Baptism Preparation......Rev. Edwin Wichman........412-795-5114
Provides instruction for new parents preparing for the Sacrament of Baptism. Classes are offered through the Cluster on a monthly basis. Announced in Parish Bulletin.
- Commitment: 1 hour session
Bible Sharing......Pat Schimmel........412-795-1298
The purpose of this group is to learn more about God through the Bible. The format changes each year with an emphasis on guided, informal discussions exploring various books of the Bible. The group meets Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm in the seventh grade classroom.
Bread of Life Prayer Group......Pat Schimmel........412-795-1298
This charismatic prayer group helps participants to grow, serve, and understand our Lord more intimately through teachings, prayer and praise under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This group meets in church Tuesdays after the 9:00am Mass.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Adoration is scheduled in the Church on the first Friday of each month with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 9:00 am Mass and Benediction at 10:30 am.
Men of the Parish are encouraged to go on retreat in the spring at St. Paul's Monastery in the South Side.
Monthly Holy Hour
An hour devoted to reflection and private prayer is conducted once a month usually on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. There is an opportunity for reception of the Sacrament of Penance during this time.
Easter Blessing of Foods
On Holy Saturday ( the day before Easter Sunday), a blessing service is held in the church to bless all Easter foods. The service is held at noon.
All Souls Memorial Service
On a day closest to November 2, a prayer service is held in church to remember all beloved deceased relatives and friends. Those who were buried from our parish in the previous year are remembered in a special way.
Respect Life......Joyce Doyle........412-795-5114
St. Joseph Church sponsors a bus every year to Washington, D.C. for the Annual March for Life. We also take part in the 40 Days for Life which is the peaceful prayer vigil outside the local abortion facility (Planned Parenthood).