Christmas Flower Donations - through December 4
The NAM Altar Rosary Society each year at this time offers you the opportunity to donate toward the Christmas flowers in memory of a loved one or other intention. The
envelope is in your November packet. Please turn in your envelope for these intentions by Sunday, December 4. You may drop it in the collection basket or bring it to the Rectory Office. The intentions will be published in the bulletin provided your envelope is in by that date.
Christmas Luminaries Donations
The Youth Group will once again be making available the Christmas Luminaries that will be placed along the driveway and church on Christmas Eve in honor of or in memoriam of a loved one. This year we will again have the permanent and weatherproof luminaries (to avoid problems with torrential downpours and wind) that can be purchased for $10/each. Look for the order forms that will be available in the bulletin the weekends of December 3 & 4 and December 17 & 18. As always, we appreciate your generous support.
Christmas Angel Tree - Return gifts by Sunday, December 4
The NAM St. Vincent dePaul Society will again sponsor the Christmas Angel Tree to provide presents to those less fortunate. We are supporting Angels Place women’s shelters, the children of the Cross Roads Food Pantry clients, Pitcairn children’s program, Intersection Inc., and St. Vincent dePaul clients. Gifts should be returned by Sunday December 4, with the angel attached, to support the delivery schedules for the agency Christmas parties. Once again we thank the parish school children for doing a wonderful job in coloring the angels for the trees. We thank our very generous parishioners who have continued to support this project over the past 20 years.
Women's Guild Holiday Dinner - Tuesday December 6
The Women’s Guild will celebrate the Holidays with their annual “Holiday Dinner” on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 PM. Dinner will be held at Rivertowne Pour House, located on Center Road in Monroeville. The cost of the dinner is $20.00 for members and $23.00 for nonmembers. It will include appetizers, a buffet dinner, and a delicious dessert. Please come and join us for this festive evening out. If you haven’t made your reservation please contact Ellen Kajder at 412-373-7148. The reservation deadline is Monday, November 28, with payment. Thank you!
We hope to see you at the Holiday Dinner.
Stitching Angels Holiday Lunch Meeting - Wednesday, December 7
Instead of our regular December Meeting, the Stitching Angels will meet for a Holiday Lunch on Wednesday, December 7 at 12:30 PM at DeNunzios in Monroeville. Please make sure to call Mary Harrill to make reservations. Please drop off any completed items at the rectory conference room. During the winter months we will continue to work on hats, scarves, chemo caps and lap afghans. Please contact me at 412-372-3181 or at email@example.com.
Senior Enrichment Luncheon - Friday December 9
The next Senior Enrichment Luncheon will be held on Friday, December 9 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Olives and Peppers Restaurant, 833 Harrison City Rd, Trafford, PA. We hope you will consider joining us for some holiday fun and fellowship. If anyone is unsure about driving there, I will be glad to coordinate car pooling from the church parking lot. Reservations need to be made for the group so please contact Dennis Donato at 412-373-0038 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are attending. All are invited and all are welcome, singles and/or couples.
Breakfast with Santa - Saturday December 10
Join that jolly old elf himself on Saturday, December 10 at 9:00
AM in DeLuca Hall. The cost is $7.00 per person and children under 2 are free. The reservation flyer has been in the bulletin the
last few weeks. Choose French toast and sausage or egg, cheese,
and broccoli casserole with potatoes. Dessert, milk, juice, and coffee are included. Call Mary Ellen Samek at 412-889-2278 for your reservation byMonday, December 5. Come and enjoy the day with Santa Claus!
Blood Drive - Sunday December 11
The Central Blood Bank will conduct an on-site blood drive in the Lourdes Center at St. Bernadette Church on
Sunday, December 11 from 8:30 AM-1:30 PM. Details on scheduling an appointment can be found at centralbloodbank.org, using the Code G0040058, or by contacting John Prazenica at email@example.com or 724-814-6816. Your generosity helps to meet the vital and continuous need for blood.
The Light is On for You - Wednesday December 14 (6-9pm)
“It’s Been a Loooooooong Time Since My Last Confession” --This Advent season, each Catholic parish in the Diocese of Pittsburgh will have their doors open and lights on Wednesday, December 14 from 6:00-9:00 PM. If you have been reluctant to come to the sacrament, have been away for some time or just found it difficult to get to a Saturday afternoon confession time, this is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with Christ and His Church. “The Light is On for You!,” especially if you haven’t been to confession in a while.
Monroeville Holiday Lights Tour - Saturday December 17
The Monroeville Historical Society invites you to join us on a bus tour to see the beautiful holiday lights in Monroeville on Saturday, December 17! Bus tours are at 6:30 and 8:00 PM, and are $10/person; $5 for 12 & under or 65 and older. There will be free refreshments, Christmas music, and crafts at The Historic Houses by Forbes Hospital from 6:00-9:00 PM. All donations benefit the Monroeville Historical Society. Handicapped accessible bus and convenient parking is available. For more information and to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.monroevillehistorical.org
Toys for Tots - through Sunday, December 18
Boy Scout Troop 184 has joined forces with the Marine Corp Reserve to collect new Toys for needy kids in our community. While toys are needed for all ages of children, there is a special need for toys for those of ages 10-13. Unwrapped new toys can be deposited in the collection box in the main vestibules of both churches now through Sunday, December 18. Contact Paul Lauer, Committee Chairman, Boy Scout Troop 184 at 412-856-4735 for further information.
Scholarship Opportunity - Apply by Feb 2, 2017
The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP) is offering thirteen Scholarships to students who plan to further their education in Agriculture. Each Scholarship Award is a minimum of $1,000.00. A $500 Audubon Scholarship is also available to teachers. High School Seniors, College Students, and Post Grad Students who are residents of Pennsylvania are eligible and must be sponsored by a Federated Garden Club such as the Garden Club of Monroeville. Click "GCFP Scholarship Application" at
http://www.pagardenclubs.org/forms.html to complete one application for all scholarships. Start now!. Applications are due February 1, 2017! For more information and sponsorship, please contact: email@example.com, Scholarship Chairperson and President, Garden Club of Monroeville.
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.
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW) is in need of volunteers to share the Word of the Lord with the children of our Parish during the 11:00 Mass. The Leader and the children leave the church before the Liturgy of the Word begins and congregate in DeLuca Hall to break open the Word of God. The schedule is done in two to three month intervals. The leaders are usually scheduled once a month as long as we have enough volunteers to rotate. Please consider sharing your faith with our 4 year old to 1st graders during the Mass. If interested please contact Cindy Capell who is in charge of the scheduling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Card Players Needed
Do you enjoy playing cards? Then we would like to have you join the NAM sponsored card flights. We are now in the process of organizing the flights which resume in September. We currently have openings in all flights: ladies and couples/mixed pinochle; ladies and couples/mixed 500 and ladies bridge. It is a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon or evening and a nice way to meet new people. If you have played with us before, why not consider joining us again and renew “old” acquaintances. For further information on Pinochle and 500, contact Evie Welsh at 412-372-2123 or for bridge, contact Marilyn Murray at 412-372-0772.
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.