Our Mission

The St. George Church Preservation Society (SGCPS) was incorporated in 2015 after a plan was proposed to close and demolish St. George Church (St. John Vianney) in Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood.

Now that the parishioners' Vatican appeal to reopen the church has been rejected, we will move forward to keep our Community connected and preserve our heritage and legacy. We'll maintain our website and database and organize occasional fellowship events, along with providing keepsake items for sale in the St. George Store. We'll also preserve the artifacts, trophies and archives that we have in storage. 

Our Operating Fund will be maintained to cover the continuing operating costs of SGCPS such as our storage locker, insurance, printing, postage, bookkeeping, PO box, etc. and our affiliation with the Heinz History Center.

The Restoration Fund: With input from our major donors, in partnership with Mary Queen of Peace Parish, we have started the extensive repair and restoration of the St. George WWII plaque that was once located on the front of the church. Once the plaque is refinished, it will be placed on a new monument to be constructed at the St. George section of St. John Vianney Cemetery. Proceeds from our separate Restoration Fund will be used to cover the costs of the monument.

To support, volunteer, or for additional information and details, please contact us.

Thank you,

President- Bob Kress
Secretary- Andrea Evans
Treasurer- Shelly Mehrenberg
Janet Weiland
Chris Schiarelli
Sally Tupi
Barb Kress