Our Catechists

St. Malachy Parish is fortunate enough to have 24 knowledgable and dedicated catechists that have volunteered their time to spread the love of God to our children.

Who is a Catechist?

The catechist is a person who:

  1. Is called to teach in the name of Christ and His Church.
  2. Speaks from the depths of his/her own personal faith journey.
  3. Lives a deeply spiritual, religious life.
  4. Witnesses a life of prayer.
  5. Opens his or her heart and mind to the Word of God in the Scriptures.
  6. Has deep love for the Church and her teachings.
  7. Lives in communion with the Church and embraces a full sacramental life.
  8. Possesses the unambiguous commitment to convey the truths of the faith in a clear and consistent manner.
  9. Pursues the necessary training in theology, religious education and catechetical methodology to effectively teach the heart and mind of Christ to his/her students.
  10. Participates in the social and charitable ministries of the Church.

Our Catechists (2018-2019)

Below is the list of our catechists from grade levels Kindergarten to 8th Grade. Should you or your child ever need to contact a catechist, either by email or phone, visit the Religious Education office or call (412)-771-7480.


  • Mrs. Michelle Famoso

1st Grade

  • Ms. McKenzie Campalong
  • Mrs. Maureen Conner
  • Ms. Barbara Kyle

2nd Grade

  • Mrs. Marcy Stevenson
  • Mr. Thomas Adams
  • Mrs. Kathleen Murphy

3rd Grade

  • Mrs. Sharon Stander
  • Mrs. Joanne Swank

4th Grade

  • Mrs. Kathleen Pennington
  • Mrs. Suzanne Bentley

5th Grade

  • Mrs. Charlotte Easley
  • Ms. Diane Obed

6th Grade

  • Mrs. Christine Caristo
  • Mrs. Emilee Crosby
  • Mr. Carlos Turcios

7th Grade

  • Mrs. Lynette Castelucci
  • Mr. Edward Kantz

8th Grade

  • Mr. Daniel Gallagher
  • Mrs. Kimberly Smith
  • Mrs. Carol Pfeuffer


Have A Question? Feel Free To Call Steven's Office At (412)-771-7480