The firstfruits are being harvested in parishes across the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as Our Campaign for The Church Alive! gears up for 2014.
Thanks to the generosity of the faithful, stained glass windows and church organs already have been repaired, roofs replaced, and new technology will bring the Mass to thousands more people.
Our Campaign for The Church Alive!, led by Bishop David Zubik, has reached another major milestone.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh’s historic capital and endowment campaign recently surpassed the $100 million mark, thanks to multi-year commitments made by individuals and families in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence and Washington counties.
Joe Rossi and Don Reola grew up in St. Stephen’s Parish in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood, were taught by the Sisters of Charity and attended Masses celebrated by six diocesan priests.
Fifty years a priest and still going strong, Rev. Bernard “Mike” Harcarik figures that number sounds about right. So, in gratitude to God and the Church of Pittsburgh, the pastor of Prince of Peace Parish on Pittsburgh’s Southside is donating fifty percent of his salary for the next five years to Our Campaign for The Church Alive!