Friday
Aug222014

Week of August 24

MASS SCHEDULE 

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Ann Liposky  (Jack/Anita Proksa)
8:30 am [SH] - Anna Marie Kruszka  (Rhonda Evard)
10:00 am [HN] - Shirley Daley  (Daley, Jasek, Budai Families)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Marlene Kessler & Mary Meskanick  (Wahly Fam.)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Patrick McGhen III  (Justine Watson)

Thursday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Friday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - A. J. Laban  (wife, Victoria)
8:30 am [SH] - Bob Novak  (Anne Radakovich)
10:00 am [HN] - Anne Adams  (children)

MASS SERVERS

Aug 30 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Justin Molanick & Colby Steinbruegge
Aug 31 - Saturday - 10:00 am - Schae Binger & Olivia Studnicki

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST

Congratulations to the family of Emma Elizabeth Griffin, Evan Thomas Jones and Sydney Joy Marsico who are baptized this weekend.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Elaine Opatick & Baby Joshua Polen, who died and rose to new life  this week.

LETTER OF IMPORTANCE

This week, Fr. Dennis is mailing a letter to every registered family of both of our parishes.  The past two months have resulted in some very significant changes that will affect every person in some way.

I want to be sure everyone is clear on the expectations that these changes have brought about.  Since many people have been away or not at church this summer, it is imperative that everyone knows what is going on and how they are expected to respond and participate.

CCD REGISTRATION

We offer CCD Classes for grades K thru 8 on Sundays (every other week) from 10 am – 11:15 am for registered families of Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes.  Registration is Beginning!

  • Online registration:  will begin August 1 and end August 31.  After you registration is submitted, you will receive an auto response confirming your submitted registration.  To register on line, go to our web page at www.christhelightoftheworld.org and click on the link to register.
  • In Person Registration: will take place on Sunday, September 7th from 10 am – 11:15 am in the Holy Name Hall. Teachers will be there to answer any of your questions.  After this date, registrations will be closed and we will accept no other registrations.

  • Other News:  If you do not have access to a computer, then call Colleen before Sept. 4 at (412-461-8318.)  Also, new students is K or 1st grade, who were baptized somewhere other than CLOW or St. Joseph need to submit a copy pf their baptismal certificate.

WELCOME

We would like to welcome Sister Maria Kruszewski, of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, who will speak to us on her mission work.   A second collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.

SEPTEMBER 6 & 7 - FALL/WINTER WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE BEGINS

Everyone is reminded to pay close attention and keep your weekly bulletin close at hand. In two short weeks, we will be returning to our “Fall and Winter Weekend Mass Schedule.”  The schedule will be as follows:  Saturday evening – 5:00  pm – Holy Name; Sunday morning – 9:00 am – St. Joseph; Sunday morning – 11:30 am – Holy Name.

HOAGIE SALES BEGIN AGAIN

Our seasons first hoagie sale is scheduled for Sept. 6/7 – The Steeler opener. However, since so many of the Saturday morning volunteers are doing the “ALS WALK” on Saturday, we thought we would make the hoagies on Friday night, September 5 beginning at 4:00 pm. If any of the Saturday volunteers can help on Friday or new volunteers also can help, please call Doug Vranish (412-969-8222.) We don’t want to have to blame a loss to the Browns on a canceled hoagie sale.

WALK TO DEFEAT ALS

The ALS Association of Western Pa. is sponsoring a “Walk to Defeat ALS” on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Point State Park.  Parishioners from Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph have started a team to participate in the walk in honor of Fr. Dennis called “Team Fr. Dennis.” You can join the team as a walker or donor.  You can make a donation to a team walker or drop your donation in the collection or mail to the rectory. Our goal was to raise $10,000.00. So far, we have collected over $32,000.00 and have commitments from over 200 walkers.

  • Walkers:  Anyone wishing to walk (adults & children) MUST register.  Register online or call Aggie (412-276-1222) for help to do so. You DO NOT have to register if you are just making a donation.
  • Transportation:  We have so many walkers, we have decided to provide buses for those going to walk – free of charge.  Just call Larry Lusckay (412-466-8946) to reserve your seats.  We will leave Holy Name Church at 8 am and return at 12 noon. Last day for bus seat registration is Sept. 3rd.
  • Team T-Shirts:  Both walkers and those who ordered extra shirts can pick them up in the Holy Name Hall after all Masses on the weekend of August 30/31.
  • Volunteers:  We need help working the tables to distribute the shirts Aug. 30/31.  If you can help after one or all the Masses, give Aggie a call.
  • Fund Raisers:  Some people who participated, sponsored a “fund raiser” or asked for donations from family and friends. You can drop those funds off at the rectory by Sept. 1 or bring it to the park the day of the walk. Make sure you fill out the necessary information.

