Staff

Father Daniel L. Blout
Pastor
To Contact Father Dan please email Darlene Japalucci, Parish Secretary  

Ordained May 3, 1986, Father Dan has served as pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish since June 25, 2013. He is not a new face to Our Lady of Grace. While serving as Principal at Greensburg Central Catholic, Father Dan lived in residence at Our Lady of Grace from 1998 to 2008.  He is a native of Masontown and All Saints Church, now St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Father Dan also serves as the Pastor of Saint Benedict Parish, Marguerite and as diocesan chaplain of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Father Marlon L. Pates
Parochial Vicar
To Contact Father Marlon please email Darlene Japalucci, Parish Secretary  

Father Marlon was ordained on February 2, 2010 for the Diocese of Tagum in the Philippines. Father Marlon began serving Our Lady of Grace in November 2018 and as part of his 5 year mission assignment in the Diocese of Greensburg.  He is a native of New Corella, Davao del Norte, Philippines. He enjoys playing basketball with his fellow priests. 

 

 

Deacon Steve LoCascio
Permanent Deacon
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Steve LoCascio was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on June 20, 2020 for the Diocese of Greensburg.   He has been assigned by Bishop Malesic to serve the Partner Parishes of Our Lady of Grace and Saint Benedict. Steve is a retired teacher and principal of Latrobe School District and long time parishioner of Saint Benedict Parish.  

 

 

Marisa Cazden
Director of Liturgy
Staff Liaison to the Parish Life Commission & the Liturgy and Worship Commission
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Joining the staff in 1995, Marisa has faithfully served Our Lady of Grace Parish for 25 years.  She possess a Bachelor of Music from SUNY Fredonia and a Master of Music in Voice from University of Arizona Tucson. In addition to playing for parish liturgies, Marisa directs the Premier, Funeral, and Youth musicians. Marisa assists families in planning weddings and funerals. She also assists with seasonal devotions and training liturgical ministers.  Professionally, she is involved in the American Guild of Organists. 

Katrina Coleman
Director of Discipleship & Evangelization and Youth Ministry 
Staff Liaison to the Formation and Evangelization Commission
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Katrina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music & theology. After graduating college, she left her work in music therapy to serve the Church.  Katrina joined the parish staff in 2010 to work with the youth and young adults of our parish. She now serves as our Director of Discipleship & Evangelization, working to oversee children's formation, youth ministry, adult formation, RCIA, and preparation for Sacraments. In addition to her formation duties, she oversees website and technology.

Kelly Dembiczak
Coordinator of Children's Discipleship & Evangelization
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Kelly Dembiczak served as a volunteer catechist for 10 years before joining the parish staff as part-time Coordinator of Children's Discipleship & Evangelization in April 2015.  Possessing a bachelor's in Elementary Education from Penn State University, she comes to us with extensive experience working with children, both professionally, and as a mom of 3 boys. In addition to leading our Children's Ministry, Kelly also forms children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation & Eucharist. During the month of June, she is busy leading our parish's annual Vacation Bible School.. 

 

Itzia Peluso
Administrative Assistant for Discipleship & Evangelization & Social Media 
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Itzia returned to our parish team in March 2020 to assist in the areas of Discipleship & Evangelizaiton & Social MediaShe is a mother of 3 young boys who participate in Children's Ministry and are active in the parish.  Of Mexican descent, Itzia is fluent in Spanish and often assist with members of our Spanish speaking community.  

 

Darlene Japalucci
Secretary 
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Darlene has served as a parish secretary in the Diocese of Greensburg for over 30 years.  In February 2019, she joined the staff of Our Lady of Grace as our full-time parish secretary.  If you call or visit the parish office, it is Darlene who will help you. In addition to answering phone calls and greeting visitors, Darlene prepares the weekly bulletin, maintains the parish calendar, assists the staff with various clerical tasks, and handles many other office needs. 

Donna Stewart
Secretary
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After retiring as an editor with the Trib, Donna joined the staff of Our Lady of Grace in 2002 as a part-time secretary.  She handles the weekly collection postings, DLA, parish database, and mailings. Donna's experience as an editor is invaluable to all of the staff members. 

Father Tyler Bandura 
Priest in Residence

Father Tyler was ordained in June of 2013 and currently serves as the Chaplin for Greensburg Central Catholic, the Episcopal Master of Ceremonies, and the Diocesan Director for Vocations.  When his others duties make it possible, Father Tyler assists with weekend Masses, baptisms, weddings, and confessions.