The Youth Group will be putting boxes in the main vestibules of both churches to collect items for Birthday Bags for the local food pantries. Birthday bags are given to families who have a child with a birthday that month. Each bag contains: a cake mix, a can of icing, birthday candles, paper plates and napkins. We will be collecting these items as well as birthday bags and plastic ware. The youth group will put the bags together and deliver them to the food pantries. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.
We now have a site for all of your NAM BINGO needs. You can click HERE to get all of the information regarding Bingo dates and specials
Call your friends and get a group together for a night of fun and winning! Reserve tables for groups of 4 or more. All proceeds help fund NAM school.
Please let us know if you would like a 2017 tax statement, by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Rectory Office or place it in the collection basket. Please identify your parishioner number on the outside of your return envelope in the lower right corner.
Purchae Giant Eagle Scrip Cards in denominations of $25.00 or $100.00 at weekend Masses.
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Parish Eucharistic Adoration Day - Monday February 12
Monday, February 12, is our monthly Eucharistic Adoration Day. There is a lot to pray about these days including: the Opioid crisis, the Flu epidemic, our country’s Immigration policy, our Culture of Violence etc. Please spend some time before the Lord praying for our country, our community, our church, our school and our families. I will be leading a holy hour on Monday evening at 7:00 pm. Please come and join me.
Fish Fry - Starts Wednesday Feb 14
ASH WEDNESDAY, February 14, marks the beginning of our Fish Fry season. The Fish Fry is a huge undertaking and truly requires all hands on deck. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Danielle Cole at email@example.com or at 412-373-0889 X24, or sign up online by going to
The Fish Fry is truly a wonderful time of fellowship and service during the Lenten season. Can’t make it? Bake it instead! We are always in need of baked goods and pop donations weekly. These donations are a vital part of the success of the Fish Fry. Every contribution helps, from volunteering and donating to patronizing our event. The Fish Fry could not be a success without the support of the NAM Parish and School community! We are looking forward to seeing you there! SCHOOL PARENTS, please remember that parent pick up will be changed to the Middle School Doors on Fish Fry Days.
Ash Wednesday - Feb 14
ASH WEDNESDAY: This year Ash Wednesday falls on February 14, Valentine’s Day. It is a day of fast and abstinence meaning no meat for anyone over 14 and only one full meal (you can have two smaller meals) for anyone from 18-59. (These are recommended ages given by the Church to serve as guidelines. Certainly anyone under 18 or over 59 may observe the rules of fasting if they desire.) Check the mass schedule in today’s bulletin for the Mass times as well as the time for distribution of ashes as part of the Liturgy of the Word.
Youth Group Winter Jam - Friday February 16
WINTER JAM IS FEBRUARY 16 at the PPG Paints Arena. The cost this year is $15. We will meet at 5:30 PM at DeLuca Hall parking lot to drive down to the concert. Please let Chris Huff at 412-780-4630 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival - Entry Deadline is Friday March 23
Call to Artists: Second Annual 2018 Pentecost Juried Sacred Arts Exhibition/Festival. Our Lady of Grace Church, Scott Township, is seeking local artists to participate in an exhibition of their work(s) in the 2018 Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival. Content is limited to visual arts and sculpture in the Judeo-Christian Tradition. Linus Meldrum, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Franciscan University of Steubenville, is Juror for this year’s exhibition. Total cash prizes of $1,200 will be awarded.
Deadline for entries is Friday, March 23, 2018. Official brochure/prospectus is available at
http://www.olgscott.org/apps/bbmessages/ Contact person is Josette N. Baker, PSM, Art Director, Our Lady of Grace Church, 310 Kane Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 (412) 279-7070 ext. 15
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 email@example.com.
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.
Candle-Light Mass - Friday February 2
Join your friends and neighbors for a monthly Candlelight Mass at Saint Stanislaus Church in the Strip District. The next Mass will be on Friday, February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, at 8:00 PM. Fr. Brian Welding is the celebrant for this month’s Mass and the music will be chant and polyphony. If you can’t make it this month, join us every First Friday. For more information, visit facebook.com/beholdpittsburgh.
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.