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 Our Mission

Mother of Sorrows Catholic School is dedicated to educating students of all faiths in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment. Spiritual engagement and rigorous educational experiences inspire each student to live by Christian values, achieve academic excellence, and become global leaders. 

 Our History

​Mother of Sorrows School was established as a mission of the Diocese of Greensburg in 1963, to help teach the children of the parish. Our school operated as a parish school until 2009, when it became a separate Pennsylvania Charitable Trust, as well as a regional school.

Mother of Sorrows School now supports the mission of the parishes that combine to create the northwest region of Westmoreland County, including: Mother of Sorrows, Murrysville; St. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, Export; St. John Baptist de la Salle, Delmont; and St. Regis, Trafford.

 Our Beliefs

Our Students
The mission of Catholic education is universal, as dictated by the Vatican, and dedicated to improving the lives of all children. Mother of Sorrows School is committed to serving all children placed in our charge, regardless of creed, nationality, and economic circumstance.

Our Faculty
A highly-qualified teaching staff is an essential component of our mission. We are committed to recruiting and maintaining a staff that is skilled and knowledgeable, enthusiastic and dedicated, constantly growing professionally and personally, and attentive to the academic needs of individual students.

Our Administration
The administration team provides crucial operational, academic, and professional leadership in service of the mission. We serve students, parents, and employees by responding to concerns in a timely and sensitive manner; maintaining a school environment that is safe, peaceful, and conducive to learning; and finding resources to maintain and expand our academic programs.

Our Parents and Guardians
Supportive families serve as the stewards of our school. Our families contribute by helping one another through development efforts, welcoming new families and assisting those in need, and participating in our PTO.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the schools of the Diocese of Greensburg will be:

Students have mastered a strong academic foundation and are able to apply skills, facts, and knowledge in real world environments.

Future Ready
Students are able to think critically, solve problems, use information, communicate and innovate.  They are flexible, adaptive, collaborative, creative and globally aware and are able to compete in a global society.

Students will find ways to share their faith and academic knowledge with others.

Students will be able to work cooperatively for the good of all, accepting the freedom and responsibility leadership brings.  They will be encouraged to act with integrity, and to make ethical, responsible, and moral decisions.

Disciples of Christ
Students will evangelize through their words and actions.

Problem Solvers
Students will develop their natural curiosity and encounter the world and embrace the future with a sense of imagination and wonder.  They will acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning.  They will apply thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and develop solutions.

Catholic Social Teachers
Students will show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.  They will have a personal commitment to service, and to making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Life Long Learners
Students will work to build personal growth and are intrinsically motivated to continue the learning process throughout one’s life.

 Board of Governance

Msgr. Michael J. Begolly, pastor, Mother of Sorrows Parish, Murrysville

Father Dan Ulishney, pastor, St. John de La Salle Parish, Delmont, and administrator of St. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, Export

Father George Saletrik, pastor St. Regis Parish, Trafford