Robert E. Pratt, 1938-2023

St. Stephen’s extends its sympathies to the family and friends of Bob Pratt, longtime member of the parish choir, former vestryman and parish administrator, who died on Sunday.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Catherine Mae Boyer Pratt, and a brother, James (Debrah S.) Pratt of Clinton, PA. He also is survived by his children, Robert Keith (Debrah W.) Pratt of Anniston, AL; Mark Alan (Jo Ann) Pratt of White Oak, PA; and Alison Rene Pratt (Richard) Shawley of Stahlstown, PA.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Brandon (Shannon) and Blaine Pratt of Oklahoma; Wesley; Tom; Zack (Anna) Wilkinson; and Jackie (Brian) Wilkinson Pankey of Alabama; Jennifer Pratt (Ryan) Popko of King of Prussia, PA; Megan Nicole Pratt of White Oak; Jessica Shawley of Stahlstown; and Amber (Cody) Shawley Rummel of New Florence, PA, in addition to his beloved Labrador Retriever, Sadie. He also had eleven great-grandchildren, including the late Lucas B. Rummel. He was the former Treasurer of the Oasis Recovery Center for Western PA.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Jan. 31, 2023) at Strifflers of White Oak, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. The funeral service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2023) at St. Stephen’s.

Welcome Bishop Ketlen to McKeesport on Jan. 29

Please welcome the Right Rev. Dr. Ketlen Solak, Bishop of Pittsburgh, to McKeesport on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. She will officiate at Holy Eucharist, then join us for a luncheon.

All attendees are encouraged to wear Blue and Red to church tomorrow — the colors of the Haitian flag (to honor Bishop Ketlen) and the McKeesport Tigers! Please join us.

Learn more about Bishop Ketlen

Happy New Year, St. Stephen’s!

As we greet 2023 together, let us resolve to meet the living God in new and important ways.  When our back is against the wall, let us not forget that the Gospel demands for integrity remain.  When we have an opportunity to serve, let us remember that Jesus came not to be served but to serve.  When we have an opportunity to give in to despair, let us not forget that along the road to God we encounter and choose to follow Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  

I look forward to seeing you at 10 o’clock on Sunday mornings for the celebration of the Eucharist and 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays for Bible Study.



The Rev. Dr. Moni McIntyre