This Week's Bulletin

Weekly news and announcements about Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes.

Week of October 2

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - John & Helen Cicak (Al & Marian Adams)
8:30 am [SH] - Mary Kruszka & Giuseppe Teoli (Val & Family)
10:00 am [SJ] - Eleanor Rossner (M/M Tim Petrisko)
11:30 am [HN] - Pauline Martinek (Elaine Opatick)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Ed Wilson (George & Elsie Yanichko)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Emma Manns (Martha Torok)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Anthony Napoli (Michael Sokol, Jr.)

Thursday

12:00 pm [SH] - Robert Krausa (Val Kruszka)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Jim Andres (wife, Barb)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Jennery Falvo (Sam Trusso)
8:30 am [SH] - Bruno Kruszka (Dave & Gloria Sikora)
10:00 am [SJ] - Clarence Denne (Dewayne & Carol)
11:30 am [HN] - Pauline Palko (family)


MASS SERVERS

October 8 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Lindsay Eckersberg & Madison Deacon
October 9 - Sunday, 10:00 am - Brittany Davis & Maura Brennan
October 9 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Jordan McCormick & Autumn Adams

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome Owen & Elise Foley, who have come to join our parish this week.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Dorothy Wiebelt, who died and rose with the Lord to new life this week.

JOINT PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING

All member of both parish pastoral council are reminded that our next joint meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 5 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Please make plans to be there.  All members as well as parish staff members and ancillary persons involved with different areas of the parish are expected to be present.  All parishioners of both parishes are also always invited to attend.  Some of the agenda items will include Fr. Dennis’s report on the process to be followed to merge our parishes in January of 2013.  If you are unable to be present or no longer wish to serve the parish in this capacity, please call Fr. Dennis.

SURVEY RETURNS REQUESTED

As you read this bulletin, I am sure that you have had time to digest the recently mailed, “2 for 1 Challenge” Dollars at Work & Parishioner Survey Newsletter.  I highly encourage everyone to respond to the survey by the deadline of October 3.  These surveys will provide the input and information needed as we plan for our future.  Remember, this survey can be either an opportunity or a challenge and a responsibility.   As I indicated in the newsletter, I am confident and would personally rather replace the furnace and keep St. Hedwig Church open and functioning.  But if most of you choose not to replace the furnace and close the church building then I would respect your wishes.  We must all do our part, words do not keep buildings fully functioning; actions and donations do.

Additional Information:   To be best informed when filling out your survey, it is important to note that it is more expensive to close a church building than to keep one open.  The reasons for this are several: 1) We still must pay taxes on the property (yard, rectory, parking lot.) 2) We must still insure the closed building. (the insurance goes up on an unused, closed building. 3) The utilities must be kept active – gas, water, electricity.  Some people are naïve in this regards.  They think that when you close a building, you lock the door and walk away.  This is not the case.

OCTOBER - ROSARY MONTH

Parishioners are invited to pray the rosary during the month of October before the 8:30 am Mass.  There will be special intentions that we will be asked to remember on the specific days (October 2 – For World Peace.)  We would ask that out of respect for those praying, for those who are always socializing loudly before Mass refrain from doing so.

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BECOME A CATHOLIC

Does your life seem quite unsettled at this time?  Have you thought about the fact that God may be calling you to enter into a process and become a catholic?  To help find an answer to these questions, you might want to consider entering the “Process of Christian Initiation.”  This process you formally begin on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Questions, call Fr. Dennis.

SENECA NIAGRA TRIP

A overnight trip is being planned for October12/13 to Seneca Niagara. If interested, call Mel Achtzehn (412-466-3461) for details.

OCTOBERFEST

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Homestead will have this event on Sunday, October 9 fom 12:30 – 6:30 pm.  A German band will lead the dancing and entertainment.  Menu includes:  pulled pork, bratwurst, sauerbraten, pretzels, pickled beets, potato pancakes, german potato salad, beer, drinks, wine, pop, coffee.  $25.00 per ticket, 2 for $40.00, children (ages (5 – 15) - $5.00.  For tickets, call (412-461-1054.)

WINTER COAT DRIVE

The “Rainbow Community Kitchen” is collecting new and gently used winter outer wear (coats, hats, scarves, gloves) for their annual winter distribution.  Sizes needed are infants thru adults, sizes 2x & 3x are especially needed.  Donations can be dropped off at the Rainbow Kitchen, 135 E. 9th Ave., Homestead, Monday thru Friday (9am – 5 pm) by October 21For information, contact Marlene Murphy (412-464-1892) or marlene.murphy@rainbowkitchen.org.

VICTIMS ASSISTANCE HOTLINE

If you are a victim of abuse, the Diocese wants to help you.  We offer assistance with counseling, spiritual direction and referrals to other supportive services.  For information, contact our Diocesan Assistance Coordinator (412-456-3060) or (1-888-808-1235.)

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Is. 5: 1 - 7              Phips. 4: 6 - 9                   Mt. 21: 33 - 43

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 3,486.50 - September 25, 2011 Offertory
$    778.00 - Parish Religious Education Programs
$    828.00 - Utilities
$      85.00 - Love Gift Donations (5)