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 Religious Involvement

​At Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School, God is recognized as the ultimate source of authority and meaning. The school upholds the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and is united with the local church of Greensburg.

Students are taught love of God, love of neighbor, and a healthy love of self. Geibel Catholic assumes that its students are regular observers of their faith, that they practice their faith with enthusiasm and commitment, and that they share their faith with their local parishes as participants in youth work, liturgical assistants, or volunteers in various capacities available on the parish level.

 Diocesan Discernment Project

Middle School Priesthood Discernment Group

Jeremiah Days is an opportunity for middle school-aged boys and their parents or guardians to gather to learn, discuss, and pray to God for guidance in knowing their vocation. The group will meet on the following days: October 8, December 10, and February 11 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at St. James Church in New Alexandria. To register, please visit

High School & Young Adult Priesthood Discernment Group

The Melchizedek Project is designed for high school and young adult-aged men who would like to grow in their understanding of how to discern a vocation and learn more about the priesthood. Each gathering involves prayer, discussion on a specific topic related to priesthood, and dinner. Please visit for registration information, dates, and locations.


  • ​On-site St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank
  • Coat Drive
  • Holiday Food Collections
  • Toys for Tots
  • Thanksgiving Festival of Choirs
  • Music Ministry

 Faith in Action

  • Cantors
  • Tenebrae Service
  • Stations of the Cross
  • School Mass
  • National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
  • March for Life
  • Class Retreats
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Lectors
  • Ministers of Hospitality
  • Student Ambassadors

 Religious Service & Community Opportunities

St. Rita Holy Name Men’s Society 2022-23 Pancake and Sausage Breakfasts at Saint Rita Church in Connellsville, sponsored by the Saint Rita Holy Name Men's Society. As a reminder, each breakfast begins at 7AM and ends at 11:30AM, however volunteers are welcome to help out any time between 6:30 AM and 12:30 PM (8:30-10:30 are our busiest times when we have the most need). Any volunteers  are greatly appreciated! Dates: Sunday, September 18, 2022; Sunday, October 16, 2022; Sunday, January 15, 2023; Sunday, February 19, 2023; Sunday, March 19, 2023

The Partner Parishes of St. John the Baptist, Scottdale and St. Joseph, Everson Faith Formation program will being on Sunday, September 25th from 9:30-10:30am. We will meet the second and fourth Sunday of every month and attend 10:30 mass together on the fourth Sunday of every month. Id you are in grades 9-12, and need service hours, you can volunteer to help with snacks during this time. Please contact Jill at with any questions or to join us!

Yough Catholic Youth Group Grades 6-12:
Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm in the Saint Rita’s School Building. Grades 6 and 7 will meet in one room. Grades 8-12 will meet in another.
GRADES 6, 7, AND 8 REQUIRED TO ATTEND TO BE CONSIDERED A CANDIDATE FOR CONFIRMATION (Unless your child attends Catholic School). Catholic School children are still encouraged to attend Youth Group. Youth Group Dates: September 7th, 21st; October 5th, 19th; November 2nd, 16th; December 7th, 21st; January 4th, 18th; February 1st, 15th; March 1st, 15th; April 5th, 19th
Please contact Mary Sampey, 724-984-7652, if your child is interested.

For service hours at St. Pius and Visitation, Mt. Pleasant, we have the following opportunities:
Altar serving at our parishes – we are in desperate need of servers. Requirements are baptized Catholics who have celebrated first communion. We will train kids of all ages and abilities. Contact Christy at
This fall we will have faith formation on Tuesday nights from 6 to 7:30, older kids (6th grade and up) are welcome to volunteer as classroom and hall-way aides. Those interested can email Christy at
The Holy Name Society will be having Omelet Breakfasts on Sunday, October 9 and Sunday, November 13. The point of contact is the president of the HNS, John DiPasquale and he can be reached at

 Missionary Childhood Association

​The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) offers a “moment for the Missions” for each day of this month. There are opportunities to learn, to pray, to act, to reflect and discuss, and to stand in solidarity with children and families in the Pope’s missions. These “moments” can be part of a religious education program – in person or remote – or be the focus of family life on a particular day.  Please consider adding these small moments to your daily prayer and reflections.