Eucharistic Adoration in Every Parish

As part of the implementation stage of On Mission there will be Eucharist adoration in the diocese from April 17 until October 14. Each parish will host an adoration as a time to pray for their grouping and for a successful transition.  Adoration dates and times for our grouping are:

July 2 from Noon to 6:00 PM at Madonna del Castello

July 10 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Word of God

August 30 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church of Good Shepherd Parish

September 22, from 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM (on our Feast Day) at Saint Maurice.

For a complete listing of adoration places and times see the bulletin board by the Welcome Desk or check the diocesan website.

New Parish Groupings and Assignments

On April 28th in a letter to all parishes the Bishop announced the new parish groupings and which clergy will staff those groupings . This letter will also be mailed to every household in the parish and included in May 6th bulletin. The information relative to our parish grouping is as follows:

Groupings and Assignments


Parish Grouping
• Good Shepherd
• Madonna del Castello
• St. Maurice
• Word of God

Administrator: Father Lawrence Adams
Parochial Vicar: Father Jeremy Mohler
Parish Chaplain: Father Vincent Kolo
In Residence: Father Daniel Aboagye
Deacon Joseph Dougherty
Deacon Keith Kondrich

School: East Catholic School

Maximum Number of Weekend Masses: 9  (determined based on the number of priests assigned)

Category: B

A timeline that will guide the grouping toward merger in an appropriate length of time. Ideally, groupings in Category A will complete this process by the end of 2020. Those in Category B will have until the end of 2021. Groupings in Category C will have until the end of 2023. During this time the
groupings will study and make a recommendation about which buildings will best serve the new parish.

Clergy Assignments:

All assignments effective Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

The Rev. Kenneth W. Marlovits from administrator of St. Maurice Parish, Forest Hills, to part-time senior parochial vicar of the parishes within the Adams/Cranberry/Glade Mills grouping, namely: Holy Sepulcher Parish, Glade Mills; and St. Kilian Parish, Adams/Cranberry Townships. At the same time, Father Marlovits is also appointed as chaplain to Cardinal Wuerl
North Catholic High School, Quigley Catholic High School, and Vincentian Academy.

The Rev. Lawrence D. Adams from administrator of St. Ursula Parish, Allison Park, to administrator of the parishes within the Braddock/Forest Hills/Swissvale grouping, namely: Good Shepherd Parish, Braddock/Braddock Hills/East Pittsburgh; Madonna del Castello Parish, Swissvale; St. Maurice Parish, Forest Hills; and Word of God Parish, Swissvale/Rankin.

The Rev. Jeremy J. Mohler from parochial vicar of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Southeast Washington County, to parochial vicar of the parishes within the Braddock/Forest Hills/Swissvale grouping.

The Rev. Vincent F. Kolo from Replacement Ministry, to parish chaplain of the parishes within the Braddock/Forest Hills/Swissvale grouping.

Deacon Joseph M. Dougherty from diaconal ministry at Good Shepherd Parish, Braddock/Braddock Hills/East Pittsburgh, to ministry of sacrament and the ministry of word in the Braddock/Forest Hills/Swissvale grouping. Deacon Dougherty maintains his responsibilities of ministry of service and charity at Auberle Home.

Deacon Keith G. Kondrich from diaconal ministry at Madonna del Castello Parish Swissvale and Word of God Parish, Rankin/Swissvale, to ministry of sacrament and the ministry of word in the Braddock/Forest Hills/Swissvale grouping. In addition, Deacon Kondrich is assigned to ministry of service and charity at the Allegheny County Jail.


Administrator A priest assigned to a parish grouping to lead each of the parishes within it. An administrator has all the rights and responsibilities of a pastor but does not have a specified term. During the first year of transition his primary focus, together with his clergy team, is to build relationships with and among the parishioners.

Parochial Vicar A priest assigned to the parishes in a grouping who works in addition to and in collaboration with the administrator/pastor.

Parish Chaplain A priest assigned to a grouping who ministers at the institutions (e.g. nursing homes, jails, community hospitals) within its boundaries. He also celebrates weekend Masses in the parishes in the grouping.

Deacon An ordained man who is not a priest but is assigned to exercise his ministry in collaboration with priests, especially in the areas of service and charity. Those ordained as permanent deacons may or may not be married. Deacons assist at Mass, can preach and celebrate baptisms. They can also celebrate weddings and funeral rites outside of Mass. Deacons cannot celebrate Mass, hear Confessions nor celebrate the Anointing of the Sick. They also assist with faith formation of all ages. Deacons may be assigned to service in institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes and prisons, and often work with the poor, those with disabilities, and others in need of special pastoral care.

Parish Festival – Save the Date June 6th – 9th

Mark your calendars for our annual St. Maurice Parish Summer Festival to be held on Wednesday, June 6, through Saturday, June 9. Food, games, and nightly entertainment – fun for the whole family – will be featured as usual. Many hands make light work, so please consider volunteering to help. There are jobs for all ages and abilities – both inside and out! Contact us at or leave a message for Liz at the Parish Center Office. Do you have a few new or gently used items (jewelry, books, toys, etc.) you no longer need or want? If so, please consider donating them for the St. Maurice Festival White Elephant Sale. They may be dropped off at the St. Maurice Parish Center Office during the month of May. If you are interested in helping with the White Elephant Sale, please contact Liz. We also are in need of sponsors for the event as well as donations for raffle baskets. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Speed Mentoring Event

The Career Networking Ministry is sponsoring an event for anyone who is:Unemployed, job searching switching career fields, networking.
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Lawrence Room, St. Maurice Parish Center

Mentors will share their professional expertise and networking connections with job seekers and new professionals.  Only the first 10 registrants will be allowed to participate in this event.

Click this link to register now!

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