Coronavirus Updates

Updated June 10, 2021

Masses and Sacraments

Saint Paul of the Cross Parish is open for in person celebration of Mass and other Sacraments. We look forward to welcoming you in our safe environment. Weekend Masses are offered on Saturday evenings at 4:00 P.M. (Saint Anne), and 5:30 P.M. (Saint Winifred), and on Sundays at 8:00 A.M. (Saint Anne), 10:00 A.M. (Saint Anne), and 11:30 A.M. (Saint Winifred). Daily Masses are offered at Saint Anne each day at 8:00 A.M. and on Tuesdays at 6:30 P.M. Daily Mass is offered at Saint Winifred on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:45 A.M.

In accordance with updated diocesan guidelines, we are now able to accomodate full capacity at each of our church campuses. Masks are only required for the non-vaccinated. Those that have been vaccinated are not required to wear a mask. There are sanitizing stations at the entrance of both church buildings for your convenience.

As a reminder, the Holy Eucharist will be offered during the Mass. Reception is permitted by hand and by mouth; however, the Holy Eucharist may not be taken by hand if you are wearing gloves. 

Confessions will be held in Saint Anne Church every Tuesday from 5:15 p.m.-6:16 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. in the confessional. Confessions will be offered at Saint Winifred Church from 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. on Saturdays.  

Organizations and Events

Organizations that would like to reserve space for meetings should contact the Parish Office to make requests. Attendees are not required to wear masks if vaccinated. Please email Sue with requests and inquiries at snovelli@stpaulofthecross.com.

If you have a meeting scheduled, and decide to cancel, please notify our office as soon as possible at (412) 531-5964. 
 

Office Hours

The Parish Office at Saint Anne Church is open. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Faith Formation Office at Saint Winifred Church is open by appointment. Please call (412) 563-1414 to schedule an appointment with Emma Oros, Director of Elementary Faith Formation. Don Fontana, Director of Adult and Young Adult Faith Formation is available in our parish office and by phone at (412) 531-5964. 
 

Attend Online Masses from Home

When public Masses are not available to us, live stream Masses are a viable option. Click the links below to be connected to a live-stream Catholic Mass. 

Every Sunday at 12 P.M.
Live stream from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
https://www.nationalshrine.org/mass/

Every day at 12 P.M.
Live stream Mass every day from Saint Mary of Mercy Church in Downtown Pittsburgh
http://christianassociatestv.org/

While attending virtual Masses, you will not be able to receive the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We recommend praying this prayer, an Act of Spiritual Communion, to become closer to our Lord in a spiritual way. 

Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You; never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

How to Pray from Home

Prayer from home can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a few resources to keep up your prayer life from the comfort of your own home. 

Novena for Protection against Coronavirus
Visit this website to offer a nine-day prayer for protection against the Coronavirus. Learn about the saints who intercede for us in our times of illness and disease. 
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/smcafee/pray-this-marian-novena-for-protection-against-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR3wyRMGOdPa9_WB7VgtqHcR34WZBe3X9wXal9FQuACTfAE3H5kXhetLmMQ

Rosary with Bishop Zubik
Every day at 9:30 A.M. 
http://christianassociatestv.org/schedule/

Prayer of the Day
Check out Catholic Online's Prayer of the Day! 
https://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayeroftheday/

Children's Liturgy 
Need assistance sharing the faith with your children? Check out this online resource!
https://ndworks.nd.edu/news/staff-member-and-wife-use-their-talents-to-fill-need-for-the-church/
 

How to Support your Parish

Saint Paul of the Cross Parish still needs your support. Please consider making your regular contributions online or by mail. 

Faith Direct (Online Giving)
It's easy to register for Faith Direct. Just click the link and create an account. You choose the amount to give and you can even specify the program you would like your contribution to support. 

https://membership.faithdirect.net/PA962

Mail your Contributions
Send your contributions to Saint Paul of the Cross Parish. Mail your cash or check to our address:

Saint Paul of the Cross Parish
400 Hoodridge Drive 
Pittsburgh, PA 15234


Candle Offerings
If you would like to have a candle lit on your behalf during our time away, please make a note on your online or mailed contribution. A staff member will light a candle for you in the church upon receipt. Suggested candle donation $5.

Printable Resources

Download these easy print resources to engage you and your family in the faith during this time. 

Spiritual Communion

How to pray the Rosary

Novena for Protection Against COVID-19

10 Week Prayer Journal