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Instructional Ministries

We have a commitment to share our faith and instruct our children and adults in the teachings of the Catholic Church. The parish offers programs for all ages under the directions of the Director of Education, with each component having a leader.

  • Adult Spiritual Formation
    St. Catherine's provides many opportunities for spiritual and personal growth for all persons beyond high-school age. These sessions are scheduled at various times during the day and evening. Watch for special announcements and consult the bulletin for details on upcoming programs; retreats and a Parish Mission are also provided.
    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001 

  • Catechists
    Religious Education of the Parish depends on catechists (teachers) who volunteer their time to impart knowledge and share faith with the children and youth, K-12, attending Faith Formation classes. Catechists are offered teaching, spiritual enrichment, and knowledge enhancement opportunities at St. Catherine's and through Diocesan programs.
    Contact Julie Thimons at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001 (Gr. K - 5 & CGS)
    Contact Savannah Ruhe at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001 (Gr. 6 - 8) 
     
  • Christian Initiation of Children
    The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children, R.C.I.C., is comparable to the R.C.I.A. except that it is for children who wish to join the Catholic Church. Instruction is directed to their level of understanding.
    Contact Julie Thimons at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001
     
  • Classroom Assistants
    In addition to catechists (teachers), each Faith Formation class needs classroom assistants to aid and assist the children with their spiritual formation.
    Contact Julie Thimons at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001 (Gr. K - 5 & CGS)
    Contact Savannah Ruhe at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001 (Gr. 6 - 8) 
      
  • Pre-Baptism Parent Program
    This program is held monthly for expectant parents and godparents desiring to have a child baptized. It provides an opportunity for the parents and godparents to reflect on the meaning and responsibility of Baptism.  Pre-Baptism Classes are available once a month in conjunction with St. Richard Parish in Gibsonia.  Classes are held at St. Catherine's on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. in the odd months and at St. Richard's on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. in the even months.  Please contact the Parish Office for class information and to schedule a baptism - 412-486-6001.
     
  • Pre-School
    St. Catherine's Pre-School is designed to provide a school readiness program within a Catholic Christian environment. The program revolves around the theme that each child is a precious gift from our loving Father. Programs are offered for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. For additional information, please visit our Pre-School page.
    Contact Katie Sperdute at the Parish Office, 412-486-6001
     
  • Religious Education
    Religious Education helps children acquire and deepen Christian faith and identity through instruction and formation of conscience. Classes are offered at various times to meet the needs of our growing Parish. Children in grades K-8 must register each year.  Please visit our Religious Education page for more information.
    Contact Julie Thimons at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001 (Gr. K - 5 &CGS)
    Contact Savannah Ruhe at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001 (Gr. 6 - 8) 
     
  • RCIA - The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
    R.C.I.A is a process for adults and teens who are seeking inclusion in the Catholic Church, including the non-baptized, those who were baptized in another Christian Church, or adults who were baptized Catholic but who never received the sacraments of First Eucharist or Confirmation. The six-month process begins in September with an inquiry period, followed by religious instructions needed to understand the teaching and tradition of the Church. Full initiation into the Catholic Church is celebrated at the Easter Vigil. 
    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001
     
  • Vacation Bible School
    St. Catherine's offers a five-day summer program of faith enrichment activities for children. The activities are planned around a central theme of faith and provides opportunities for prayer, scripture study, crafts, music, service and community.
    Contact Julie Thimons at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001