Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Parish Office hours?

The Parish Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm *

(Subject to change for holidays and holy days)

Where is the Parish Office located?

The Parish Office is located at 114 Berry Street in Ingram on the the Ascension Campus.

How do I register to become a member of the parish?

Please speak with Dorothy Kraemer or Maureen Takach in the Parish Office by calling 412-922-6300.

How do I make an appointment to speak with a priest?

Simply contact the Parish Office at 412-922-6300 and they will put you in touch with one of our priests.

How do I receive the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing)?

Anointing of the Sick is celebrated on the last Saturday of the month at 8:30am in Ascension Church or by calling the Parish Office at 412-922-6300 to request a specific date and time with one of our priests.

I have a loved one in the hospital or a nursing home, how do I schedule a pastoral visit by a priest?

Call the Parish Office at 412-922-6300 and they will be sure to inform one of the priests of your request.

How do I have a Mass said for someone?

Contact Maureen Takach in our Parish Office at 412-922-6300. She is in the office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

How do I register my children for Religious Education Classes (CCD)?

Please call Linda  Bey or MaryAnn Garfold in the Religious Education Office at 412-922-6388.

How do I obtain a copy of my child's Baptismal Certificate or How do I obtain a Letter of Parish Membership or Sponsorship Letter?

Please call Maureen Takach in the Parish Office at 412-922-6300. She is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For a baptismal certificate, if born before 2016 please call the Diocese Record Center at 412-456-3158.

How do I update my parish membership information?

Please call the Parish Office at 412-922-6300 and speak with Dorothy Kraemer or Maureen Takach. 

How do I schedule a Baptism for my child?

Please speak with Linda Bey or MaryAnn Garfold in our Religious Education Office at 412-922-6388. Please note that Baptisms are not scheduled until the child has been born. First time parents are asked to complete a Baptism Prep Class before scheduling a Baptism.

How do I schedule a wedding at St. Philip Parish?

Weddings are scheduled after the engaged couple has completed an intake meeting with one of our priests. Per diocesan regulations, a six-month period of preparation is required before any wedding. We strongly urge you not to reserve your wedding reception venue until you have already met with the priest. Please call the Parish Office at 412-922-6300 to schedule a meeting with one of our priests. 

How do I become Catholic?

Those seeking to become Roman Catholics are invited to participate in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program in the parish. Please call our Director of Religious Education, MaryAnn Garfold, at 412-922-6300 for more informaiton. 

How do I contact the Diocese of Pittsburgh?

Please visit www.diopitt.org for further information on the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

How do I obtain a Papal Blessing for a special anniversary or occasion

Please visit www.elemosineria.va for further information about obtaining a Papal Blessing.