DESIGNER PURSE BINGO & LUNCHEON

A fun filled afternoon is being planned at the Youghigheny Country Club on Sunday, September 14, 2014 (The Steelers are not playing that Sunday.) Come out and join in the fun and excitement of winning a designer purse! Doors open at 12 noon. Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm. Bingo begins at 2:00 pm. 

  • Prizes include Vera Bradley, Coach, Dooney & Burke, Tori Burch, Michael Kors and many other designers. There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50, and strip tickets. All proceeds will be split between Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes.
  • Price is $30.00 per person, includes lunch. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 7. To order your’s, call the rectory or email Debbie@christthelightoftheworld.org
  • Get a bunch of your family members and friends for a “Ladies Day Out.”
  • If anyone would like to donate a chinese auction basket or make a monetary donation towards the purchase of a designer prize, it would be greatly appreciated.

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?

Have you thought about the fact that God may be calling you to become a catholic?  Have you been searching for spirituality or meaning in  your life?  To help find the answers to these questions, you may want to consider the “Process of Christian Initiation.”

  • Time of Inquiry:  A time when you feel a “tug” in your heart that God is gently nudging you in this direction.  This is a time to seek, ask, question and find if this is the right direction for your life.
  • Who is this process for:  If you have never been baptized, or were baptized in another religion other than Catholic, or were baptized Catholic and never received any other sacraments.  Then, this process is for you.
  • When do we meet:  Tuesday evenings beginning in October.  If interested or have any questions, call Fr. Dennis.  We need to have you registered by the end of September

NIGHT AT THE RACES

Night at the Races is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #4210 on Saturday, October 11 at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin.  Admission - $5.00, Horses - $5.00.  BYOB  For tickets, call Matt Gracan (724-863-2211.)

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Is. 22: 19 - 23                 Rms. 11: 33 - 36                     Mt. 16: 13 -20  

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  4,394.50 - August 17, 2014 Offertory
$     417.00 - Assumption Offertory

SECOND ENVELOPE NEXT WEEKEND

Next week's second envelope will be for Parish Religious Education Programs.

Saturday
Aug162014

Week of August 17

MASS SCHEDULE 

Saturday/Sunday

3:00 pm [HN] - Wedding of Derek Severns & Ashley Molanick
5:00 pm [HN] - Lou Richards  (wife & children)
8:30 am [SH] - Ramon Jakub  (Jim/Judy Hubbard)
10:00 am [HN] - Al & Marge Mihalco  (Mihalco Family)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Michael/Florence Andrews (family)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Mary Janusek  (Frances Karbowiak)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Ann Chavis  (family)

Thursday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Friday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Ann Liposky  (Jack/Anita Proksa)
8:30 am [SH] - Anna Marie Kruszka  (Rhonda Evard)
10:00 am [HN] - Shirley Daley  (Daley, Jasek, Budai Families)

MASS SERVERS

Aug 23 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Dylan & Alexandra Ernst
Aug 24 - Saturday - 10:00 am - Kevin & Anita Funa

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome Evan & Jenna Browne and Chris & Kim Cifaldi and children, Michael & Isabella to our parish this week.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Eugene Valentovish, who died and rose to new life with the Lord this past week.

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST

Congratulations to the family of Thomas John & Juliette Rose Wills, who is baptized this weekend.

2nd ANNUAL JOINT PARISH FAMILY PICNIC

It will be held Next Sunday, August 24 from 1 – 7 pm at the West Mifflin Social Club, 4025 Irene St., Featuring:  Kids games, horseshoes, volleyball, corn hole games, music (provided by the Treltones) & dancing. Menu includes: Hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and more covered dishes, salads desserts and appetizers than you could imagine. Reservations: ARE OPEN!!  Kristie England will take reservations and side dish requests @412-616-2596 or clowparishpicnic@yahoo.com  We are asking for everyone to bring a side dish or dessert and pop or water. Last day to make your reservation is WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19TH

  • Volunteers:  at 11:00 am at the club the day of the picnic to help arrange tables, chairs and set up.  If you can help, call Doug Vranish (412-969-8222.)
  • Garden Goodies:  any growers with an abundance of tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and onions to share.

