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“We are called to be light for the kingdom, we are called to love tenderly, and we are called to serve one another . . .”


If you are in need, please call 724-594-5297 or email

This is the call of Mother of Sorrows Outreach – to stand by one another with deep compassion – all of us joining together to support those in need, those who are hungry, those who are lonely, those who are ill, and those who have served our country.


Are you being called to help? – everyone can do something.  Join us in “extending a hand” to those in need by e-mailing

Pen Pals – Parishioners are assigned the name of a resident from a local nursing home and then sends cards/letters to that person on a regular basis.

St Anne’s Bingo – Once a month, parishioners assist the residents of St Anne’s Home with bingo.          

Food Pantry – Mother of Sorrows parishioners and other community members assist families in food choices, as well as setting up, cleaning up, and loading food into the families’ vehicles.

Handyman Assistance – A group of parishioners perform minor repairs for community members who are in need.

Merry Mittens – Provides Christmas gifts for children of our Food Pantry families as well as for lonely residents of local nursing homes.

Mercy Meals – Upon request, parishioners provide post-funeral luncheons at Mother of Sorrows.

Support for Servicemen and Servicewomen – Parishioners provide support for active and retired service members in our community via such activities as: Operation Stand Down, backpack/school supplies for Veterans’ children, and meals for families of veterans undergoing treatment at the VA.

Lenten Project – Varies from year to year but always benefits individuals and families in need.

Backpack Project– Provide backpacks with school supplies for children in need  (our Food Pantry families)

Prayer Shawl Ministry – Knit, crochet, or sew prayer shawls, lap robes, hats, or scarves for those who are ill, lonely, or grieving.