Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish
Monaca, Pennsylvania

St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center
In the Summer of 2014, the parish school was remodeled and assigned a new purpose. Rededicated with the title of St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center, the building houses:
  • Offices of the Parish
  • Faith Formation Center
  • CCD School of Religion
  • St. Vincent dePaul Society
  • Monsignor Farri Hall
  • Gymnasium/Basketball Court
  • Bowling Alley

The
Pastoral Center now serves in the spirit of the original St. John's Lyceum, which geographically once stood on the same spot.

The
Lyceum was built circa 1910 under then pastor Fr. Modesto Parolini to provide a place for spiritual and educational formation, along with cultural, social and athletic activities, held for the benefit of the parish as well as the local community. Maybe some individuals in your family were a part of the Lyceum Ladies Auxiliary? Or in later years, perhaps you and/or others among your family and friends were members of the Lyceum Club?

The
Lyceum building continued functioning according to its original purpose until August 1913, when it was converted into the second St. John the Baptist Church. The first parish church, a small wooden structure located at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street, was then repurposed as a parish hall. And so, more than a century later, the Lyceum lesson of 'parish-in-action', of service, and of 'parishioner involvement' continues (still) within the Pastoral Center of St. John the Baptist Parish.
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(Photo: St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center, Monaca)

Address
St. John the Baptist Pastoral Center
1501 Virginia Avenue
Monaca, PA 15061

Pastoral Center Directory —
go to the
Parish Staff page
General Office
Phone:
724.775.3940
724.775.6386

Fax:
724.775.6886

Pastoral Center Amenities

Monsignor Farri Hall Rental Facility
Looking for a place to hold a bridal or baby shower; birthday or graduation party; baptismal or funeral luncheon, a reception or reunion? Monsignor Farri Hall is that place! For more information and/or available dates, please contact the Pastoral Center Office at 724.775.3940.


Classrooms
For more information and/or available dates, please contact the Pastoral Center Office at 724.775.3940.


Gymnasium
For more information and/or available dates, please contact the Pastoral Center Office at 724.775.3940.


Bowling Alley
Duckpin lanes and bowling leagues (as showcased in WQED's Pittsburgh 360 television program). For more information and/or available dates, please contact the Pastoral Center Office at 724.775.3940.

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