Ministries

Music Ministry

Cantor
The cantor has a crucial role in the development of congregational singing. Besides being qualified to lead singing, the cantor must have the skills to introduce and teach new music, and to encourage the assembly.
This must be done with sensitivity so that the cantor does not intrude on the prayer.  During the liturgy, the cantor leads the various liturgical songs. In addition, the Cantor should possess the ability to sing and exhibit an aptitude for leading others to joyfully sing.

Choir Member
Choir members contribute to the musical life of the liturgy.  Under the direction of the Choir Director they sing the musical portions of the liturgy as part of the congregation and part of the choir alone. Choir members must show his or her commitment through regular rehearsal attendance as well as independent review of the music rehearsed.

Handbell Choir (St. Vitus)
The Handbell Choir is comprised of people of varied ages who share in creating music written for handbells. The handbells span to three octaves with each person responsible for playing certain bells within the ensemble. They make music by individually playing certain notes with the correct bells at the appropriate times in the music.
Reading music can be very beneficial in playing the bells, but it is not a requirement. Rhythmic counting and pitch reading are taught to some extent in each practice session.
Members of this group rehearse every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from September to May or June. The group plays for special liturgies and other events as determined by the director and members.

Bereavement Choir (St. Vitus)

The Bereavement Choir is committed to providing a service for families who have lost a loved one. Music, being both comforting and inspiring at times like these, can soothe the pain the families are experiencing. Members of the Bereavement Choir are also members of the St. Vitus Adult Choir, but anyone is welcome to sing if his or her schedule permits. These choir members are called on an “as-needed” basis and find that ministering in this special way is very fulfilling.

Youth Choir
A number of the parish youth find enjoyment in participating in the Youth Choir. The members are generally elementary and middle-school students. This group generally sings for a Christmas liturgy and any other specific liturgy chosen by the director. Rehearsals are held for one hour a session two or three weeks prior to the liturgy they commit themselves to sing.
Participating in the Youth Choir is a great opportunity for those who love to sing using their talents to bond together. Please contact Katie Mazzei at 724 654-8675 for further information.

Women’s Group

All women are welcome! Gatherings are on occasion and announced in the bulletin and on each parishes' website.

Eucharistic Adoration

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by volunteers who sign up for one hour or more to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance.  For more informaton:  Adoration Chapel

Finance Council

Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets.
Members

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Counter schedules vary by parish.

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs effecting the liturgical and spiritual life of our parishes.

Senior Altar Server

The adult altar server assists the priest and deacon at weekday daily mass, at Sunday early morning mass or at funeral masses and perform the same duties as described for altar servers – youth.  Funeral servers are required on an as needed basis. 

Stations of the Cross

Held Friday evenings at 7:00PM during Lent on a rotating schedule at our four parishes.  See calendar or bulletin for dates and locations.

Usher/Greeter

Volunteers who assist people to their seat, take up the collection, and welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is a program for Catholic Young Adults and their friends, in their 20's and 30's, married and single, to meet together at local bars and restaurants to listen to a speaker, share conversation, and gain new insights into the faith.

Altar Server

The altar server assists the priest and deacon by presenting or arranging vessels and other items used in the celebration of Mass on weekends and Holy Days of Obligation.  Children in grades 4 through 12 are eligible to become an Altar Server.  Schedules are prepared every three months and available for pick up before or after Mass or sent via e-mail.  Servers are scheduled according to your date and time preferences.  This commitment to serve bears responsibility by both parent and the server.  Servers must be faithful to the schedule of assignments and helpful in ensuring that all the liturgical assemblies are adequately served with this ministry.

Baptism Preparation

Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith.  Preparation for a childs baptism requires attendance at a Baptism class.  The 2017 class schedule.

Eucharistic Minister for Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.

Eucharistic Minister for Shut-ins

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ to the sick in their home, hospital, or nursing homes.

Lector

Reader who proclaims the Scriptures at Mass and other services.

Altar Linens

Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens.

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments.

Sacristan

Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass.

Produce to People Food Distribution

Distributes food from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank on the 2nd Saturday of each month at St. Vitus Fabri Hall.  Volunteers are needed and welcome!

Volunteers Needed
(Click here to see who is needed now)

 

Parish Choirs

Mary, Mother of Hope Choir & St. Joseph the Worker Choir

To join either choir, please contact Jim Hackett at 724-658-2565 Ext. 24 or email musicminmmoh@comcast.net.

St. Vincent de Paul Choir
Those interested in joining the St. Vincent de Paul Choir should call Vickie at 724-652-5829 Ext. 8

St. Vitus Choir
For questions about joining the St. Vitus Choir, please contact Marcia Miot at 724-652-8234.

 

 

 

Parish Ministries


Mary, Mother of Hope

 

St. Joseph the Worker

 

St. Vincent de Paul

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St. Vitus
 


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