This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of February 20


Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Claire McCune (Dolores Duda)
8:30 am [SH] - No Mass - January, February, March through April 10
10:00 am [SJ] - Elanor Rossner (M/M Bill Minnick)
11:30 am [HN] - Michael "Bricky" Anastas (family)


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - Elizabeth Lalor (Flo Medvan)


8:00 am [SJ] - John Johnston (Ron & Nancy)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - John Jasek (family)
8:30 am [SH] - No Mass - January, February, March through April 10
10:00 am [SJ] - Sylvia, Conrad & Rickey Kolar (Kolar & Mihalco Family)
11:30 am [HN] - Patricia Bevan (husband, Bill)


Feb 27 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Jaime Barca & Owen Provident
Feb 28 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Kevin & Annita Funa


Congratulations to the families of Kaira Grace Burgwin, Blake Patrick Jakub, Jordan Matthew Rogers, and Rocco James Sapp, all who are baptized into God’s family this weekend. 


We would like to inform everyone that we have come to the end of the 2010 Parish Share Program and wanted to give everyone this final year ending report.  Our goal for this past year was $53,905.00.  We received $36,051.00 in outright donations and pledge payments from 235 parishioners or 25% of our registered membership.  This left us a balance of $17,854.00.  In order to keep our parish finances solvent, we must now take the balance from and reduce our parish savings to pay off this balance. 

Also, the balance of our 2010 parish insurance bill of $39,767.74 in also due at the end of this month.  The bill for the year is $110,937.11. We have to take this from our parish savings also.   This week our savings decreased $57,621.74 from Parish Share and Insurances.  Hopefully, these stark realities will inspire everyone to increase their monetary participation in the life of our parish.


Over the past few years, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has been actively putting into place in all of the parishes of the Diocese a program for all those who work or volunteer in our parishes.  The program is called “Protecting God’s Children.”  We here in Duquesne are diligently trying to be in compliance with the requirements as set up by the Diocese.  The program requires that all who volunteer in the parish go through the “Safe Environment for Children Clearance Procedure.” All of our religious education teachers have completed this procedure and are working on all the members of our paid staff. We will now be having all of our Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Ushers begin the “clearance procedures.”

Those who volunteer for the church are seen by children as persons who can be trusted.  Therefore, over the next few months, we will be processing our volunteers to meet the Diocesan requirements for the Protection of Children.

  • Folders with information and forms can be picked up at the Holy Name rectory during the week and in the church sacristy on weekends.  We will try to do this in an orderly and timely manner.  We will begin first with Christ the Light of the World Parish and then with St. Joseph.  So, by the time we are one parish, we should all be covered. 
  • Protecting God’s Children’s Workshop:  For the convenience of everyone, we have scheduled this workshop here in Duquesne.  It will be held on Sunday, April 2 beginning at 12:30 pm.  If you plan on attending, call the rectory or send us an email so we might have all the proper materials ready.  This is a great opportunity to “get this requirement over with”  before Easter and before the warm weather approaches.  All Christ the Light of the World Parish and St. Joseph Parish parishioners who minister or volunteer may attend.
  • Questions:  you can contact our Parish Safe Environment Coordinator, Colleen Whitney (412-461-8318) or by e-mail (


Our next monthly hoagie sale will be held on the weekend of March 5/6, at all the churches after all the Masses and also on Saturday morning from 9 – 12 noon in the [HN] hall.  This monthly event has really been a benefit to the parish.

  • Volunteeers - We have been very pleased with the 25 – 30 people who come to help make hoagies.   We are always welcoming new volunteers.  The time commitment is about 2.5 hours (8 – 10:30 am.) Come join us for the socialization, fun and benefit for your parish.
  • Pre-orders - We highly encourage you to preorder your hoagies.  There has been such a demand that we have sold out before the 11:30 mass the last time.  If you pre-order, we will have your wrapped and ready either for Saturday morning or Sunday.  This will also give us a more accurate idea how many to make each month.


One of the members of our parish who works with elderly adults in personal care homes is going to have them send messages on pillows that they craft themselves to send to our adopted Army squadron.  If you would like to donate any “new and unused” white pillow cases, for this cause, please do so by bringing them to church and place them in the containers marked, “Pillows for Patriots” or you can also drop them off at the rectory or you can drop a monetary donation in the collection or mail it to the rectory to help defray the cost of buying the pillow cases.  We want to make sure all 150 soldiers get one.


Linda Bentley whose grandson, Lars Miles of our parish is a US Marine fighting in Afghanistan.  She has been informed by “Marine Mom Friends” that a young Marine and native of Johnstown has survived a IED explosion while on duty in Afghanistan.  He is in bad shape, but he is alive.  Let us lift him up in prayer and if you are willing send him a card and prayerful wishes.  Cody J. Flora, National Naval Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland 20889.


St. Agnes School is accepting registration for the 2011/12 school year.  The school offers 3-yr. old pre-school Tuesday & Thursday from 9 – 11:15 and a 4-yr. old program Mon., Wed., Fri., for full day (8:30 am – 2:30 pm.) Kindergarten is a full day program 5 days a week from 7:50 am – 2:35 pm.  There are openings in 1st thru 8th grade.  Before and after school care is also available. For further information call the school (412-466-6238.) or email


Lv. 19: 1 - 2, 17 - 18                 1 Cor. 3: 16 - 23               Matt. 5: 38 - 48       


$5,188.00 - February 13, 2011 – Offertory
$   155.00 - Love Gift Donations (8)   


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