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Department for Religious Education



Saint Paul Seminary
2900 Noblestown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: 412-456-3112
40° 25' 12.2412" N, 80° 4' 11.118" W
Christopher Chapman, MA, Director of the Office for PreK-12 Catechesis
Christine Radcliffe, Administrative Assistant


The Department for  Religious Education, under the Secretariat for Leadership Development and Evangelization, assists our bishop in proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God. 

Our mission is to put adults, children and youth "in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ" by educating, evangelizing and empowering them through lifelong learning. 

The Holy Father

His Holiness, Pope Francis


Mailing Address
Apostolic Palace 00120 Vatican City
PDF Forms: 

The Pittsburgh Crèche

The Pittsburgh Crèche, originally erected in 1999, is a larger-than-life nativity scene and the world’s only authorized replica of the Nativity Crèche that once stood outside Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.  Located in the US Steel Plaza on Grant Street, Pittsburgh, this Christmas tradition is now open for viewing until January 8, 2017.

Essay, poster contest shines light on plight of homeless kids

Pittsburgh Catholic Staff Report

Each fall, middle-school students in local Catholic schools are invited to submit a poster or essay on the theme of homelessness. The annual contest benefits the Homeless Children’s Education Fund through $1 fees for each entry.

On Nov. 3, Divine Providence Sister Catherine Ann Koller, representing the diocesan Department for Catholic Schools, presented this year’s awards at Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship drop-in center in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood, where the homeless can receive assistance.

The winners are:

Knitting communities tightly together

By Jennifer Monahan


One stitch at a time, two local parishes are knitting together communities as they create all manner of handmade crafts.

Bishop pledges support for anxious immigrants

Bishop David Zubik offered the following welcome to the faithful Dec. 12 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass at St. Paul Cathedral:

A very warm welcome to all of you who join in this annual Pittsburgh celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

In a very special way, thanks must go to all our Latino faithful. Thank you for your devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. And especially thank you for sharing this beautiful devotion with people of all nationalities in our diocese and in our country.

On Mission for The Church Alive!












Bishop David A. Zubik

Bishop of Pittsburgh

“Missionaries of Mercy”

Maintenance Technician

Job Title: 
Maintenance Technician
Saint Cecilia Parish


Saint Cecilia Parish
628 Virginia Avenue
Rochester, PA 15074
United States

Primarily responsible for the maintenance (knowledge of plumbing and electrical repairs), cleanliness and upkeep of the Parish facilities, (Church, Hall, Religious Ed. Center, Office) including but not limited to cleaning services: (trash removal, mopping, restroom cleaning). Also includes, but not limited to the, removal of snow and ice from sidewalks and steps. Floor striping, scrubbing, buffing and waxing and also painting needed.


Education: High School/GED or Trade School with 3 years of experience.

Required Clearances: Diocese of Pittsburgh Safe Environment Application, Protecting God’s Children Workshop, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI fingerprinting, Mandated Reporter Training.

Interested parties should submit resume’ via email to secretary@stcecilia.comcastbiz.net or by mailing Resume’ to St. Cecilia Parish 628 Virginia Avenue, Rochester, PA 15074.

Leadership Coaching

The Diocese of Pittsburgh is committed to supporting Catholic leaders, using every tool available.  We are happy to provide Leadership Coaching as one of our services.

Leadership Coaching is partnering with a person in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their potential.

Our philosophy of the coaching experience is in honoring the person as expert in his or her life and work believing the person is creative, resourceful and whole.

The coach’s responsibility is to: