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St. Joseph Parish

420 North St. NW
Warren, OH 44483
Founded 1928
Closed - 2011



Parish History

Three Parishes in Warren, OH:
St. Joseph (1929), Christ Our King (1951) and St. Pius X (1959)
merged to form St. John Paul II Parish (2011).

 “Saint Joseph Parish was started in 1928 by Bishop Schrembs, then bishop of Cleveland, to serve the families of Polish descent in Warren. The first services were held in a rented storefront until the first church building was erected and dedicated in 1929. In the past, the parish included a parish school and a building that once housed the Sisters of Notre Dame and at another time the Franciscan Fathers. In 1964, the parish built a new church that was dedicated by Bishop Walsh. A mosaic of Saint Joseph and the Christ Child dominates the main entrance of the new church. The building seats about five hundred and fifty people. Altars of imported marble beautify the sanctuary, and there are a number of shrine areas. The stained-glass windows are from France. Laminated wood arches support the roof and the ceiling. All of these architectural touches, together with an intricate lighting system, enable parishioners to worship God in an atmosphere of joyous celebration. The parish, which has diversified, has been making improvements to the church building, grounds, and rectory, the program of liturgical music, and the cemetery. And finally, Saint Joseph is very actively involved in neighborhood restoration initiatives and serves as an important stabilizing factor in the North End of Warren.” 

From the Diocese of Youngstown Website


St. Joseph Church History. Golden Jubilee 1928-1978 of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Warren, OH, p. 4-6. CAP w Orchard Lake.

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We Need Your Help with Historical Preservation

If you have any important documents or other materials related to this parish and would like to share them with us, please contact us at:

Remember these materials, for example, parish jubilee books, celebrations of priests’ anniversaries, church and/or parish photos, pamphlets, etc., may be valuable to the next generation and may become lost forever.  Your contributions of historical materials may enrich our Polish American Liturgical Center website and archives and they will become a living memorial to your loved ones and your parish history.

We ask you to make an effort to help preserve your parish history as a memorial to all the parishioners who have contributed to making it a magnificent place of worship.  May God reward your kindness!


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