Ministries

Sacraments

Sacrament of Baptism – We are overjoyed to welcome your child/you into the family of God through the Sacrament of Baptism! Baptisms are celebrated by appointment on the first and third Sundays of the month at Resurrection and St. Pius X, and on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at St. Catherine of Siena and Our Lady of Loreto. A pre-baptism class is required for parents. Please register for an upcoming class by calling the parish office.

2017 Pre-Cana – Are you and your fiancé planning on getting married in the Catholic Church? Our PreCana marriage classes are coming up on Friday, February 10, 7:30 PM-10:00PM and Saturday, February 11th 9AM-5PM in Keefer Hall. Join us for a fun and informative weekend to grow closer with God and your spouse in the planning process. Please call Our Lady of Grace Rectory for more information and to register for this class: 412-279-6611.

Sacrament of Marriage – Congratulations! We are looking forward to celebrating your special day with you. The greatest thing you can do to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage is to prepare spiritually, and so it is required that you meet with a priest at least six months before your wedding date. Please call the parish to make arrangements. The Diocese of Pittsburgh offers valuable pre-marriage classes. Here is a link to the offerings: http://diopitt.org/office-adult-and-family-faith-formation/pre-marriage-classes

Religious Education & Faith Formation

Religious Education – Children of the parish are expected to receive religious education in a Catholic school or CCD program. Arrangements may be made by calling the parish office or contacting the religious education director at a particular parish.

Becoming a Catholic – We offer the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) program to instruct those who are interested in learning more about joining the Catholic faith. Please contact Patty at 412-563-1588.

Ministries

We welcome you to participate in our parish ministries. Please contact Fr. Jim if you are interested in serving our community.

Lectors
– Serve your parish as a lector and you will have the privilege to proclaim the first and second readings at Mass.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist – Help the priest distribute the Body and Blood of Jesus our Lord at the Mass. Contact the parish for more information. A person must be at least 18 years old to be an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.

Altar servers – Serve your parish community by assisting the priest during Mass. Altar servers can be children or adults.

Music ministry

Choir

St. Catherine Adult Choir – We need men and women of any age to join us in praising God with our music. Exercise at choir practice to increase your spiritual as well as vocal parameters.We sing sacred music of many genres: traditional, contemporary, and gospel at Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. Mass. No previous experience necessary. We’ve got a spot for you! Questions: See Julianna at the organ after either Mass.

Organizations &  Programs

Religious Education – Do you love Jesus Christ and want to share your faith with others? Prayerfully consider if God is calling you to be a CCD teacher (catechist). You don’t need experience – you will receive support from our directors of religious education and other volunteers.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) – A new program being offered by St. Catherine of Siena’s Religious Education Office for 3- to 5- year-olds. This program is for the children to grow and form a deeper relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who calls them by name. To register your child(ren) or for any questions, please contact Nancy Spinneweber, CGS Formation Leader/CCD Program Director at 412-531-2135/Ext. 20 or email: scosccd@gmail.com.

Hospitalized Parishioners and Shut-ins – Please call the parish office if someone in your family is hospitalized or shut-in. If a parishioner is not able to attend Mass, the priest and/or Eucharistic Ministers can bring Communion to the home.

St. Vincent de Paul – Contact the parish for more information about becoming a Vincentian.

Sunday Collection Counters – Resurrection is in need of volunteers one Sunday a month to count the Sunday collection.

Monday Night Bingo – A ministry that helps St. John Bosco Academy. Contact us to get involved as a volunteer!

300 Club – The 300 Club costs $120/year to join ($10/month) and gives you weekly opportunities to win cash prizes and includes an annual banquet dinner. To become a member, please contact Florence Coyne at 412-531-0382.

St. Pius X Women’s Group – New members are always welcome to join us, especially women from our cluster parishes.

Two Hearts Coffeehouse – Two Hearts is a community coffeehouse. We are open on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Catherine in McCann Hall beginning on March 7. Visit the web site: https://twoheartscoffeehouse.com/

Discovering Christ – Join the leadership team or attend the program as a guest! The Fall 2017 session is hosted by St. Catherine of Siena. Please call Mary Ann Mulkerin at 412-526-2136 for more information.

Boy Scouts – BSA Troop 6 offers an annual scouting program for boys in the 6th through 12th grades that is flexible enough to work with other programs that boys may also be involved in. Our program provides activities that develop leadership, character, and citizenship which include outdoor adventures such as camping. Our meetings are held every Thursday from September to June from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in Fr. Quinn Hall at Resurrection Church. You can join at any time. Visit our website for more details: https://screamingeaglestr6.mytroop.us.

Women’s Guild

Knights of Columbus

Ladies of Charity

Homeless Food Lunches

Boy Scouts

Festival Planning Team(s)

Pet Pantry

Sunday Social Ministry

Bereavement Ministry

Outreach to the Homeless and the Homebound

Pastoral Council

Finance Council

Christmas Decorations Committee

Church Cleaners

Fish Fry Committee

Legion of Mary

Office Volunteers

Property Oversight Committee

Stewardship Committee

Ushers

Worship Committee

Brookline-Beechview Collaborative Team