Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

'WE CAN’T FORGET THAT THE CHURCH IS THE PEOPLE'

Joe Calloway has been working for years to rebuild his old neighborhood. Now he’s excited to help rebuild lives through an inner city ministry that’s bringing young people to Jesus.

The real estate developer is helping Dirty Vagabond Ministries expand into Pittsburgh’s Allentown section next summer. In 2020, urban missionaries will begin outreach in the city’s Hill District.

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Grant to support addiction ministry

Rocco Magnelli, Jr. knows about addiction. His 20-year old son died from an opioid overdose in 2015 and his youngest daughter is an addict. As a recovering alcoholic, Magnelli serves as a sponsor to those suffering from the disease of alcohol and substance abuse.

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Reaching out to Latino Catholics

As more Latinos move into southwestern Pennsylvania, the Diocese of Pittsburgh is providing pastoral support to keep their Catholic culture strong.

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Helping those with special needs find their 'niche'

First-time visitors to the McGuire Memorial Employment Option Center often come away with two lasting impressions—the happy, productive workplace atmosphere, and the infectious smiles of identical twin sisters.

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OUR CAMPAIGN FOR THE CHURCH ALIVE!

'DEPAUL SCHOOL HAS MEANT SO MUCH TO US'

The prenatal visits gave no sign of problems. But soon after Luke Worgul was born, doctors came back with the diagnosis: Luke had moderate hearing loss. At two months old, he was fitted with a hearing aid.

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WELCOME HOME

April is beginning the process of having her marriage annulled in the Catholic Church. Cathleen was just granted an annulment. Both feel a spiritual healing as they are fully welcomed into their faith communities.

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NEW WAYS OF SERVING GOD’S PEOPLE

After returning from an innovative diocesan course about spiritual gifts and roles, a group of parish staff members decided to put into action what they had learned about leadership for effective ministry.

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GOOD WORKS Summer 2018