Faith Formation

Meetings are generally held on the second Monday of the month at Panera’s in Penn Center.  Please check  EVENTS to confirm.  Everyone is welcome to attend to learn more about this ministry and consider participating.  For more information call the rectory at 412.241.1392 or contact us through the website.

The Faith Formation Ministry, a ministry under the St. James Pastoral Council, is a group of parishioners working to support the ongoing faith journey of all members of St. James Church.  The Faith Formation Ministry provides  opportunities for learning more about our Catholic faith through planning retreats, faith sharing, discussion groups and special events.  Currently, our efforts are focused on adult faith formation, as the needs of our youngest parishioners and those seeking to join our Church are met through the CCD and RCIA programs.  Everyone is invited to join the team in planning these events or to join us simply by attending these events.

Lori Melton is the Chair of Faith Formation.  To participate or for more information, email or call the rectory at 412.241.1392.

Specific activities include:

    • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
    • Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)
    • Baptism Preparation, Holy Communion Preparation, Confirmation Preparation,
    • Adult Education and Bible Study
    • Day of Reflection and Retreats
    • Church Book Rack.
    • Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy (formerly St. James School)




Father Eugene Lauer

Father Lauer’s Mini Mission on Forgiveness (September 23, 2012)

Part 1 of presentation

Part 2 of presentation