I really enjoyed my visit to our Parish Mission, St. Paul Church, Crownpoint, New Mexico. I stayed for two
days with Sr. Maureen, Sr. Michele and Fr. Justin, who is on loan to the parish from his home diocese in Nigeria. Here are a couple of videos I'd like to share with you.
For all Youth and Parents: Summer is done and school is back in session. Over the next few weeks, we are assembling small groups for the Youth of NAM for 7-8 and 9-12 graders to be hosted in family homes. To participate, print your name and grade level into an available group slot on the sign up sheet in the main vestibule of the church. If you have friends you want to be with, have them sign up with you. If you have no preference for small group, please enter your name and grade level into the “free agents” register and we will contact you with your group and host. If you are a parent and a registered volunteer for the parish and are open to hosting at your home, please apply by signing your name and phone number on the sheet on the Youth Ministry Board. If you are a parent and not yet registered, you may declare yourself a candidate, but you must first complete the volunteer packet and turn it in, complete, to Donna-Lew. Buechel. If you have any questions, please email our youth minister, Chris, at email@example.com.
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Blood Drive September 12 - 25
Be the giving type. Every two seconds someone needs blood. North American Martyrs and St. Michael Churches Virtual Blood Drive is set for Monday-Sunday, September 12-25. Please donate at one of the Central Blood Bank convenient donor centers. You may schedule your appointment on-line at www.centralbloodbank.org; or by calling the Central Blood Bank at 1-866-366-6771; or contacting John Prazenica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-
814-6816. Please let the staff know which group you are donating for by using the following codes: NAM =G0040201 or St. Michael = G0040141. See the bulletin insert for details. Thank you for your generosity.
St. Januarius Church Roast Pork Dinner - Sunday September 25
ST. JANUARIUS CHURCH will host their annual Roast Pork Dinner on Sunday, September 25 from 1:00-6:00 PM. There will be a bake sale, a 50/50 Raffle and a Chinese Auction. The fees are $10/Adult, $5/Child 12 years of age and under. Take out is available; please call 412-793-9788. For more information, call 412-793-4439.
Women's Guild First Meeting - Tuesday October 4
The Women's Guild will begin the 2016-2017 year with the first meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 PM in DeLuca Hall. We invite all women of the Parish to join us for this enjoyable evening of delicious food and fellowship. We will be discussing our events for the coming year, and we will have a guest speaker, “Lillie Leonardi”, author and lecturer. We feel certain that all will enjoy this special evening. More information will follow in future bulletins, but put it on your calendar now. You won’t want to miss this meeting.
ABOUT LILLIE LEONARDI
After serving for more than 25 years, Lillie Leonardi retired from law enforcement to pursue her lifetime passion for writing.
Her first non-fiction book about her experience as a responder on 9/11 entitled, In the Shadow of a Badge was released in 2013 with Hay House and sold over 30,000 copies globally. In February 2016, Lillie released her second book with Hay House titled, The White Light of Grace: Reflections on the Life of a Spiritual Intuitive. An eBook titled, Before I Go was released in 2016 through Amazon Kindle Publishing and was co-authored by Lillie with her eldest grandchild. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Heal Your Life digital publications.
On 9/11 and in the post days of recovery, Lillie was utilized by the FBI to address law enforcement, government, and social service agency representatives assisting with evidence recovery and preparations for two memorial services at the Flight 93 crash site. She not only served as primary liaison to the United Airlines Humanitarian Response Team—presenting at daily briefings and interacting with surviving family members—but also escorted families to the crash site for the memorial services.
From 1998 to 2010, Lillie was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Pittsburgh Division as its Community Outreach Specialist. She also worked under the auspice of the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, and served with a prestigious group of instructors. Lillie provided training on various subjects including: community policing, crime prevention, cultural competency, hate crimes, responding to a major incident, threat assessment, and violence reduction.
Prior to her career with the FBI, Lillie worked as the lead law enforcement officer on two college campuses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1984, she was appointed to serve as the first female police officer with the City of Arnold, Pennsylvania. In spring 2016, Lillie was an honoree at the Women of Achievement Awards, an annual event hosted by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. and his wife Mary Zappala in collaboration with the non-profit Cribs For Kids®.
George H. Myers 5K race - Saturday October 8
The Pitcairn Church Fellowship is sponsoring the George H. Myers 5K race on Saturday, October 8 to raise money for the Pitcairn Food Pantry. You can participate by registering online at www.runhigh.com or by registering at the Pitcairn Park Building on race day. For more information contact Scott Parsons at 706-260-7123.
One day Bus Trip to Sorrowful Mother Shrine - Sunday October 9
ONE-DAY BUS TRIP . . to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, the oldest place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Blessed Mother in the Midwest. Departure will leave from St. Joseph Church-Cabot @ 8:00 AM on Sunday, October 9. Over 120 acres of wood and lawn make up the grounds. Paved walkways wind among the canopy of trees to the Stations
of the Cross. There are replicas of Lourdes and Sepulcher Grottos along with over 25 other grottos and shrines, as well as special memorials and quiet gardens. Go to
www.sorowfulmothershrine.org for further details. Reservations and payment must be received by Wednesday, August 31. Send them to Karyn L. Roenigk, Business Manager, St. Joseph Church, Cabot, PA 16023. If you have any questions, please call 724-355-5403.
The New Evangelization - Saturday November 5
North American Martyrs and St. Bernadette Parishes are sponsoring The New Evangelization for the New Millennium Conference III on Saturday, November 5 at the Monroeville Convention Center. The conference is a half-day event that will feature well-known Catholic speakers Peter Herbeck, Bishop David Zubik, Father Joe Freedy, and Sonja Corbitt. They will speak on the power of Faith, Intercession, Repentance, and Evangelization (FIRE). Each will inspire and strengthen our faith in a time that is increasingly challenging for faithful Catholics. Doors open at 12 noon; the program starts at 1:00 PM and ends with Mass at 5:30 PM. The cost is $10.00 per person. Early special incentive – register three by August 31, get one extra free. Young adult and teen tracks are available. For more information visit either parish’s website at (www.stbrnadet.org or www.namcatholicchurch.org).
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.
Contact Information for Fr. Steve
TO CONTACT FR. STEVE:
Rev. Stephen Chervenak,
Vincentian Home, Building 5, Room 10,
111 Perrymont Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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.