While the Catholic Church has a long history in Leechburg, Christ
The King parish is relatively new. It was canonically established in
1999 from the former Leechburg parishes, Assumption,
St. Martha, St Catherine and its
With Fr. Bonafed’s leadership the parish consolidated. At
that time the parish had three sites: the Second Street site where we conduct
celebrations of the Sacraments including the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
Confession, Baptism, and Confirmation; the Gilpin Township site where we conduct
Religious Education classes, programs, the parish festival, and meetings of
parish organizations; and St.
After years of planning and fund raising the dream of a new church was realized. The new worship space was dedicated on August 5, 2012 by Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt. In the near future we hope to continue consolidating, moving the offices into the new facility.
In the year 2001, the diocese organized its parishes into
Regions. The Diocese is currently made up of 10 regions organized into 5
Deaneries. Along with St. Gertrude parish in Vandergrift, St. James parish in
Apollo and Our Lady, Queen of Peace parish in