St. Paul of the Cross Monastery

148 Monastery Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Welcome to St. Paul of the Cross Monastery in the historic South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. We hope the monastery can become for you a place where you can experience God’s love.

Changes to Wednesday schedule effective February 8th, 2023: On Wednesdays the front door will not open until 1:00pm, Confessions will be available on Wednesdays from 1 – 5pm. The only public Mass will be at 12:10. 

DAILY MASS

Holy Days 8:00 am, 5:30 pm

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 7:30 am, 12:10 pm 

Wednesday 12:10 only


WEEKEND MASS

Saturday 5:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am, 10:00 am

CONFESSION AVAILABLE

Monday: following each service in the Church

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am - 5pm at Monastery Front Door 

Wednesday: 1 - 5pm

MONDAY NOVENA

8 am, 10 am, 2 pm & 5:30 pm

Monastery Updates 2/4/2023

Dear Friends:

ORDINATION IN PUERTO RICO: I returned last Monday deeply appreciative of having attended the ordination to the priesthood of Fr. Luis Daniel, C.P. The young man who attended with me was very impressed, likewise. It was beautiful. Our Bishop, Neil Tiedemann, was the ordaining Bishop. He delivered a beautiful homily on priesthood. Please pray we will have some more ordinations and here in the USA.

CHANGES IN REGULAR SCHEDULE: We are proud of our tradition dating all the way back to the founding of this monastery in 1853 of daily having a confessor available for clergy, religious and laity. We will continue this service with a slight change...

Retreat Center

Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists, always wished his monasteries to be places of hospitality. The same applies for our retreat center. We have a variety of retreats for men, women, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and many day events as well. 

ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS MONASTERY 148 MONASTERY AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA, 15203, UNITED STATES (412) 381-1188