Keep the light shining Capital Campaign
Now over 2.2 Million Pledged to date!
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"Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world"
Three PURPOSES of the Keep the light shining Campaign
1) Preserve our beautiful Church building - read more
2) Construct a parish center to accommodate growing ministries and educational programs as well as a gathering space - read more
3) Support of "The Church Alive" campaign that addresses many crucial needs throughout our diocese - read more
A Brilliant Past
Shining brightly above the city of Pittsburgh, Saint Mary of the Mount is a regional beacon of light to families through- out Western Pennsylvania. Since 1897, our historic Gothic structure has served as "Pittsburgh’s Church" to city visitors who view its brilliance at the edge of Mt. Washington and to viewers who can’t miss it during televised city celebrations and sporting events.
For over 137 years, our Parish has served families and individuals in mind, body and spirit and for much of that time, our Saint Mary of the Mount School provided a legacy of Catholic education. With the St. Justin’s merger, the strength of our new family is demonstrated by the 1,500-plus current households who call Saint Mary of the Mount their home church. We continue to enjoy great Parish and community support as we prepare our church for its future.
A Brighter Future
The beacon that is Saint Mary of the Mount is now positioned to shine even brighter over the Pittsburgh landscape as we begin work toward securing our future.
That future will include upgrades to our church and an exciting new development–the construction of a new parish center, to be built next to the current church property. The campus setting the results will enable us to house religious education, provide meeting space, host wedding receptions -- mere steps from our church—and serve as a gathering space for the Catholic Deaf Community, now part of the Saint Mary of the Mount family.
In order to meet our goals and realize the dreams of our parish community we are embarking on an ambitious capital campaign to raise a minimum of $3 million. We are looking to you to help us preserve our legacy and secure our future for generations to come, all the while living in the Spirit through ministries that advance our mission.
It will take prayer, and stewardship in the form of sacrificial giving.
Saint Mary of the Mount Capital Campaign Prayer
Lord, You love us and have great plans for us. Like Mary, the first to receive You, we receive your life, your presence, your call with embrace and hesitation. We sometimes take our very gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure for granted and fumble on how to best use them in your name. Guide us, O Lord.
Lord Jesus Christ, we embrace You as the center of our lives. As we do, You help us to elevate your Gospel and people over all things. You help us to use our earthly gifts in honor and praise to You. You help us to focus on what is most important in our lives, and to live in your simplicity and truth. You help us to grow in mind, body and spirit. With and in You, we ultimately transform our community and our world. Guide us, O Lord.
In accepting You and becoming true stewards of what You have given us, we together do astounding things and all the world experiences your Light. Guide us, O Lord.
As people of Mary, we proclaim her words of praise to You: “For you have looked with favor upon your lowly servant and from this day forward all generations will call me blessed.” Please Lord, as we labor to build your Kingdom on Earth, we humbly ask that You continue to bless this house—your house—known as Saint Mary of the Mount. Amen!
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