Father George Dalton is looking into the not-so-distant future when there will be fewer priests and a greater need for lay leaders in ministry.
So the administrator of St. Irenaeus Parish in Oakmont is investing in leadership development, sending three staff members to training sponsored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
After their landlord failed to pay overdue utility bills, two local families suddenly were without shelter. But Catholic Charities helped them find new homes and new hope for the future.
One family was an elderly woman in a wheelchair whose daughter was recovering from major surgery. The other family was a single mom with two teenage children who were doing well in school. It was critical that their education wasn’t interrupted.