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St. Mary of the Assumption Parish!

You are welcome to browse our site and find information on the many facets of our parish life!  Please take a look at the calendar, as well, to find out what is coming up!


In the long-standing tradition of our Catholic Faith, the first Sunday after Pentecost is called “The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity.” On Sunday, May 31, 2015, we celebrate one of the three great mysteries of our Catholic Faith: THE TRINITY. This divine mystery reveals to us the inner life of God in that we believe in “one God, three persons” so that Father, Son and Holy Spirit all share the same divine nature, even though they are different in person. The depth of this theological language brings us to the heart of our belief in a triune God, differentiating us from other monotheistic religions, like the Jewish and Muslim faith. Never totally being able to explain the heart of this mystery, we simply worship ONE GOD, THREE PERSONS!


This Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm, our parish church will be filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit as we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.


Mausoleum Completed – Discounts End On May 31, 2015

Those who pass through our Assumption Cemetery will notice how beautiful our new mausoleum is to the naked eye. The bronze reliefs of Mary on the outside and those of Jesus on the inside offer a magnificently appropriate setting to all those who have purchased crypts or niches. This will be the final week for those who wish an above ground burial for themselves or their family members to take advantage of the very generous discounts that are still available. Once June has begun, cost of purchasing crypts and niches will be set by current market value.

On Mission For The Church Alive

Bishop Zubik has created a vision that will affect parish life for EVERY Parish Family in the Diocese. On Mission for The Church Alive is based upon the five vital realities outlined by our Bishop: the Eucharist, Catechesis, Evangelization, Formation and Stewardship. As the Bishop wrote: “…imagine more vibrant parishes with liturgies that inspire and faith formation that helps every person grow closer to Christ.” Might we all make an effort to make St. Mary of the Assumption a front runner in this quest!

Calling All Volunteers!

Our Parish Festival is right around the corner and volunteers are invited to help staff our game and food booths!  Come join in the fun!  We have shifts available on Thursday June 25; Friday June 26; and Saturday June 27. Please contact Theresa Benedek at (412) 486-4787 or to sign up today! Thanks so much!

Our Campaign for The Church Alive!

We are featured in the video below made by the Diocese of Pittsburgh for our commitment to the process of stewardship. Another shining example of our Parish Family taking a leadership role in the Diocese of Pittsburgh! For more information, please visit

Liturgy Aid

The current Liturgy Aid may be found here. Former liturgy aids may be found on their own page. You may access them here.

Teaching Liturgy Homily

Open School Registration

If you are looking for a quality Catholic Education, our school is top notch! You will find forms and information here.

Registration is Always Open!

Are you a “registered” member of the Parish Family?  “Registration” means that you are NOW a member of the Parish Family — not to be confused with all those who received their sacraments here at one time but are no longer members NOW. One indication of registration is that you get the mailings that we send to all registered homes. If you do not, we ask that you stop in at the rectory and take a few moments to register so that we can share with you all the facets of our parish life.

Parish Staff

Father Michael Ackerman, Parochial Vicar

Mr. Francis Dadowski, Deacon

Ms. Rhodora M. Donahue, Youth Minister Mentor

Mr. James Finn, Pastoral Associate

Mr. Robert Kardasz, Director of Music Ministries

Father John Marcucci, Pastor

Mr. Kevin O’Connor, Seminarian

Ms. Antoinette Pilarski, Principal

Sister Lois Spinnenweber, CDP, Apostolate Minister

Miss Rose Stegman, Director of Faith Formation