Fr. Peter Augustine Pierjok, O.S.B.
Church Secretary / Bookkeepers
Sacred Heart:
Saint Cecilia:
Evelyn Messmer
Phone: (724)537-7358
FAX: (724)537-6988
Evelyn Messmer
Phone: (724)423-3777
FAX: (724)423-3778
Committee Members - 2015:
Sacred Heart Parish Council
Saint Cecilia Parish Council
Lucille Knapczyk (recorder/convener)
JoAnn Love
Cliff Ridilla

Mary Stoner (facilitator)
Sandy Douds
Sharon Miller (recorder/convener)
Brigi Slough
Bill Smith (facilitator)
Mike Yandrick
Sacred Heart Finance Council
Saint Cecilia Finance Council
Linda Costello
Dave Johnston
Connie Schober

Steve Wagner
Steve Douds
Thomas M. Kissell
Camellia Miller
Tony Slezak
Kenneth D. Stas

Since the inceptions of Saint Cecilia Church and Sacred Heart Church, they both have been served by the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey in nearby Latrobe. This monastic community has been involved in parish work and education since its founding monks arrived from Europe in 1846. From Saint Vincent, 21 other abbeys and monasteries were founded in the USA, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Although the monasic ideal involves detachment from the world to serve God in prayer and labor, historically Benedictines have been called upon to serve as missionaries, educators, scholars, liturgists, and parish priests. The Benedictines strive to maintain a strong community and prayer life, hospitality, simplicity of lifestyle, and a strong commitment to their vows of obedience, stability, and conversatio morum, a Latin term that refers to chastity, sharing of all goods in common and willingness to defer to one another in peace, out of mutual respect. The Benedictine strives to see Christ in every person, most especially in the poor, needy, neglected and rejected of the world, and to balance work and prayer in seeking God above all.


Saint Cecilia Catholic Church • 220 St. Cecilia Road • P.O. Box 80 • Whitney, PA 15693 • Phone: (724) 423-3777 •
Sacred Heart Catholic Church • 421 Main Street • P.O. Box 328 • Youngstown, PA 15696 • Phone: (724) 537-7358 •