If you are hungry for a deeper experience of God’s love and desire to enter into the adventure of following Christ in a new way, we invite you take a first step. Join hundreds of other Catholics throughout the Pittsburgh area for Pittsburgh NOW (Night of Worship) – a special night of prayer and fellowship.

These nights will feature an inspirational talk, engaging praise and worship, and Eucharistic Adoration – all the best of a Steubenville Conference in one amazing evening.

We encourage you to invite friends and family to this powerful event. Help them to experience first-hand the deepening of faith and the renewal of mind and heart that happens when you open your heart to Christ in a new way.


Night of Worship – Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:00-9:00 PM EST

St. Bernadette Catholic Church
245 Azalea Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146

This event is free for everyone. A love offering will be taken with a $5 recommended gift to cover costs and help ensure we can continue to provide these events across the Pittsburgh area.  Refreshments will be available following the event.

This event is sponsored by the Christian Outreach Office of Franciscan University of Steubenville and Pittsburgh East Young Adult Ministry.


Worship Leader

Ben Walther is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader. After spending many years working with faith groups full-time, Ben changed the focus of his life. The next step for Ben was co-writing with Christian music greats like Matt Maher and Robbie Seay. He released Everything Can Change in 2008. He released his first album, Make Your Home in Me, in 2013. The title track has already emerged as a classic worship song and cross over. Ben travels across the country leading worship and sharing his gifts with God’s people including Steubenville Youth conferences and Life Teen events. A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, Ben recently left a teaching position to pursue music and ministry full time. He and his wife and children live in North Canton, Ohio.



Kris Frank attended Franciscan University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Catechetic and Theology with a youth ministry concentration. He has been a part of youth programs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, and currently serves as a high school youth minister just outside of Houston, Texas. Kris also has been privileged to travel around the country, sharing the Gospel with teens and young adults at various retreats, camps, and conferences. Kris spends his free time with his beautiful wife, Grace, and their three children. He is grateful every day for the gift of God’s grace and the joy of serving the Church.



Rev. Anthony (Tony) Gargotta of Pittsburgh is the son of Mary Ann and the late Joseph Gargotta. He received an Associate of Science degree in radiation from Community College of Allegheny County and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Duquesne University. He received a Master of Arts degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2000, in addition to the Master of Divinity degree the same year. He also received the Seminary Diakonia Award in 2000 and was ordained a priest in 2001. Father Tony is the pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Monroeville where his parish community is alive with a strong parochial school and an active community engaged in many evangelization and charitable ministries. Father Tony has a heart for the youth and young adults, recognizing them as the future of the Church. Father also has a devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary through his personal conversion experience at Medjugorje. He is also active in the Fraternity of Priests.


For additional information call: 740-283-6315 or email conferences@franciscan.edu