Temporary administrator named for Mt. Pleasant Township church
The friendship forged by the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, and the Rev. Richard P. Karenbauer goes back nearly 50 years.
In the 1960s, Mahoney and Karenbauer were classmates at St. Vincent Seminary in Unity — the fourth oldest Roman Catholic Seminary in the United States.
In succession, the men were eventually ordained in 1970 as priests by the late Bishop William G. Connare of the Diocese of Greensburg.
“He was ordained 30 seconds before me,” recalled Mahoney of Karenbauer. “He's always been a hard worker ... a good guy. We go back a long time.”
Now, Mahoney again will follow Karenbauer with today's announcement that Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt of the Diocese of Greensburg has appointed Mahoney as temporary administrator of St. Florian Church following Karenbauer's official retirement Wednesday as pastor of the church in United.
The sacramental and pastoral care of St. Florian Church will be directed by the administration of Mahoney on a temporary basis until June, when a permanent appointment will be made, according to Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt in his official announcement of the appointment.
Mahoney — the pastor of Holy Family Parish in Latrobe since 2007 and vicar forane, or dean, of Deanery IV of the Diocese of Greensburg — said his goal will be to supply St. Florian with continued “pastoral leadership” during his time there.
“The idea of an administrator is to hold the fort at a parish until a permanent successor is named,” Mahoney said. “I want to help the parish to move forward with some of its own goals.”
Mahoney will remain in both of his previously appointed positions while administering St. Florian, according to Brandt's official announcement of appointment.
“He'll be very fine. He'll do well here. The parish is very welcoming and there won't be any problem,” said Karenbauer of Mahoney.
A.J. Panian is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-547-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Stahlstown resident shares a love of history for Chestnut Ridge
- Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association seeks aid to finance future upkeep
- Michael Vomish Memorial Golf Outing is Aug. 16 near Mt. Pleasant
- Mt. Pleasant Borough fire department’s support system dampened
- Mt. Pleasant church to welcome newly installed bishop
- Mt. Pleasant-area company inks cross-continental deal
- Old Fashion Days & UFO Festival is July 24-26 in Mt. Pleasant Township