IN CITIES, OUT IN THE COUNTRY, A CHURCH ALIVE!
Father John Bauer is the first to admit he was worried about inviting his parishioners to participate in Our Campaign for The Church Alive!
The pastor of St. Hugh and Our Lady of Consolation parishes in Greene County knows the difficulties facing his flock. The local economy is still struggling as coal mines cut production and power plants shut down. Father Bauer thought the timing of the campaign was off.
Are We Alive in Our Faith?
Let me ask a question that I have been asking of myself and you since I was installed as Bishop of Pittsburgh in 2007: Are we—you and I—excited about our faith? Is our faith just something that we acknowledge when we come to church on weekends, or do we strive to live it—with enthusiasm and love—every day?
Do we carry our faith into our homes and our workplaces? Is it part of our conversations, our thoughts, our dreams? If we are indeed excited about our faith, then we must put our faith into action.
It is this excitement that has led to Our Campaign for The Church Alive!, an historic diocesan-wide drive to address the extraordinary needs of our Church of Pittsburgh by investing extraordinary resources in the future of our parishes and the diocese.
After reading the summaries that follow, I pray that you will be excited to join me in this historic opportunity to strengthen our Church, and will add your enthusiastic support to this great endeavor.
Grateful for our belief that “Nothing is Impossible with God,” I am
Your brother in Christ,
Most Reverend David A. Zubik
Bishop of Pittsburgh
OUR CAMPAIGN FOR THE CHURCH ALIVE!
Why did Bishop Zubik decide to launch Our Campaign for The Church Alive!?
When he was first installed as Bishop of Pittsburgh in 2007, Bishop Zubik asked...
A CHILD SHALL
One of the first donors to Our Campaign for The Church Alive! is also one of the youngest. Isaiah Turner, 7, wanted to help the less fortunate.READ MORE
New Evangelization Program
$1,500,000 will underwrite an exciting outreach strategy designed to call back those who have left the Church and reach out to those outside the Church, inviting them to return home to the Father through the Son by the grace of the Holy Spirit.READ MORE