St. Nicholas Church

Du Bois, Pennsylvania

St. Nicholas Church

Founded 1980

Diocese: Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania

Deanery: Altoona-Johnstown Deanery


108 N 3rd St
Du Bois, Pennsylvania 15801-3158

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Office: 814-375-0459

Parish Contacts

V. Rev. Mark Meholick
102 N 3rd St
Du Bois, PA 15801
Home: 814-375-0459
V. Rev. John Steffaro
Retired, Attached
1753Treasure Lake
DuBois, PA 15801

Lay Leadership

Mr. David Chirico
Choir Director
3332 W Liberty Rd
Dubois, PA 15801
Home: 814-371-1033
Mrs. Adele Hessler
Church School Coordinator
RD 1 Box 346
Brockway, PA 15824
Home: 814-265-1656


St Nicholas Church is located just a few miles off Interstate 80 between exits 97 and 101.  The church is two blocks behind the Penn State DuBois Campus on Rte 255.

Schedule of Services

Note:  The following schedule may alternate with our sister parish, SS Peter and Paul Church, Urey, PA.  Call the Rector at 814-375-0459 for schedule or information, or to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Memorials, etc.

6:30 PM Great Vespers, Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:15 AM Church School; 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, Lenten supper, Adult Discussions.
Wednesday & Friday Evenings During Great Lent

7:00 PM Vespers with Litiya or Vigil.
Eves of Great Feasts falling on work days

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts falling on work days

Parish Background

St Nicholas Orthodox Church, DuBois, PA began as a mission in 1978 under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago, who was then Rector of St John the Baptist Church, Black Lick, PA.  Services were held in various churches and buildings by Deanery clergy until the parish found its present home.  Through the hard labor of this small group, generous gifts and loans from the Diocese, Sister Parishes, and pious individuals, St Nicholas Orthodox Mission had a home in 1980, along with a full-time parish Priest (Fr David Tillman).

At the present time, the parish consists mostly of those converted to Holy Orthodoxy through the efforts of the Mission.  The parish is combined administratively with SS Peter and Paul Church, Urey, PA, which is about a 45 minute drive from DuBois.  Both parishes are served by one priest, so the Liturgical schedule must be shared between the two churches.  Despite this situation, both parishes enjoy a very full Liturgical and social activity schedule.