Parish Pastoral Plan
PARISH ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
NAM (MONROEVILLE) & ST. MICHAEL (PITCAIRN)
Saturday, December 15, 12:00-1:00 PM, NAM Church
Saturday, December 22, 12:00-1:00 PM, NAM Church
Saturday, December 29, 12:00-1:00 PM, NAM Church
Saturday, January 5, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM, NAM Church
Monday, Christmas Eve, December 24, 4:00 PM & 10:00 PM, NAM Church
(Choral Music begins at 9:40 PM)
Tuesday December 25, 9:30 AM, St. Michael Church
Tuesday, December 25, 10:00 AM, NAM Church
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
(New Year’s Day)
Monday, New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018, 4:00 PM, NAM Church
Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 9:00 AM, NAM Church
The Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday, January 5, 2019, 4:00 PM, NAM Church
Sunday, January 6, 2019, 9:00 AM, St. Michael Church
Sunday, January 6, 2019, 11:00 AM, NAM Church
Here's What's Going On...
The Light is On For You - Tuesday December 11
Haven’t been to Confession in a while? Interested, but worry you don’t remember how to make a good Confession? No problem. Stop by any Catholic church in the Diocese of Pittsburgh on December 11 from 6:00- 9:00 PM to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You’ll feel great!
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU WILL NOT BE HELD HERE AT NORTH AMERICAN MARTYRS PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR CONFESSION AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CHURCHES IN OUR GROUPING:
Breakfast with Santa - Saturday December 15
Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 9:00 AM in DeLuca Hall. The entrance fee is $8.00/person and children under 2 are free. The menu choices are 1)French Toast and Sausage or 2) Egg, Cheese and Broccoli Casserole with Potatoes. Both are served with dessert, milk or juice, and/or coffee. The reservation deadline is Monday, December 10. To make reservations or for questions, call Mary Ellen Samek at 412-889-2278. Come enjoy the day with Santa.
Parish Grouping Choir Mass - Saturday December 15
The united voices of the choirs in our parish grouping come together to celebrate Mass Saturday, December 15 at 5:00 PM at St. Susanna Church in Penn Hills. Come join us!
Substance Addiction Ministry meeting - Wednesday, December 19
The next Substance Addiction Ministry Rosary for Recovery will be Wednesday, December 19 here at NAM. We will meet at 7:00 PM for the Rosary followed by an informal gathering for all who are afflicted or affected by addiction. It will be a safe, confidential place for people to seek education, referral and support. For more information please contact Noreen at 412-296-1709.
Don't eat alone on Christmas Day! - Tuesday December 25
Don’t eat alone on Christmas Day, December 25. Join us for dinner at St. Bernadette Church in the Lourdes Center. We serve from 1:30-3:30 PM. There is no charge. In order to help us plan, please let us know how many are coming to dinner by calling 412-373-0050 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come, share and celebrate the birth of our Lord!
Eucharistic Minister Volunteers Needed...
Eucharistic Minister (EMHC’s) volunteers are still needed to take communion to Harbour nursing home, next to Gateway High School. If you can do this one Thursday once a month from about 10:30-11:30 AM, please contact Jane at 724-519-8760, or email: email@example.com.
Be a Foster Parent
Do you feel called to help local children in need? Make room in your heart and home by fostering a child. Auberle, a regional Catholic agency that helps build strong families, is looking for people interested in learning more about becoming Foster Parents who provide a safe and loving home for youth removed from their home for safety reasons. This could be as short as respiting a child so Foster Care Parents can take a break or as a long-term placement option. If you are interested in learning more about the Foster Care process, different ways you can help and have questions you need answered, please call Jeanne Burger, Auberle’s Foster Parent support at 412-779-0322. Learn more about Auberle’s mission of helping children, youth and families across Southwestern Pennsylvania by visiting www.auberle.org.
Catholic Singles Club - Co-Ed Softball & Tennis
Calling Co-Ed, Singles, 21 and over for Softball and Tennis. Softball is played in Blawnox, Tennis at Moore Park in Brookline. The Catholic Singles Club of Pittsburgh is looking for players of all abilities. The group also offers parties, picnics, mini golf, hiking, volleyball, dinners, spirituality events, trips, and many other great events and activities. For more information or an application, go to their website at www.cacpittsburgh.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you may also email Gary at Gary.Urbatis@verizon.net or call 412-427-8772.
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, 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.
Catholic Singles Club
SINGLE, 21 & OVER (or know someone who is)? - Looking for a new way to meet people and have some fun? Check out the Catholic Singles Club of Pittsburgh. We offer a variety of different activities including parties, picnics, hiking, volleyball, sports leagues, dinners, trips, community service, and many other great events. For more information, please visit our website at www.cacpittsburgh.org, check out our Facebook page, CAC of Pittsburgh, or call 412-341-4070. Give yourself a fall present and join today. We think you’ll be glad you did.
Retrouvaille for Married Couples
The word Retrouvaille (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers the tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship.
Did you know there are 4 stages of marriage?
(3) Misery, and
Marriages that end in divorce never make it to the 4th Stage of Awakening. Most people whose marriages end in divorce are not bad people. Rather, they are often people who never learned the proper tools for a happy marriage. This is where Retrouvaille can help. Don’t give up without learning about the 4th Stage of Awakening. For confidential information about or to register for the program please contact Retrouvaille at 412-277-3434. More information is available HERE.