Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Monaca, Pennsylvania

Clergy Timeline
Clergy of St. John the Baptist Parish  [assignment dates]

Fr. John F. Bauer [1887-1892]
Resided in Rochester, PA; mission church under St. Cecilia Church, Rochester, PA

Fr. Francis P. Ward [08/1891-08/1894]
Pastor-in-residence; Monaca at this time was called Philipsburg

Fr. Joseph Toner [08/1894-08/1897]
Resided in Monaca but served the Catholics in Monaca, Anderson Road, Aliquippa, Coraopolis and Imperial

Fr. Martin Hughes [08/1897-07/1900]
Resided in Coraopolis, PA; mission church under St. Joseph Church, Coraopolis, PA

Fr. Anthony Vogel [07/1900-04/1904]
Resided in Beaver, PA; mission church under Sts. Peter and Paul, Beaver, PA

Fr. Thomas P. Walsh [04/1904-08/1905]
Resided in Beaver; mission church under Sts. Peter and Paul, Beaver, PA

Fr. John P. Gallagher [08/1905-01/1906]
Resided in Beaver; mission church under Sts. Peter and Paul, Beaver, PA


All future priests assigned to St. John the Baptist Parish
after this point in time reside in Monaca.



Fr. Leonard J. Stenger [01/1906-01/1907]

Fr. Modesto Parolini [01/1907-07/1911]
Guided the building of the
Lyceum which later became the second parish church.

Fr. Peter J. McKenna [07/1911-12/1912]

Fr. John Enright [01/1913-10/1922]
Purchased sections of land for use as a parish cemetery.
Converted the
Lyceum into the second parish church. (The first church became a parish hall.)

Fr. John Canova [10/1922-11/1948]
Purchased the house that is the current parish rectory.
Guided the design and building of the third (present) parish church.
     Assistants under Fr. Canova
     Fr. James Paul Harvey

Fr. Paul A. Nee
[interim 12/1949]

Monsignor Emilio Farri [01/1949-08/1962]
Guided the building of the parish school in 1953 and a subsequent addition in 1960; the parish convent in 1957.
     Assistants under Monsignor Farri
     Fr. Joseph R. Bryan
     Fr. Martin T. Connolly
     Fr. Francis K. Cronin
     Fr. Andrew J. Bjalobok
     Fr. John R. Charnoki
     Fr. John R. Haney


Fr. Nicholas A. Biondi [1962-1973]
     Assistants under Fr. Biondi
     Fr. John R. Haney
     Fr. John R. Chess
     Fr. Joseph J. Kleppner


Fr. George W. Kilarecki [1973-1985]
     Assistants under Fr. Kilarecki
     Fr. Joseph J. Kleppner
     Fr. David J. Jastrab
     Fr. Kenneth E. Myers
     Fr. David A. Driesch
     Fr. Jose Mattam


Fr. Philip J. DeCarlo [1985-1999]
     Assistants under Fr. DeCarlo
     Fr. Jose Mattam
     Fr. Frank M. Kurimsky
     Fr. Edward Sczmerda
     Fr. Nicholas Mastrangelo
     Fr. Robin Evanish


Fr. Frank M. Kurimsky [1999-2004]
   
Fr. John L. McKenna [2004-7/2011]
    
Fr. Edward Yuhas [interim 7/2011]
  
Fr. George F. Chortos [8/2011-7/2012]

Fr. Michael R. Ruffalo [8/2012-present]
 

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