Saint Martha, Groveton

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Parish History

St. Martha was established as a mission of St. Joseph, Coraopolis in 1914.  Little information exists as to the origin of this mission.  It is known that the Missionary Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (MCCD) established a mission in Groveton beginning on April 27, 1913.  The MCCD was established to provide catechetical instruction in communities too small to support a parish.  Mass was occasionally celebrated in Groveton in several different privately owned locations.  Sometime in 1921 or early 1922, work began on a small church.  The church was dedicated on Palm Sunday, 1922.

This small church remained a mission of St. Joseph, Coraopolis until 1994, when it was closed.  The building was sold shortly afterwards.

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St. Martha Church, 1933
Interior of church, 1933

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