Welcome to Our Lady of Joy Parish
“An evangelizing community gets involved by word and deed in people's daily lives; it bridges distances, it is willing to abase itself if necessary, and it embraces human life, touching the suffering flesh of Christ in others....An evangelizing community is also supportive, standing by people at every step of the way, no matter how difficult this may prove to be.” (Pope Francis EG 24)
Parish Mission Statement:
Our Lady of Joy Parish is a Catholic community of faith dedicated to Mary, the cause of our joy. We are centered in Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit and nourished by the Eucharist. We are a welcoming family, striving to see Christ in all and responding to the needs of the members of our parish and community. Called to act in faith, hope and love we seek to become a visible presence of Christ in the world.
DIOCESAN EASTER BLESSING OF THE FAMILIES
On Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, Bishops David Zubik, William Waltersheid and William Winter will welcome families of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to their Annual Blessing of Families at St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
As they greet and bless your family personally, they affirm and support you as a household of love and witnesses to The Faith. Come and experience the Bishops’ expression of appreciation for the gift that you are, and the gifts that you bring to our Diocesan Faith Community. Each family attending will receive a special memento to take home and the children will receive a sweet treat.