Welcome to the St. Bartholomew Parish Web Site
St. Bartholomew Church is located in Crabtree, Pennsylvania, along State Route 119, between New Alexandria and Greensburg. We are situated in the northwestern section of Unity Township, and we extend into Hempfield and Salem townships, as well.
Although the first Mass was celebrated in a 54-by-24 foot storeroom located at the present site of the Crabtree Shopping Center in 1889, our three weekend Masses are presently celebrated in our renovated church that seats 200. Daily Mass, however, is offered at 8:00 a.m. in the chapel located in the former convent that houses our parish offices.
St. Bartholomew Church is a parish of the Diocese of Greensburg, but it has been and continues to be staffed by the Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
We are an active faith community of 520 registered households, and we strive to deepen the faith and to broaden the vision of church for all parishioners. Since Christ, present in the celebration of the word and sacrament, is the source and summit of our faith, our celebration of the liturgy is the life blood of our parish.
As pastor, I take this opportunity to invite all to explore our Web site, to see how we live our faith in service to the community, and to visit us when traveling through our area.
Father Justin Matro, O.S.B.