NOW available
for all Parishes
St. Joseph
Mater Dolorosa
St. Wendelin
Have a Safe and Blessed
Memorial Day
Thank you, Veterans.
Flags fly
at our
honoring our
Top left is 
Hemphill Cemetery in Chicora;
Bottom left
is St. Wendelin;
To the right is
St. Joseph.


St. Joseph, Mater Dolorosa,

and St. Wendelin


Schedule for May 23-31:

Saturday, 11am-1pm, all Churches

Sunday, 9am-Noon, all Churches

Monday, 11am-1pm, MD

Tuesday, 9am-11am, SW

Wednesday, 9am-11am, SW & 6pm-7pm, MD

Thursday, 9am-11am, SW

Friday, 11am-1pm, SJ

Saturday, 11am-1pm, all Churches

Social distancing and face masks are required. Blessed palms are available.


INSIDE Confessions on

     Two Days at Three Locations

Mater Dolorosa at Noon
St. Wendelin at 6:00pm

11:00am at both Mater Dolorosa & St. Wendelin

11:45am at St. Joseph - NEW TIME!


Bar Talk,


May 28

For ages 21-40

Virtual talk but NOT virtual beverages!

Call/Text Sue at 724-504-3166 for log on info.

Parish Happenings


2021 Lottery Calendars

We are beginning to layout our 2021 Lottery Calendar, and it’s a little different! Many of you are familiar with the SWP Lottery Calendar. With the exciting news of the merger of our three Parishes, we want to extend an opportunity to businesses that serve all Parishioners of our new and vibrant Grouping, soon to be Parish. Our Lottery Calendar will be good for the entire year of 2021. If you have a business in the surrounding area of our Parishes, you have the opportunity to advertise in our 2021 Lottery Calendar. If your business did not receive a letter in the mail, contact Nicole Karenbauer for information, 724-287-0820.

We Have a Facebook Group!
We’re listed as Parishes of NEBC: It's a great way to find out what is going on in the Parishes. Ask to be a member!

Prayer Lists Updated
Prayer lists have been updated and all three Parishes are on this website. Click here to view or print out a hard copy

Deer Classic Rescheduled
Originally planned for April 25, St. Wendelin School’s Deer Classic is rescheduled for the Fourth of July! It’s the same great event just a different day! Gun raffles, adult beverages, food, day-of raffles, and rack scoring. It’s still at Happy Hunters, 676 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Noon-6:00pm. All tickets with the original April 25 date will be honored. Tickets will not be reissued or redated. Questions? Christine at 724-504-7366.

                                                VICARIATE FOUR - GROUPING 438 - North Oakland, Chicora, Carbon Center

St. Joseph Parish, North Oakland - Located at 864 Chicora Road, Chicora, PA 16025

724-445-3713        Fax: 724-607-1183 

SJP Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 9:30am-4:30pm


Mater Dolorosa Parish - Located at 409 North Main Street, Chicora, PA 16025


MD Office Hours: Are at St. Joe Rectory, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 9:30am-4:30pm


St. Wendelin Parish & School - Located at 210/211 St. Wendelin Road, Butler, PA 16002

Parish - 724-287-0820       School - 724-285-4986

SWP Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:00am-Noon