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Mass Schedule:

Mass Schedule:

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.

Weekdays: M-F. 7:30 a.m.; Sat 8:00 a.m.

Holy Days: HV 6:15 p.m.; H 8:00 a.m.; 7:00 p.m. (Consult bulletin)



Saturday: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Religious Education:

50 West Crafton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: 412-922-6300

Administrative Center:

114 Berry St
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: 412-921-1230
Fax: 412-922-1279


Rev. John B. Gizler III, Pastor
Rev. Frederick W. Gruber, Parochial Vicar

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Parish History

Ascension parish was established on June 7, 1967, to help relieve congestion in the nearby parishes of St. Philip and Holy Innocents.  The first Mass of the new parish took place on June 11, 1967, in St. Philip Church.  After three weeks, Sunday Mass was moved to the Ingram United Presbyterian Church.  The parish purchased property from the Pittsburgh Railways Company.  The property included an abandoned street car barn and an administrative building.  Rather than tear down the buildings, the parish decided to use them.  Beginning in September of 1967, work began to convert the street car barn into a church.  The administration building was converted to classrooms, parish offices and a parish hall. 

The renovated church building was dedicated on December 15, 1968.  In the early 1990's, the church was improved with the installation of stained glass windows.

In the decades that followed, the growth of population that caused the establishment of the parish reversed.  By the beginning of the twenty-first century, the area could no longer support the number of parishes in existence.  On August 1, 2016, Ascension parish was absorbed by St. Philip Parish, Crafton.  Ascension Church remained open after the merger.

Photos From the Diocesan Archive:

Ascension Church, 2002

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