Are You Registered??
If you have attended here for any length of time and consider this your parish, we would like you to know that in order to become a member, you must register. Those who have grown up in the parish and who are now adults must also register. Unless you are receiving envelopes each month or unless you are a registered on-line giver, you cannot receive a tax statement of your donations, nor be eligible for a sponsor’s certificate for baptism, confirmation or as a witness to a wedding. To avoid disappointment, register on-line, or call the secretary at either church to ask for a membership package.
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 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. Materials are provided prior to your scheduled day. 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
Join that jolly, old elf himself, Santa, at breakfast on Saturday, December 12 at 9:00 AM in DeLuca Hall. The cost is
$7.00 per person and children under 2 are free. Make your reservations early. The deadline date is Monday, December 7. Mark your calendar for an exciting morning with Santa Claus, and see the flyer Here for more information.
Once again the NAM St. Vincent de-Paul Society is sponsoring the Christmas Angel Tree to provide presents to those less fortunate. We are again supporting Angel’s Place women’s shelters, the children of the Cross Roads Food Pantry clients, Pitcairn children’s program, Intersection Inc., and St. Vincent dePaul clients. The Angel Tree is now in both church vestibules. Gifts should be returned by Sunday, December 6, with the angel attached, to support the delivery schedules for the agency Christmas parties. We thank the parish school children once again for doing a wonderful job in coloring and preparing the angels for the tree, and we thank our very generous parishioners who have continued to support this project over the past 19 years.
The Church Alive
Everybody wants to belong to something much bigger than ourselves. Catholics belong to a parish. We are part of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. And we are members of the Church universal – the Church everywhere in the world. But Saint Paul tells us that we are infinitely and intimately more than that. Through baptism we are part of the Body of Christ. And our job “On Mission for The Church Alive!” is to invite others into the Body of Christ. What’s one way to do that in your life? To read more, check out “On Mission for The Church Alive!” on page 5 of this week’s Pittsburgh Catholic and visit www.OnMissionChurchAlive.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.
Young Adults Disciples Night (Dec 3rd)
You are invited to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 3 at 6:15 PM at St. Bernadette Parish. During our December Disciples Night, Fr. John Riccardo, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, MI, will be speaking about Mary's role as the first and most perfect disciple of Jesus in light of the Advent season and i.d.9:16's mission to build communities of intentional disciples. Mass begins at 6:15 PM, followed by a catered dinner and talk by Fr. John. The fee is $10. Please RSVP for this event by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by responding on our Facebook event. Follow i.d. 9:16 Pittsburgh East on Facebook and Twitter.
Christmas Alter Flowers
The NAM Altar Rosary Society each year at this time offers you the opportunity to donate toward the Christmas flowers in memory of a loved one or other intention. The envelope is in your November packet. Please turn in your envelope for these intentions by Sunday, December
13. You may drop it in the collection basket or bring it to the Rectory Office. The intentions will be published in the bulletin provided your envelope is in by Sunday, December 13.
The Youth Group will again be making available the Christmas Luminaries that will be placed along the driveway and church on Christmas Eve in honor of or in memory of a loved one. This year we will have permanent
and weatherproof luminaries (to avoid problems with torrential downpours and wind) that can be purchased for $10/each. Look for the order forms that will be available in the bulletin beginning the weekend of November 28 &
29. As always, we appreciate your support.
Toys For Tots
Boy Scout Troop 184 has joined forces with the Marine Corp Reserve to collect new Toys for needy kids in our community. While toys are needed for all ages of children, there is a special need for toys for those of ages 10-13. Unwrapped new toys can be deposited in the collection box in the main vestibules of both churches now through Sunday, December 20. Contact Paul Lauer, Committee Chairman, Boy Scout Troop 184 at 412-856-4735 for further information.