Welcome Home

Welcoming All People
to our
In the Heart of
Venango County.

Forming Disciples

Changing Lives.

A Welcome From Our Pastor

Please enjoy this video from our Pastor, Fr. John Miller, III.

Welcome Fr. Ian McElrath!

Check out some videos courtesy of the Diocese of Erie YouTube

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Mass Times

Saturday Anticipated

4:00pm (St. Joseph)
5:40pm (St. Stephen)


8:00am (St. Stephen)
9:45am (St. Joseph)

Weekdays and Holy Days of Obligation

Daily Mass schedule may change from week to week – see bulletin.

Holy Days of Obligation and changes to the schedule are posted – see bulletin.

Eucharistic Adoration

Tuesdays, Noon-1pm (St. Stephen) – see bulletin.

Sacramental Information

Reconciliation / Confessions

Every Saturday at 3:00pm-3:40pm
(St. Joseph) or by appointment.

First Friday Confession
Thursday before 4:00pm-5:00pm (St. Stephen)


Parents are required to attend a Pre-Baptismal Class. Please contact the parish office by phone or click here.


Please contact the parish office at least 6 months prior to the wedding to schedule wedding date and classes required.

Anointing of the Sick

Please notify the parish office when someone is seriously ill, hospitalized, homebound, or in need of a priest.

Sponsorship for Godparents or Confirmation

Please contact the parish office for more information or contact us below.

Parish Office Information

Office Hours

9:00am – 4:00pm Monday –  Friday

Phone: 814-677-3020
Fax: 814-678-8841


Office Receptionist / Secretary

Judy Fink
Jenny Huber
Marti Shutka
Deb Lineman

Email: cjhall2@comcast.net

Business Office

Kim Fornof

Email: sjoffice@stjosephchurch.comcast.net

Faith Formation Coordinator

Evelyn Wheeler

Email: occcreled@gmail.com

We are Here to Serve You

Rev. John L. Miller, III, Pastor
Rev. Ian McElrath, Parochial Vicar
Msgr. Andrew Karg, Retired Clergy

Deacon John (Tim) Wren

Faith Formation Coordinator
Evelyn Wheeler  | occcreled@gmail.com

Prayer Chain Coordinators
Mary Smith 814-676-9758  |  Rita Anderton 814-676-1641 ritaanderton@yahoo.com

Saint Stephen School
Mrs. Marge Hadjuk, Principal 814-677-3035 |  School Website

Venango Catholic High School
Mr. Brian Slider, M.A., Acting Headmaster 814-677-3098  |  School Website

Catholic Rural Ministry
Sister Marian Wehler, OSB and Sister Tina Geiger, RSM 814-677-2032  |  Ministry Website

St. Stephen Church

St. Stephen School

St. Joseph Church