2018 Happy Trails Reception for Father Kevin Fazio

The parish held a "Happy Trails" farewell reception for our cowboy "wannabe" pastor, Father Kevin Fazio on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Ryan Center.

Faith on Fire with Fr Tom Colucci Oct 3 2018

Father Tom Colucci - a retired New York City firefighter who became a priest - was the featured speaker at our Faith on Fire event on Oct. 3, 2018.

2018 Harvest Home 5K Twilight Fun Run / Walk

Over 400 runners / walkers participated in the Third Annual Harvest Home 5K Twilight Fun Run / Walk in North Park on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The event is part of Harvest Home Weekend festivities. Proceeds benefit St. Alphonsus Parish and Blessed Francis Seelos Academy in Wexford, PA.

2018 Harvest Home with Father Kevin and horses

Father Kevin Fazio brought his horse, Spice, and his dad's horse, Top, for a visit during Saturday's Harvest Home festivities on Sept. 8, 2018.

2018 Harvest Home Dinner & Festival

Our Harvest Home Dinner & Festival were held on Sunday, Sept. 9 2018, despite torrential rains. All activities were moved inside Seelos Academy.

2018 Harvest Home Preparations

Volunteers are the key to our Harvest Home Weekend. Preparations during the week of the festivities includes making applesauce with apples from local orchards, washing and cutting fresh vegetables, preparing Chinese Auction baskets and more.

St. Alphonsus Steeple & Front Facade

Father Kevin Fazio wrote the following in his Nov. 19, 2017 bulletin message: I regularly walk the campus with my head up in observation of buildings and grounds condition, and very early in 2015 noticed the deterioration of the east/old side front entrance façade.  When the contractors were repairing the west/new side skylight (and had a crane on campus), we asked them to take a look at the east/old side as well. These photographs were taken at that time. You can see the extensive work that absolutely needs to be done.  There are rust and gaping holes at the base of the tower and at the corners of the front façade, which are allowing water to enter the building and cause damage.  You can see the interior damage for yourself in the bell tower vestibule and on the balcony wall and ceiling.  There is also a need for extensive brick work on the chimneys.

2017 Harvest Home Weekend - Sunday Dinner & Festival

Our traditional Harvest Home Dinner & Festival was held on Sunday, Sept. 10. In addition to the Farm-to-Table dinner, we had a Country Store, Chinese Auction, games, Bonanza Raffle, Selfie Scene and more.

2017 Harvest Home Weekend - Saturday

Saturday's festivities included festival games and cookout food.

2017 Harvest Home Weekend - Friday 5K

A 5K Fun Run / Walk in North Park kicked off our 2017 Harvest Home Weekend.

Trivia Night 2017

Thank you to all who made our Third Annual Trivia Night a grand success on Saturday, Feb. 4. We made a $15,200 profit! Special thanks goes to Beth Hackmann, who organized the event for the third year in a row, and Audrey Dunn. They worked tirelessly to ensure the event was a success.

2016 Harvest Home Dinner & Festival on Sept 11

Our traditional Harvest Home Dinner & Festival was held under gorgeous sunny skies on Sept. 11. Our delicious dinner featured grilled chicken, ham, pulled pork and side dishes made from produce fresh from local farms. The festival events included a Chinese Auction, games, festival foods, a Country Store, Treasures from the Attic and Selfie Scene. We thank all of our volunteers and donors who ensured the weekend was a success!

2016 Harvest Home 5K

For the first time, St. Alphonsus kicked off its annual Harvest Home celebration with a 5K run/walk in North Park. Nearly 300 runners and walkers participated in the First Annual St. Alphonsus Harvest Home 5K Twilight Run/Walk on Friday, Sept. 9, in North Park. A One-Mile Kids’ Fun Run kicked off activities at 6 p.m.; the 5K followed about a half hour later.

2016 Harvest Home Vegetable Prep

When you prepare a farm-to-table meal -- as we do with our Harvest Home Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 11 -- it takes a lot of preparation. Our volunteers wash and cut up lots of vegetables for our delicious dinner.

2016 Harvest Home Chinese Auction Preparation

Our Chinese Auction is one of the most popular features of our annual Harvest Home Festival. For months in advance, our volunteers collect generous donations from our parishioners and local businesses. Volunteers put together over 60 baskets this year -- each valued at more than $100.

2016 Harvest Home - Making Applesauce

The St. Alphonsus family comes together days before our Harvest Home Dinner to make applesauce. Our volunteers slice dozens of apples that have been donated by Shenot Farm & Market and Soergel Orchards. Then the kitchen crew takes over to turn the apples into Harvest Home Applesauce.

2016 Mission Trip to Pikeville, KY

Our Youth Group and adult volunteers spent nearly a week in Pikeville, KY, helping people with various needs.

2016 Hoops for Life

About 60 youths learned basketball skills as well as lessons for life in June at our Hoops for Life camp in the Ryan Center

2015 Harvest Home

175th Anniversary Mass & Reception on July 19, 2015

St. Alphonsus Parish celebrated the 175th anniversary of the church's dedication on July 19, 2015. Bishop David Zubik presided at the Mass. A reception followed in the Ryan Center. Photos by Gene Lechmanick

2015 St. Alphonsus' 175th Anniversary

As St. Alphonsus celebrates the 175th anniversary of the dedication of our church on July 19, 1840, we look back at these photos.

2015 The 125th Day of School (March 13)

As St. Alphonsus School celebrates its 125th anniversary, its students were encouraged to wear historic or futuristic uniforms on Friday, March 13 — the 125th day of school. An afternoon parade in the Ryan Center featured students dressed in what they imagined school uniforms looked like 125 years ago or what they will look like 125 years in the future. The previous day, the students celebrated with a "Happy 125th Birthday" cake in the cafeteria.

2015 Father Kevin's Installation Mass on Feb. 21

Bishop David Zubik installed Father Kevin C. Fazio as St. Alphonsus' new pastor on Feb. 21, 2015. A reception followed in the Ryan Center.