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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Photo caption: Father Paul Grunebach. Credit: Jim Judkis


Thomas A. Edison once remarked, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Father Paul Grunebach didn’t miss out.

The pastor of Saint Oliver Plunkett Parish in Greene County seized an opportunity last year by taking part in the initial phase of Our Campaign for The Church Alive! In all, 11 pilot parishes provided a powerful example for the other 188 parishes to follow. Father Grunebach’s fellow priests took note.

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Bishop David Zubik celebrates Mass at Saint Paul Cathedral, Oakland.


Rose Altemare may be elderly but she’s not afraid of change.  So when her family bought her a computer tablet, she quickly learned a new way to take part in the daily Masses from Saint Paul Cathedral and Saint Mary of Mercy Church.

Once shown only on Comcast channel 95 in the City of Pittsburgh, Masses are now live-streamed on Christian, thanks to sacrificial gifts to Our Campaign for The Church Alive! from the late Rita M. McGinley and Ann & Frank V. Cahouet Foundation.

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