This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of April 3

MASS SCHEDULE

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - John Bitkowski (M/M Bill Adams)
8:30 am [SH] - No Mass - January, February, March through April 10
10:00 am [SJ] - Mary Janusek (Carl & Paul Janusek Families)
11:30 am [HN] - Eric Kollar (Bill, Kelly & Lain Welsh)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Thursday

12:00 pm [HN] - Tim Kamauf (M/M Paul Budai)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Helen & Gene Jaskolski (Kay & Kathy )

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Eugene Kostelnik (M/M Al Durica)
8:30 am [SH] - No Mass - January, February, March through April 10
10:00 am [SJ] - Charles Lococo & family (wife, Garnet)
11:30 am [HN] - Andrew & Lena Bondi & Steve Mols (family)

MASS SERVERS

April 9 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Ben Vranish & Stephanie Duda
April 10 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Jamie Barca & Owen Provident

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We welcome Alan, Rebecca Horvat and children, Morgan and Lily, Maryann Jarusinski,  and Patricia Boyer, who have come to join our parish this week.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Dolores Trainor, who died and rose to new life this week.

WE CELEBRATE RECONCILIATION

Next weekend, April 9 & 10, after all the Masses in all the churches, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in a non-judgmental, guilt free way.  It will be patterned on the format of our past Lenten Seasons.  Celebrating this sacrament will help prepare you to enter in the last weeks of the Lenten Season in anticipation of Holy Week & Easter.

LENTEN NEWS

  • Reachout to the Needy:   Help, Our, Own.  Drop your donation in the collection or mail to the rectory to help feed our parishioners and realize that the new life of Easter comes also through the kindness of strangers.
  • Coin Collection: Begin saving your coins for the offering for the poor at our Holy Thursday Ministry of Service.
  • Pierogies – ALL LENT LONG:  “Gosia’s” pierogies will be available all during the season of Lent for $6.00 a dozen. We have potato/cheese and sweet cabbage available. You may stop at the Holy Name Rectory during the week.

2 FOR 1 CHALLENGE MONTHLY UPDATE - DONATIONS THRU MARCH

TOTAL SO FAR:       

WE GAVE: $93,382.00        HE GAVE: $186,764.00      WE HAVE/HAD: $280,146.00

MARCH TOTALS:     

WE GAVE: $  3,145.00        HE GAVE: $    6,290.00      WE HAVE/HAD: $    9,435.00

NEW TOTALS:         

WE GAVE: $96,527.00        HE GAVE: $193,054.00      WE HAVE/HAD: $289,581.00

BREAST CANCER BENEFIT

This event is totally sold out!!! It will be held next Saturday, April 9 from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall, West Mifflin. How you can help!!  1) Make a food item to be served. 2) Donate a specialty basket or a case of pop, beer, a gift card or make a monetary donation. 3) Make a donation “in honor or in memory” of someone.  

PALM SUNDAY COUNTRY BUFFET BREAKFAST

On Palm Sunday morning, April 17, the Caring Ministry will be hosting their annual “Country Buffet Breakfast.” A variety of breakfast items will be served buffet style.  Donation is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children (12 & under.) Donations:  anyone wishing to make a monetary donation to help defray the cost may do so by sending it to the rectory or dropping it in the collection.  Mark the envelope “Caring Ministry.”   Volunteers:  we need people to help prepare and serve.  If you can help a few hours that day, call Debbie Lesko (412-469-0213) or Terry Fuller (412-466-4223.)

CHRISTIAN MOTHER NEWS

The first meeting will meet on Tuesday, April 26 with the rosary at 11:45 am followed Mass at noon in Holy Name Church.  The meeting will follow in the hall with the annual salad bar.  Call Carol Horgan (412-466-4989) or Alberta Webb (412-466-0738.) All members are asked to bring a salad and a non-perishable food item for the Intersection.  2011 dues will be collected.  May 24 will be the May crowning and nomination of officers. June 21 will be a catered luncheon and election of officers.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN CLEARANCE PROCEDURES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Everyone who volunteers or ministers MUST have all their clearances according to the expanded Diocesan policy.  I am striving to have both parishes in 100% compliance by the time we become one parish in 22 months.  This process is seen hopefully as a “proactive” rather than a “reactive” approach, so that the Catholic Churches of Duquesne can be viewed as doing our best to provide a safe environment for our children.   Getting the proper clearances and attending the informational, learning workshop is not optional, it is a requirement.  

CEMETERY MONUMENT SALE

Corpus Christi Cemeteries (formerly St. Martin De Porres) is having a Spring Monument Sale.  We are offering discounted prices and free gifts.  For more detailed information, pick up a flyer found around the church.  For an appointment, call Jozef Madar (412-672-6550.)

6 WEEK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

This grief support group will be held at Holy Angels Church, 408 Baldwin Rd., Pittsburgh, 15207 (Hays) on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm, beginning April 12 thru May 17.  For more information or to register call Rowena Lynch (412-461-6906 x 19.)

NEWS FROM OUR ADOPTED TROOPS

Goliwas Family: My name is Denise McDougall.  I am the wife of Sgt. Michael McDougall in Afghanistan.  I wanted to thank you for your support.  Receiving mail is the highlight of a soldier’s tour over there, and the boxes you sent were such a blessing to him and to myself as well.  Knowing there are others that are willing to help make his deployment smoother helps me feel at ease.  This is my husband’s third deployment and he leaves behind our beautiful children, Logan (4) and Avery (3) and he will miss the birth of our third child in August.  It is fair to say that we are praying for a fast, safe, productive tour.  Thank you for being a bright spot in our week.  Your efforts are appreciated by myself, Mike and all of our families.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Gn. 12: 1 - 4                2 Tim. 1: 8 - 10                Matt. 17: 1 - 9    

FINANCIAL REPORT

$4,997.05 - March 27, 2011 – Offertory
$   725.00 - Parish Religious Education Programs
$   997.50 - Parish Utilities
$     90.00 - Love Gift Donations (4)

THIS WEEK'S SECOND COLLECTION

The second collection this weekend will be for Catholic Relief Services to help the people of Japan. You can put your Parish Upkeep & Maintenance envelopes in this collection also.

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND COLLECTION

Next week's second collection will be for Catholic Home Missions.