This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of December 11

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Raymond Micklo (wife, children/grandchildren)
8:30 am [SH] - Gert Kollar (Bob & Pat Yeschenko)
10:00 am [SJ] - Cheryl Carek (Bob & Carol Kostelnik & family)
11:30 am [HN] - Florence Abbatangelo (grandchildren)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Ken Regina (M/M Joseph Ridge)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Ruth Oxford (Christian Mothers)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Dorothy Michaels (Marsha, Michael & Families)

Thursday

12:00 pm [SH] - Frances Laychak (Gerri Mosay)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Marie McAllen (family)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Dolly Trainor (Bob & Carol Kostelnik)
8:30 am [SH] - Carol Sabol (family)
10:00 am [SJ] - Jean Ruhe (husband, Charles)
11:30 am [HN] - Frank Pych (daughters)


MASS SERVERS

December 17 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Jaimie Barca & Kellee Judy
December 18 - Sunday, 10:00 am - Brittany Davis & Katrina Janusek
December 18 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Madison Deacon & Paul Ruhl

RITE AND SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

We will celebrate this sacrament in guilt-free, non-judgmental way after all weekend Masses next weekend on December 17 & 18.

CHRIST THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD PARISH ON FACEBOOK

We are happy to announce that Christ the Light of the World Parish is now on “Facebook.”  Checkout our page by searching “Christ the Light of the World” on Facebook or visit the parish website and “like” us using the button at the bottom.  This is a great way for us to stay connected as a parish community and up-to-date happenings in your parish.

2012 CALENDARS AVAILABLE

The 2012 yearly calendars are available around the church for you to take.  However, the Mass schedule listed on the calendar is our old schedule.  There are labels printed with the new schedule to place over the old one.  They can be found near the calendars.  Take a label, peel off the back and place it on the area with the Mass schedule.  We would like to thank the Maloy-Schleifer and the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Homes for providing them for us.

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the families of Ellen Margaret Budosh and Chase Michael Gianantonio, who are being baptized this weekend.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Christ the Light of the World /St. Joseph Choir will be singing for Kennywood’s Holiday Lights on Sunday, December 18 at 6:30 pm.  Come to the park decked in holiday glory and support the parish choir.

CELEBRATING THE SEASON OF ADVENT

  • Share the Spirit of the Season:  We are asking everyone to reachout to our parishioners in nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living facilities and the home centered elderly by sending a note or card to some or all.  This reach-out is appreciated not only by the person you touch, but it touches their families as well to know that their loved one or parent is not forgotten by their parish.  It is truly the “Spirit of the Season.”
     
  • Memorial Christmas Flowers:  Use your “Christmas flower” to make a donation in memory of a deceased family member, friend or loved one.  Write down their names.  Drop it in the collection or mail to the rectory until Christmas. Christmas Wafers (Oplatki): These wafers will be available at Holy Name Rectory, Monday thru Friday (9 am – 5 pm) and from the ushers at the weekend Masses at Holy Name and St. Hedwig.

ST. JOSEPH CHRISTIAN MOTHERS

The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13 praying the Rosary at 11:45 followed by Mass at 12:00 noon in Holy Name Church. A light snack will be served in the hall afterwards. Wear something “festive.”  Bring a non-perishable food item for the Intersection.

CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES

  • Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) – St. Joseph (4:00 pm), Holy Name (6:00 pm), Holy Name (9:00 pm)
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25) – St. Hedwig (8:30 am), St. Joseph (10:00 am)

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

To our former seminarians, now ordained priests:  Fr. Tom Burke:  %Good Shepherd, 1024 Maple Way, Braddock, Pa. 15104, Fr. Steve Kresak: % Corpus Christi Parish, 2515 Versailles Ave.,  McKeesport, Pa. 15132,  Fr. Tom Lewandowski: % St. Camillus Parish, 314 W. Edgewood Ave., New Castle, Pa. 16105, Fr. John McKenna, % Epiphany Parish, 164 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219

THANK YOU RECEIVED

Dear Fr. Colamarino:  We at Jubilee Soup Kitchen are most grateful for your support of our ministries and for your recent “truck load” of food.  Please thank all your parishioners who organized and contributed to such a great project.  I’m proud to say that I’m from Duquesne. Jubilee Kitchen continues to serve a wholesome meal daily to 150 – 200 guests.  Our pantry on Polish Hill provides take home food for 45 families and delivers to 70 elderly shut-ins bi-weekly.  At present, we have 40 children in our John Heinz Family Child Development Center.You can see the various ways your donations are being used by Jubilee, by visiting our web site at http://jubileesoupkitchen.org.  God bless you for showing concern for our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Sister Liguori Rossner, Executive Director

NEW WEEKEND MASS SCHEUDLE HAS BEEN APPROVED

Permission is hereby granted to implement the new schedule:  September thru April:  Sat. 5:00 pm (Holy Name), Sun., 9:00 am (St. Joseph), Sun., 11:30 am (Holy Name.)  May thru August:  Sat. 5:00 pm (Holy Name), Sun. 8:30 am (St. Hedwig), Sun. 10: 00 am (Holy Name).  This schedule is approved to be implemented, January 1, 2012.  Yours in Christ,  Very Reverend Frederick Cain, Vicar Region 2

STOCKING STUFFER HOLIDAY RAFFLE

Here’s hoping that you participate in our “Stocking Stuffer Holiday Raffle.” 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:  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.  We have about 100 tickets not purchased, if anyone would like one or two more, let us know. It will really make this fundraiser more beneficial for your parish.

PARISH SHARE PROGRAM UPDATE

To date, we have received $35,210.00 from outright donations and pledge payments towards our assessed goal of $47,813.00 from 192 donors.  We have a balance of $12,603.00 which must be paid by the end of January.  If not, we must take it from parish savings, which will prevent us from doing needed maintenance issues as they arise.  Consider making a donation, by the end of the year to help us meet this responsibility.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Is. 6: 1 - 2, 10 - 11             1 Thes. 5: 16 - 24                John 1: 6 - 8, 19 - 28

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 4,446.50 - December 4, 2011 Offertory
$    420.00 - St. Hedwig Furnace Donations Received This Week ($14,570.00 total so far)
$ 1,713.00 - Parish Upkeep and Maintenance
$ 2,354.78 - Thanksgiving Day Coin Offering
$    175.00 - Love Gift Donations (5)