Saint Peter, Slippery Rock

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Saint Peter, Slippery Rock

Mass Schedule:

Saint Anthony

Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m.(Sept-Apr).;

Sunday 10:00 a.m.(May-Aug)

Weekdays:Thursday 9:00 a.m.

Saint Peter

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

Weekdays: T 9:00 a.m.

Rock Catholic Parish Center

(Former Newman Center) 342 Normal Ave

Sunday: 7:00 p.m.(Sept - Apr)

Weekdays: M/F 7:30 a.m.; W 12:00 noon


Saint Anthony

Saturday After Vigil Mass

Saint Peter

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

Rock Catholic Parish Center

Wednesday: After 12:00 noon Mass

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Church Buildings: Saint Anthony:

232 Boyers Rd
Forestville, PA 16035

Church Buildings: Saint Peter:

670 S Main St
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Administrative Center:

342 Normal Ave
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724-794-2880
Fax: 724-794-1255


Rev. Kevin G. Poecking, Pastor
Deacon Edwin P. Christmann

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Neighborhoods Served:

Slippery Rock

Parish History

St. Peter was established in 1938.  The foundation of the parish can be traced to a survey of local Catholics conducted in 1934 by the Missionary Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (MCCD).  The diocese formed the MCCD to bring religious instruction to Catholics living in small, isolated communities who lacked access to an existing church.  Based on this survey, the bishop gave permission for the MCCD to start a mission for the 35 families living in the area and the Catholic students attending the State Teachers College.  A priest from St. Fidelis Seminary in Herman began visiting Slippery Rock and celebrating Mass in Grange Hall.  On August 22, 1937, ground was broken for a new church.  The cornerstone of the church was laid on May 22, 1938, and the completed church was dedicated on November 13, 1938.

The parish remained a mission of St. Fidelis Seminary until 1955.  On June 16, 1955, the parish became independent.  St. Anthony, Forestville was assigned as a mission to St. Peter.

In 1993, St. Anthony parish, Forestville was suppressed and the congregation was assigned to St. Peter.  St. Peter parish maintains both St. Peter and St. Anthony Churches.

Photos From the Diocesan Archive:

St. Peter Church, 1939
Interior of church, 1939
St. Peter Church, 2002
Interior of church, 2002
St. Anthony Church, 2002
Interior of St. Anthony, 2002

File Attachments:

St. Peter Parish Map, Slippery Rock.pdf163.77 KB