Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Monthly Archives: November 2014

Jim Judkis photo: Fr. Harry Bielewicz


Fr. Harry Bielewicz understands that Our Campaign for The Church Alive! is a unique opportunity to invest financial resources in people and programs as well as places. It’s also a teachable moment that will help his people live the gospel message.

The pastor of St. Peter, St. Paul, and St. Michael the Archangel parishes in Butler is forming six teams of parishioners who will use campaign funds to evangelize, reach out to the poor locally and in Appalachia, help families afford a Catholic education, invest in adult faith formation, and maintain church buildings.

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For many of us, Thanksgiving Day means family, food and football. We feast on all three until we’re ready to burst. Other than saying grace, we may forget why we’re celebrating in the first place.

But what if we transformed November into an entire month of Thanksgiving? It’s a thought that resonates with pastors across our diocese who are using the opportunity of Our Campaign for The Church Alive! to not only raise much-needed resources, but to help parishioners practice Christian stewardship.

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