The Baptism of Christ
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Pastor: Rev. David J. Loeper
Deacons: Dr. Luis R. Visot - Larry Lonergan
Pastoral Assistant: Bobby Rienzo
CCD Coordinator: Lucilla Kochol
Parish Council President: Robert Bechtel
Choir Director/Organist: David Derbes

Parish Council 2020-2021

Elected Members: Elected Officers:
John Consugar Robert Bechtel - President
Joseph Gerchak Kevin McNamara - 1st Vice President
Heidi Gorski Darren DeArment - 2nd Vice President
Joseph Kurtek Ex-Officio:
Eric Lieberman Father Dave Loeper
Nannette Major Deacon Luis R. Visot
Al Norkus Deacon Larry Lonergan
Patty O'Neill Ed Brahler
Nick Quinn
Josette Peckman
John Powers
Melissa Scheetz
Martin Smith

Staff and other contacts: 570-622-5470

  • Mass and Confession Schedule - ext 1
  • Upcoming Events and Weather Cancellations - ext 2
  • Patricia Klassen – Parish Secretary – ext. 3
  • Luis R. Visot – Bookkeeper – ext 4
  • Lucilla Kochol – Religious Education – ext 5

Phone Numbers

  • Rectory - 570-622-5470
  • Rectory Fax - 570-622-4589
  • Russell Building - 570-628-3002
  • Little Saints Preschool - 570-622-0106
  • Assumption BVM School - 570-622-0106
  • Nativity BVM High School - 570-622-8110
  • St. Joseph Center for Special Learning - 570-622-4638

Address for each building:

  • Rectory and Mailing Address - 913 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
  • Church – Tenth Street and Mahantongo Street, Pottsville
  • Russell Building – Ninth Street and Howard Avenue, Pottsville
  • St. John School Building – Tenth Street and Howard Avenue, Pottsville
  • Pauline Manor – directly behind the church on Howard Avenue, Pottsville