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 can not 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.
Mark Your Calendars
Sunday October 18:
There will be an outdoor Mass, weather permitting, outside of NAM Church at our Haymaker lawn on our Parish Mission Weekend on Sunday, October 18 at 11:00 am followed by a Steeler game that will be projected on a large screen to follow.
Monday, October 19 - Wednesday, October 21:
Our Parish Mission will begin on the Feast of the North American Martyrs, October 19-21 with the mission occurring at NAM Church on Monday and Wednesday evenings of that week with the mission being on Tuesday evening of that week at St. Michael Church. Fr. Thaddeus will be our mission priest who will speak about Divine Mercy.
Communal Anointing Mass
Our annual Communal Anointing Mass will be on Sunday, October 11 at St. Michael Church at 1:00 pm. It is open to anyone who has a notable illness (not the common cold). A notable illness includes but is not limited to: terminal illness, chronic illness, someone awaiting surgery, mental illness and emotional illness. This sacrament is administered to someone who has reached the age of reason (normally considered around 8 years old). A free luncheon reception will follow the anointing Mass at St. Michael Hall (second floor of St. Michael Church). An elevator is available for those who cannot climb the steps. Please call the secretary at St. Michael Church, Pat Cepec, to let her know you are coming so that the Ladies of Charity know how much food to prepare for the luncheon. Thank you.
33 Days to Morning Glory
Fran Fulkerson, a volunteer for Neighborhood 1, is offering 33 days to morning glory small group retreat at her home beginning on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:00 pm. (The time is negotiable). This retreat like experience is based upon a popular devotional book by Fr. Gantley. In any pursuit of holiness, the more you give of yourself to any devotion, the more you will get in return. I would strongly recommend this devotion which would bind you more closely to our Blessed Mother and our Lord by recommitting yourself to their care.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
I am happy to announce that our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm at the teacher’s lounge of the school. It is open for all those who are unbaptized as well as those who may be baptized as a non-Catholic e.g. Protestant, and who would like to become Catholic. If there is anyone who is an adult and who has never been confirmed, you are also welcome to come. The RCIA is intended for adults, will be meeting weekly on Wednesday evenings (with some breaks for the holidays and holy days) and will extend until April 20. If you know someone who would benefit from attending RCIA, please invite them to come. For those who are children, and want to become baptized and/or who missed receiving their sacraments with their class or who may want to become Catholic, please call me and we can talk about it further so that I can direct you to either Donna Lew-Buechel or Jessica Munscher.
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.
Help Us To Clean
Help the parish get ready for the feast of the North American Martyrs! Volunteers are needed for the cleaning of the interior of NAM Church. We will be cleaning on
Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Please bring a bucket and rags as well as your family & friends. If you are able to help or have any questions call
Elizabeth Trexler at 412-374-3980 or Marian Storch at 412-373-2410. Lunch will be provided.
Join the Fun!
The NAM/St. Michael Mixed Bowling League has two openings. We bowl every Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM. For further details, please call Evie Welsh at 412-372-2123.
The Women's Guild will begin the 2015-2016 year with the first meeting on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:00 PM in DeLuca Hall of NAM. We invite all women of the Parish to join us for this enjoyable evening of delicious food and fellowship. This year we are having a “Happy Beginnings” evening of appetizers and desserts. Please plan on attending the meeting, and bring either an appetizer or dessert to share. Group leaders will be in touch with current members to notify you which item to bring. If you are new to the guild, please bring what you like to make the best. We will be discussing our events for the coming year, and we feel certain everyone will enjoy what we have planned.
here will be an Information Meeting for a joint Summer Service Trip on Wednesday, September 30 in St. Bernadette's Beidenbach Hall at 7:00 PM. This is for any high school guys and gals that will be age 16+ before the last week in June 2016. If you are age 16 and up and in high school (or will just have graduated) and like doing a lot of useful service for a few days on end, then this trip is for you.
Do You Enjoy Playing Cards?
If so, 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 ladies 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; for Bridge contact Marilyn Murray at 412-372-0772.
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
Anyone interested in helping with the garden, now through November, contact Kevin or Patty Toohill at 412 -372-5169 or text or call 412-377-2796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.