Happening at St. Joseph's Mission Church in 2021:

Gary Farabaugh completed his Eagle Scout Project, Veteran's Memorial honoring all of our Veteran's buried at St. Joseph Mission Church.

1983 - Mike Michrina organized a group of people known as the "Friends of St. Joseph's", they raised funds, and restored the historic church property.

1996 thru 2007 - Ken and Linda Morchesky led a group of individuals to help update the church, this included a new roof, electrical updates, new vinyl siding and a new fence.

2013 -Brad Farabaugh, Troop 2066 obtained Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts by restoring "Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto". The Grotto was originally built in 1948 and blessed by Fr. Valentine Koehler, O.S.B.

2013 - Michael Shuss, obtained Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts by repairing St. Joseph's Church sign, painted the vestibule, and added a prayer garden to the front of the church.

2016 - Joel Ludwig, Troop 2066 obtained Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts by restoring the kneelers to original.

2019 - Hunter Keith, Troop 115 obtained Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts by adding a sitting area outside, located by the vestibule entrance.

2020 - Andrew Amsdell, Troop 2066 obtained Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts by uncovering an original piece of sidewalk located by the grotto, in addition he helped to straighten tombstones, and fixed the sign on Tower Road.

2021 - Gary Farabaugh, Troop 2066 completed his Eagle Scout Project, The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has replaced all the coverings on the stained glass windows.

In addition The Glova Family has donated Christmas Pamphlets and the outside light pole.

If you or any of your family members have donated their time to St. Joseph's, please email us at, so that I can keep current with all the updates.

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!

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We are searching for photos of St. Joseph's Mission Church interior and exterior, especially any pictures taken before 1980. If you who would like to share them please email them to They would be greatly appreciated!