Below you will see numerous committees, ministries, organizations, and events with which you can volunteer.  Please contact the Parish Center Office if you are interested in further involvement in any of the groups below, unless the description indicates otherwise.

Committees

Ministries

Organizations

Adult Education Committee

Health and Wellness Committee

Hospitality Committee

Service and Outreach Committee

Wedding Committee

Worship Committee

Formational

Bible Study

CCD

Christian Family Movement

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation

RCIA

Vacation Bible School

Youth Ministry

Leadership

Finance Council

Pastoral Council

Liturgical

Altar Servers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to Homebound

Greeters

Lectors

Liturgy of the Word for Children

Music Ministry

Sacristans

Ushers

Service

Ladies of Charity

Saint Vincent dePaul

Spiritual

Prayer Line

Prayer Shawl Ministry

250 Club

Knights of Columbus

Parish Events

Fish Fry

Flea Market

Parish Festival

250 Club
Please contact the Parish Office Center for additional information.

Adult Education Committee
This committee organizes programs to more fully form adults on various aspects of our Catholic faith. This involves organizing speaker series on timely topics regarding Catholicism, documentary discussion events, movie nights, and more. If you are interested in being part of the committee, please contact the Adult Education and Family Life Coordinator via email at stmauriceparish-adulted@comcast.net or at 412-351-6008.

Altar Servers
In the absence of an instituted acolyte, lay persons may be altar servers. An altar server can be a child or adult who assists the priest at the altar. Being an altar server is both a privilege and an honor. It is a serious commitment of service to the Church. We ask that parents and children examine their schedules and current commitments and prayerfully consider whether or not they will be able to faithfully carry out their duties. Children can begin serving in 4th grade and can serve all the way through high school. Please contact Mrs. Cheryl Kirkland at 412 351-6710, for more information about altar server training.

Bible Study
A Scripture study program is offered to help adult parishioners become more familiar with the Bible and develop a better understanding of God’s revelation of Himself through His Word. Check the Weekly Bulletin for details.

CCD
St. Maurice Religious Education is for students in Pre-K (age 4) through 8th grade not currently attending a Catholic Grade School and looking for a faith-based program of Religious Education for your children. Our program runs from September until April and meets on Sunday mornings from 8:30 AM until 9:45 AM. This time allows families to attend 10 AM Mass together after class. We are staffed by certificated catechists, many of whom are professional educators. We provide excellent instruction for our students including sacramental preparations for students in 2nd grade: Reconciliation and Communion, and 8th grade: Confirmation.

St. Maurice Religious Education program meets the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s guidelines for families not attending Catholic grade schools. We are honored to partner with families to teach their children to love and respect God!  To learn more about our program or to register your child, please email Mrs. Cheryl Kirkland or phone at 412-351-6710.

Christian Family Movement
Christian Family Movement is a national movement of small groups of families. The mission is to promote Christ-centered marriage and family life, to help individuals and their families to live the Christian faith in everyday life and to improve society through actions of love, service, education and example. Families meet monthly for fellowship, ​discussion, prayer and action. Consult the bulletin or call Susan and Nelson Caro 412-242-2752 for more information.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are bishops, priests, and deacons. When there is an insufficient number of ordained ministers to distribute Holy Communion in a timely and reverent fashion, then lay persons, serving as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are used.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must be at least 16 years of age, have received sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, and participate regularly in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. If the extraordinary minister is married, the marriage must be one recognized by the Church. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who are 18 and older must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy in order to serve. Please contact the Business Manager to complete this process at 412-271-0809.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to Homebound
Women and men who have a particular calling and closeness to the Eucharist travel throughout our parish boundaries to bring Jesus in the Eucharist to homes and care institutions for those members of our community who cannot join us for Sunday Mass. When an Extraordinary Minister visits the homebound each week they proclaim the Sunday Gospel, pray, and distribute Holy Communion.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must be at least 16 years of age, have received sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, and participate regularly in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. If the extraordinary minister is married, the marriage must be one recognized by the Church. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who are 18 and older must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy in order to serve. Please contact the Business Manager to complete this process at 412-271-0809.

Finance Council
The Finance Council consists of 4 to 6 members and advises the pastor on parish and school budgets as well as general financial stewardship parish resources.  Membership is by appointment of the Administrator.

Fish Fry
Volunteers are needed for many aspects of the fish fry, whether it is making pierogis on Wednesdays or Thursdays, prepping fish on Friday mornings, and helping with order sales, serving on the line, or working in the kitchen on Friday evenings. It is hard and fun work, and we would love to have your help!

Flea Market
Each year, the parish hosts a flea market for the community. Volunteers are needed to help collect and sort donations, which often includes cleaning and making small repairs throughout June. Volunteers are also needed to help at the sale itself in July, selling donated goods as well as snacks. We hope you will consider joining us for this summer event!

Greeters
Greeters serve as a welcoming presence at the entrance of the church building before the beginning of Masses. Both adults and youth can participate as greeters. Please contact the Director of Evangelization if you are interested in serving as a greeter.

Health and Wellness Committee
The Health and Wellness Ministry of St. Maurice Parish is focused on offering opportunities of self-promoted holistic health, wellness, and healing to our parish community through support and education. Additional information and programs may be found here.

Hospitality Committee
Hospitality is an important virtue within any Christian community. It is vital that all members feel welcomed and invited into all aspects of the life of the parish. The Hospitality Committee works to achieve this by creating a welcoming atmosphere at large parish events. They organize and serve refreshments at functions including Donut Sundays and the interchurch Thanksgiving service.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights are men of faith and action. Their charitable activities encompass a variety of local, national, and international projects. Specifically at St. Maurice, the Knights activities include Breakfast with Santa and the Lenten canned food drive. Men of all ages are invited to contact the group and find out more about becoming a Knight at their website KofCForestHills.org.

