What we're about

Catholic Singles of Greater Pittsburgh (CSGP) is a club whose mission is to bring together single Catholic professionals so they can meet in a Christian context. We do this by sponsoring social, recreational, athletic, cultural, charitable, and spiritual activities in which they can participate.

Membership in the CSGP Meetup site is free and is open to people who would like to learn more about our club, try some of our activities, and make new friends. The site is part of our outreach to single Catholics who may not be familiar with our club. It offers a sample of our public activities. Membership in the CSGP Club (officially known as the Catholic Alumni Club (CAC) of Pittsburgh) requires payment of $20 annual dues (for Emailed newsletter, $30 for US Mail) and is open to single Catholic professionals (visit our club's website at http://www.CACPittsburgh.org for complete details). Club members receive our monthly newsletter, discounts at some events, and the opportunity to attend Regional and National Conventions with single Catholics from other chapters of our organization.

Please note that club members learn about activities through our newsletter and prospective members may find us through other online sources besides Meetup as well as through notices in parish bulletins. So there probably will be more people attending a given activity than the Meetup RSVPs would indicate. We hope to see you at an event soon!

The Catholic Alumni Club of Pittsburgh is one chapter out of 24 throughout the United States. The Pittsburgh chapter has been in existence since 1966.

PS. Please do not solicit our members, contact them with unwarranted Emails, ask for money, etc. Also if you want to get to know someone, attend an event that they are going to and ask them if you can send them a message. I do tell members to report unwanted contacting to be reported to the headquarters of Meetup for the person to be removed.

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Upcoming events (3)

Hike Trillium and Lockhart Trails

O'Hara Township Community Park

CAC will hike two lovely woodland trails in Fox Chapel, near O’Hara Township Community Park (formerly Squaw Valley Park). Trillium Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail that features a babbling brook and is good for all skill levels. Nearby is Lockhart Trail, a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail that features a great forest setting. Together, these trails, plus the short distance between them, extend for less than 4 miles.

We will hike at a leisurely pace, so it will take about two hours. Afterwards, we will head off to a nearby restaurant for a hearty meal. The more enthusiastic hikers may opt to continue along part of Old Squaw Trail.

** NOTE: There will be more people in attendance than RSVP on Meetup **

Where to Meet: We will meet at 1:30 PM at O’Hara Township Community Park (the former Squaw Valley Park) to take advantage of their large parking lot, located at 330 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. From there, we will carpool a short distance down Fox Chapel Road to the small parking area at the trail head on Hemlock Hollow Road.

Contact: Your contact for this event is Mike Kernan. Cell[masked]

Monongahela Incline and Lunch at the Grand Concourse

Monongahela Incline

Come ride the historic Monongahela Incline that carries tourists and daily commuters to the top of Mount Washington. It is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the United States. Ride up to Grandview Avenue for the impressive sights of Pittsburgh from atop Mt. Washington, view the historic exhibits and its mechanical workings. The cost is $5.00 for the round trip. You may use your Connect Card to ride the incline. It is free to those 65 and older. We will meet inside the W. Carson Street station. More information on the Monongahela Incline can be found at www.portauthority.org.

Following the ride on the incline, we will cross the street to the Grand Concourse Restaurant. Those not wishing to ride the incline, may meet us inside the Grand Concourse at 1:30. The Grand Concourse offers a diverse lunch menu. More information can be found at www.grandconcourserestaurant.com.

Monongahela Incline at 12:00 PM
Grand Concourse at 1:30 PM

Incline- 1202 W. Carson Street, South Side, 15219 (near Smithfield Street Bridge)
Grand Concourse- 100 W. Station Square Drive, South Side, 15219

Parking is available in the nearby parking garage and lots.
Please RSVP Monday, October 25th to Ken Pintwala at[masked].

** NOTE: There will be more people in attendance than RSVP on Meetup **

Fall Weekend 2022 Niagara Falls ~ Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls

It may seem early to talk about our next fall weekend but we’re going on a NEW ADVENTURE for Fall Weekend 2022!

October, 2022, we will be taking a bus trip from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls, Canada. Your registration fee will include motor coach transportation, hotel lodging in a room with 2 queen beds (no need to share beds if you opt for a double!), buffet breakfast each day, and admission to various attractions during our stay.

Please see the attached sheet for complete details. PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED, so be sure to apply or renew in plenty of time for our departure.

Due to the inclusion of transportation and tours, this trip is a little more costly than previous trips, therefore, I’ve set up a 4-payment plan (email for details). Pricing is dependent on the number of travelers (minimum 30) so the more people we have, the less we’ll pay.

A total payment of $300 is due by April 30, 2022 to cover the first and second installments. Future payments are due every two months to divide up the cost. (The amount of the 4th payment will be dependent on the number of travelers.)

** NOTE: there will be more attendees than respond on Meetup **

Interested? Have questions?
Email or call Margie Pietrusinski ([masked] or[masked]) to request more details!

Name: ___________________________________________

Phone Number (cell, if you have one): __________________

Email address: _____________________________________

Single ________ Double ________ Triple ________

Roommate preference: _____________________________________________________

Send registration form by email ([masked]) and Margie will respond with her home address for mailing payments.

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