Attention Parish Organizers...
This is the time of year to schedule your group’s meetings and events for 2017-2018. Your organization may depend on using our facilities for certain dates, but unless those dates are reserved on our calendar, you may run the risk of losing them. You must either pick up a form or request the forms by email to schedule with the parish secretary for your meetings and events taking place between the months of August, 2017 and July, 2018. Please try to set your dates as soon as possible.
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.
Here's What's Going On...
Food Bank - September 23 & 24
Next weekend, September 23 & 24, the last weekend of the month, is Food Bank Weekend at both Churches. As you know, this collection benefits those of our neighbors who, through no fault of their own, are less fortunate. The food collected at NAM will benefit Crossroads Food Pantry of Monroeville and the food collected at St. Michael will benefit Pitcairn Food Pantry. Please deposit your non -perishable food donations in the main vestibule of either church. Thank you for your generosity.
Fall Book Club ("Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor") - September 13 through October 11
St. Regis Parish in Trafford is offering a Fall Book Club series, “Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor” by Allen Hunt. The book is a true, compelling look at what God can do in a person’s life. Readers will witness how Hunt left his successful Methodist ministry which under his leadership served 15,000 people weekly. At a time when so many are disillusioned about where the Catholic Church is and where it is going, Hunt reminds us that personal holiness is the key to the bigger future God wants for us. Book Club sessions will be held every Wednesday, starting September 13 through October 11 from
6:30-7:30 PM in Gillen Hall. There is no cost to attend and all participants will receive their book and first reading assignment in advance. Pre-registration is required
Rosary Workshop - Wednesday, September 20
A Rosary Workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 20 at 9:30 AM in the Rectory Conference Room. We will not be making the rosaries, only the rosary kits. We need at least 7 volunteers. Please consider helping; you need not be a member of the Stitching Angels. This is an easy task and all are welcome.
Please contact Mary Harrill at 412-372-3181 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAM Scripture Study Group - Starts Monday October 2
The NAM Scripture Study group invites you to join us this fall, beginning on Monday, October 2 at 7:00-8:45 PM, to learn about the Book of Revelation. The cost of the materials for all 16 sessions is only $17. To accept our invitation and for more information, call Cris at 412-373-7634 or Al at 412-848-8428. To allow sufficient time to order materials and organize the meetings, please call before September 1.
Women's Guild opening Meeting - Tuesday, October 3
The Women's Guild will begin the 2017-2018 year with a meeting on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 PM in DeLuca Hall at NAM. 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. We feel all will enjoy this special evening!
Mass Book 2018 - Open Thursday October 19 & Thursday October 26
The Mass Book for 2018 will open on Thursday, October 19 and again on Thursday, October 26 for both NAM & St. Michael. You may come in person to NAM from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon and 2:00-4:00 PM. After October 26 you may phone for Masses to be said at either church at 412-373-0330 X 10. The guidelines will be the same as last year; that is, four Masses may be said during the year for the same intention. Only one of them may be on Saturday or Sunday. Additionally, we will schedule from January 1 through August 31, 2018. We will open the book again for September through December after the parish groupings are announced in April.
Craft Show Openings - Saturday, November 11
The NAM Women’s Guild still has openings for crafter’s tables at our Annual Craft Show to be held on Saturday, November 11. Please contact Vicky Pernick at 412-389-8294 if you, or someone you know, would like a reservation form.
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.