Nursery Service

St. Mary’s is thrilled to offer a nursery service during the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Sunday morning masses, year round, for children ages 1 to 4.  The mission of the nursery is to support the needs of the family, understanding that sometimes it can be very difficult to bring young children to Mass.  Children are always welcome in Mass and the nursery is an option for parents who choose to use it.

The nursery room is located in Marian Hall, behind the stage, and is run by parish staff who have completed all diocesan clearances and are CPR trained.  In addition to Christmas and Easter, the nursery may not be open during large parish events (flea market, festival) as this room will be cleared and used for the events. 

Nursery Guidelines:

  • The nursery room is clean, safe, and stocked with toys to welcome your child! Please label any belongings that you send with your child (diaper bag, coat, etc.).
  • The nursery cannot care for children if they are sick. For the health of all children, you must ensure your child is vomit free, diahrea free, and/or fever free for at least 24 hours before using the nursery.
  • Parents must sign their child in each week via the registration book, including a cell phone number if we need to reach you. Parents must also sign their child out each week when picking up.
  • No food will be served in the nursery, so please send your child with a full tummy.
  • Please send your child wearing a clean diaper. Please indicate any special instructions on the sign-in sheet if your child is potty training. There is a family bathroom right next to the nursery that we will use for bathroom trips. 
  • If the nursery is unexpectedly full on a Sunday, we may need to turn away more children to maintain proper child to staff ratios.
  • The nursery is not open on holidays so the staff may spend time with their families.
  • We welcome donations of toys, puzzles, books, diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies, and more!
  • If you have any suggestions of how to enhance the nursery, please contact Edith Bishop at bishope@stmaryglenshaw.org.
  • If you would like to become a paid member of the nursery staff, please contact Susan Urso at 412-486-4100. All staff members need to obtain several clearances required by the Diocese, which is consistent with all church ministries.
  • If your family enjoys the nursery service, please spread the word and welcome others to join us at St. Mary’s!