Welcome to the website for the Partner Parishes of St. Martin (New Derry), St. Joseph (Derry) of the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. We are located in Eastern Westmoreland County in Southwestern, Pennsylvania.
Our Partner Parishes owes much to the Benedictine Fathers who served faithfully for many years.
The narrative of our Catholic Faith like so many is our diocesan area of Southwestern, PA reveals a tradition of hard work, sacrifice, and deep spiritual roots. Today, our family of faith desires to have the same courage and conviction of preceding generations of faith.
We hope the many features of our website, some of which include descriptions of various ministries, organizations and pastoral services, will help you to discover who we are at the Partner Parishes of St. Martin and St. Joseph.
May God Bless you!
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Lord Jesus, in our time of need,we bring our fears and concerns to you in faith. We are grateful for your closeness to us as we confront the adversity of the coronavirus and all illnesses as they affect those we love and countless others.
Jesus, tend to those who are suffering at this time, especially the elderly and the weak. Provide every necessary strength to our doctors, nurses, health care assistants and all those who are working to repond to this crisis.
Jesus, give us the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to face this challenge. Inspire each of us to do whatever is necessary to confront the spread of this disease. Help us to carry this cross with courage and to walk with the sick with compassion. Give knowledge to our scientists. Keep our families in your care. Heal the sick. Protect the healthy. Console the fearful. Comfort those who are isolated. Give us hope. Give us life.
Jesus, the divine physician, we trust in you.
Mary, comfort of God's children, pray for us.
St. Bernadine of Siena, patron of those with illnesses of the lung, Pray for us.
St. ALbert the Great, patron of scientists, Pray for us.
We make our prayer to you this day, Lord Jesus Christ, who lives with the Holy Spirit, one God, now forever and ever.
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Father Salvatore R. Lamendola
VIRTUAL DIOCESAN HOLY WEEK AND EASTER VIGIL
Palm Sunday, April 5 at 9 a.m. Celebrated by Bishop Malesic on Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and streaming on the diocesan website.
Thursday of the Lord's Supper(Holy Thursday) April 9 at 8 p.m. Celebrated by Bishop Malesic at the above resources.
Friday of the Passion of OUr Lord (Good Friday) April 10 at 7 p.m. Celebrated by Bishop Malesic at the above resources.
The Easter Vigil on the Holy Night (April 11) Celbrated by Archbishop Nelson J. Perez of Philadelphia, details to be announced.
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Our Lord - April 12 at 10 a.m. Celebrated by Bishop Malesic at the above resources and will also be broadcast on WAOB FM 106.7 at noon.
5:00 p.m. (St. Joseph Parish)
9:00 a.m. (St. Martin Parish)
10:30 a.m. (St. Joseph Parish)
Monday: 6:00 p.m. - St. Martin
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. -St. Joseph
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - St. Joseph
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - St. Martin
Monday evening: 5:30 p.m. - St. Martin
Saturday afternoon 4:15 p.m. - St. Joseph
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Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas,
We fly to you today as your beloved children, We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding of Cana.
Pray for us O Loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cry of those who are vulnerable and fearful, and wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence, knowing that you are truly our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus, Amen.
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Beginning Wednesday March 18th, the Diocese of Greensburg has cancelled all public Masses on weekends and weekdays until further notice. All parish functions are postponed until further notice. No Stations of the Cross, no Faith FormationClasses, no Lenten Fish Fry's, etc. Funerals will be celebrated but the family is asked to limit attendance to family only.
St. Martin and St. Joseph will remain open throughout the day for private and quiet prayer. St. Martin; 8:30 a.m. -5:00 pm. St. Joseph 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
We encourage everyone to follow the recommendations of health officials and to practice "social distancing".
For the time being, the Parish Office will be open from 9:00 am - 12 noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. The Office is closed on Wednesday.
Parishioners are asked to mail their weekly envelopes to St. Joseph Church, 125 South Ligonier St., Derry, PA 15627
Please check the Parish website on a regular basis. Be sure to read the Weekly Bulletin. Please check the Diocesan website, dioceseofgreensburg.org, to stay informed of the latest developments.
Feel free to contact any member of the Parish Staff if you need any assistance. We are here to assist the Parish family in any way possible.
St. Martin and St.Joseph pray for us.
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Please feel free to call any of these numbers if experiencing a personal crisis or are in need of emergency material assistance.
Catholic Charities Helpline - 1‑866‑409‑6455
(Provides 24 -7 emergency material assistance and personal crisis assistance)
St. Vincent de Paul Helpline - 724‑694‑5359
(Provides emergency economic assistance)
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Michael Kerlin, a 20 year old parishioner at St. Joseph's, will enter the Mercedarian Friars (Order of Mercy of the Blessed Virgin Mary) as a postulate in Philadelphia, beginning in January, 2020. The Order, which also has houses in Ohio and Florida as well as internationally, began in the 13th century in Spain to help prisoners by the Turks gain solace and release. The postulancy is a 1 to 2 year period of discernment common to all religious orders. During this time Michael will have the opportunity to live in a community with the Friars, have formation classes to learn about the Order and it's charism, and participate with the Friars in their apostolic work in the Philadelphia area. For more information on this religious order, go to their website at
Aidan Kerlin, a 19 yr. old at St. Joseph's and brother of Michael, began his studies in college seminary at St. Mark's Seminary in Erie, PA, as a seminarian for the Diocese of Greensburg. He is majoring in Philosophy as a freshman student at Gannon University. Aidan and the other seminarians at St. Mark's live in community at the seminary where they pray, share meals together and have formation classes. Their academic work is completed at the university. As part of the seminary formation, Aidan and the other seminarians also perform apostolic works. This year Aidan assists with an after school program for school children from Erie every Thursday. Aidan is under the supervision of a rector and vice rector at the seminary, and also has economic advisors, a spiritual director, and shares a confessor with the other seminarians. In the summer, Aidan will return to help Fr. Sam with the parishes. Fo more information on th seminar, go to their wbsite: https://www.erievocations.org/st-mark-seminary/history/