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Teaching Mass will take place on Monday, October 2 at 6:30 pm. This is mandatory for all students receiving First Holy Communion and Confirmation in 2024.

Will your child be celebrating a Sacrament this year?

Please register your student for First Holy Communion or Confirmation by clicking on the appropriate box to the right:

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Click the button below to begin your Faith Journey and learn more about OCIA. 

Adult Formation Opportunity

Mother of Sorrows Parish and the Institute for Ministry Formation (IMF) at Saint Vincent Seminary are excited to co-host a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 formation course this academic year led by National Formation Leader, Mary Beth Palko, of the Diocese of Greensburg. The Level 1 course is necessary for working with 3-6 year olds, and is also the foundation for all other levels of CGS formation.

Sessions will take place in the Ave Maria Room and the CGS Level 1 Atrium at Mother of Sorrows for Part 1 on: October 21, November 11, 12, January 6, 20, February 3, 17, and for Part 2: March 2, 3, April 6, 7, May 4, 5 and June 8, 9. Saturday sessions will be 9:30 AM-4:30 PM and Sunday sessions will go from 1:00 PM-6:00 PM.

There is a $100 registration fee due by Oct 7th and the course fee is $375.00 per part.  Diocesan Francis Funds are available for participants from the Diocese of Greensburg. The Diocese of Pittsburgh also has scholarship opportunities available.

Whether you are interested in becoming a catechist, assisting in an atrium, or growing deeper in your prayer life – Catechesis of the Good Shepherd formation is for you!

To register, please submit and complete the CGS Formation Registration Form below. A $100 check is due at time of registration to reserve your spot and buy course books.

Please send registration to: Institute for Ministry Formation-Saint Vincent Seminary, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Labrobe, PA 15650. Attn: Anita Wright


To explore more about CGS, visit For questions about logistics of this course, contact Elizabeth Haberstroh MOS Pastoral Associate for Discipleship & Parish Life or IMF Assistant, Anita Wright, for more information.