Though I have gotten to meet many of you already, I still wanted to take a second to formally introduce myself. I am a Pittsburgh native who has always been involved in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. I graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Philosophy and have been working previously as a RCIA director for my home Parish in Bridgeville, PA. I also held the position of Director of Music at the Shrine of the Immaculate Heart in the Polish Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I have been a musician nearly my entire life and have experience in piano, organ, vocals, brass, and strings.
Aside from being a musician, I am an avid Star Wars fan! Other interests of mine are gaming, reading, and playing Catan with friends. I also enjoy taking the doors off of my Jeep and going on adventures. One other thing about me is that I am a former seminarian who was studying for the Holy Ghost Fathers and then the Diocese of Pittsburgh. It was with the diocese that I cultivated my love for music and liturgy.
My office door is always open to you so feel free to drop by and say hello! I hope and pray that together, we can cultivate a love for Christ through beautiful music and reverent liturgy.
John Paul Gaston
Pastoral Associate for Music and Liturgy