The role of the finance council is to discuss all aspects of our Parish's finances. This committee also helps to make financial decisions to better our Parish and provide funding for our projects. Please contact the office for more information about this committee.
The role of the pastoral council is to aide in making all decisions involving our Parish. This committee discusses all aspects of our Parish to make the best possible decisions to benefit our congregation. Please contact the office for more information about this committee.
This is a group of women that consists not only of women who are mothers but women who are married and unmarried. All adult women are welcome to join.
The Holy Spirit Christian Mothers are very active. Some of the many activities that they participate in and sponsor are the annual Parish Festival, Picnic, craft nights, presentation of bibles to CCD students, assisting with food drives and sponsoring a Seder Meal. Meetings are every third Monday evening following Mass and annual dues are $3.00
Holy Rosary Society
Parish women who gather together to socialize, pray, and help the parish, under the patronage of Our Lady of the Rosary. Members meet the first Sunday of the month from September through May. For more information, please contact the Holy Rosary Society's President, Mrs. Sandy Koch at 412-486-5983.
When the Blessed Mother appeared to St. Bernadette in Lourdes, France, Her one request to the world was that Her Rosary be said for peace. All She asks is that we "Pray the Rosary". Here at St. Nicholas, the Holy Rosary is said a half an hour before mass.
Men and women who assist at Mass with seating, collecting weekly envelopes, directing parishioners at Communion time, distributing bulletins and Mass programs, and assisting in emergency situations that may arise. New volunteers are always welcome. Please contact the parish office for more information. Ushers are encouraged to take part in other parish activities, such as the annual Mother's Day Breakfast sponsored by the ushers, and the Church Picnic. Ushers are expected to attend Quarterly meetings and follow the schedule, which is compiled on the basis of members input.
St. Vincent De Paul Society
This group serves the poorest of the poor and has been in Millvale since 1940. They respond in a confidential manner to anyone's call for assistance with food vouchers or donated goods. At Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter they deliver groceries to individual homes and Millvale's nursing homes. Brightening the faces of children of needy families and residents of nursing homes is one of the goals of the Society.
The Society has received good financial support from the Parish poor boxes but they are in a serious need of more active members. The small groups needs to expand to effectively serve the needy.
The Adult Choir consists of men and women from the Parish. The choir practices on Tuesday evenings and sings at the eleven o'clock mass on Sundays from September through May/June. The choir also sings at Holiday Masses and other special occasions such as the Mass celebrated for Millvale Days Members are needed and you only need to contact Mr. Terry Schiebel at the church office or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hand-bell Choir practices once a week and performs during various Masses throughout the year along with a few special occasions outside the church.
Sacred Scripture is read by the lector to the faith community. Upon occasion, the lector announces the General Intercessions. Training is provided for parishioners 18 years of age or older. To sign up for this ministry, please contact Mary Anne Librich at 412-821-8556 for St. Nicholas and Elaine Magill for Holy Spirit at 412-821-2099.
Parishioners, 18 years of age or older, are commissioned after special training to assist the priest at Mass in the distribution of Holy Communion and the Precious Blood. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist may also take Communion to the home-bound. To sign up for this ministry, please contact Mary Anne Librich at 412-821-8556 for St. Nicholas and Elaine Magill for Holy Spirit at 412-821-2099
The role of the server is integral to the celebration of Mass by assisting the priest. The ministry is open to both males and females in 5th grade and up. To sign up for this ministry, please contact the Church Office at 412-821-4424
CCD / Religious Education
St. Nicholas and Holy Spirit Parishes share a CCD program. Religious education is provided to students in grades 1-8, including sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion, Reconciliation, and Confirmation. The CCD program consists primarily of volunteers. CCD classes are held on Sunday Mornings from September through April for Catholic education of students in kindergarten through 8th grade who attend public school. Volunteers are always needed to teach or to be aides. You do not have to have a background in education, although certification classes to teach CCD are offered at different times throughout the year at various parishes. Contact Elaine Magill for more information at 412-821-2099.
The Fundraising Committee helps raise money for the church by way of various fundraising events during the year. They are always looking for new members that have energy, new ideas and want to help out the team with the effort. If you wish to join please contact us by calling the church office at 412-821-4424 or email@example.com
Each Sunday, a group of parish volunteers assemble to count the donations placed in the weekend's collections and prepare them for deposit. To get involved, please contact the parish office at 412-821-4424.
Volunteers are always needed to help with cleaning the church building. current cleaning helpers meet on Thursdays at 8:00AM and the more volunteers, the faster the work gets done. If you are interested in helping, just meet a t the church.
- New volunteers and ideas are always welcome.
Thank you for your service to our Churches, our Community, and God!