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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... More

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...

'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...

"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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sister enjoys opportunity to be God's instrument

When the North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band takes the stage, the unassuming flutist likes the fact that she doesn’t stand out. School Sister of St. Francis JoAnn Knaebel is happy that she...

Turning the tide on youth/young adult ministry

Bridgette Kennedy-Riske used to feel upset at the church and hurt by it, leading her to question whether there was a place for her. Then a friend listened to her concerns and invited her to...

Pray.com provides spiritual network

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Convinced that faith communities would want to share prayer requests, announcements and service opportunities without going to multiple platforms and without being awash...

Pope offers treat to Rome's poor

ROME (CNS) — Cones raised in the air, the crowd gathered for dinner at the Sant’Egidio Community’s soup kitchen toasted Pope Francis on his name day, the feast of St.

God's love comes to the horse track

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Daisy Baez walks along the rows of barns on the backside of Churchill Downs before day breaks on a Wednesday two weeks before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, the...

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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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