HOAGIE SALES BEGIN AGAIN

Our seasons first hoagie sale is scheduled for Sept. 6/7 – The Steeler opener. However, since so many of the Saturday morning volunteers are doing the “ALS WALK” on Saturday, we thought we would make the hoagies on Friday night, September 5 beginning at 4:00 pm. If any of the Saturday volunteers can help on Friday or new volunteers also can help, please call Doug Vranish (412-969-8222.) We don’t want to have to blame a loss to the Browns on a canceled hoagie sale.

WALK TO DEFEAT ALS

The ALS Association of Western Pa. is sponsoring a “Walk to Defeat ALS” on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Point State Park.  Parishioners from Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph have started a team to participate in the walk in honor of Fr. Dennis called “Team Fr. Dennis.” You can join the team as a walker or donor.  You can make a donation to a team walker or drop your donation in the collection or mail to the rectory. Our goal was to raise $10,000.00. So far, we have collected over $13,000.00 and have commitments from over 160 walkers.

  • Walkers:  Anyone wishing to walk (adults & children) MUST register.  Register online or call Aggie (412-276-1222) for help to do so. You DO NOT have to register if you are just making a donation.
  • Transportation:  We have so many walkers, we have decided to provide buses for those going to walk – free of charge.  Just call Larry Lusckay (412-466-8946) to reserve your seats.  We will leave Holy Name Church at 8 am and return at 12 noon. Last day for bus seat registration is Sept. 3rd.
  • Team T-Shirts:  Both walkers and those who ordered extra shirts can pick them up in the Holy Name Hall after all Masses on the weekend of August 30/31.
  • Volunteers:  We need help working the tables to distribute the shirts Aug. 30/31.  If you can help after one or all the Masses, give Aggie a call.
  • Fund Raisers:  Some people who participated, sponsored a “fund raiser” or asked for donations from family and friends. You can drop those funds off at the rectory by Sept. 1 or bring it to the park the day of the walk. Make sure you fill out the necessary information.

CCD REGISTRATION

We offer CCD Classes for grades K thru 8 on Sundays (every other week) from 10 am – 11:15 am for registered families of Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes.  Registration is Beginning!

  • Online registration:  will begin August 1 and end August 31.  After you registration is submitted, you will receive an auto response confirming your submitted registration.  To register on line, go to our web page at www.christhelightoftheworld.org and click on the link to register.
  • In Person Registration: will take place on Sunday, September 7th from 10 am – 11:15 am in the Holy Name Hall. Teachers will be there to answer any of your questions.  After this date, registrations will be closed and we will accept no other registrations.

  • Other News:  If you do not have access to a computer, then call Colleen before Sept. 4 at (412-461-8318.)  Also, new students is K or 1st grade, who were baptized somewhere other than CLOW or St. Joseph need to submit a copy pf their baptismal certificate.

DESIGNER PURSE BINGO & LUNCHEON

A fun filled afternoon is being planned at the Youghigheny Country Club on Sunday, September 14, 2014 (The Steelers are not playing that Sunday.) Come out and join in the fun and excitement of winning a designer purse! Doors open at 12 noon. Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm. Bingo begins at 2:00 pm. 

  • Prizes include Vera Bradley, Coach, Dooney & Burke, Tori Burch, Michael Kors and many other designers. There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50, and strip tickets. All proceeds will be split between Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes.
  • Price is $30.00 per person, includes lunch. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 7. To order your’s, call the rectory or email Debbie@christthelightoftheworld.org
  • Get a bunch of your family members and friends for a “Ladies Day Out.”
  • If anyone would like to donate a chinese auction basket or make a monetary donation towards the purchase of a designer prize, it would be greatly appreciated.

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?

Have you thought about the fact that God may be calling you to become a catholic?  Have you been searching for spirituality or meaning in  your life?  To help find the answers to these questions, you may want to consider the “Process of Christian Initiation.”

  • Time of Inquiry:  A time when you feel a “tug” in your heart that God is gently nudging you in this direction.  This is a time to seek, ask, question and find if this is the right direction for your life.
  • Who is this process for:  If you have never been baptized, or were baptized in another religion other than Catholic, or were baptized Catholic and never received any other sacraments.  Then, this process is for you.
  • When do we meet:  Tuesday evenings beginning in October.  If interested or have any questions, call Fr. Dennis.  We need to have you registered by the end of September

SCRIPTURE READINGS

1 Kgs. 19: 13 - 19                 Rms. 9: 1 - 5                     Mt. 14: 22 - 33  

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  4,384.25 - August 3, 2014 Offertory

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND

Sister Maria Kruszewski, a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth will visit us to speak on her work in the Phillipines.  A second collection will be taken up next weekend.