Ladies of Charity.
The Ladies of Charity (LOC) strive to imitate Jesus by helping those in need, spiritually and materially. The LOC provides visits and support for the sick and homebound and sponsors regular meetings and activities throughout the year.

Lectors
In the absence of an instituted lector, lay persons may serve as a lectors.  Lectors help proclaim the Word of God by leading the parish community in Scripture readings during liturgies.  Adults and teenagers are permitted to be lectors. Adult lectors must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy in order to serve and must contact the Business Manager to complete this process at 412-271-0809.

Liturgy of the Word for Children
Every Sunday during 10 a.m. Mass children ages four through seven are invited to participate in the Liturgy of the Word for Children. They participate in Scripture readings and hear God’s message in a caring and age-appropriate setting. Leaders are parish adults and teens. Adults must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy in order to serve and must contact the Business Manager to complete this process at 412-271-0809.

Music Ministry
The more than eighty active members of our musical family invite you to join with them to spread the Good News of the Gospel; the saving love of God, through music.  As we are reminded in the scriptures, we “Praise God with Music!”  Adults who are 18 and older must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy in order to participate. Please contact the Business Manager to complete this process at 412-271-0809.

The St. Maurice Music Ministry includes two singing ensembles for adults and teens, a children’s choir, three Handbell choirs, cantors and our Resurrection Choir which sings for parish funerals.  Please check out the music ministry page for more information at StMauriceParish.org/Music.

Parish Festival
Each year in June, the parish hosts a summer festival that includes games, food, and entertainment. Help is needed in many areas to ensure the festival is a success. This is a great opportunity to help the parish for a small amount of time that truly makes a difference. Contact the Parish Center Office in May to learn about the various opportunities.

Pastoral Council
Pastoral Council is a consultative structure in the Parish designed primarily to investigate, consider, and recommend pastoral initiatives to further the mission of the Parish faith community as an extension of the mission of Jesus. They use a prayerful and participative process by which the Administrator and the Council identify and plan specific projects on behalf of the parishioners. The members have three-year terms and vacancies are filled by the discernment of the Administrator and Council.

Prayer Line
If you would like to ask other parishioners for prayers for a special intention, please call the Prayer Line at 412-871-3245 or 412-823-5228.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Have a talent for knitting, sewing, or crocheting? This ministry works to create prayer shawls for those who may be sick or grieving, or coming up on special occasions in life, such as births, graduations, and weddings. The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday mornings at 9:30am. Your talents for this ministry would be much appreciated. Please contact Bernadette for more information: 412-823-6191.

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation
Married couples who wish to share the spiritual and practical wisdom they have discovered after years of marriage are asked to consider volunteering as speakers in the parish’s Pre-Cana program. You will meet and share your perspective with engaged couples prepare as they prepare for marriage. We hope you will consider helping us in this important ministry.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith in order to join the Catholic Church, ​please contact the Adult Education and Family Life Coordinator at 412-351-6008.

Sacristans
Lay men and women play an integral part in the smooth, daily running of a Church. Here at St. Maurice, we have dedicated Sacristans who assist the priests before and after each Mass with the careful set up and purifying of the sacred vessels, missals, and linens used at each Mass. Our sacristans arrive before each Mass and stay after each Mass is over to ensure that the priest has everything needed for Mass and to ensure that the parishioners are cared for properly. Sacristans are also on hand for every funeral, wedding, and special service that the parish has. This special ministry is essential to the parish, and we are blessed to have the sacristans that we have at St. Maurice.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Dedicated to helping the poor and disaster victims, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has spent the past 50 years helping parishioners and community members meet basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

Service and Outreach Committee
As called for in the Pastoral Plan, the Service and Outreach Committee is dedicated to evangelization through volunteer efforts in our parish community as well as in our community at large. We provide many volunteer opportunities for you and we welcome your suggestions. Opportunities for service can be found by clicking here to view the Service and Outreach Committee webpage.

Ushers
“Door Openers” to the House of God, our Ushers help Mass-goers find seats, assist those with disabilities, distribute bulletins and gather the offertory collection. Adults and teenagers are permitted to be ushers. Adult ushers must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy in order to serve. Please contact the Business Manager at 412 271-0809 to learn more about completing the Safe Environment requirements.

Vacation Bible School
St. Maurice Parish’s Vacation Bible School is a weeklong celebration of Christ and His Church for young people ages 4 years old through 5th grade. Each summer, we welcome children to VBS at St. Maurice to enrich, strengthen, and encourage their love of God with wonderful activities, crafts, songs and games, all under the watchful and loving eyes of trained catechists and youth aides. Please check the bulletin or call the parish at 412-271-0809 for this year’s VBS dates and how to volunteer. Adult volunteers must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy in order to serve and must contact the Business Manager to complete this process at 412-271-0809.

Wedding Committee
Do you enjoy weddings and want to assist others with the sacramental preparations for their marriage? Consider being a part of the Wedding Committee. This groups assists brides and grooms with logistics, rehearsals, and other aspects of planning a wedding at St. Maurice. Spiritual preparation for marriage is provided through the Pre-Cana program.

Worship Committee
The Worship Committee promotes active and full participation in ordinary and special liturgies throughout the year.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare for these liturgies regarding decorations and other forms of planning.

Youth Ministry
Young people are an important part of the life of St. Maurice Parish and the greater Catholic Church. 7th – 12th graders are invited to be a part of youth ministry events, which include service to the parish and community, social events, and spiritual opportunities to grown in the faith alongside other youth. Please check out the youth ministry page for more information at StMauriceParish.org/Youth.

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