Parish Pastoral Plan
You will be missed!
Fr. Joe’s contact information:
Rev. Joseph G. Luisi
St. Ursula Church
3937 Kirk Street
Allison Park, PA 15101
Parish Number: 412-486-6700
Good Luck Father Joe!
Welcome to this link of my Grand Canyon hiking trip from August 21-24, 2018! It was a “bucket list” item that I was able to share with two brother priests that I came to know through the Fraternity of Priests Group. It included”: Fr. Jim Hobert (63) from the Diocese of Tuscon, Fr. Bob Franco (62) from the Diocese of Cleveland and myself (62) from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Fr. Bob contacted the Wildland Trekking Company about a year ago as we placed our reservation. It was so worth it! Wildland Trekking Company has the best rating of any hiking company in the Grand Canyon. The cost was $1,300 per person (excluding air fare). There was a lengthy questionnaire and vetting process by one of the staff of Wildland Trekking to make sure that we were fit enough to make the trip. I also bought the optional trip insurance for $80.00 in the event of a last-minute cancellation which also covered being air-lifted from the mountain in case of a medical emergency. Fortunately, none of us needed air-lifted!
Here's What's Going On...
Trunk or Treat - Wednesday October 24
Come join us for trunk or treat on Wednesday October 24th (Bulletin incorrectly identified the date as October 17th). The time will be from 5:45pm till 6:30pm
Meet in Deluca hall at 5:45pm for fun & games!
Trunk or Treat will be held in the lower deluca parking lot
Children from 2 years to 12 years are encouraged to dress up and participate.
if you are not familiar with this event, participants park with their trunks out toward the driveway and give out candy to the little trick or treaters from the trunk of their car. Please arrive at 5:45pm to get a good parking space and set up for the evening's festivities... It's a fun and safe event for everyone!
Food Drive weekend of October 27-28
Next weekend, October 27 & 28, is Food Bank Weekend. Please deposit your non-perishable food items in the main vestibule of either church. Thank you for helping those of your neighbors who are less fortunate.
Holiday Craft Show - Saturday November 3
The NAM Women’s Guild Craft Show will be held Saturday, November 10 from 10:00am till 3:00pm. Reserve your table now. Please contact Toni Lucas at 412-824-6961 if you, or someone you know, would like to sell your/their handmade, crafted holiday items.
Come start your Christmas shopping early!
ALL HANDMADE CRAFT ITEMS, DELICIOUS FOOD FROM OUR KITCHEN AND BAKERY ITEMS FOR SALE
Infant Jesus Respect Life Group meeting - Wednesday November 14
The Infant Jesus Respect Life Group, Eastern Area suburb invites all parishioners, teens to older adults, in the new parish grouping to our meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at St. Bernadette Parish Rectory Conference Room # 2 at 6:30 PM. The Respect Life group was founded in 2006 and meets monthly from September to June. We are currently seeking new members. The mission of the group is to promote respect for life in all aspects: abortion, euthanasia, and disability awareness. For more information contact Madonna Roney at 412.377.3257 or email@example.com.
Don't eat along for Thanksgiving - Thursday November 22
Thanksgiving Holiday Meal. Don’t eat alone on Thanksgiving Day, November 22. Join us for dinner at St. Bernadette Church in the Lourdes Center. We serve from 1:30 to 3:30pm. There is no charge. TO HELP US PLAN, please let us know how many are coming to dinner by calling 412-373-0050 or email us at breakingbread15146@ gmail.com. Come, share and give praise and thanks to God!
CCD has started at NAM for 2018-2019 School Year
Faith Formation (Religious Education/CCD Classes) have begun. Classes are held every Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:00 PM in the old school section of North American Martyrs. All 1st through 8th grade students who attend public school are to attend Faith Formation (Religious Education/CCD Classes). If you have not yet registered, please contact Donna Lew-Buechel for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eucharistic Minister Volunteers Needed...
Eucharistic Minister (EMHC’s) volunteers are still needed to take communion to Harbour nursing home, next to Gateway High School. If you can do this one Thursday once a month from about 10:30-11:30 AM, please contact Jane at 724-519-8760, or email: email@example.com.
Be a Foster Parent
Do you feel called to help local children in need? Make room in your heart and home by fostering a child. Auberle, a regional Catholic agency that helps build strong families, is looking for people interested in learning more about becoming Foster Parents who provide a safe and loving home for youth removed from their home for safety reasons. This could be as short as respiting a child so Foster Care Parents can take a break or as a long-term placement option. If you are interested in learning more about the Foster Care process, different ways you can help and have questions you need answered, please call Jeanne Burger, Auberle’s Foster Parent support at 412-779-0322. Learn more about Auberle’s mission of helping children, youth and families across Southwestern Pennsylvania by visiting www.auberle.org.
Catholic Singles Club - Co-Ed Softball & Tennis
Calling Co-Ed, Singles, 21 and over for Softball and Tennis. Softball is played in Blawnox, Tennis at Moore Park in Brookline. The Catholic Singles Club of Pittsburgh is looking for players of all abilities. The group also offers parties, picnics, mini golf, hiking, volleyball, dinners, spirituality events, trips, and many other great events and activities. For more information or an application, go to their website at www.cacpittsburgh.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you may also email Gary at Gary.Urbatis@verizon.net or call 412-427-8772.
Prayer Meetings - (Twice a month)
Is God calling and you can't find time to listen? Is He trying to tell you something, and you just can't figure out what it is? Are you looking for a time of fellowship and prayer? Join us on the 1st and 3rd Monday's of the month at 7:00 PM at St. Michael's Church. Anyone from the parish and community is welcome to join us for a time of singing, teaching, and prayer. Our next meeting is Monday, January 18. Call Elizabeth if you have any questions or need more information 412-374-3980.
A parish newsletter is sent via email by a parishioner every Sunday and when there are special events at the parish. If you are interested in being added to the list, sign up on our online form here. Your email address will not be shared with others and all names added are BCC'ed when emails are sent.
Catholic Singles Club
SINGLE, 21 & OVER (or know someone who is)? - Looking for a new way to meet people and have some fun? Check out the Catholic Singles Club of Pittsburgh. We offer a variety of different activities including parties, picnics, hiking, volleyball, sports leagues, dinners, trips, community service, and many other great events. For more information, please visit our website at www.cacpittsburgh.org, check out our Facebook page, CAC of Pittsburgh, or call 412-341-4070. Give yourself a fall present and join today. We think you’ll be glad you did.
Retrouvaille for Married Couples
The word Retrouvaille (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers the tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship.
Did you know there are 4 stages of marriage?
(3) Misery, and
Marriages that end in divorce never make it to the 4th Stage of Awakening. Most people whose marriages end in divorce are not bad people. Rather, they are often people who never learned the proper tools for a happy marriage. This is where Retrouvaille can help. Don’t give up without learning about the 4th Stage of Awakening. For confidential information about or to register for the program please contact Retrouvaille at 412-277-3434. More information is available HERE.