Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Mary Magdalene, the first evangelist, with the Apostles. Bishop Zubik’s wish is that waiving annulment fees will help bring Catholics back to the Church.

ANNULMENT INQUIRIES UP AFTER FEE WAIVER

The number of Catholics inquiring about a marriage annulment in the Diocese of Pittsburgh more than tripled from the previous month following Bishop David Zubik’s announcement that all fees will be waived.

The diocesan tribunal received 138 annulment petitions in April 2015, according to Father Dennis Yurochko, judicial vicar, compared to 40 inquiries in March. The tribunal received 22 requests in February and 29 in January. A year ago, in April 2014, there were 40 inquiries.

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Sharing God‘s Blessings

Our Campaign for The Church Alive! is encouraging Catholics across the Diocese of Pittsburgh to be good stewards of God’s gifts. Watch how His goodness is growing in Glenshaw.

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GOOD WORKS ANNUAL REPORT 2015



PARISH CAMPAIGN RESULTS

OUR CAMPAIGN FOR THE CHURCH ALIVE!

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: BREAK THE SILENCE

Laura O’Keeffe initially was uncomfortable with the thought of asking fellow parishioners at Sts. Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township to support Our Campaign for The Church Alive!

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RAISING OUR HEARTS AND MINDS TO GOD

Patti Schirripa is bursting with excitement about the church renovation of her beloved Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson, but not just about its physical beauty. She’s also praying for a different kind of transformation.

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SHARING OUR
GIFT OF FAITH

Every Advent, the Angel Tree at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Allison Park is adorned with more than 800 name tags, each representing someone in need. In a scene that’s repeated in parishes across our diocese, families eagerly choose an angel, ready to share their precious gift of faith.

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