All Masses in the Diocese of Pittsburgh Cancelled
Bishop David Zubik Calls for a Day of Prayer


In light of increasing updates on and concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), Bishop David Zubik has made the decision to cancel all weekday and Sunday Masses in the Diocese of Pittsburgh effective Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice.

Hidden Rows – Monthly

Praying the Rosary

Friday, September 6, 2019
7:00 PM

Saint Albert the Great Church Chapel

Please take some time out of your day to be with the Lord.

Men’s Retreat and Week-End Getaway

Friday through Sunday
November 8-10, 2019

Blessed by God Who Surrounds You with Loving Compassion is the theme of this year’s Men’s Retreat at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center.

Whether you need a quiet place to reflect on your relationship with the Lord or just to unwind and de-stress, Saint Paul’s provides the perfect environment.

All men from our parish grouping from Holy Apostles, Holy Angels, and St. Sylvester are welcome and encouraged to attend. There are flexible options for commuting or a partial week-end.

For more information, please contact:
Deacon Dan Nizan at 412- 884-7744 ext. 207,
John Major at 412-882-4883,
Jack Simpson at 412-977-7774, or
Mike Woshner at 412-884- 9299.


Lent and Easter Liturgies

Holy Apostles Fish Fry

Ash Wednesday                      Canceled
All Fridays in Lent
Good Friday

Faith Formation Building (Lower Level)
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Please see the attach menu.

Additional seating available in the Upper Hall beginning at 3:00 PM

All menu items available A Ia carte.

Phone:  412-440-0221

Holy Angels Fish Fry

Ash Wednesday                      Canceled
All Fridays in Lent
Good Friday

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Please see the attach menu.

Eat in or take out available.

Phone:  412-461-9503


Food Bank Collection
Parish Churches

February 8 — 9, 2020

We will be collecting canned soups, stews, fruits and vegetables, plus boxed cereals, paper products and cleaning supplies for the area Food Pantries this weekend.

Thank you in advance for your support and generous giving.

March, 2020

Lenten Book Review

Mondays during Lent at 7:00 p.m.

Chapel of Saint Albert the Great Church

Join Fr. Ken Sparks in the  for the book review of Matthew Kelly’s, The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity.

The book will be provided for the class so preregistration is a must.

To register contact any of the parish offices by Friday, March 6th.

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation

This is a Diocesan mandated marriage preparation course.

Friday and Saturday
March 13 and 14, 2020

Saint Albert the Great Faith Formation Building
(The Faith Formation Building\Office Building is the former Bishop McDowell School
located on the St. Albert the Great Church campus.)

The first session for 2020 will begin on Friday, March 13 and end on Saturday, March 14.

Refreshments, program materials, and lunch on Saturday are all included.

Registration is required
(The fee is $60.00 per couple to cover books and other expenses.)
Please contact Deacon Mike at the church office at 412-884-7744 ;Ext 206 to register.


Java and Jesus

Monday, March 16, 2020           Canceled
7:00 PM

Holy Angels Church Hall

This month we will have a special Lenten evening.

All are welcome to come and share faith, fellowship and a great cup of java!


Christian Mothers Day of Recollection and Reflection

Saturday, March 28, 2020

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM ↔ Passionist Convent

Cost is $30.00 and includes lunch.

For reservations and information contact Joann Wilson at 412-885-3771.

Space is Limited.

May, 2020

Summer Youth Café
Saint Basil Church


Each Monday and Thursday
May 18, 2020 through June 18, 2020
4:00-5:00 P.M.

Each child will receive three dinners, each day to feed them until the next pick-up day.

Walk for a Healthy Community

The 2020 Highmark Walk is now virtual!   

Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh
Supporting Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

To find out more about the WALK access the information page at

Thank you for supporting  our team in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.

Praise Nation

Good Afternoon Praise Nation!
We pray you are well!  We miss you!

The March for Jesus event this Saturday, May 30, is taking place but because of COVID restrictions, it has become a Caravan for Jesus.  Caravans will depart at 11:00 a.m. sharp from various areas in Allegheny County and proceed to Point State Park.  There are a few ways to participate -live stream via Facebook or join the caravan and listen via radio – FM 101.5.  Please see the links below (Pittsburgh March for Jesus Facebook page and the Pittsburgh March for Jesus website) for all pertinent details.  An FYI, Father Levi currently serves on the Planning Committee for this event.

Pittsburgh March for Jesus Facebook Page

Pittsburgh March for Jesus Website

As stated above, we miss you.  We pray we can gather soon when restrictions allow.  Please stay tuned for updated information.

God’s Grace and Peace and Blessings to All!
The Praise Nation Leadership Team

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, March 6, 2020

Following the 8:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Angels Church.

