Links of Interest

The Bishop's Project



In 1959 the Most Reverend John J. Wright, then bishop of Pittsburgh, commissioned the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Knights of Columbus to embark on a program to help children with intellectual disabilities, especially the children at the St. Anthony’s School for Exceptional Children.  In 1964, the McGuire Memorial Home was added to the Diocesan facilities for children with intellectual disabilities and became associated with the project.


The Saint Anthony School Program serves students with developmental disabilities ages 5 through 21 years old.  Each child is given an educational program specific to his or her abilities and opportunities to learn social skills.  In overseeing the education of these students, the St. Anthony Inclusive Educational Program welcomes them into typical elementary and high school communities while specialized care they need is also provided.  Students between 18-21 attend our vocational program at Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, and the work site of Carlow University. This program provides students with the opportunity to work on social, vocational and community based skills in preparation for life after school.  Several students work in a variety of jobs including housekeeping, child care, clerical and hospital work.


McGuire Home is “the house built on hope” to more than 90 of God’s “special children and adults with profound physical and mental disabilities.  The Felician Sisters who operate this residential home in New Brighton have taken this pledge, “We commit ourselves to providing a compassionate, healing environment, contributing to human dignity and growth, where the mentally and physically challenged may experience the gift of life through our eyes, through our ears, through our hands and our heart and with nurturing love.”  McGuire offers a full range of medical, educational, and therapeutic services, as well as an adult education program



Insure with the Knights of Columbus

 Affordable Protection for Catholic Families

The Knights of Columbus offers a complete portfolio of top-quality products to our members and their eligible family members.

Permanent Life Insurance – Insure Your Life for Life

Term Life Insurance Affordable Protection for Temporary Needs

Retirement Annuities – Give Yourself a Paycheck for the Rest of Your Life. Guaranteed.

Long-Term Care Insurance Protect Your Assets. Prepare for the Future. 

Disability Income Insurance – Shield Your Income from Illness and Injury

Contact Brother Geoffrey Crowe for further information or an appointment at (412) 915-5217 or

Give the Gift of Blood

Donate at your convenience at the Central Blood Bank Donation Center:

    Location:           Corporate I Office Park, Bldg. 2, 4075 Monroeville Blvd.

                               Behind Miracle Mile Shopping Center, behind Labriola’s Market

                               across from Rosecliff Tavern


    Days/Hours:     Monday thru Thursday from Noon to 7:00 p.m.

                              Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


    Appointment:   Call 1-866-366-6771 or  On-line at


     Use Code:       G0040058