Carnegie Mellon University  

University of Pittsburgh  

Chatham University


Campus Ministers

Father Stephen Lowery

Director of Campus Ministry


Fr. Stephen has come the farthest, from Alabama, and has resided at The Oratory since 2007. Fr. Stephen serves the community as the Director of Campus Ministry. In his free time, Father Stephen enjoys editing the digital photos taken of campus ministry events, as well as watching an occasional classic movie.

Father Peter Gruber 

Campus Minister |

Minister of Rednal

Father Peter is from Whitehall in the South Hills of Pittsburgh where he grew up as the eighth of fourteen children. Father Peter became a full member of The Oratory in May of 2014 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 20, 2017.


Father Reed Frey

Campus Minister

Father Reed is the third of four children in his family, originally from Lancaster County, PA. He completed his B.Phil. in Politics-Philosophy & Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, where his thesis focused on the personalist thought of the brilliant 19th century Oratorian, Cardinal Newman. Father Reed enjoys exercise, being outdoors and studying the history of philosophy. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 2021.



FOCUS Missionaries

FOCUS is a Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the gospel to college and university students. Trained in Church teaching, prayer, sacred Scripture, evangelization and discipleship, FOCUS missionaries encounter students in friendship where they are, inviting them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and accompanying them as they pursue lives of virtue and excellence. Through Bible studies, outreach events, mission trips and one-on-one discipleship, missionaries inspire and build up students in the faith, sending them out to spread the good news and to live out the Great Commission: Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19).

Partnering with chaplains and campus ministers, FOCUS missionaries go out to colleges and universities to meet students where they are: in the dorms, on the field, at the student union and in every corner of campus. Through outreach events and one-on-one conversations, students make meaningful connections with members of Christ’s body — growing in friendships, sharing life and coming together in authentic community.

Pitt FOCUS Team


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Newman Club Officers

Pitt Newman Club

Spencer Sullivan


Josh House


Julianna Keith


Matthew Etzrodt

Business Manager

Andrew Polaski

Business Manager-in-Training

Anna Schanne

Service Coordinator

CMU Newman Club

Matthew Zischkau


Nora Cruser


Nicolás Motta


Isabel Magdaleno

Head Activity Coordinator

Max Hirsch

Activity Coordinator

Sarah Stapleton

Activity Coordinator

The Pittsburgh Oratory

Mass and Confession Schedule

Sunday Masses

Saturday Vigil:  4:00pm and 5:15pm

Sunday:              9:00am, 11:00am, 4:00pm and


Weekday Masses

Mon - Fri:          7:30am and 4:45pm

Saturday:           10:00am


Sunday:              2:00pm-4:00pm

Mon - Fri:           12:00pm - 1:00pm

                            and 4:00 - 5:00pm

Saturday:            11:00am-1:00pm and


Registration required for Mass attendance at the Oratory. Sign-up here. 

Saint Paul Cathedral

Mass and Confession Schedule

Sunday Masses

Sunday:               6:30am, 10:00am


Weekday Masses

Mon - Sat:          8:15am

                           and 12:05pm

Registration not required for Mass attendance at Saint Paul Cathedral.