Mater Dolorosa and St. Joseph Parishes


          Mater Dolorosa Church               St. Joseph, North Oakland

           409 North Main Street                        864 Chicora Road
              Chicora, Pa, 16025                         Chicora, PA  16025

Mailing address for both Parishes

864 Chicora Rd.

Chicora, PA  16025-0243


FAX 724-607-1183

 Website for both locations is


Mater Dolorosa -Monday from 11 am to Noon; 

 St. Joseph Rectory Office Hours

         Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am to 4 pm



Mission Statement for Mater Dolorosa and St. Joseph Parishes

      We, a Catholic Community of Mater Dolorosa Parish, Chicora, and St. Joseph Parish, North Oakland under the guidance and protection of Mater Dolorosa and St. Joseph, seek to live the presence of Jesus Christ with our lives through liturgical worship, Christian education, caring service, faithful stewardship, and Christian evangelization. We will fulfill our mission through the leadership of the Bishop of Pittsburgh and his representatives, and through the sacred tradition of the Catholic Church.


Father Matt McClain, Administrator -
 Father Lou Pascazi, Senior Parochial Vicar -

                                         Religious Education

Vanessa Birch, Program Manager

                                                 Office Staff

Martha Birch - Grouping Accountant

724-445-3713 Extension 5


Barb Boltz - Facility Scheduler/SJP & MD

724-445-3713 Extension #4

                                            Safe Environment

Nicole Karenbauer - Safe Environment Coordinator



Vince Rizert, Music Director

Vince Houpt, Musician, St. Joseph Parish

                      Weekend Mass Schedule effective May 12, 2019

Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday Vigil - 5:30 pm at Mater Dolorosa

Sunday Morning - 8:15 am at Mater Dolorosa

Sunday Morning - 9:30 am at St. Joseph, North Oakland


Weekday Masses:

12:00 pm Monday (Mater Dolorosa)

7:00 pm Wednesday (Mater Dolorosa)

10:00 am Thursday (Chicora Medical Center)

12:00 pm Friday (St. Joseph)



6:30 - 7:00 pm Wednesday (Mater Dolorosa)

11:00 - 11:30 am Saturday (Mater Dolorosa)

11:45 am- 12:15 pm Saturday (St. Joseph)



15 minutes before Mass


JAM (Jesus And Me) Ministry:

Please see calendar for location.



Sunday after Mass.   Please contact 724-445-3713 X4 to schedule.


Pre-Baptism Classes:

Pre-Baptism classes are required for parents.  Brochures are available in the entrance of the church that list the scheduled class dates.  Please plan ahead!  Contact 724-445-3713 x 4 to register for class.



Please notify the Parish Office at least 6 months in advance.  Pre Cana or Engagement

Encounter Classes are required.  View classes at the Diocese of Pittsburgh website (


Holy Communion to the Sick:

When a parishioner is confined to home because of illness, advanced age, or

infirmity, please call the Rectory and arrangements will be made to take Holy

Communion to the person.



Cemetery Inquiries for all Parishes

Contact North Regional Office, 2636 Ellwood Road, New Castle, PA 16101, 724-323-0033,



Bulletin Information for all Parishes

Current bulletin email is: Submission deadline is

Tuesdays at 10:00am and the information and/or pictures must pertain to Parish events.

Advertisers can call the local J.S. Paluch office at 724-772-8850 or


If a parishioner is confined to home and has no way of receiving a bulletin each

week, please call and we will arrange to have a bulletin mailed to their home. 

St. Joseph & Mater Dolorosa E-mail:


PA Child Abuse Hotline No. 1-800-932-0313

Butler County only Hotline No. 724-284-5156

Diocesan Hotline No. 1-888-808-1235




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Last Update

December 26, 2019