Parish Ministries

Altar Servers
This volunteer service enables our youth to actively assist in the worship life of our parish. Boys and girls from fifth grade and higher are invite to  join this ministry. Training is provided.
Contact Sue Weber at Parish Office 412-655-2885
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Ministers of Communion assist in distributing the Eucharist at Mass and bring Communion to the sick. Training classes are held regularly. You must also meet certain faith requirements.
Contact Father Dan at Parish Office 412-655-2885
Lectors
They proclaim God's Word to his People assembled for liturgy. You do not have to be a professional reader to do this, but just willing to proclaim God's Good News. Training is required for those who choose this ministry. Must also meet certain faith requirements. Lectors are given workbooks and are required to familiarize themselves with their scheduled readings.
Contact Deacon Gerry Como at Parish Office 412-655-2885

G.R.A.C.E. (Growing Relationships And Catholic Evangelization)
is a group centered on Christ and our Catholic faith. This group brings together women of all ages and phases of life to meet, grow, and learn together, both socially and spiritually. The group setting offers light refreshments, reflections on faith, and small discussion groups. Along with our monthly meetings we regularly host social events like fun outings and book club, and occasionally host spiritual exercises.

There are no costs or dues, and no study preparation is required. Our daytime group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 10-11:30AM in the church’s school building. The evening group meets in the school building once a month on the 2nd Tuesday, from 7-8:30PM. G.R.A.C.E. is open to all women of the parish and surrounding communities who want to grow in the Catholic faith and form new friendships. You are invited, are welcome, and may join at any time. For more information please contact Toni Aceto at toniace1@yahoo.com or Becky Richard at we4richards@comcast.net.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
This is a class for people who would like to know more about the Roman Catholic faith. It is also for those who desire to be received in full communion to the Catholic Church. This includes Catechumens and Candidates. Catechumens are people who have never been baptized by any Christian Church. Candidates are individuals who have been baptized in a Christian Church (including Roman Catholic) but have not been confirmed in the Catholic Church. Contact the parish office for more information on becoming a Catholic.
Contact Sister Dolores Ann 412-653-4322
Adult Faith Formation
Throughout the year there are a variety of parish programs that provide adults with the opportunity of learning more about their faith. There are also periodic presentations by outside speakers on topics of importance in Catholic tradition.
Contact Father Dan 412-655-2885
Pre Baptism Class
This class is provided for parents to gain a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism. It also provides the parents with the necessary skills to nurture the faith life of the child. This class must be taken prior to the scheduling of a Baptism.
Contact Sister Dolores Ann 412-653-4322
DustBusters
A group of dedicated parishioners who keep our church clean and tidy. It involves sharing responsibilites with several others and takes a couple of hours a week.
Contact Parish Office 412-655-2885
Ushers
With varied duties, welcoming and assisting people to find seating, collecting the offerring and distributing bulletins. This ministry is open to men and woman. We ask that you come 15 minutes early and stay for a few minutes after Mass to make sure the church is orderly and comfortable, and to assist the pastor in any special setups.
Contact Ray Kloock 412-655-3804
Choir
If you would like to use your voice to add song to our worship services, come and join our choir. We ask that you attend regular practices and make yourself available for special holidays.
Contact Parish Office 412-655-2885
Funeral Choir
This ministry provides comfort and support to the family and friends of the deceased. No formal rehearsals are required.
Contact Kathy Koontz 412-655-2052
Marian Singers
Join your fellow parishioners to use your voice to bring joy to local nursing homes and convents. The Marion Singing Group welcomes widows, widowers and anyone else that would like to participate.
Contact Claudia Godlewski 724-255-9983
Ladies of Charity

Ladies, if you would like to use your organizational and leadership skills in serving the less fortunate, our parish and the community in general, the Ladies of Charity can use your talents. We ask that you attend regular planning meetings and help in special projects.
Contact Sister Judith 412-655-9297
Knights of Columbus
A Catholic, family, fraternal service organization dedicated to the ideals of charity, fraternity and unity. Membership is open to Catholic men 18 years and older. If you would like to use your organizational and leadership skills in serving the parish and the community, come and join the largest Catholic men's fraternal organization. We ask that you attend regular planning meetings and help in special projects, especially those projects that aid our challenged brothers and sisters.
Contact Jerry Maxa 412-653-7938
Catholic Mens Fellowship
If you would like to gain a better understanding of Scripture and how to use lessons from the Bible to help cope with lifes stresses and to help develop a peaceful family life, join us on Friday mornings in prayer and study. You will find yourself growing closer to God and your family growing closer to you.
Contact Steve Gardiner 412-848-3516
Youth Ministry
If you would like to help plan and lead events to strengthen our young peoples participation in the life of the church, this ministry is for you.
Contact Parish Office 412-655-2885
Prayer Group
Join us on Wednesday evenings to pray for the individual and collective needs of our faith community.
Contact John and Terri Soffa 412-854-0587
Family Life Ministries
Provides for the needs of our parish families by offering faith filled events for married couples, adult faith enrichment and social gatherings and networking of parish families. Includes a welcoming committee and prayer chain.
Contact Parish Office 412-655-2885
Volunteer Services
At various times of the year we have special projects that need your help such as the Lenten Fish Fry and the Parish Festival...why not consider helping out!
Sign-up sheets are available before events, or contact Parish Office 412-655-2885
Faith Formation
The Religious Education Program of Saint Thomas A' Becket parish strives to lead young Christians toward an intimate union with Christ and a more lively faith in the Church. We offer our families a religious education by which all students can grow into a mature faith. One of the ways this is done is by providing a structured formal education process, which begins with primary through elementary and teen-age levels. Parents of children enrolled in our Faith Formation are provided resources and assistance for their role as the primary source of faith formation of their children.
Pass on the faith; be a CCD teacher, aide or substitute for CCD classes. By teaching you will gain a deeper understanding of the principles of our faith and grow spiritually closer to God.
Contact Sister Dolores Ann 412-653-4322
Catechists
As catechists we attempt to share the truths of the Catholic Church. As people of faith we are called to continue the mission of Jesus: to spread the Good News of God’s love and to establish the reign of God on earth. As catechists we are mentors who are good listeners and who offer support and encouragement to many children entrusted to our care. We support our families by offering a religious education by which all students can grow into a mature faith. All catechists who volunteer must attend the Virtus Program – Protecting God’s Children.
Contact Sister Dolores Ann 412-653-4322
Pre School program
A certified teacher of Early Learning Development conducts the program. The program focuses on the needs and development of the “whole child”, recognizing the dignity of each, it stimulates each child’s total development: socially, intellectually, physically, spiritually and emotionally.The success of our program depends on the generosity of its volunteers. If you enjoy working with the very young, our pre school can use your help as a pre-school aide. Keep feeling young by working with our youngsters.We have morning and afternoon sessions. Three-year-old students: Tuesdays and Thursdays Four-year-old students: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Contact Sister Dolores Ann 412-653-4322