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Social Ministries

  • Baking Ministry
    Parish gatherings are supplied with home-made dessert items through the culinary skills and efforts of the volunteers in the Baking Ministry.  The ministry is asked to bake several times during the year for sacrament receptions, and other events.
    Contact Joanne Giovannini at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001.

  • Baptismal Garment Makers
    The traditional white baptismal garment signifies putting on a new life a life of purity and love of Christ. The making of baptismal garments is an excellent way for those who wish to be of service but are unable to attend meetings. Each person sews simple garments as needed.  All supplies are provided. The Christian Women organization oversees this ministry.
    Contact the Parish Office - 412-486-6001

  • Bereavement Ministry
    This ministry provides liturgical services during funeral Masses, serving as Cantors, Lectors, Greeters, and placing the Christian symbols on the casket. Members are called to funerals to participate in prayer at the final viewing and to send cards to the grieving survivor as well as to be present for the bereaved at grief support meetings.  Please contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001.

  • Chill Chasers
    This group of knitters and crocheters gathers each Tuesday following the 9:30 a.m. Mass until noon in Room 222. They bring their needles and hooks to make hats, scarves, & blankets for the homeless and inner city school children. Much of the yarn is donated. Many also work from home if they can’t attend the weekly gathering. Contact the Parish Office - 412-486-6001

  • Christian Women

    The Christian Women organization is open to all women of the parish 18 years and older. This group promotes spirituality, service, and socializing. Members organize and prepare funeral luncheons and receptions for Confirmation and First Reconciliation.  They support local food banks, Sisters Place and Pro-Life. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month

    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001

  • DivorceCare  
    This group provides spiritual and emotional support and information for individuals going through the process of separation and/or divorce and helps those coming to terms with life after divorce. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and run in a thirteen week cycle.
    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001
  • Forever Young
    This is a social senior citizen group for both men and women who meet once a month on Thursdays for a luncheon and presentation.  Forever Young is combined with St. Richard Parish and generally meets in their Social Hall.  Watch the bulletin for monthly announcements.

  • Knights of Columbus
    This men's fraternal organization has as its mission, the support of the bishop and priests, and membership is open to men 18 and older. The Knights run social activities and fundraisers, offer scholarships and perform charitable work. Each year, the organization holds a pancake breakfast, a spaghetti dinner, a basketball free-throw competition for kids ages 10 to 15, and a Christmas Seals drive to benefit the handicapped. New members are welcome, and meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001
    Knights of Columbus Web Page

  • Ladies of Charity
    Ladies of Charity is an international organization of women who attempt to imitate our Lord in helping the needy, both spiritually and materially, in a spirit of humility, simplicity, and charity. They provide loving services to parishioners in need, particularly the elderly, through visits to the home, nursing home, and/or hospital. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001

  • Quilting Ministry
    Quilters get together once a month to pray and work on quits for shut-ins, elderly and those suffering from an illness.  They meet the first Wednesday of the month to 10:15 a.m.  Sewing experience is not necessary. 
    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001

  • Rosary Making Ministry
    The Rosary Makers gather together or work at home to make rosaries based upon the needs of the parish and missions. Instruction will be provided.
    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001

  • Sleeping Mat Ministry
    Learn to make a “sleeping mat” for the homeless from ordinary plastic grocery bags. No prior “crocheting” skill is required. All you need is a #N- 10MM crochet hook and a pair of scissors. This group meets each Thursday at 10:15 a.m. until noon in Room 222. You can join the gathering or work from home.
    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001

  • Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery
    Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery is a positive, faith based ongoing group that provides guidance and support to parents of adult children who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.  It is truly based on the well-known truth to “Let Go and Let God”.  The group meets on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Chapel.  David Gentile, a psychologist who has worked with this population of clients for several years and has personal experience as well, facilitates the group.  Call to register, or to request a call back for more information
    Contact the Parish Office - 412-486-6001. 
  • St. Peregrine Club
    This support and prayer group is open to all who are recently diagnosed cancer patients, those currently in treatment for cancer, survivors, and the family members and friends of someone affected by this terrible disease.  Meetings are every third Sunday from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in Room 227.  Just stop in any time.
    Contact Will Reaves at the Parish Office - 412-486-6001

  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
    This international society is a Catholic lay organization which provides resources for families that are in need and suffering.  This group also sponsors parish-wide food drives and fundraisers to support North Hills Community Outreach, a Christmas Angel gift program, Bundle Saturday each May, and a Coat & Boot Drive every winter. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.  New members are always welcome.
    Contact the Parish Office - 412-486-6001

  • WOW - Widows Or Widowers
    Our WOW group usually meets the first Saturday of each month at 12:30 p.m. for lunch and fellowship at one of our area restaurants. Reservations are needed, if you will be attending.  New faces are always welcome.
    Contact the Parish Office - 412-486-6001