North American Martyrs Parish is dedicated to providing quality faith formation programming to those in the parish, school and the community. We would appreciate your time in filling out this short survey (2-3 minutes) so that we may better serve you. This survey will help us to better understand the needs of individuals and families. Please click on the button below to fill out the NAM Faith Formation Survey. Thank you so much for your time and thoughtfulness. Any questions can be directed to Elizabeth Trexler, Pastoral Associate: 412-374-3980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pray for and congratulate each of the 27 second graders who are receiving their First Holy Communion this Sunday, May 1 at 1:00 pm at NAM Church. They are: Angelina Alba, Jaden Antolik-Pugliano, Blake Bonidie, Joseph Cherpika, John DeLuca, Ryan Deselich, Jared Dobrinski, Kyler Doran, Kati Hutchison, Regis Keller, Adriana Kemmerer, Brandon Kleist, Wren Lesnoski, Ryan Loughran, Rylie Loughran, Jonathan Lovas, Teagan Madden, Mia Malboeuf, Meghan Marsh, Adrianna Martz, Logan Memije, Brooklyn Morgan, Dakota Sterling, Benjamin Stricklin, Nicholas Velasquez,Wyatt Vogel and Scarlett Zoracki.
Here's What's Going On...
Women's Guild Last Meeting - Tuesday May 3
The last meeting of the Women’s Guild for this fiscal year will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 PM in NAM DeLuca Hall. McGinnis Sisters will present a program entitled, “Life’s a Bowl of Berries” after a short business meeting. Please plan to join us for this last meeting and bring a friend. Group 3, lead by Desiree’ Casey, will serve. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Kajder at 412-373-7148. Please try to join us for the wonderful program that McGinnis Sister’s presents. You won’t be disappointed!!
The Disease of Addiction - Tuesday May 3
Dr. Jim Flannick will be speaking at St. Louise de Marillac Tuesday evening, May 3. His topic: "Countering Shame and Discouragement to Help those Afflicted and Affected by the Disease of Addiction." Please help spread the word on this important presentation. Dr. Flannick's bio may be viewed at http://www.parakleseos.net/about-dr-flannick.html
Feast of the Ascension - Thursday May 5
Thursday, May 5, is the Feast of the Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation. The Mass schedule is as follows: Wednesday, May 4, Vigil Mass at 7:00 pm at NAM Church, Thursday, May 5, school Mass at 9:00 am at NAM Church, Thursday, May 5, 12:15 pm Mass at NAM Church and Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm at St. Michael Church. Please note that the annual May Crowning will occur after the Thursday, May 5, 9:00 am Ascension Mass at NAM Church. While there will be a regular weekday Mass on Friday, May 6 at 9:00 am, it will be the parish Mass without the school children since they will be attending the Ascension morning Mass on Thursday.
Stitching Angels Monthly Meeting - May 10
The Stitching Angels will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM in DeLuca Hall. We are currently working on Baby Items for Catholic Charities. This year we are concentrating on the following handmade items: Booties, baby sweaters (6 mos-1yr), blankets and bibs. For the sake of convenience, monthly deliveries will be made to Catholic Charities. (The actual Baby Shower will be held the weekend of August 20/21.) Please try to attend this meeting as we will be discussing our plans for this summer. There will always be time for ‘show & tell’ and please bring all completed items as another delivery will be made to Catholic Charities this month. Instructions are always available. For more information, please contact Mary Harrill at 412-372-3181 or at email@example.com.
NAM Festival Raffle Tickets
The NAM Festival is right around the corner and we are starting to promote our biggest fundraiser for our festival. The Raffle Tickets are now available for parishioners to pick up after Masses in the church vestibule. If you do not find your envelope, please contact Ellen Kajder by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 412-373-7148. Each family is receiving 10 tickets to sell. If you can sell more, please contact Ellen. Our first festival sold over $35,000 worth of raffle tickets. Last year we sold $24,000 worth of raffle tickets. Please help us get back to where we started. This is the best fundraiser we have for the church and its sole success relies on all of us. The tickets are $5 each and the grand prize is $3000. We will also be picking tickets every hour of the festival for a chance to win $100 every drawing. These tickets make great gifts and every ticket sold helps our church.
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, please email Elizabeth Trexler, Pastoral Associate at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of an ongoing effort to keep record of our NAM Alumni we would like to take this opportunity to ask each of you who have graduated from our school to complete the information found on the flyer in today’s bulletin. Throughout the years, we have changed and developed many different aspects within our school community and are eager to share these events. In previous years, we have held alumni events and would like to continue this tradition. Our school would like to keep our alumnus informed of all of the remarkable changes and invite you to join in our efforts and celebrations. We appreciate the continued support of our school and parish families as well as the many benefactors of NAM. Please feel free to contact our Advancement Director, Jennifer Speranza at 412-373-0889 X24 or by email at speranza@ namschool.org for any information.
Contact Information for Fr. Steve
TO CONTACT FR. STEVE:
Rev. Stephen Chervenak,
Vincentian Home, Building 5, Room 10,
111 Perrymont Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237