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Teamwork is an important part of deacon's ministry

By Deacon Joe Cerenzia Correspondent

In light of Bishop David Zubik’s recent call of a new class into the diocesan Deacon Formation Program, here is a look at one of the men currently serving in this ministry. As a varsity footbal More

Good penmanship takes the prize at Sacred Heart

With the prevalence of computers and educators’ desire to teach children how to use them, one aspect of education is often left in the dustbin of history — the art of cursive writing. Tha

Catholic Charities celebrates service

Janet was living in a tent and didn’t want to wake up in the morning. Now she has a job and warm place to live. Breon was fighting an addiction and was homeless. Now he has found God and h

"Book Club" presents some embarrassing elements

NEW YORK — "Can we please stop saying sex?" a character asks in the ensemble romantic comedy "Book Club" (Paramount). The answer, in a word, is no. In fact, there's hardly a line of dialogue in

'Building community is challenging'

Four years ago, the situation was serious at four parishes in Pittsburgh’s West End neighborhoods. Membership and Mass attendance were down, debt was rising, several buildings were in disrepair

Servants of Jesus and his Holy Spirit

Two members of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, a Franciscan charismatic religious community, have found a home as administrators of The Ark and the Dove Retreat Center, just outside of North

Get to know your new friends

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! “Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.” Th

No such thing as harmless gossip

QUESTION: I wonder where the line is between gossip and just talking things out with a friend or neighbor?   ANSWER: “Just talking things out” can be a helpful way of coping with lif

All-night Pentecost vigil set May 19-20

The feast of Pentecost, which celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus, will be marked in a special way this year in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. A Hope Reborn Festival of Pr

Legatus honors Bishop Zubik

Bishop David Zubik recently received the 2018 Cardinal O’Connor Defender of the Faith Award from the Legatus Foundation. Awarded to exemplary figures in the Catholic Church who staunchly defend

Clergy moves determined by church needs

Fathers James Orr, John Skirtich and Terry O’Connor have witnessed many changes in the diocese since they entered the priesthood between the 1970s and 2000s. And they are eager about the opport

Sunday will never be the same again

June is a month of endings and beginnings. Many people marry in June. It’s the beginning of a new life together, of building a home and filling it with love. Yet this requires husband and wife

Uncomfortable with the Holy Spirit?

QUESTION: Is it me or do we Catholics almost ignore the Holy Spirit?   ANSWER: The question above has two aspects. The first relates to the official worship of the Catholic Church. That worship

Help for the hour of death

It’s a blessing, but one you’re glad only to have once. I’ve been with my father, mother and sister (my only sibling) when they died. The first time I was alone, but had time to say

The role of the child advocacy center

Child sexual abuse is an important matter for everyone to be aware of. You are an important part of stopping the cycle of this type of abuse and all types of child abuse. When you volunteer in an org

School makes strides to encourage healthy living

Healthy Living Day on April 27 helped Butler Catholic School to promote and encourage students and community members to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. The day began outside the school building

Around the Diocese

HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA Sisters of the Holy Spirit in West View invites the public to pray a novena to the Holy Spirit in the motherhouse chapel, 5246 Clarwin Ave., West View, at 7 p.m. May 11-18, with cl

Top Catholic teens honored

Twelve youths in the Diocese of Pittsburgh were recognized May 7 for exemplifying the qualities of moral integrity, prayerfulness, good works and Christian leadership. Bishop David Zubik presented St

Weekly Calendar and Eucharistic Adoration

SUNDAY, MAY 13 Rosary, in commemoration of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, parking lot of Butler Catholic School, 515 E. Locust St., Butler. Led by Father Nick Argentieri. MONDAY, MAY 14

Vibrant parishes: It's about living the message

With any change in life, it’s easy to worry about how hard it will be to adjust in a new normal. It’s uncomfortable to stray even slightly from familiar ways and operate with fresh ideas.

Life experiences motivate deacon to serve

In light of Bishop David Zubik’s recent call of a new class into the diocesan Deacon Formation Program, here is a look at one of the men currently serving in this ministry. Deacon Barry Krofche

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA

Sisters of the Holy Spirit in West View invites the public to pray a novena to the Holy Spirit in the motherhouse chapel, 5246 Clarwin Ave., West View, at 7...

Around the Diocese

SACRED ARTS FESTIVAL

The 2018 Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township, set for Wednesday-Sunday, May 16-20, will showcase inspired talent...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

ST. ANTHONY

NOVENA

Public is invited to St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside/Stanton Heights neighborhood to pray a novena to St. Anthony on...

Around the diocese

DARE TO LIVE JESUS

St. Philip Parish welcomes the public to its parish mission titled “Dare to Live Jesus” from Sunday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18,...

Columns

Get to know your new friends

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive!

“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like...

The role of the child advocacy center

Child sexual abuse is an important matter for everyone to be aware of. You are an important part of stopping the cycle of this type of abuse and all types of child abuse. When you volunteer in an...

Help for the hour of death

It’s a blessing, but one you’re glad only to have once. I’ve been with my father, mother and sister (my only sibling) when they died. The first time I was alone, but had time to...

You can make the dream a reality

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive!

“Why are we doing this? Tell me again.”

That might be the response of many Catholics across...


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