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Lockdown: A Poem to Give Us Hope

To remind us that in the midst of all this uncertainty, there can still be beauty… “Lockdown” by Hsiao-Wen Yes there is fear.Yes there is isolation.Yes there is panic buying.Yes there is sickness.Yes there is even death.But,They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noiseYou can hear the birds again.They say that after […]

Coronavirus Update from Sister Linda

You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon. Psalm 91:5-6 Holy Family Institute is carefully monitoring the developments around Novel COVID-19 (coronavirus.) Our response to the virus is guided by our faith, our […]

VoiceGivers Choir to Perform at Holy Family Institute’s Chapel

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (Jan. 27, 2020) – On Sat., Feb. 29, 2020 at 7 p.m., Holy Family Institute will host a live choir concert in its chapel, produced and performed by VoiceGivers Choir, an organization founded in 2019 that aims to raise awareness of social issues in the Pittsburgh region through music.  Artistic Director Joe Stuligross […]

HFI is Bringing Active Shooter Response Training to Pittsburgh

** The training has been rescheduled for August 4-5, 2020. Updated information will be released soon. ** PITTSBURGH, PA –  Holy Family Institute and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Certification Training to Pittsburgh, PA, on April 7-8, 2020, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The course will be held at Holy Family Institute, 8235 Ohio River Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. […]

Christmas Message from Sister Linda Yankoski

Greetings Friend of Holy Family Institute,  I often wonder at the timing of Christmas. I understand the current date was decided by church officials sometime in the year 336. As I think about Christmas and the celebration of Jesus being born into our world, I think this celebration at the end of one year and […]

Nazareth Prep Marching Band Donations

This year, Nazareth Prep has welcomed 83 new freshman, the largest of any class since its founding in 2014. With the growth of the student body comes the need for growth in our music department to serve the many talented musicians we have walking our hallways, and we need your help! The following is a […]

In Response to Recent News Media

On August 19th I was made aware by the news media of a lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Holy Family Institute (HFI). The lawsuit alleges that two priests abused a resident living at HFI in the 1970’s. As of the date of this posting, a lawsuit has not been served on HFI. For more […]

“The Power Of A Friend”

As we prepare to go back to school, we wanted to share this powerful testimonial to the power of mentorship! My name is Liz, and I’m a staff member in Holy Family’s Student Assistance Program. Today, I want to tell you about a young woman named Carly.* I met Carly last year when she walked into the guidance office at her school. She seemed nervous and scared. Soon, we realized that Carly only had […]

“Now We Do It Without The Reward”

Last year, after struggling with opioid use for years and losing custody of their young daughter, couple Nick and Jesse enrolled in HFI’s Home-Based Family Recovery (HFR) program, which enables families to remain together while parents recover from substance use disorder. The two have since completed the program, with Nick finding a good job and […]