Welcome to the Pittsburgh Catholic's store, which gives you the opportunity to purchase publications that you may find useful and/or enjoyable.
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Official Directory
This 400+ page, spiral-bound directory is filled with information about who's who and what's what in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, its churches, schools, social organizations and more!
- Vicariate Section!
- Mass schedules, addresses, priests, staffs and phone numbers for all 199 parishes! Names and addresses of all priests, deacons, religious and their communities!
- All Diocesan departments, personnel phone numbers and e-mail addresses!
- School principals, music ministers, DRE's, social ministers and youth ministers!
- Health and educational institutions, chaplains, social service organizations, retreat houses and cemeteries!
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Official Directory is also on sale at:
Gifts of Joy - 724-733-4988
A. T. Merhaut - 724-443-5830
JMJ Catholic Book Store - 412-854-2577
Bible Quiz Booklet
If you enjoy a good challenge, you'll find the Bible Quiz Booklet both rewarding and fun! The multiple-choice biblical quizzes were compiled by William Ned Andrews to raise questions and challenge the knowledge of those familiar with the Bible. Father James W. Garvey, Editor, suggests reading from your Bible as you tackle the questions, because it is a helpful aid.
It's a perfect gift!
Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney Booklet
This Combined Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney Booklet is approved by the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania. The document was prepared to assist those who will need to make decisions for you when you cannot direct your own care. By taking this step, you can eliminate misunderstanding and confusion and appoint someone who will act for you.
"These materials set forth the Catholic principles that apply to medical treatment decision-making, explain the combined living will and a health care power of attorney documents and include a form which is consistent with both Pennsylvania law and authoritative Catholic teaching including certain core principles . . . " www.pacatholic.org
Images of America Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Book
This book is for anyone who enjoys history in photographs. Mary Ann Knochel, board member of the Mifflin Township Historical Society, assembled this book as a result of researching her own family's Catholic heritage. Partnering with the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Archives and Records Center, Knochel presents a collection of images that reflect the ethnic diversity, traditions, and faith of the local Catholic community.
Formally established in 1843, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh traces its history back to April 1754, when the first Eucharistic Liturgy was celebrated within what is now Pittsburgh. Franciscan friar Denys Baron established the first Catholic house of worship in this part of the world and dedicated it in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He constructed his small parish at the forks of the Ohio River, and from his meticulous records of baptisms, births, and deaths, there is evidence that he ministered not only to the soldiers of Fort Duquesne, but to people of Native American, Irish, and English descent as well. Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh illustrates how the seeds planted by this first humble faith community grew a rich Catholic tradition nurtured by `emigre's from myriad European countries, who brought with them traditions and an unwavering faith that has enriched the southwestern area of Pennsylvania for more than 250 years.
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.