To our fallen heroes... we Thank You!
God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.
Have you ever wondered about your vocation as a lay person, and what God wants for your life?
When: Friday May 29th 2015 from 7PM to 9PM
Saturday May 30th 2015 from 9AM to 4PM
Where: North American Martyrs Church 2526 Haymaker Road Monroeville, PA, 15146
For Registration Details (space is limited):
412-373-0330 Ext. 10 email@example.com
Suggested Donation (lunch included): $30. If the suggested donation is not affordable donate what you can afford.
Clergy and Consecrated Religious admitted for free.
Youth Group Fellowship Gatherings
All are welcome to our Youth Group fellowship gatherings each Thursday night in DeLuca Hall from 7:00-9:00 PM!
New Eucharistic Ministers
Congratulations to the new Eucharistic Ministers who have been trained by Joe Michalak, Elizabeth Trexler and Charisse Oto. They are: Isabelle Aure, Carolyn Banichar, Mary Ann Abbinante, Frances O’Neill, Cindy Pascoe, Regina Ranelli, Kathleen DiNinno, Barbara Stiffey, Cathie Snyder and Nick Oto. You have been seeing some of them at Mass already. We are grateful for their service to our parish!
Next weekend, May 30 & 31, the last weekend of the month, is Food Bank Weekend at both Churches. The food collected at NAM will benefit those who visit Crossroads Food Pantry of Monroeville and the food collected at St. Michael will benefit those who visit Pitcairn Food Pantry. Please deposit your non-perishable food donations in the main vestibule of either church. Working alone we are limited in what we can accomplish, but together we can continue to make a difference in helping others. Feeding those in need is a privilege and a responsibility.
An Evening in the Caribbean
St. Bernadette is sponsoring ‘An Evening in the Caribbean. The Rhythm ‘n’ Steel steel band will provide music at 5:00 PM Mass, Saturday, May 30, at St. Bernadette Church. This will be followed at 6:30 PM with a Caribbean Dinner Buffet in the Lourdes Center with the entertainment by the band. The cost is $20/ person with children under 18 at $10 each. Beer and wine will be available for purchase or BYOB. Coffee, tea, and soda pop are included. Tickets can be purchased or reserved at the church office at 412-373-0050. Call for more information.
St. Anthony's Novena Mass
The annual Italian Mass to mark the feast of St. Anthony of Padua will be held on Saturday, June 13 at 12 Noon at St. Michael Church. There will be an outdoor procession with the Statue of St. Anthony, followed by a Festa which will include music and delicious Italian food
in the social hall of St. Michael Church. Come and join us in this annual celebration of the end of the 13 week Novena. If you would like to bring appetizers, casseroles, salads or desserts, please sign your name on the sheet located on the table at the main entrance of the church with the item you would like to bring.
If you are a high school senior at North American Martyrs Parish, graduating from any public school district or Catholic school, you are invited to join us at the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday, May 31 at North American Martyrs to celebrate this achievement. We are still in need of parents of seniors to aid in coordinating a small reception for the seniors and any family members for after the Mass. Please contact Christopher Manderino at the parish or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Month of Mary
One of the most beautiful devotional traditions in the church is that of observing the month of May as the Month of Mary. The Rosary is still a very popular prayer and we urge you to say the Rosary as often as you can. It is recited in North American Martyrs Church after the
8:00 AM Mass.
Bible School will be held for children who are from 4 years old through those children in fourth grade, in DeLuca Hall, Monday-Friday, June 22-26 at 9:00 AM-Noon. Join us for “Power Lab” where we discover Jesus’ miraculous power. Look for your registration forms in the mail or call Donna at the number above.