Divine Mercy Chaplet will be sung at 3:00 p.m. the Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. concluding with Benediction at 4:00 p.m.

Please take some time out of your day to be with the Lord.

Contact Deacon Dan for information at 412-884-7744, ext. 207.


Women’s Spring Retreat

Friday, April  3, 2020 through, Sunday, April 5, 2020
Saint Paul of the Cross Retreat Center

An invitation is extended to all the women of the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh to attend a spring retreat. The theme for this year is: “Blessed by God Who Surrounds You with Loving Compassion”.

Please call Rosemary Gorecki at 412-882-3409 for more information.

Spring Men’s Retreat

Friday 6:00 PM through Sunday, 12:00 Noon
April 17 – 19, 2020

Blessed by God Who Surrounds You with Loving Compassion (Ps 103:2-4) is the theme of this year’s Men’s Retreat at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center.

The retreat will provide you much needed quality time for prayer and relaxation to deepen your faith and to refresh your Body, Mind and Spirit.

All men from our parish grouping from Holy Angels, Holy Apostles and St. Sylvester are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact:
▪ Ed Cleary—412-881-5186
▪ Stan Cook —412-882-6882
▪ Bernie Windstein—412-882-6034

Annual Ladies of Charity Spring Tea

April 18, 2020

12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM
Saint Albert the Great Faith Formation Building

Tickets are limited.

Wear your prettiest fanciest spring bonnet/hat and please come join us for an afternoon of fun, food, friendship and TEA too.

Please call Jackie at 412-885-1457 for further information and reservations.

HATS are optional and encouraged to add to the fun!

Youth Activities


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Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry

Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry is a team of licensed and experienced counselors and professionals committed to serving community members and families of all faiths and backgrounds. Regardless of your economic resources, they are available to help meet your needs through a broad range of counseling and support services.

“A Little About Me”
Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt will take you around your house and a trip down memory lane. Remember to look hard to find all the things in the attached list. Take a picture or a few and share them!

1. Find a keepsake/souvenir from your favorite vacation or trip you took.
2. Find 3 colored pens.
3. Find your favorite drink.
4. Find the thing you’ve used most today.
5. Find a tree, plant, or flower outside your house.
6. Find your favorite picture of you or your family from when you were younger.
7. Find something religious. (Bible, rosary, cross, etc.)
8. Find a ball or disc.
9. Find something with your school name on it.
10.Find a pair of glasses or sunglasses.
11. Find something purple.
12. Find your favorite cup or mug.
13. Find something heavy.
14. Find your favorite candy bar or snack.
15. Find a time to pray and thank God for all of these things and the many more you have that go unnoticed.

Share your pictures with us!
Create and send Anthony or Nick your art at or and let us know if you enjoyed this on Facebook, CCSP Youth Ministry, or on Instagram @ccspym with the #YMscavengerhunt

High School Teens Activities

▪ Lenten Devotional Tuesdays
March 10, 2020 — April 7, 2020
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM

▪ Escape Room
Saturday, March 21, 2020
12:30 p.m.

Cost $15.00

Arise, Unaltered Ministry
Saturday, March 28, 2020
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Event Postponed and will be rescheduled.

Grades 8 to 12

See attached flyer.
Cost is $5.00.

Contact Anthony or Nick at Youth Ministry for more details, or Visit


Junior Teens
Spring Party

Sunday, March 15, 2020
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

This will be the next Junior Teens Gathering for teens in grades 5 to 8.
It will take place in the youth room at Saint Sylvester Parish.
(appropriate footwear for gym required)

RSVP to Anthony or Nick !! by Friday March 13th

Come along for Faith, Fun and Friendship!


Junior Teens
Open Gym

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Saint Sylvester School Gymnasium
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM


CCSP Teens Group

Annual Mission Trip
July 21-27, 2019

Our 19th annual mission trip to Louisa, Kentucky is in the heart of Appalachia. There is a space for you if you are in 9-12th grade.

There are opportunities to do home repair, visit with the elderly and local people of the community, as well as, teach bible school. It will be the most rewarding experience of your life.

The cost is $75 and space is limited.

If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Mary Ellen Phillips at 412-884-8222.

Come join us on our 19th annual mission trip to Louisa, Kentucky.



Notice of Upcoming Events

Mission Trips

June 21 — 27, 2020 ↔ Webster Springs, WV
June 19 — 25, 2020 ↔ Louisa, KY

We are on a mission from God—actually 2 missions!

It’s that time again!!! Please consider joining us for one or both of our mission trips. It is nearly time to register. Both mission trips are in Appalachia. This is a great opportunity for high school and college students. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

If you are interested in participating contact Mary Ellen Phillips at 412-884-8222 or

Space is limited.

Summer Festival

Monday, July – 13, 2020 to Saturday, July 18, 2020


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