Saint Robert Bellarmine

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Mass Schedule:

Saturday Vigil

4:00 pm


9:00 am

11:30 am


M/W/F 8:30 am

Tue. 7:00 pm

Sat. 9:30 am

Holy Days of Obligation

8:30 am

7:00 pm


Miraculous Medal Novena: Tue. before 7:00 pm Mass

Rosary: Fri. at 2:40 pm

Divine Mercy Chaplet and Prayer: Fri. at 3:00 pm




6:30 pm - 6:55 pm

1st Friday

After Mass


11:00 am - 12:00 noon

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Administrative Center:

1313 5th Ave
East McKeesport , PA 15035
Phone: 412-824-2644/412-824-2635
Fax: 412-824-4786

Religious Education:

1301 5th Ave
East McKeesport , PA 15035
Phone: 412-824-3688


Rev. John D. Brennan
Deacon Reynold Wilmer

Additional Information:

Parish ID:


Open Date:


Neighborhoods Served:

East McKeesport
North Versailles

St.Robert Bellarmine is a Roman Catholic Community built on a foundation of faith in God, family values, and a strong work ethic.

We desire a deeper relationship with God and each other through the Eucharist, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and knowledge of Sacred Scripture. 

We are called to love God and serve others. 


NOTE: The parish-specific website is under construction and currently unavailable!

MA's Pantry will again seek to receive part of a $1 million grant from the Feinstein Foundation to help fight hunger. The grant makes proportional matches to gifts donated to food pantries between 3/1 & 4/15. Gifts include cash, checks and food items. Each food item regardless of size earns $1 credit towards a grant match.

The Youth Group will be participating in the Love Walk for the Poor on February 15th. A collection box will be in the back of the Church until 2/15. We are collecting diapers, wipes, and non-perishable boxed food items for Catholic Charities.

A Bingo supporting the Youth Group trip to World Youth Day on February 15th. Kitchen opens at 1:00 PM, bingo starts at 2:00 PM. There will be a "sweet treat" raffle and a $500 jackpot!


Christians throughout Pittsburgh are invited to join in the national 40Days for Life campaign to unite the Body of Christ in the spiritual battle to end abortion. Join in 40 days of prayer and fasting, a daily peaceful vigil from 7 AM - 7 PM in front of Planned Parenthood at 933 Liberty Ave., and community outreach. For details and to sign up for daily devotional prayers by email:,, or contact Nikki Bruni , 412.926.9413, . Kickoff event is 2/17/2015 from 7 - 8:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church downtownand concludes with a candlelight procession to Planned Parenthood.



Parish History

St. Robert Bellarmine was established in 1950 as a mission of St. Aloysius in Wilmerding.  The first Mass in East McKeesport was celebrated on April 12, 1950 in the Urban Theatre, a local movie theater.  A priest from St. Aloysius came to East McKeesport every Sunday to celebrate Mass at the theater.  The pastor of St. Aloysius made the decision to purchase the theater and convert it to a church.  The purchase took place in July of 1951.  On September 27, 1951, St. Robert Bellarmine was canonically established as an independent parish. 

Until 1954, the church retained the theater seats.  Instead of kneeling, the parishioners stood with their arms outstretched during the Canon of the Mass.  In March of 1954, the theater seats were finally replaced with pews.

By 1970, the congregation had outgrown the church.  Work began on a building that would contain the church, rectory and administrative offices.  The completed building was dedicated on August 19, 1972.

Photos From the Diocesan Archive:

St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 2002

File Attachments:

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Map.pdf155.1 KB