SS. Peter and Paul Church

Altoona, Pennsylvania

SS. Peter and Paul Church

Founded 1916

Diocese: Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania

Deanery: Altoona-Johnstown Deanery

Address

2027 13th Ave
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601

Mailing address:

709 Chapel Dr
Altoona PA   16602-5785

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

http://www.orthodoxaltoona.org

Parish Contacts

V. Rev. Andrew Matychak
Rector
709 Chapel Dr
Altoona, PA 16602
Home: 814-946-9482

Directions

From I-80
Take the I-99 South exit to Altoona.  Follow I-99 to Frankstown Rd exit.  Make a left at the light and follow Rt 36 north to 13th Ave.  Turn left and follow to 21st St.  The church is on the corner of 13th Ave and 21st St.

From the PA Turnpike
Take I-99 north towards Altoona.  Follow I-99 to Frankstown Rd exit.  Make a left at the light and follow Rt 36 north to 13th Ave.  Turn left and follow to 21st St.  The church is on the corner of 13th Ave and 21st St.

From Rt 22 west
Take Altoona I-99 exit to Frankstown Rd exit.  Make a left at the light and follow Rt 36 north to 13th Ave.  Turn left and follow to 21st St.  The church is on the corner of 13th Ave and 21st St.

From Rt 22 east
From I-22, turn right onto Short Route to I-99 and follow to Frankstown Rd exit.  Make a left at the light and follow Rt 36 north to 13th Ave.  Turn left and follow to 21st St.  The church is on the corner of 13th Ave and 21st St.

Schedule of Services

Due to Fr Andrew’s three parish rotation schedule, visitors are urged to call 814-946-9482 for the exact time, type and location of services, especially on Sundays.  Visitors are also asked to call for Lenten and Holy Paschal services.

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy or 11:30 AM Pro-Liturgy.  See previous note.
Sunday Morning

Feast day commemorations are held on the Sunday following the feast except for the Patron Feast day and some major feasts.
Mornings of Great Feasts

VISITATIONS:  Families who have members in the local health care facilities should call Fr Andrew (814-946-9482) to request a visitation of prayer and the Sacraments.  Those requesting another priest to administer the Sacraments must have that priest call Fr Andrew for permission to administer.
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Parish Background

The Charter of Incorporation was filled on October 4, 1915.  The following were Charter Members:  Peter S Halkovich, who later became the first pastor; Abraham George Burkett, Michael Twardon, Stephan Szuhaj, Elias Bartus and Elias G Burket.

Our first trustees were Bishop Evdokim (Myscherski), Peter D Halkovich, Michael Twardon, Stephan Szuhaj and Abraham G Burkett.

The early organizers and founders were:  Stephan Kulmatycki, Eustachim Kulmatycki, Basil Maruschak, Theodore Paraschak, Peter Migelicz, Michael Posmetuh, Peter Lysak, Stephan Magac Sr, Nicholas Kluba, Dimitri Siry, John Krywokulski, John Melnich, John Loziniak, John Kulmatycki, Andrew Hrinko, Anthony Boyko, Gregory Susnovsky, John Zapotoczny, Dimitri Bajsa, and Joakim Wozniak.

The parish continues today because of the dedication of her members and the example her founders set.

If you think any of the founders are your ancestors we would like to hear from you.

May the Holy Spirit move you to visit, worship, pray, and minister with us.  God Bless.