“The new church is the visible symbol of the fulfillment of many years of patient labors and countless sacrifices on the part of the priests, religious and people who have seen the territory of their parish develop from a tired mining district into an inviting area where thousands of families take pride in their community.” These were the words of Bishop John J. Wright, who dedicated the present Catholic Church of St. Valentine in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, in 1967.
Now in the golden jubilee year of 1981, the priests, religious and people of St. Valentine’s Church are able to look back with gratitude on a full half century of development and fulfillment. As they begin their second half century, they rededicate themselves to a life with Christ in the fellowship of their families and the community in which they continue to take pride.
New Work Begins
Father Pikutis Establishes Parish
Father Janok Arrives
Parish Builds New Church
Father Kernan Assumes Pastorate
St. Valentine - 1981 through 2006
Father Pribonic Arrives
Father Harvey Assumes Pastorate
Father Francis Becomes Our Seventh Shepherd