Exciting News and Updates from PERCES
Welcome to Pittsburgh East Regional Catholic Elementary Schools, where we provide a superior school experience for all students in preK-8th grade through faith, service, and academics. Our mission is to empower confident, compassionate, virtuous, well-rounded individuals who make a positive impact in our communities and in the Church.
A Message from Our
Regional Superintendent

This past Sunday, the priest at the Mass I attended described these mid Lenten days as the toughest part of the season. The Ash Wednesday energy many of us experienced with our Lenten Devotions may have faded, yet the celebration of the Paschal Mystery of our Lord still
seems distant. In these days we need to rely on prayer for the strength to continue our Lenten devotions.

In these coming weeks, our schools will continue to journey with our Lord. In addition to weekly Stations of the Cross, many schools will perform Living Stations of the Cross. Visit the school websites to learn more about these beautiful traditions that help bring to life Jesus’ journey to Calvary.


Our students will enjoy an extended Easter break this year as we welcome the National Catholic Education Association Convention to Pittsburgh.

This week will bring to our city world-class leaders in the ministry of Catholic School Education. In addition to a wide variety of
professional development sessions, teachers and administrators will attend daily Liturgical celebrations and enjoy fellowship with colleagues from across the Diocese and around the nation. Schools are closed beginning Holy Thursday, March 28 with classes resuming on Monday, April 8.


Each of our schools is now accepting registrations for new students for the 2024-2025 school year. In some cases, classes are nearly filled and a waiting list will soon open. Financial assistance is available through the Diocese of Pittsburgh to those who qualify. Visit www.diopitt.org/affordable to learn more. Please share the good news of Catholic School Education in our region with your family and friends who may be looking for a faith based education. Links to apply at each of our six schools can be found at www.perces.org.


On behalf of our entire regional team, Happy Easter! May the Resurrection of our Lord fill you with joy and hope!


May God Bless and Protect you always.




Jonathan Cuniak,


Regional Superintendent for PERCES

Congratulations to these 15 regional principals on being named to the 2024 Pittsburgh Penguins - including our very own Nikole Laubham from Divine Mercy Academy-- as a Most Valuable Principal.
They were selected for their outstanding leadership in advancing teaching and learning, commitment to excellence, and dedication to the success of all learners within their school community. Each honoree will be recognized at the March 17 Penguins game and receive a customized Pens jersey and a $1,000 donation to their school. 
Know a family who might be interested in Catholic education? Tell them about PERCES! 
Students and staff enjoyed time at the Pittsburgh Penguins game with their families while supporting their schools!
St. Bede Students Learn about the Holocaust from Special Guests
As part of the 7th grade Holocaust unit, Ms. B invited Generations Speaker, Debbie Stueber, to speak to tell the story of two Holocaust survivors: her parents, Kurt and Edith. Kurt and Edith were even able to join us virtually from Florida where they were able to answer questions and interact with the students.
Sacred Heart Boys Varsity Basketball team wins Diocesan Championship
Congratulations to our Diocesan Champion Varsity boys team as they defeated Guardian Angel Academy to win back-to-back championships! Next stop…states! 
Holy Family Students Enjoy Time with Central Catholic Students
Central Catholic students came to visit Holy Family to do a STEM Outreach activity with middle school students! Everyone involved had so much fun and learned a lot about science.
Mary of Nazareth Celebrates "Read Across America" Day
Mary of Nazareth Catholic School celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday by having our 8th grade students read to our preschool, kindergarten and first grade students. The day encourages children to experience the joys and importance of reading. It’s also another way for our students to be a living example of God’s love!     
Divine Mercy Academy Students Celebrate Mardi Gras and Make a Difference
Divine Mercy Academy's 5th graders created their own carnival games and then hosted the K-4 students with a Mardi Gras celebration. All donations collected will go towards supporting The Chimbote Foundation, the Diocese of Pittsburgh's mission in Peru.
St. Therese Students Show Gratitude
On February 20, 2024 we celebrated Mr. Reuben for his 65th Birthday by
dressing like him in flannel shirts and baseball caps. The generosity from
families and Faculty and Staff was amazing! We love Mr. Reuben and we
appreciate all that he does for St. Therese School!
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