MEN’S RETREAT - SEPT. 21, 22 & 23: Men from St. Agnes, Christ the Light of the World, Holy Trinity, and St. Joseph Parishes are invited to gather with other parishes from the Diocese of Pittsburgh at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, South Side. Carpooling will be available. To register or for more information, contact Paul Ruhl at 412-680-6383, firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the retreat center at 412-381-7676.
TEAM FATHER DENNIS will be walking again this year in memory of Father Dennis. This year’s WALK TO DEFEAT ALS is on Saturday, August 25 at Point State Park. Registration is from 8-10:00 AM. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 10:00 AM and the walk will begin following the ceremonies (~10:15 AM). Team Father Dennis participants will gather at the main tent prior to the opening ceremonies. You can sign up for the walk by going to http://web.alsa.org/goto/teamfatherdennis. You can make a donation to support our team online by going to http://web.alsa.org/goto/teamfatherdennis OR fill in one of the forms found around the church and mail it to the address on the form or put in an envelope marked “ALS Walk” and drop it in the collection basket.
NEWLY BAPTIZED: We welcome Dawson David Wisniewski who has been baptized into God’s family.
****** UPCOMING PARISH ACTIVITIES ******
SATURDAY..... AUG. 25...... WALK TO DEFEAT ALS.... Point State Park 8-11:30 AM
FRIDAY............ SEPT. 7....... FAMILY PIRATE BASEBALL Depart from Holy Name 5:30 PM
SUNDAY.......... SEPT. 9....... DESIGNER PURSE BINGO Antonelli Event Center 12:00 PM
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The mission of Christ the Light of the World, Holy Trinity, St. Agnes, and St. Joseph Religious Education Program is to deepen in our children their awareness and understanding of God’s loving presence in their lives and to strengthen in them the Christian message of justice and love.
In the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Grades 1st – 8th are mandatory Religious Education years for all PUBLIC SCHOOL children. Kindergarten is optional and we will not be offering it at this time. Our classes will be held EVERY WEEK from 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM at the CLW CCD Center location starting Sunday, September 16, 2018 through Sunday April 7, 2019 with the appropriate days off for Holidays. Please contact Donna Lew-Buechel, Director of Religious Education, at email@example.com for more information and a registration form.
****** DESIGNER PURSE BINGO & LUNCHEON ******
Back by popular demand…this fun-filled afternoon is being planned this year at the Antonelli Event Center in Irwin for Sunday, September 9, 2018. Doors will open at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be served at 1:00pm.
· Prizes include Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and other designers. There will be a Basket auction, 50/50, and strip tickets. Proceeds will be split between CLW and St. Joseph Parishes.
· Price is $35.00 per person and includes lunch. Tickets sell out fast, so buy your tickets early. Call the church office or email Debbie@christthelightoftheworld.org or send us your order and we will send your tickets.
· If anyone would like to donate an auction basket or make a monetary donation towards the purchase of a designer prize, it would be greatly appreciated. Call or email Debbie at the church office.
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: At St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday, October 7 at 2:30 PM. This Mass is open to all couples who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary any time this year. If you would like to attend, call Fr. Tom at the rectory at 412-469-0196 to register. Congrats on your 50th and may you continue to reflect the presence of our Loving God in your hearts as you live out your Marriage Promises and Covenant.
10TH ANNUAL MASS HONORING the Patroness of Poland, Our Lady of Czestochowa, will be celebrated on August 27 at 7:00 PM at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. This Mass will also celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence. For more information, contact the Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation at 844-202-9917 or visit www.polishheritage.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIGHT AT THE RACES: Sponsored by K of C Stephen P. Barry Assembly 940 on Saturday, August 18 at St. John the Baptist Church, 1907 Eden Park Blvd., McKeesport. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 6PM; races start at 7PM. Horses are $5 each and you can name your horse. If your horse wins, you win $25. To buy tickets and horses in advance, send the name(s) of your horses and how many tickets you need to David Palcsey, Sr., 422 26th Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Make checks payable to Stephen P. Barry Assembly. BYOB. Light Buffet included. 50/50 raffle and other games of chance. Proceeds go to finishing the Flag Retirement Monument at Holy Trinity Cemetery. For info, call David Palcsey at 412-672-6222.