This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of May 8

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Judy Adams (Elaine Opatick)
8:30 am [SH] - Diamond Genito & Mary Kapolka (Donna & Reid Elko)
10:00 am [SJ] - Emily Sofa (Dorothy Michaels)
11:30 am [HN] - John & Genevieve Gavlik (family)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Jeanine Hines (Jim/Audrey Ferencz)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Mark Nemerovsky (Joe Dugas)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Rose & Louis Krutz (Ron & Hilda Krutz)

Thursday

12:00 pm [SH] - Lee A. Thomas (wife, Shirley)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Emma Manns (Eric/Christine Hoover)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Bess Stipetick & Eleanor Shroads (Carol & Garret Shroads)
8:30 am [SH] - Deceased of the Kollar & Kostelnik Families (family)
10:00 am [SJ] - Norbert Manns (wife, Martha)
11:30 am [HN] - Dolly Tranor (Joe & Debbie Stewart)


MASS SERVERS

May 14 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Jessi & Lindsay Eckersberg
May 15 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Gabriella & Christina Emery

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome Paul Chonko and Gail Baker, who have come to join our parish this week.

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the family of Lindsay Mae Eckman, who is baptized this weekend.

CONGRATULATIONS - FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS - GROUP #2

We would like to congratulate the 23 children (18 from Christ the Light of the World Parish and 5 children from St. Joseph Parish) who have made their First Holy Communion the last two Saturday mornings. This week’s class from Christ the Light of the World Parish: Jonathan Kovar, Joey Mellen, Corey Kuzma, Jordyn Plake, Jordan Rogers, Joseph Saccameno, Michael Wankulitz, Zohanna Wankulitz, Elizabeth Waugaman, Seth Ziemke. Saint Joseph Parish: Bailey Kovar

PICTURES WANTED

We are requesting everyone to send their Confirmation and Communion Pictures to our parish website.  We have a photo gallery which we would like to have you and your family be a part of.  We get dozens of hits weekly on the website and it is a good way to let people know what is happening in our parish.  You can participate by sending them to tara@christthelightoftheworld.org

JOINT PARISH GOLF OUTING FUNDRAISER & RAFFLE

 Please find attached to this bulletin all the information you need to participate in our “Ed Capristo Memorial Joint Parish Golf Outing and Raffle”.  This is a very beneficial fundraiser for both of our parishes and everyone’s participation is necessary and vital as we strive to keep our parishes alive and going.

All Cash Raffle:  This year, we are adding a “Bonus Prize” to the raffle.  Each family is being mailed (4) tickets, which you are being asked to sell or purchase.  Each ticket has two possible winning numbers on the PA  Lottery, June 20, 2011, four digit number.  The winning number gets $1,000.00 cash, the winning number above and below gets $250.00 each.  The Bonus Prize is that if any of those (3) winning numbers hit again on July 4, 2011, you get a prize of $10,000.00.

MOTHER'S DAY REACHOUT - COLLECTION FOR A FALLEN POLICE OFFICER

In support of all of our public safety servants (police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel), Fr. Dennis has decided to have a special second collection taken up on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 & 8 for the fallen wounded Clairton police officer, James Kuzak.  All donations will be forwarded to the “James Kuzak Benefit Fund.”  Checks should be made out to either Christ the Light of the World Parish or St. Joseph Parish.  They donations will then be deposited and sent. 

ATTENTION PARENTS OF NEWBORNS AND INFANTS

Fr. Dennis has been made aware of a program at which one of our parishioners volunteers her services.  The program is called, “Newborns is Need.”  This charity specializes in addressing the needs of babies facing health or economic crisis.  It’s mission is “serving all of God’s children” throughout the United States.  They provide and are in need of “Gently used baby clothes – newborns to 12 months".  Since we have lots of baptisms, we thought that there might be families whose newborn children quickly outgrow their infant clothes.  If you have any and would like to donate them for this cause, just gather them up and bring them to church on the weekend.  Drop them off in the vestibule of any of our churches and we will get them delivered.  It seems as though people, your family, friends or relatives have lots of baby clothes not being used.  We will accept these donations during the month of May.  When the need arises again, or you have baby items during the rest of the year and want to donate them, just let us know.

ELECTION DAY DINNER

Christ the Light of the World Parish is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, May 17 from 11 am – 7 pm in the Holy Name Church Hall.   Donation – Adults - $8.00 and Children (12 & under) - $4.00.  Takeouts will be available as well as baked goods.   Volunteers:   If anyone can volunteer to help that day or help clean up the day after, leave your name at the rectory.

FREE STROKE SCREENING

Jefferson Regional Medical Center is hosting a “Free Stroke Risk Screening” in the Holy Name Hall of Christ the Light of the World Parish on Saturday, June 4 from 9 am – 1 pm.  Ages 18 and over welcome.  No insurance required.  The screening includes:  Stroke risk survey, total cholesterol and HDL, Blood sugar level, Blood pressure check, Carbon Monoxide testing for smokers, Body fat analysis. Registration is preferred.  Screening takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes.  For information or registration, call 412-469-7100.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

The Green Funeral Home, Munhall is offering a bereavement support session on Tuesday, May 10 from 6 – 8 pm in the funeral home. To register, call (412-461-6394.)

NEWS FROM OUR ADOPTED TROOPS

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Merisko:  Thank you so much for the wonderful and unexpected package of personal hygiene items and candy.  Your generosity and support was very much appreciated.  It is nice to know that there are so many people at home who support the military and our given mission wherever it may be. Thanks again for your support. May God bless you and keep you safe.  Mark J.Vonderharr

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Acts 2: 14, 22 - 33              1 Peter 1: 17 - 21                 Luke 24: 13 - 35     

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  4,250.50 - May 1, 2011 – Easter Offertory
$  1,150.00 - Parish Upkeep and Maintenance
$     160.00 - Love Gift Donations (3) 

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND COLLECTION

Next week's second collection will be for Catholic Relief Services.

SECOND COLLECTION MAY 21/22

The second collection on the weekend of May 21/22 will be for tornado and storm victims in the south.