Mass of St. Joseph was celebrated on August 14, 2005.  The final Mass of St. Canice was celebrated on August 21, 2005.  The final Mass of St. Henry was celebrated on August 28, 2005.  On September 3, 2005, the former St. George Church was rededicated as St. John Vianney Church.

Unfortunately, during the next decade, the territory the parish covered suffered a population loss of 27 percent and parish membership declined 77 percent.  This decline coupled with the need for repairs to the church led to the conclusion that the parish was no longer financially sustainable.  In August of 2015, the pastor petitioned the bishop to dissolve the parish, which was granted.  The final Mass of the parish was celebrated on April 3, 2016 and the church and parish were closed on that day.

Photos From the Diocesan Archive:

Saint John Vianney
Saint John Vianney

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