Thank you for your continued support of our parishes.
Collection envelopes may be dropped off at any parish office mail slots or mail boxes
or sent by mail to the parishes.
In these days when there is much fear of the unknown. Businesses are closing , gatherings are being canceled we are being encouraged to observe social distancing , so we are feeling nervous and alone when we would usually gather in our churches and houses or worship, but they are closed as well.
Our pastor at the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh, father Steve Kresak, has set a place for adoration where we can pray to our God in the safety of our own cars.
Because we cannot leave all of our church buildings open for private prayer and adoration during the Corona Virus crisis, you can drive into the parking lot at Saint Albert the Great Church, face your car towards the front of the church and pray privately in the safety of your car. We set up a wonderful chapel with the tabernacle in the vestibule behind the glass doors for all who want to come and pray!
Please join us in prayer at Holy Apostles parish, Saint Albert the Great Church
Please continue to stay safe.
Message from Bishop Zubik
The Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh made a donation of $5,000 to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in the name of our three parishes,
Holy Angels, Holy Apostles and Saint Sylvester.
You are encouraged to donate to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
You can use the button to the right to make a donation.
Comfort Food Free Dinner Giveaway – Saint Basil Church
Pictures from May 3, 2020
There are a few ways to access the Mass on TV
•Verizon carries the noon daily Mass from St. Mary of Mercy Parish in Downtown on WEPA, Channel 462.
•The St. Mary of Mercy Sunday noon Mass is available on Comcast, (city of Pittsburgh only) on Channel 95.
•It can also be watched over the air (without cable) on the Cornerstone’s Faith and Family Channel, 40.6.
•St. Paul Cathedral Sunday 10:00 AM Mass is available on Comcast, (city of Pittsburgh only) on Channel 95.
•Sunday Mass from WPXI TV Studio is available at 6:00 AM on PCNC and MeTV on Verizon and Comcast
but you will have to check with your local listing guide. It can also be watched over the air on MeTV (with antenna).
Parish Council Meeting
This past Tuesday (March 10, 2020), I (Father Steve) met with the combined parish Finance Counsel and Pastoral Counsel to review the recent parish assemblies and to ask for any feedback provided from parishioners as well as their own feedback. Overall the comments were positive and informative. We also discussed the next steps in our merger process. I shared information about the petitions that needed to be signed by them and sent to the bishop. Each of our individual parishes completes a form petitioning the bishop to merge that parish with the other two parishes in the grouping. There are three petitions we completed and signed and I will now mail them to the bishop. The next step of the merger process is to await for the decree from Bishop Zubik to officially merge our parishes into one and that will be sometime in May. In the meantime we are working together to prepare for the administrative tasks that will need to be completed. If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to email me or call my office and I will be happy to discuss it with you.
Parish Assemblies (Early March)
Recently, assemblies were held in our Community regarding the upcoming merger in July of our three parishes. Father Steve, Deacon Andy and Deacon Dan presented various segments of the presentation. The information presented was projected to a screen via a PowerPoint presentation.
Here are links to that presentation in three different formats for your convenience:
- Original PowerPoint (pptx Format)
- Movie of the PowerPoint Slides (mp4 Format – each slide displays for ten seconds)
- PowerPoint Slides as PDF documents (pdf Format)
A repeating slideshow of pictures taken at the many events held in our parishes during the past years was presented. Here is a link to that picture slideshow.