St. Gertrude Parish served by the Benedictine Community
A message from Father James Loew
Staffed by the Benedictine Monks of St. Vincent Archabbey, in Latrobe, St. Gertrude Parish has been serving the people of Vandergrift and the surrounding area for more than one hundred years. While much has changed in our area throughout these years, one thing has remained the same — the commitment of our parish to the faith of Jesus Christ.
Since the first days of the parish to the current church, men and women of faith have gathered together for prayer, worship, and fellowship as part of our parish. As a parish community, we are proud of the education that our parishioners have assisted in providing through our former parish, and now, regional school at Cardinal Maida Academy, as well as our religious education programs in providing education and formation for the youth and adults of our area.
It is my hope that this website, while unable to show the many faces of our community, will acquaint you to what our parish can offer you. I certainly hope that you will peruse this site and find something that interests you, and possibly consider becoming an active member of our community.
The parish pastoral staff, as well as, our parishioners join me in extending to you an invitation to join us here at St. Gertrude as we try and live our parish mission statement of "to seek, to strengthen, and deepen our love of God and one another.”
If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me, or any other member of the parish staff, by calling the parish office.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father James Loew, OSB, pastor