This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of March 6


Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Ross & Roy Wilcox (children)
8:30 am [SH] - No Mass - January, February, March through April 10
10:00 am [SJ] - Al Durica, Sr. (Louise Fenner)
11:30 am [HN] - Domenico/Mary Lamanna & Ed/Olga Guzewicz (Donna & Bob Guzewicz)


12:00 pm [HN] - Ed Wilson (Mary & Tom Regina)


12:00 pm [HN] - In honor of the Face of Jesus

Ash Wednesday

7:00 am [HN] - Early Bird Service Ashes & Holy Communion
12:00 pm [HN] - Pauline Martinek (Bethany Adams)
6:00 pm [SJ] - Evening Service Ashes & Holy Communion


12:00 pm [HN] - John Renda (John & Rosalie Campbell)


8:00 am [SJ] - Bernard Novak (Beverly & Karen List)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Donald Kapolka (John & Louise Yevick)
8:30 am [SH] - No Mass - January, February, March through April 10
10:00 am [SJ] - Jean Bevacqua (Margie & Josie)
11:30 am [HN] - Tony Matarazzo & Margaret Ginsante (Dynoske Family)


March 12 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Faith & Frank Provance
March 13 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Christina & Gabriella Emery


Please remember Josephine Senkow & Al Shimkus, who died and were buried this week.


We would like to congratulate the 17 children from Christ the Light of the World Parish and 6 children from St. Joseph Parish who made their first confession by celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday.  The children from Christ the Light of the World Parish: Stephanie Cairns, Rylee Chonko, Alyssa Dent, Russell Dent, Lucas Fagan, Nathan Kail, Logan Thomas, Jonathan Kovar, Joey Mellon, Cory Kuzma, Jordyn Plake, Jordan Rogers, Joseph Saccameno, Michael Wankulitz, Zohanna Wankulitz, Elizabeth Waugaman, Seth Ziemke.  St. Joseph Parish: Ryan Gedman, Lauren Jacobs, Brandon Janusek, Megan Janusek, Bailey Kovar, Noah Yoder.


  • Make Up Class:  Any student who has missed one or more classes is expected to attend a makeup session to be held on Saturday, March 26 at 3:00 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Mr. Roman will conduct the session so as to make sure the candidates fulfill their requirements to receive the Sacrament.  They will then go to 5:00 Mass and be ready to participate in the practice immediately afterwards. 
  • Confirmation Practice:  will be held for about 45 minutes immediately after the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday, March 26.  All candidates and sponsors are to attend Mass and remain for practice.  Any sponsor who is not able to be there for practice should have a candidate’s parent stand in for that evening. 
  • Confirmation Night:  Bishop Zubik has requested that all candidates and sponsors be in their places by 6:30 pm the evening of Confirmation.  He will meet personally with the sponsors and candidates at that time.  BE ON TIME!


The annual Parish Share Program for 2011 has begun.  Participation invitations and letters with all the needed information will be mailed this coming week.  We would ask that everyone participate with some level of contribution.  Our assessment is $47,813.00.  If we go over our goal the monies will stay in the parish tax free.  Last year, we fell short by $17,854.00 which had to be taken from parish savings thus diminishing our ability to care for our church building and property adequately. You may make a one time outright donation or make a monthly pledge over a 10 month period.  Whatever you do is greatly appreciated. Please do your part to keep our parish alive and functioning!!!


We will now have all our Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers & Music Ministers begin the “clearance procedures.” Those who volunteer for the church are seen by children as persons who can be trusted.  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: All but a few have picked up the information folders. You are asked to fill them out and return them to either CLW or SJ rectory.  The cost of processing will be picked up by the parish. Anyone now and in the future who wants to participate in the life of the parish will need to go through this process.
  • SIGN UP ASAP for the 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 3 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. Please respond by March 28.  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.   Call or email, register NOW!
  • Questions:  you can contact our Parish Safe Environment Coordinator, Colleen Whitney (412-461-8318) or by email (


Duet. 11: 18, 26 - 28, 32       Rms. 3: 21 - 25, 28           Matt. 7: 21 - 27   


$4,996.50 - February 27, 2011 – Offertory
$   696.00 - Parish Religious Education
$1,024.00 - Utilities
$   230.00 - Love Gift Donations (7)