PA: New Salem

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Metro Area: Pittsburgh (PA)
Holy Assumption of St Mary Byzantine (Ruthenian) [Hungarian] Church
St Mary Assumption
12 Center St Ext
New Salem
See Mailing Address Below
Phone: 724-245-7188
Fax: 724-245-7124
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Ritually: Ruthenian
Historically: Hungarian
Cemetery: This parish has a cemetery


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Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:30am
Saturday Divine Liturgy 5:00pm
Feast Day Vigils  Divine Liturgy 5:00pm
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 11:00am

Mystery of Reconciliation

Saturdays & Sundays Prior to Divine Liturgy
Feast Day Vigils & Feast Days Prior to Divine Liturgy

Mailing Address:
St Mary Assumption Church
PO Box 487
New Salem
Ph: 724-245-7188
Fax: 724-245-7124
Served From:
St Nicholas of Myra Church
302 3rd Ave
Ph: 724-785-7573
Fax: 724-785-4649

Semi-official Website links to a page maintained by the Archeparchy

The exterior photograph is by Robert Hart, who graciously provided it for use here. 

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1903, meeting in House #143-144 New Salem Rd, Buffington PA
Parish erected in: 1903, under the patronage of the Holy Assumption of St Mary
Relocated in: 1906, to its present site
Other Date: 1913, divided, resulting in the founding of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church
Other Date: (then of the Russian Metropolia, now of the OCA) in New Salem PA
For this church, this is entry 2
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This Entry Last Updated: 08/12/2011
Latitude: 39.918728
Longitude: -79.841026
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