Mass Times

Masses are offered at St. Philip Church (SP) in Crafton and at Ascension Church (A) in Ingram

Saturday evening Mass: 4:00 pm (SP); 5:30 pm (A)

Sunday Masses (SP): 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am

Sunday Masses (A): 9:30 am

Daily Mass: 8:00 am
M-W-F (SP);
T-Th-S (A)
(Rosary after Mass)

Holy Days: See Bulletin

Groups and Ministries
Bereavement Ministry PDF E-mail

To bury the dead is a corporal work of mercy.  Joseph of Arimathea donated his tomb to bury the body of Jesus.  Each time we show reverence for the dead we become like Joseph and honor Christ.

In St. Philip Parish, Bereavement Ministry includes the following works of love:

1.  The Legion of Mary recites the rosary in church before each funeral.  All are welcome to join with them in prayer.

2.  The Bereavement Group meets in the funeral home to offer its sympathy to the family.  In addition, members conduct a Vigil Prayer Service for the deceased.

3.  Adults volunteer to serve at the Funeral Mass.  They also function as sacristans, preparing for the Mass and cleaning up afterwards.

4.  Adults volunteer to read as lectors if family members are not available.  In addition, they prepare lectors chosen by the family when they arrive at the church so that they are able to proclaim well the Word of God.  They also give brief instructions to those presenting the gifts at the Offertory Procession.

5.  Cantors volunteer to sing at funerals.  If you are interested, please contact our Director of Music Ministry.

6.  In most instances, the family provides enough pallbearers.  But if volunteer pallbearers are needed, members of our parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul are willing to assist in this important ministry.  Please call the parish office.

7  The parish provides a liturgy planning guide for the family of the deceased.  Our local funeral directors assist family members in choosing the readings and sacred music.  We are grateful for their assistance.

8.  A Bereavement Committee coordinates this ministry and solicits volunteers.  If you are interested in joining, please call Kathy Hayes at 412-921-8102.

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Make your Lenten journey more special by attending or participating in one or more of the parish's special activities:

  • Lenten speaker series & meager meal (Feb 21 & 28, Mar 7 &14) 6:15 in Conner Hall (Ascension). Special speakers will share Lenten reflections and a simple meal with those in attendence.
  • Stations of the Cross (Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, & 16 at 7 pm - Ascension church) help commemorate or Lord's Passion on Friday evenings in Lent (except Good Friday).
  • Lenten Theology, Tea & Community Breakfast (Mar 1, Conner Hall at 8:30 am) 2 hour special breakfast, presentation, and faith sharing. Nutritionist Susan Zikos will speak about "Eating Having for Healthy Living & Weight Loss."
  • Church tours with Fr. John:
    • March 5 at 6:30 pm -- Ascension
    • March 11 at 2:00 pm - St. Philip
  • Lenten Movie Night (Mar 17 6:30 pm, 2nd floor of the admin bldg) special movie and discussion - Pizza included!
  • Lenten Parish Penance Service (Mar 19 at 7 pm - St. Philip) 4 priests will be available to hear confessions
  • The Light is Still On for You (Mar 21 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at St. Philip and Ascension) We invite those who have been away from confession to return and experience God's mercy and forgiveness.
  • Shadow Stations of the Cross (Good Friday, March 23 at 7 pm in St Philip church) 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade students from St. Philip School present a moving tribute to Christ as he travels to Calvary.




St. Philip Fish Fry at Ascension Worship Site!

Starting on Ash Wednesday (February 14) and every Friday during Lent, come and get your meal cooked hot and fresh. Eat in or Take Out from 4:00 - 7:00 pm (3:00 - 7:00 pm on Good Friday). Beverages and desserts available too.




Fish Sandwich


Fish Dinner
(sandwich, fries, coleslaw)


Baked Fish Dinner
(Cod baked in OJ, fries, slaw, roll)
Price subject to change depending on market


Jumbo Shrimp Dinner
(5 Shrimp, fries, slaw, roll)


Crabcake Dinner
(3 homemade crabcakes, fries, slaw, roll)


Seafood Platter
(Fish, 2 shrimp, crabcake, fries, slaw, roll)


Macaroni & Cheese


Green Beans


Crilled Cheese Sandwich