This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of November 13



5:00 pm [HN] - Honoring All Living & Deceased Veterans
8:30 am [SH] - John Bitkowski (M/M Gene Valentovish)
10:00 am [SJ] - Joelle Mendicino (Doris Kapolka)
11:30 am [HN] - 10 years - Health & Blessing - Paul Kuszaj (family & friends)


12:00 pm [HN] - Anna Curran (niece, Mary & Jerry Burrell)


12:00 pm [HN] - Evaline Kennedy (Christian Mothers)


12:00 pm [HN] - Ted Sabolcik (M/M Al Jakub)


12:00 pm [SH] - John W. Koller (family)


8:00 am [SJ] - Ray Stein (Borza Family)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Deceased of Adams & Ragan Families (Bill & Mary)
8:30 am [SH] - Edward Pietroski (family)
10:00 am [SJ] - Charles/Elizabeth Ruhe & Andrew/Hilda Sable (Charles Ruhe Family)
11:30 am [HN] - Patricia Bevan (husband)


November 19 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Lindsay Eckersberg & Madison Lapp
November 20 - Sunday, 10:00 am - Tyler Gedman & Maura Brennan
November 20 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Christina & Gabriella Emery


You are invited to “Reachout with Gifts of Love.”  Everyone is invited to take a “brown bag” as distributed around our churches.  Attached to each bag is a “color coded needs list” for a particular place identified. Buy as many items on the list as you wish. Put them in the bag and bring them back to church anytime up to and including Thanksgiving Day.  Put the bags in front of any of our 3 churches.  You may take more than one bag.  This project is a great educational tool to teach your children to help others.

We try to reach out to the places with the greatest need, especially those whom society often ignores and tosses aside as unlovable.  This year, we have 7 places to help.  The new one is Resource Mothers: provides resource, education and follows pregnant mothers from conception to birth, teaching life skills in the Duquesne, West Mifflin and Tri-Boro area.

Jubilee Soup Kitchen: Sister Ligouri Rossner operates this food kitchen to feed the hungry and homeless.  Angels Place: provides daycare for low income student moms, so they can be educated, productive parents.  Intersection: under the direction of 2 nuns, this facility ministers to the poor and homeless and provides weekly meals.  Michaels Place:  St. Vincent De Paul provides transitional living and assistance for motivated men who want to lead a clean, sober and responsible life after prison.  Healthy Start House:  gives women and children the chance to start a healthy life.  Gateway Braddock:  provides service to those coming from prison to transition to a work and home environment.


Congratulations to the family of Lindy Nicholas Staller, who is baptized this weekend.


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


I  Chad Keilman (West Mifflin) & Kristin Horvat (CLW)


We would like to welcome Paul Schaaf, who has come to join our parish this week.


You can make a monetary donation to help a needy family of our parish for Thanksgiving.  Drop it in the collection or mail to the rectory.  Mark the envelope, “Reachout.”


Start saving your loose coins/change for our traditional “coin offering” at our Thanksgiving Liturgy which helps needy families.  This is another great way to teach your children about charitable giving.


We will again be having our “Stocking Stuffer Holiday Raffle” again this year.  Invitations and tickets to participate are being mailed this week.  It is based on the 3 digit PA. lottery from Dec. 25, 2011 to Jan. 25. 2012.  There will be $100.00 given away each day there is a winner.  You have 30 chances to win. 

  • How you can help:  buy the tickets sent to you.  Purchase a few extras to give as Christmas gifts.  Just stop by the rectory or mail your donation and how many tickets you need and we will send them to you.  Sell some to family members over the Thanksgiving holiday or sell them to people at work who you always buy from.

This and other fundraising projects go a long way to keeping our parish financially stable for the future.


The Caring Ministry is hosting a Sunday after Thanksgiving Buffet Breakfast on Sunday, November 27 from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Menu: Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Chipped beef on Biscuits, Homefries, French toast, fresh fruit, Danish rolls, juice, coffee, tea.  Donation: Adults - $7.00, Children (1st Child -12 & under- $4.00 – other children eat free.)   All proceeds benefit the work of the Caring Ministry.

  • Family Special:  We are trying to encourage families with children to have the opportunity to come to our breakfast. Families with multiple children, only pay for 1 child and their other children eat free.
  • Volunteer:  We need volunteers to work that morning.  It is a great opportunity for people who don’t get a chance to volunteer to do so.  If you can help a few hours call Debbie Lesko (412-469-0213), Terry Fuller (412-466-4223) or email the rectory (
  • Make a Donation:  If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to help defray expenses, send it to the rectory or drop in the collection OR if you want to purchase fresh fruit or Danish (i.e. Costco) let us know.


The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Holy Name Hall.  Rosary will be prayed at 11:45 followed by Mass at 12 noon in Holy Name Church.  We are welcoming new members.  Call Pat (412-466-5568) or Joan (412-466-7325) to become a member.  A light lunch will be served.  Members are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Intersection.  Bring a cup and saucer to make a floral arrangement at the meeting.


The work on the furnace continues methodically and in a timely manner.  However, several of the parts that needed to be ordered and shipped to us have not arrived.  Until we get the furnace up and running, we will have the 8:30 am Sunday Mass and the Thursday, 12 noon Mass in Holy Name Church.  Hopefully, we will be ready to go next week.


We would like to thank everyone who helped make, sell and buy hoagies at our last sale. We had almost 30 volunteers working on Saturday morning.  The more help we have the better, quicker and easier things get done. If you want to help your parish, come to our next sale.  It will be held in January during the Steeler playoff run (hopefully.) We realized a profit of $2,059.00


Prvs. 31: 10 - 13, 19 - 20, 30 - 31             1 Thes. 5: 1- 6                Mt. 25: 14 - 30


$ 4,111.75 - November 6, 2011 Offertory
$ 1,209.00 - Upkeep & Maintenance
$    532.00 - All Saints Offertory
$ 1,030.00 - St. Hedwig Furnace Donations Received This Week ($12,890.00 total so far)
$ 2,059.00 - Hoagie Sale Profit
$      35.00 - Love Gift Donations (2)


Next week's second collection will be for Retired Religious Priests, Sisters and Brothers.