Ministries

Ministries

If you would like more information on the following parish ministries, please contact the person listed or call the parish office at 724.693.9260.

Pastoral Council:
Eleven parishioners serving in the capacity of working with the pastor in setting policies, objectives and vision for the parish and to act as liaison between members of the parish family and clergy.

Finance Council:
A consultative body established under Diocesan guidelines to advise and assist the pastor on matters pertaining to the financial administration of the parish. The pastor serves as chairman, and members are appointed by him in consultation with the Pastoral Council.

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion:
Serve the Eucharistic life of the Christian Community. They are appointed by the bishop, at the request of the pastor, to assist the priest in sharing the Eucharistic Body and Blood of Christ with members of the community for which they are commissioned. Communion is taken to the homebound, including a personal care home and hospital.

Contact Father Ben at 724. 693.9260

Lectors:
The Reader serves the members of the liturgical assembly by proclaiming the texts of sacred scripture during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Through this proclamation God speaks to the gathered community in a special way. The worthy exercise of this role enables the Church to hear the Word of god more clearly and receive it with more open hearts. Such regular public nourishment with the biblical Word helps to sustain the community and contributes to its ongoing conversion and mission.

Contact Kim Treloar at 724.503.2820

Greeters and Ushers:
Serve the liturgy by helping to establish a climate of welcome, helpfulness, and order among those who gather. They also assist the assembly with practical details so that everyone can celebrate the rites with ease and grace.

Contact Father Ben at 724.693.9260

Altar Servers:
Are committed to serving the priests and congregation with dignity and competence at liturgies and prayer services. All youth, ages 10 through 18, are encouraged to participate in this ministry.

Contact Kim Treloar at 724.503.2820

Music Ministries:
Our liturgies are enhanced by prayerful song led by a Cantor.

Debbie Bicker

Spiritual and Religious Formation (CCD):
Weekly sessions encompassing liturgy, scripture and morality are provided for grades K through 8 from September through April. K through 5 meet Sunday from 9:05 to 10:15 a.m. and grades 6 through 8 meet Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. with a youth ministry approach. The gift of Baptism calls forth members of the community to teach religious education, be a teacher aid or to do clerical work.

Contact Jen Greenawald at 724-693-8447

Evangelization:
Children, ages 4 through 10, are dismissed after the Opening Prayer, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass, and proceed with their Liturgy of the Word Leader to the parish social hall where the Liturgy of the Word is broken open for their understanding. The children then return to the parish community following the General Intercessions for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. All children are encouraged to participate.

Contact Jen Greenawald at 724-693-8447

Youth Ministry:
Catholic values are reinforced through discussion and activities. Meetings and events are announced through monthly newsletter mailings and through the weekly bulletin. All high school students are encouraged to participate. The parish welcomes the participation of adults who would like to assist with activities and outings. Look at our Youth Page for youth events.

Contact Jen Greenawald at 724.693.8447

Respect for Life:
Members of the Respect for Life Group endeavor to create and sustain respect for human life in every stage of its existence. New members are welcome.

Contact Father Ben at 724.693.9260

R.C.I.A. Process:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process is held from September through Easter in the parish house. All adults are welcome to participate, including unbaptized adults and non-Catholics who have an interest in the Catholic faith; uncathecized Catholics; non-practicing Catholics; Catholics who wish to receive First Penance, First Eucharist or Confirmation; and Catholics who wish to share and grow in their Faith Commitment.

Contact Father Ben at 724.693.9260

Christian Mothers/Altar Society:
Welcomes all women of the parish. The meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. C.M/A.S. supports the parish through various fundraising activities, i.e., bake sales.

Contact  Jean Sacco 724.695.2341

Holy Name Society:
The Holy Name Society supports the parish through various fundraisers including the Lenten fish fry, which begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Good Friday.

Contact Paul Kowal at 724.693.8604

West Allegheny Thrift Store/Food Pantry:
The parish community of St. Patrick supports the West Allegheny Thrift Store and Food Pantry through various parish sponsored collections. By virtue of our Baptism, parishioners from St. Patrick Parish are needed to help assist with donations and stocking shelves.

Contact for the Thrift Store: Paul Kowal at 724.693.8604
Contact for the Food Pantry: Father Ben at 724.693.9260

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