St. Joseph's Mission Church

326 Strip Road
Carrolltown, PA 15722

Contact Information:

Marian Farabaugh at

or 814-421-5272

Built by the pioneers and blessed by Father Gallitzin on October 10, 1830, this old log church served as the cradle of Catholicism in northern Cambria County.

If you would like to Donate to Saint Joseph's Mission Church, you can either send a check payable to Saint Joseph's Mission Church to Saint Benedict Church, 100 Main Street * P.O. Box 447 * Carrolltown, PA. * 15722 * OR you can donate electronically by going to on their homepage click the DONATE button and specify that you would like the donation to go to Saint Joseph's Mission Church. THANK YOU!

Prior 1922 2020

This little church, humble in appearance, has been renovated many times over the years. Although newer furnishings have been added, much of the old still remains. The original logs of the building can be viewed at the window near the vestibule entrance. Today Masses are celebrated on the Sunday before Memorial Day, Christmas Eve, and in October in honor of its anniversary of its dedication. Masses can be celebrated by special request at St. Joseph's, please contact Fr. Jude Brady, St. Benedict Church, Carrolltown.

1922 ... We know that the church bell was installed in 1922, we also know that the sacristy was added in 1903 when the church reopened to serve the people of the new town of St. Benedict.

About 1996