Parish History

An old record still in existence mentions a Catholic priest who held services in Alliance as far as 1848. The construction of Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroads brought to Alliance a number of Catholic Irish, German and French laborers, who settled here between 1850 and 1854. The early settlers, although few in number, eagerly desired to attend Mass and receive the sacraments. Initially Mass and the sacraments were administered in the homes of the 30 Catholic families. Father Lindesmith was one of the first visiting priests who ministered to the Catholics in Alliance. The original church was dedicated in 1862. The second church building was erected on October 30, 1881. The existing church was built on the same site in January 1941. Since 2011 and with the arrival of its 23rd consecutive pastor Rev. Matthew Maciej Mankowski, D. Min., St. Joseph Parish doubled the number of parish families which now exceeds 600 and added several much needed devotions and ministries of service such as the Guardian Angels. St. Joseph is a very welcoming parish with many young families and people who can trace their roots to various parts of the world (Poland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Scotland, Mexico and the Philippines). It is a true melting pot of many cultures, traditions, nationalities, and people who call St. Joseph their spiritual home. We love, respect and accept all people regardless their place of origin, gender, sexuality or skin color. At St. Joseph Church in Alliance all are welcome.


427 East Broadway Street
Alliance, Ohio 44601

Contact Information:

Phone: 330.821.5760
Fax: 330.821.5783

Mass Times:

Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:45am
Holy Days: See Bulletin
Weekdays: Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 8:00am
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Very Rev. Canon Maciej Mankowski, Pastor