Chairpersons - Greg Jelinek & Carol Novak
Altar boys and girls may make their intention known that they wish to serve at the Lord’s altar. Children are invited to become an Altar Server after they make their Frist Communion. They serve at weekend Masses as well as Tuesday Novena in Saint Anthony's Chapel, liturgical functions, Holy Week, Midnight Mass, funerals, weddings, and benediction. For information on becomming an altar server, contact Carol at 412-323-8295 or email
A group from Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Saturday at 10am in the Church Hall. All are welcome!
We have a very active MHN Alumni Association. We have an alumni night each year at our summer festival. You can join the growing list by emailing the parish, or if you are on join their
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION - STREET HOCKEY PROGRAM
This organization provides our community with street hockey for our youth each year in the springtime. The Hockey League has been in operation since the 1970's, making it one of the first youth hockey leagues in the city of Pittsburgh. Sign ups are held in January for ages 8-14, registration is $35.
Chairperson - Selma Uhlig
The Bereavement Ministry is a group of volunteers who help those who grieve over the loss of a loved one. This group visits the Funeral Home and assist with various duties during funerals. They organize a Mass every year on All Souls Day for those who wish to remember their loved one who had passed during that year.
CCD SPECIAL EDUCATION
Chairperson - Cathy Baysek
The main purpose of the Special Education is the spiritual education and preparation for the reception of the sacraments for mentally and physically disabled persons. Also taught are “everyday living skills”. Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, October to May. For more information, call Cathy at 412-303-3768.
Becky Hurst - Cemetery Manager
Our Cemetery Committee meets several times each year to ensure the management and beautification of our parish cemetery. Please call the parish office for cemetery questions.
Chairperson - Carol Spehar
The choir was established in 1903 and at one time there were two divisions, the Men’s choir and the Women’s choir. It was revitalized approximately twenty years ago, after an absence of some years. It is now a mixed choir and open to all who may wish to participate. Practice is on Wednesday nights, September through June at 7:00 pm in Most Holy Name Church. Come to church any Wednesday evening with your voice!
CHRISTIAN MOTHERS AND WOMEN’S GUILD
Chairperson - Fran Russell
The Christian Mothers at Most Holy Name was one of the oldest in America before it became affiliated with the Archconfraternity on March 23, 1981. Beside their spiritual duties, they work together to help the parish financially with their special events, such as working at the Festivals and having money-raising events. The ladies meet on the first Wednesday of the month for refreshments and fellowship. Refreshments begin at noon and the meeting begins at 12:30 pm.
CONFRATERNITY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE (CCD)
Coordinator - Mary Ann Dank (412)231-3002
In September of 1960 the CCD program started for children not attending a catholic school. All classes are held on Sunday mornings. Any child not attending a catholic school should be enrolled. Anyone desiring information regarding these classes may contact the coordinator.
Chairperson - Sharon Sweeney-Trunick
The Eucharistic Ministers duty is to assist at the Masses. They may either help with the distribution of the Sacred Host (body of Christ) or the Cup (the blood of Christ). Some of these dedicated people take the Eucharist each Sunday to shut-ins so they may feel a part of the congregation through the reception of Christ’s Body and Blood. To contact Sharon regarding the schedule, please email her at
Should you wish to become a Eucharistic Minister, please call the pastor.
This committee is responsible for raising funds for the parish through a number of different of festivals, events and raffles. The Fundraising Committee meets about 6 times per year to schedule our annual fund raisers for the parish. New persons with new ideas are always welcome to join. We sell Entertainment Books from August - December and host monthly Rummage Sales. We can always use your help.
LADIES OF CHARITY
Our newly-reorganized Ladies of Charity Group serves the parish in a variety of ways. Their outreach to shut ins includes greeting cards, phone calls, fruit basket & flowers delivered twice per year. They collect items during Advent and Lent for area outreach organizations. They host a Mass of Anointing each spring in St. Anthony's Chapel. For more information or to become a Lady of Charity, please call the rectory.
The lectors are the readers of the Sacred Scriptures for the liturgies and functions. This is an important role for these people who give of their time and talents to do God’s work. Please call the rectory if you would like to be a part of this group.
The Pastoral Council is a Body of Parishioners who help to envision with the Pastor the needs of the Parish and help him to carry out various tasks in the operation of the Parish. They have discerned a call to strive to have a fuller understanding of the church and to help the collaborative process with clergy.
ST. ANTHONY’S CHAPEL COMMITTEE
Chairperson - Carole Brueckner
St. Anthony Chapel Committee’s main function is to work with the Pastor to oversee the maintenance of the Chapel, handle press releases and raise funds for maintenance of the Chapel. A mail appeal is made each year to accomplish the Chapel’s financial goals. Many tour groups are welcomed each year by the tour guides. This committee also operates the Chapel Gift Shop and the Father Mollinger Museum. All of this is done with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers. If you would like to volunteer as a docent at the Chapel, please call Carole at the phone number below. To schedule a tour or for more information, please call the Chapel Shop at (412)323-9504 or Carole Brueckner, Chapel Director, at 412-999-4401.
Chapel Hours - Each day, except Friday, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (call for holiday hours)
Shop Hours - Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mass and Novena Services - Tuesdays - 8:30 am
Novena Services and Benediction - Tuesdays - 7:30 pm
ST. ANTHONY’S LYCEUM
President - Doug Bartolowits
This group was first founded in 1922. The object of the Lyceum is to provide healthy amusement and to serve as a bond of union for the preservation of faith and morals. The men of the Lyceum participate in all Parish functions and hold annual fund raisers for the good of the Parish. The Lyceum also supports the work of the Special Education Program through monthly donations. A free Mothers’ Day Breakfast is sponsored by the men of the Lyceum each year. Join these men for a card game, golf, or just good fellowship. Hours are Friday 7-11pm; Sunday 2-5pm and 7-11:30pm. The club is located in the convent basement. All Catholic males 16 and older are invited to join. For more information, contact them by email at
ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
President - Ted Hunkele (412-931-1223)
Our Parish conference began in January of 1931. Needy families in our territory of all denominations, are helped by this society. The Society exists on donations and the sale of books and pamphlets as well as the Sunday Visitors and Pittsburgh Catholic publications. Baskets are placed before the Altars on the first Sunday of each month to collect non-perishable food, paper products and cleaning materials. These items are then distributed to the needy by dedicated men of the Society.
Dan Doyle or Nick Tomasic
These men are the “official” greeters who welcome all to weekend or special masses. They make sure that there is order at all church functions. They see to it that everyone is seated at Mass and maintain order at Communion and take up the Offertory Collection.
Chairperson - Richard Dzubinski
Our Parish Worship Commitee has been meeting for over 30 years! This committee works to enhance and improve the liturgical celebrations of the parish, which include planning for the seasons and feasts, church decorating and devotions. They meet on the 1st Monday at 7:00 pm from September through May in the school. They are always looking for new members and helping hands. To contact Rick, call 412-321-7845 or email