Saint Kilian

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Saint Kilian

Mass Schedule:

Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 p.m, 5:00 p.m.


Saturday: 3:00-3:30 p.m.

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Religious Education::

7076 Franklin Rd
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: 724-625-1665

School: Saint Kilian:

7076 Franklin Rd
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: 724-625-1665
Fax: 724-625-1922

Administrative Center:

7076 Franklin Rd
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: 724-625-1665
Fax: 724-625-1922


Rev. Charles S. Bober
Deacon Ralph W. Bachner Jr.
Deacon William H. Carver
Deacon Robert M. Marshall

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Neighborhoods Served:

Adams Township
Cranberry Township

Parish History

St. Kilian was founded in 1920.  The beginning of the parish can be traced to 1917.  In that year a mission church was established in Mars at the request of the local Catholics.  This mission was served by priests from the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine.  The first Mass of the new mission was celebrated on March 18, 1917.  Initially masses were celebrated once a month in Robertson Hall, a former hotel.

In the spring of 1920 the congregation purchased an abandoned Free Methodist Church.  The building was renovated and repaired and was dedicated on December 5, 1920.  However, the parish was still served by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine until August of 1924 when the first resident pastor arrived in the parish.

On July 4, 1935, fire struck the church.  Quick work by the local fire department saved the building, although it was heavily damaged.  While repair work was done on the church, Masses were held at Mars High School. 

Over the years the church has been renovated and enlarged.  However, the explosive growth in population in southern Butler County beginning around the turn of the century caused the congregation to outgrow its existing church.  On July 4, 2015, ground was broken for a new church building.  The completed church was dedicated on September 25, 2016.

Photos From the Diocesan Archive:

St. Kilian, 1942
1935 fire
Interior St. Kilian, 1995

File Attachments:

St. Kilian Parish Map.pdf148.99 KB