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President´s Letter

ASSOCIATION OF LADIES OF CHARITY 

DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH 

111 Boulevard of the Allies 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
April 1, 2019
President's Letter


Directions to North American Martyrs – April Presidents Meeting 2526 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146 appear at the bottom of this letter.


Dear Ladies,

"But, O my God!...Your word is truth and without contradiction wherever it is! One faith, one hope, one baptism, I look for wherever it I, and I often think my sins, my miseries, hide the light.  Yet will I cling to my God to the last, begging for that light, and never change until I find it."  - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

 

Reflection:

  • How does this quote speak to you?
  • Pray slowly and repeatedly Elizabeth’s words: “O my God!...Your word is truth.”
  • Choose and ponder upon a favorite passage of the Scriptures that has been a guide, a comfort, or a strong support in times of uncertainty.  Why has it meant so much to you? Recall the circumstances that revealed this passage to you. How has this passage led you to action? Take a moment for thanksgiving and praise.

April President’s Meeting – The April President’s Meeting will be held at North American Martyrs, 2526 Haymaker Rd, Monroeville, PA 15146.  The President’s Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.  We will have a fairly full agenda.  Please RSVP by calling the office, calling me at 412-496-3638 or emailing me at bfj1227@gmail.com no later than Monday, April 8 in order for me to provide a headcount to the ladies at North American Martyrs.  Directions are attached. 

 

2019 Investiture – Please join us for the 60th Annual Investiture and Dinner on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  Mass will begin at 3 p.m. with the Most Reverend David Zubik, Bishop of the Pittsburgh Diocese as the principal celebrant. Please be sure to carefully complete the President Reservation form according to the instructions provided.  The deadline for reservations is April 15.  NO REFUNDS will be issued after this date. 

 

New investees should arrive at St. Paul Cathedral no later than 2:30. 

 

We will once again have a basket raffle at the Investiture Dinner.  Please consider donating a basket of goodies for the raffle.  Baskets may be brought to the President’s Meeting or delivered to Rodef Shalom the day of Investiture at 1 p.m. 

 

The Spiritual Society of the Unclaimed Dead – As Catholics, when we lose a loved one, friend, or acquaintance, we make it a practice to pray for their soul after their death.  Imagine having no one to pray for you, or, even worse, having no one to claim your remains at the time of your death.  Philly Sysak is the committee chair for the Spiritual Society of the Unclaimed Dead.  Philly regularly contacts the Allegheny County Morgue and Barbara DiRenzo regularly contacts the Butler County Morgue and theyobtain the names of those decedents whose remains have never been claimed.  Sadly, this often includes the remains of babies.  When requested, a decedent’s name is assigned to the requestor and a stipend of $10 is paid by the requestor to the Seraphic Mass Association.  A beautiful memorial card is sent from the Seraphic Mass Association to the requestor containing the name of the decedent.  The requestor then remembers the decedent in their daily prayers.  We currently still have several names available.  Please contact the office for more information. 


April Rosary Intention:  We celebrate the Risen Lord at Easter.  We pray for our newly invested LOC and all LOC members as we strive to “serve rather than to be served.” 


Upcoming Dates:

  • Presidents Meeting – April 13, 2019, North American Martyrs – Directions to be provided in the April President’s Letter
  • Investiture – April 28, 2019 – Mass St. Paul Cathedral/Dinner Rodef Shalom
  • Annual Meeting – August 17, 2019 – St. Winifred  

Please know of my prayers for each of you, your families, and your chapters as we embark upon the holy season of Lent.

 

Ways to stay connected:

If you have questions/suggestions, please call and leave a message with the LOC office at 412 456-6924.  Thank you for all that you do!



In the Vincentian Spirit,

Bernadette Jaketic, President 
Association of the Ladies of Charity
Diocese of Pittsburgh


 

Directions to North American Martyrs – April Presidents Meeting 2526 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146 

From North (Ross Park Mall area) 

  • Start on McKnight Road 
  • Take ramp for I-279 South toward Pittsburgh 
  • At Exit 2A, take ramp right and follow signs for I-579 South 
  • Take ramp on right for Boulevard of the Allies toward Mnroeville/Oakland 
  • Keep straight onto PA-885/Boulevard of the Allies 
  • Take ramp on right for I-376 East toward Monroeville 
  • At Exit 84A, take ramp on right toward Monroeville 
  • Bear right onto Mosside Boulevard, and then immediately bear left onto PA-48 Mosside Boulevard
  • Bear left onto Haymaker Road (The last intersection is Colgate Drive.  If you reach Scenic View Drive, you’ve gone too far) 

 From South (Uniontown) 

  • Depart PA-51/Morgantown Street toward W South Street 
  • Take ramp on right and follow signs for US-119 North 
  • Keep straight onto PA-66 N TPKE 
  • At Exit 0B, take ramp on right for US-119 S/New Stanton Youngwood Road toward New Stanton/PA Turnpike 
  • Keep straight onto New Stanton Youngwood Road 
  • At New Stanton Interchange Exit, take ramp on right for I-76 West towards Exits 67-2/Pittsburgh 
  • At Pittsburgh Interchange Exist, take ramp on right for US-22-BR toward Monroeville 
  • Bear right onto US-22-BR/William Penn Highway
  • Turn left onto PA-48/Mosside Boulevard
  • Bear left onto Haymaker Road (The last intersection is Colgate Drive.  If you reach Scenic View Drive, you’ve gone too far) 
  • From East (Monroeville) 
  • Begin on US-22-BR/William Pen Highway 
  • Turn right onto PA-48/Mosside Boulevard 
  • Bear left onto Haymaker Road (The last intersection is Colgate Drive.  If you reach Scenic View Drive, you’ve gone too far) 

From East (Monroeville) 

  • Begin on US-22-BR/William Pen Highway 
  • Turn right onto PA-48/Mosside Boulevard 
  • Bear left onto Haymaker Road (The last intersection is Colgate Drive.  If you reach Scenic View Drive, you’ve gone too far) 

From West (Washington) 

  • Begin on I-70 East toward New Stanton 
  • At Exit 18, take ramp on right for I-79 North toward Pittsburgh 
  • At Exit 59A, take ramp on right for I-376 East toward Pittsburgh 
  • Keep right to stay on I-376 E/US-30 E/US-22 E 
  • At Exit 84A, take ramp on right toward Monroeville 
  • Bear right onto Mosside Boulevard, and then immediately bear left onto PA-48 Mosside Boulevard 
  • Bear left onto Haymaker Road (The last intersection is Colgate Drive.  If you reach Scenic View Drive, you’ve gone too far) 

 

President's Letter

Bernadette Jakectic, President 
Association of the Ladies of Charity of the Diocese of Pittsburgh


Ladies of Charity USA  (LCUSA)
Local Association
Pittsburgh, PA

A lay organization within the
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh


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