FR. STEVE CHERVENAK
We know you have all been wondering how to contact Fr. Steve. At the last report from his sister, he is now at Vincentian Home and is getting some rehabilitation and some very much needed rest. While we have been holding his mail here, he says that cards, letters and phone calls would be welcome. His address and phone number are listed below, if you wish to write, send a card or phone.
Rev. Stephen Chervenak
Building 2, Room 244
111 Perrymont Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
40 Days for Life
Christians throughout Pittsburgh are invited to take part in the national 40 Days for Life campaign. The mission of 40 Days for Life is to unite the Body of Christ in the spiritual battle to end abortion. Join us for 40 days of prayer & fasting, a peaceful vigil held every day from 7:00 AM-7:00 PM in front of Planned Parenthood at 933 Liberty Avenue, and community outreach. To find out more, and to sign up to receive the daily devotional prayers via email, go to www.40daysforlife.com/pittsburgh, or you may go to www.40daysforlifepittsburgh.com, or contact Nikki Bruni at 412-926-9413 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for our Kick-off event Tuesday, February 9 from 7:00-8:30 PM, in St. Paul Cathedral’s Synod Hall, corner of Fifth Ave & Dithridge. (Parking available in lots). Speakers include Rev. Dr. John Guest and Fr. Edwin Wichman.
The NAM Fish Fry Needs Your Help
THE NAM FISH FRY COMMITTEE needs your help! Volunteers are needed for various jobs on Ash Wednesday and each Thursday/Friday in Lent. To volunteer, please click on this SignUp Genius Link. If you are unable to sign up online, please call/text Tawnie Schubert at 412-926-5933. Leave a message including your name, dates/times of availability, and desired workstation. We are also in need of baked goods each week and donations of pop/water. You may drop off desserts from 3:00-9:00 PM on Tuesday, February 9 or send them to school on Wednesday for Ash Wednesday. You may also send desserts to the school on each Thursday afternoon/evening, or each Friday morning before 11:00 AM during Lent. Pop/water donations may be dropped off now and also any time throughout Lent.
Anyone interested in going to Medjugorje on a pilgrimage from April 26 to May 5, 2016 is invited to contact Ambassador Travel Service at 412-366-7200 and speak to travel agent, Mary Ann Sarver. The hostess is Cathy Howe and the Spiritual Directors are Fr. Tony Gargotta and Fr. Joe Mele. Cathy is a personal friend of Father Joe. He has been a Spiritual Director with her on one of her previous trips. This will be her 16th trip to Medjugorje. She will be accompanied by Visionary Mirjana Soldo. The cost is $2,995 per person with a minimum deposit of $500.00 due immediately with the application and final payment due on February 15, 2016. It has been a blessed experience for me on both times that I have gone and would particularly recommend that you go with Cathy Howe, who is a cancer survivor, a devout Catholic and a very holy woman.
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.
NAM Women's Guild February Meeting - Johny's Restaurant
THE NAM WOMEN’S GUILD’s February meeting will be an “Italian Night Out” at Johnny’s Restaurant in Wilmerding on Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00 PM. This meeting will be by reservation ONLY, so please see the flier in the bulletin for further information. We have changed the day to Wednesday so as not to conflict with the “spaghetti night” at Johnny’s. If you have any questions and to make your reservations, contact Ellen Kajder at 412-373-7148. Please be prepared to specify your dinner choice. Looking forward to seeing you there!!!
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.
Women's Guild Spring Luncheon
The North American Martyrs Women’s Guild annual Spring Luncheon will be held at the Edgewood Country Club on Sunday, April 3. Our function this year will be held in the Main Ballroom from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Main Ballroom will accommodate even more participants and eliminate the use of the elevators. Please plan to join us this year! More information will follow at a later date.
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.