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Meet the Pastor
Holy Child was established as a parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton on September 17, 1953. 47 years prior to that Holy Child was a mission of St. Andrew's Church of Blossburg, Pennsylvania and served by the priests assigned there.
The original church on the east side of S. Main Street (now an apartment building) was replaced by the new Church of the Holy Child, dedicated on September 25, 1963.
From 30 residential families and 90 college students in 1953, Holy Child has steadily grown and now ministers to over 360 families and an ever increasing number of Mansfield University students.
We welcome all who join us for worship and invite you to become part of our parish family. We encourage you to full and active participation in our parish life.
New members are asked to register by contacting the Parish Office. Registration is a requirement for admission to our religious education programs and reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, First Penance, Confirmation, and Matrimony. Also, you must be a registered and practicing parishioner to receive testimonial letters for sponsorship at Baptism, Confirmation, and marriages outside of the parish.
Holy Child Parish Mission Statement: United with the Pope, we the parishioners of Holy Child seek to be a welcoming church, which fosters spiritual development and expresses charity by living in word and deed the life of Christ. Under the leadership of the Bishop, our goals are to implement effective ministries through word, worship, and the sacraments, to enhance the spiritual growth of our parish family, and to encourage, through works of love and faith, the unity of the church.
Holy Child Parish Rectory & Parish Office is located at 237 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, across the street from Holy Child Church
Parish Office Hours:
8 AM to 4 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
The Parish Office is closed on Wednesday
Holy Child Parish Secretaries:
Mrs. Jen Minnich / Ms. Rita Hanson
To leave a message after business hours, call 662-0111 and leave a message on the machine. Messages will be answered on the next business day.
E-mail us at email@example.com
Holy Child Parish
Holy Child Church - 237 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA
Worship Site - St. Mary of Czestochowa, 138 St. Mary's St, Blossburg PA
Rev. Bryan Wright, Pastor