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.
“I want to see all Catholics come back to Christ,” Schirripa said. “I pray the Lord puts in their hearts that they want to return. There is peace in this troubled world, and that peace is Christ.”
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.
“Our parishioners see their faith as a gift that’s been passed on through the generations,” said Father Steve Neff, pastor of St. Catherine of Sweden. “We can’t wait until Christmas for the gift of Jesus. We’re ripping it open with excitement!”