1902: A tornado strikes Merna and severely damages the church. Sunday Mass is celebrated on the lawn outside the church while repairs are being completed.

1982: On August 24th, a second tornado completely destroys the church in Merna.

1983: The decision is made to build a new church on the corner of Route 9 and Towanda Barnes Road on the James Dee property.

1985: The church is dedicated on December 1st.

1991: In January, the Pastoral Planning commission begins planning for the future needs of the Parish.

1993: Recommendations for a new facility are made to meet current and future parish needs.

1996: A capital campaign begins to raise $2.4 million for new facilities, to purchase 10 additional acres of property, build a house for Habitat and retire previous debt.

1997: Construction is completed on new facilities for administration, religious education, nursery, parking and meeting space.

2000: After successful campaign along with Holy Trinity Parish, a $3.5 million addition is completed on Holy Trinity Elementary School and renovation of Holy Trinity Jr. High School.

2003: The new Central Catholic High School opens.