Social Ministries

Social Ministries

Ladies of Charity

Ladies of Charity was the first of the great foundations established by St Vincent dePaul. He said, “The confraternity of the Ladies of Charity sprang from God in order to honor our Lord Jesus Christ as the source and model of all charity.” Ladies of Charity imitate the Divine Savior by providing for the corporal and spiritual needs of the poor in the spirit of humility, simplicity, and charity.  The group at NAM visits the sick, shut-in and elderly parishioners on a regular basis, helps with grocery shopping, provides transportation to church or doctor appointments, and can direct those with special needs to Social Service Agencies for assistance. We also assist with the Remembrance Mass held in November to remember those from our Parish who have died over the last year.


Meeting Times

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 AM in the meeting room of the Parish Office.


Join Us!

The Ladies of Charity welcome women of all ages and backgrounds who want to minister to the spiritual and material needs of those who are ill, elderly or financially stressed. The group is open to women of all professions, homemakers and retirees who are motivated by the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac to help others.



Carol Powell: 412-373-3483 or email

Carol Koch  412-373-3025 or email

Small Christian Community Model

The NAM Small Christian Community Model is a social ministry model that provides all dedicated and committed teens and adults in the parish an opportunity to serve in this ministry and to fulfill their responsibility as true followers of Christ by providing our parish and the communities where we live selected services to assist those in need through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.


It is a social ministry, supported by a corresponding formation of neighborhood communities, praying, reading the scriptures and faith sharing, that emphasizes that it is only by Christ working through us that we can effect real change. There are eight Small Christian Communities.

The NAM Small Christian Community Model directly supports the Stewardship, Formation and Evangelization objectives of our Parish Mission as the core service ministry of the parish.


This ministry is responsible to:

  • recognize and prioritize the specific needs of the parish that can be met with this model;
  • identify the resources within the parish willing to share their gifts as true Christians (individuals as well as existing ministries or groups), as well as the resources available within the community (civic and corporate) that may also be able to meet these needs
  • coordinate (manage) the available resources to provide the needed service to those individuals who can benefit from these services.

Persons with Disabilities Ministry

Parish advocates are trained by the Diocese Department under the Secretariat for Catholic Education. The program's focus is on outreach to people who have one or any combination of the following disabilities:

  • Cognitive
  • Hearing Loss/Deafness
  • Physical
  • Vision Loss/Blindness


The goal of the program is that those with disabilities may have FULL PARTICIPATION IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH, or INCLUSION for all parishioners in the life of the Mass and the Church, (liturgical, educational and social).  We  strive to provide training, information and support services on a continuing basis.




Committee members

  • Carol Koch
  • Lenny Surniak
  • Allison Lautman
  • Linda Ciccarelli.

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