Two Churches - One Community

Father Joe's visit to Crownpoint Parish:

I really enjoyed my visit to our Parish Mission, St. Paul Church, Crownpoint, New Mexico. I stayed for two

days with Sr. Maureen, Sr. Michele and Fr. Justin, who is on loan to the parish from his home diocese in Nigeria.  Here are a couple of videos I'd like to share with you.

Click each of the images to view the videos:

Here's What's Going On...

Calendar Events

  • Suicide Survivors Group - August 30

    In our world today, too many people have problems with depression, alcohol or drugs. All of these frequently lead to desperate behaviors and many times result in suicide. Though that person is gone, those friends and family who are left behind suffer greatly and deal with intense feelings. To assist you in coping with this tragedy, we will be starting a “Suicide Survivors Group” on Tuesday August 30 at 6:30 PM. We will meet for six Tuesdays in the NAM school Teachers’ Lounge. Please contact Carol Ann Coles at 412-856-8531 or at if you are interested in participating.

  • Secret Garden Tour - Wednesday August 31

    A 4-church "Secret Garden Tour" will take place on Wednesday, August 31 from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM. The $90 tour includes admission to Phipps Conservatory, Rodef Shalom Biblical Garden and Sanctuary, lunch, transportation, and other things. Please see the flyer for all the details. Any questions can be directed to The reservation and payment deadline is Monday, August 22

  • German Ocktoberfest - Saturday September 10

    GERMAN OCKTOBERFEST . . Dinner-Dance, Saturday, September 10 will be held at Holy Spirit Parish Lyceum Hall in Millvale (North Hills). Imported Hacker Pschorr

    Oktoberfest Bier and local Millvale Microbrewery Grist House Kolsch German beer will be featured. A German Dinner and beverages will served from 5:00-8:00 PM. A

    German Band plays from 5:30-10:00 PM and D’Lustigen Isartaler Bavarian club dancers and chorus will perform during band breaks. Tickets are $25/adult for the complete dinner with dessert, and $10 for the entertainment only. All tickets receive one non-alcoholic drink ticket, and there will be a cash bar. Call the parish office for

    tickets at 412-821-4424. For more information, contact us at

  • Stitching Angels meeting - September 17

    The Stitching Angels will meet Monday, September 12 at 7:00 PM in DeLuca Hall. We will review some of the details of our recent Baby Shower as well as discuss future plans for the fall and winter. We are in need of boys/mens hats for St. Paul’s Mission in Crownpoint, New Mexico. That box will be shipped around the middle of September. Our projects for this Fall also include chemo caps for Shady Side and Forbes Cancer Centers; lap afghans/shawls for Concordia, Golden Living, Passavent Hospital and the Little Sisters of the Poor; AND hats/scarves for adults/children for the Monroeville/ Pitcairn Food Banks. If you are in need of yarn or patterns, please let me know; Mary Harrill at 412-372-3181, or at

  • NAM Golf Outing - Saturday September 17

    The 2016 NAM School Golf Outing, to benefit the school Technology Fund, will be held Saturday, September 17 at Manor Valley Golf Course. Please come and join us for golf and a delicious buffet dinner. The Grand Prize, determined by a drawing, is a foursome at Mystic Rock Resort. Sign up forms as well as contributions forms will appear in the Sunday bulletin very soon. If you have any questions please ask anyone on the golf committee. The golf committee members are: Bob Snyder, Cathie Snyder, Sue Vargo, Amy Balla, Sean Griffith, Sandy Bonidie, and Jeff Siwik.

  • Women's Guild First Meeting - Tuesday October 4

    The Women's Guild will begin the 2016-2017 year with the first meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 PM in DeLuca Hall. 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, and we will have a guest speaker, “Lillie Leonardi”, author and lecturer. We feel certain that all will enjoy this special evening. More information will follow in future bulletins, but put it on your calendar now. You won’t want to miss this meeting.


     After serving for more than 25 years, Lillie Leonardi retired from law enforcement to pursue her lifetime passion for writing.


    Her first non-fiction book about her experience as a responder on 9/11 entitled, In the Shadow of a Badge was released in 2013 with Hay House and sold over 30,000 copies globally. In February 2016, Lillie released her second book with Hay House titled, The White Light of Grace: Reflections on the Life of a Spiritual Intuitive. An eBook titled, Before I Go was released in 2016 through Amazon Kindle Publishing and was co-authored by Lillie with her eldest grandchild. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Heal Your Life digital publications.


    On 9/11 and in the post days of recovery, Lillie was utilized by the FBI to address law enforcement, government, and social service agency representatives assisting with evidence recovery and preparations for two memorial services at the Flight 93 crash site. She not only served as primary liaison to the United Airlines Humanitarian Response Team—presenting at daily briefings and interacting with surviving family members—but also escorted families to the crash site for the memorial services.


    From 1998 to 2010, Lillie was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Pittsburgh Division as its Community Outreach Specialist. She also worked under the auspice of the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, and served with a prestigious group of instructors. Lillie provided training on various subjects including: community policing, crime prevention, cultural competency, hate crimes, responding to a major incident, threat assessment, and violence reduction.


    Prior to her career with the FBI, Lillie worked as the lead law enforcement officer on two college campuses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1984, she was appointed to serve as the first female police officer with the City of Arnold, Pennsylvania. In spring 2016, Lillie was an honoree at the Women of Achievement Awards, an annual event hosted by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. and his wife Mary Zappala in collaboration with the non-profit Cribs For Kids®.

  • One day Bus Trip to Sorrowful Mother Shrine - Sunday October 9

    ONE-DAY BUS TRIP . . to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, the oldest place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Blessed Mother in the Midwest. Departure will leave from St. Joseph Church-Cabot @ 8:00 AM on Sunday, October 9. Over 120 acres of wood and lawn make up the grounds. Paved walkways wind among the canopy of trees to the Stations

    of the Cross. There are replicas of Lourdes and Sepulcher Grottos along with over 25 other grottos and shrines, as well as special memorials and quiet gardens. Go to for further details. Reservations and payment must be received by Wednesday, August 31. Send them to Karyn L. Roenigk, Business Manager, St. Joseph Church, Cabot, PA 16023. If you have any questions, please call 724-355-5403.

  • The New Evangelization - Saturday November 5

    North American Martyrs and St. Bernadette Parishes are sponsoring The New Evangelization for the New Millennium Conference III on Saturday, November 5 at the Monroeville Convention Center. The conference is a half-day event that will feature well-known Catholic speakers Peter Herbeck, Bishop David Zubik, Father Joe Freedy, and Sonja Corbitt. They will speak on the power of Faith, Intercession, Repentance, and Evangelization (FIRE). Each will inspire and strengthen our faith in a time that is increasingly challenging for faithful Catholics. Doors open at 12 noon; the program starts at 1:00 PM and ends with Mass at 5:30 PM. The cost is $10.00 per person. Early special incentive – register three by August 31, get one extra free. Young adult and teen tracks are available. For more information visit either parish’s website at ( or

  • 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.

  • Parish Newsletter

    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

  • NAM Alumni

    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@ for any information.

  • Contact Information for Fr. Steve



    Rev. Stephen Chervenak,

    Vincentian Home, Building 5, Room 10,

    111 Perrymont Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237


  • 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.

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