St. Rosalia Ministries
St. Rosalia is a Eucharistic centered family. The very heart of our community life flows from the real presence of Christ among us in the Blessed Sacrament. Our people have heard the call of Jesus and have given themselves in service of the ministries of the Sacred Liturgy.
The Ministry of the usher is one that goes beyond simply taking up the collection at the Offertory. The ushers at St. Rosalia welcome and greet their fellow parishioners as they arrive for Liturgical Services. They also assist those who need help being seated and assist those who need medical attention during the Mass. As our people leave the Church after a liturgical service, they distribute the bulletin and other materials when necessary. In addition, they select the people who bring up the bread and wine at the Offertory.
Martha s Sacristans
Martha s Sacristans Ministry is comprised of people who volunteer to clean and prepare the Church building for different Liturgical Services. The people serving within this ministry give the Lord a great deal of their love and personal time so that the House of God may be more beautiful, presentable and more welcoming to the worshipping community. This ministry meets on Wednesday after the 10:00 a.m. Mass and/or Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Distributing the Precious Body and Blood of Christ is a very important part of the spiritual ministry to the parish. This is entrusted to the Eucharistic Ministers. The ministers help distribute Communion at the Masses each weekend. There are ministers who take the Precious Body and/or Blood to three nursing homes and to the homebound every week. Several Eucharistic Ministers conduct Communion Services once a month at the nursing homes. This ministry is constantly growing to service the people of the parish.
The Lector Ministry at our Church has dedicated members, all of whom are a very important part of liturgical life at the parish. The lectors spend a great deal of time preparing for each liturgy so that the Word of God is proclaimed to the congregation. Each lector becomes an integral part of the Liturgy through readings of the Holy Scripture. The lectors proclaim the Holy Scriptures at Mass and lead the Lenten Tuesday evening Stations of the Cross.
The Altar Server Ministry assists the priest in a variety of ways. Their assistance is needed especially during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays, Holy Days, and at funeral and wedding Masses. This ministry offers a wonderful opportunity for the young members of our parish to actively participate in parish family life and liturgy. New servers are trained during Lent and welcomed to the Altar during Easter season.
Cantor and Choir
The St. Rosalia cantors and choir draw from a repertoire of music that stretches over a broad array of time periods and styles. Included in this repertoire are chants, traditional anthems, folk, ethnic pieces and contemporary music. The cantors and choir enjoy supporting the singing assembly that gathers for worship and taking on new musical challenges including complex harmony. Through these efforts, the life of our parish community are greatly enhanced.
Mary s Rosalian Rosary Ministry was formed as a means to reach out to our parish family. The goal of the ministry is to reflect upon the Blessed Mother and to remind others to pray the Rosary. When making rosaries, it gives the opportunity not only to distribute rosaries to the parish, nursing homes, homebound, and hospitals. It moreover opens a door for them to honor and pray to the Blessed Mother. New members are welcome and taught how easy it is to make a rosary on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the new school building.
St. Rosalia Church believes that you need not walk alone through grief. To assist in the grieving process, St. Rosalia offers the St. Rosalia Lazarus Bereavement Support Group. It is dedicated to providing informal counseling, encouragement and guidance through the event of losing a loved one. This support group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the old school building.
The Vocation Council of St. Rosalia was developed to further an awareness of vocations. In May of 1999, members of the newly established committee were installed and presented to the parish at Holy Mass. As a result of this committee, the Traveling Crucifix became available to the families within the parish. The ideology is for families to take the Traveling Crucifix into their homes and pray for vocations during a one week period. A booklet of prayers accompanies the Crucifix.
An individual or family can reserve the Crucifix for a week throughout the year by calling the Parish Center-Rectory at 412-421-5766. The Council also informs a particular parish priest and religious house of the Diocese that they will be praying for them during a specific week. We also publish the designated priest and religious house in the bulletin so the people of the parish can also keep them in their prayers. The Vocation Council meets periodically throughout the year.
St. Rosalia Food Bank first opened its doors in 1989 to assist those who are less fortunate within the community. The food bank is funded through the generous spirit of the parishioners. The Respect Life Committee collects monetary donations for the food bank after all the Masses on the first Sunday of each month. If you are interested in helping them with this important ministry to the less fortunate, contact the Parish Center-Rectory at 412-421-5766
The St. Rosalia Respect Life Committee attempts to share a pro-life philosophy with the entire parish family. This committee was instrumental in producing the permanent pro-life memorial that is located near the church. The program sponsors ongoing projects such as the monthly food bank collection and the weekly visits to several elderly parishioners. In addition, the Respect Life Committee takes up a collection of goods and money for the support of several pro-life and social agencies.
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Provides help to the needy. Call the rectory office for more information.
Meets periodically throughout the year to address financial concerns/issues of the parish.
Meets periodically throughout the year to address issues in the parish and to advise the Pastor.
Meets every Thursday evening in Wuerl Hall.
Meets every Thursday in the middle school building.
CYM Boy s Basketball
Provides Christian teaching through teamwork for high school boys in the community