Parish History

In 1867 Fr. John Begel, the chaplain of the Humility of Mary Sisters of Villa Maria, first began to celebrate Mass in people’s homes in Lowell, Ohio. In 1881 Fr. Nicholas Franche, the grand-nephew of Fr. Begel, was assigned to the mission, and in 1884 he built the first Holy Rosary Church. He celebrated the first Mass in the church on Christmas Day 1884. In the 1890’s, the first Italian parishioners were Petere Pirone and Nicola Lombardi. The new Mt. Carmel Society provided a welcome for Italian immigrants to the newly incorporated village of Lowellville. Fr. Franche served Holy Rosary Mission until 1903, when responsibility for the mission was assigned to the pastors of St. Nicholas, Struthers. In 1923 the first resident pastor, Fr. Daniel Kirby, came to the church. A new church was built in 1966. It was first used on April 13, 1968, the Vigil of Easter, and was dedicated on All Saints Day, November 1, 1969. The belltower was built in 1980.


131 East Wood Street
Lowellville, Ohio 44436

Contact Information:

Phone: 330.536.6436
Fax: 330.536.9188

Mass Times:

Sunday: 8:30am
Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 8:30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday – 8:30am

Rev. Stephen Zeigler, Canonical Pastor