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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.
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Alter Server Training - Tuesday & Thursday November 14 & 16
Altar server training will be on Tuesday and Thursday, November 14 & 16 at North American Martyrs Church from 3:30-5:30 PM. In our parish, students, both boys and girls, may begin altar serving when they reach the fourth grade, provided they have been baptized in the Roman Catholic faith and have received their First Holy Communion. It is important that the student attend both sessions. Students should meet in the front vestibule of the church for a brief meet and greet, and then we will proceed to the sacristy to begin training. All aspects of altar serving will be covered, including lighting the altar candles and use of the incense censor. Parents may stay during the training, but are not required to do so. Additionally, any previously trained server who feels they would benefit from additional training is welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please call John Kearns at 412-372-7130.
Stitching Angels Meeting - Wednesday, November 15
The Stitching Angels will meet on Wednesday, November 15 at 1:15 PM in the Rectory Conference Room. We will discuss the status of our winter projects which include hats/scarves, lap afghans, chemo caps and items for the Santa Shop. The absolute deadline for delivery of the items to the Santa Shop is Tuesday, November 28. We will also discuss our Rosary Ministry. Please let me know if you are in need of yarn or patterns. All visitors are welcome to attend our meetings. Questions, contact Mary Harrill at 412-372-3181 or at email@example.com.
Substance Addition Ministry (SAM) Rosary - Wednesday, November 15
The next Substance Addiction Ministry Rosary for Recovery will be Wednesday, November 15 at St. Januarius, 1450 Renton Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15239. We will meet at 7:00 PM for the Rosary followed by an informal gathering for all who are afflicted or affected by addiction. It will be a safe, confidential place for people to seek education, referral and support. For more information please contact Noreen at 412-296-1709.
Don't Eat Alone on Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23
Don’t eat alone on Thanksgiving! You are invited to come, share and give praise and thanks to God on Thursday, November 23 in the Lourdes Center at St. Bernadette Church. Dinner will be served from 1:30-3:30 PM. This Community Dinner is open to those who have no one with whom to share the holiday, and it is free of charge. For planning purposes, let us know how many will attend by calling 412-373-0050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amen to Action - Friday November 24 (Day after ThanksGiving)
On Friday, November 24—the day after Thanksgiving—Bishop Zubik, leaders of Christian denominations,
and people of faith from throughout the Pittsburgh area will come together in the spirit of Jesus to worship and pack one million Meals of Hope for the hungry. Amen to Action will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include an all-faith worship service comprised of readings, prayers, testimonies of thanks, and music followed by the packaging of one million meals for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. People of all faiths and
ages are welcome.
We will have a 48 passenger bus (paid for by an anonymous donor) which will leave from the NAM parking lot at 8:45 a.m. and return no later than 1:30 pm. (We have a delayed start from NAM Church since we will be loading up the Little Sisters of the Poor vans with non-perishable food items from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.) Please call Charlotte to register your name and phone # as going on the bus with me so that we can be part of the diocesan act of charity. This is one of those “feel good” efforts that will make a huge impact on the poor of our area. The bishop and the poor are counting on us. Let’s not let them down!
Play it Forward Toy Drive - Sunday November 26 - December 10
If you are planning to clean out or purge your family’s toy boxes or toy rooms before the holiday season, please consider donating your gently-used toys to a worthy cause. The Little Fox/Toby’s Foundation is collecting gently used toys this holiday season for the Play it Forward Pittsburgh Toy Drive. This drive, held for the past seven years, collects toys that families wish to get rid of prior to Christmas, and holds a “free” toy sale, held this year on Saturday, December 16 for families and children in need this holiday season. The Little Fox is collecting items for children, ages 0-16, from Sunday, November 26-Sunday, December 10. Boxes will be placed in the vestibules of North American Martyrs and St. Michael parish during this time. Please see the flyer next week for additional information.
NAM School Lotter Calendars - 365 chances for only $30
One of our biggest school fundraisers, Lottery Calendars, is underway! Lottery Calendars are based on the evening PA Daily 3-digit lottery number drawn at 7:00 PM each night. Each calendar is sold for $30.00 and gives you 365 chances to win cash prizes in 2018 ranging from $30.00 to $1,000.00. If the number drawn matches your calendar number, then you are a winner! You don’t even need to check your number; we do that for you and a check is mailed to you. Lottery calendars will be available for sale after all weekend Masses at NAM Church and St. Michael Church. All yellow ticket stubs and payment (cash or check made payable to NAM School) are due to the school office on or before Monday, December 18. Stubs and payment may be mailed to NAM School, 2526 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146 or dropped off at the school office. Please contact Amy Balla at 412-304-0999 if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you for your support!
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.