This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of June 12



5:00 pm [HN] - Bob Jordan (wife & children)
8:30 am [SH] - Deceased of the Hall, Sakson & Kmetz Families (Bob & Dodo)
10:00 am [SJ] - Summer Schedule - No Mass June, July, August
10:00 am [HN] - Irene Bedzik (Bill & Jean Schleifer & family)


10:00 am [HN] - No Mass - PFDA Convention


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass - PFDA Convention


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass - PFDA Convention


12:00 pm [SH] - No Mass - PFDA Convention


8:00 am [SJ] - Martha Koncz (Irene Naveau)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Lou Richards (wife & children)
8:30 am [SH] - Pauline Martinek (Lefty Adams)
10:00 am [SJ] - Summer Schedule - No Mass June, July, August
10:00 am [HN] - Larry Trainor (children)


June 18 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Brittany Davis & Kellee Judy
June 19 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Lani McCormick & Ashley Ruhl


The preparations for our “Indoor/Outdoor Summer Flea Market” are underway.  It will be held Friday, Saturday & Monday, July 8, 9 & 11 from 8 am – 2 pm.   The [HN] hall will be open from 9 – 12 noon each weekday and from 9 am – 11 am, Saturdays and Sundays to drop off your donated items.  It is time to start gathering up your households goods to be sold.   We accept anything except tires, plants, clothes and computer equipment.

NEEDS:   1) New Items or Specialty Baskets -  for the Chinese auction.  Bring them to the hall at any time or call Mary Ann Valentovish (412-466-5140) to let her know.  2) Volunteer: Fr. Dennis needs help setting up and tearing down the outdoor part of the flea market.  We begin at 7 am each day and tear down around 1:30 pm.  It takes about 1.5 to 2 hours  of time to set up and tear down.  If you can help in this way, give him a call.  3) Baked Goods: We sell baked goods every day of the sale.  How about baking something for one or both days?   4) Food Items Donations:  every little bit helps.  Can you donate a couple packages of hot dogs;  case of pepsi or water?  How about a bowl of macaroni or potato salad?  Whatever you can do,  goes a long way to helping make this event a success for the parish. If everyone does a little, a lot is accomplished.  If you can participate in this way, call the rectory and let us know how you will help.


Have you ever thought about participating in this wonderful ministry by passing on faith to our children through the educational ministry and teaching in our CCD program.  We are in need of a teacher for our 4th grade students.  Remember we meet every other week during the school year.  We hope that someone will answer God’s invitation to respond in this way and help make a difference in the lives of our children.  If you may be interested, feel called or have any questions, call our coordinator Colleen Whitney (412-461-8318) or email her at or give Fr. Dennis a call.  


Please remember Emilie Pietroski, who died and rose to new life with the Lord this week.


We only have room for 4 more foursomes.  We will give them out on a first come – first served basis.

  • RAFFLE:   All Cash Raffle:  We are in desperate need of unsold tickets.  If you have any and are not planning to purchase them, please drop them off at the rectory or in the collection next weekend.  We have lots of people requesting extra tickets and not many to give them.

  • DETOUR CANCELED: The Boston bridge construction project has been delayed a few weeks and will no longer impact our event. PENNDOT notified us of the news after the postcards were sent out. Please disregard the notice.

  • CHINESE AUCTION/SPECIALTY BASKETS:  We still need a few specialty baskets or Chinese auction prizes. If you want to donate one, just drop it off at Holy Name Rectory.


The Christian Mothers will meet on Tuesday, June 21 for rosary and Mass.  This month the Mass and meeting will be held in St. Joseph Church. There are no meetings July & August.  A catered lunch will be served.  We need reservations by June 19.  Call Pat (412-466-5568) or Joan (412-466-7315.) Cost is $5.00.  Bring food item for the Intersection.


Over the past several months several people have come forward with suggestions on how to meet our yearly “Parish Share Assessment.”  One viable suggestion was to place in our envelope packets one entitled, “Extra Parish Share donation.”  Those suggesting and the parish finance council felt that instead of always giving to the second collections outside the parish, that some people might want to keep their contributions here for the benefit of the parish. The finance council concurred with the suggestion.  Therefore, for anyone who wishes to participate in this way, the envelope will appear in the next month’s mailing.  This contribution will help meet our goal and lower our assessment next year.


We would like to remind everyone that all ministers and volunteers should be filling out their paperwork for clearances.  If you haven’t done them yet, you can pick up the paperwork at either church rectory.  The next 2 hour workshop for those who haven’t attended, will be here on Sunday, August 28. This will give everyone the chance to get everything done over the summer months.


On Pittsburgh’s Northshore, there will be a walk/run on Father’s Day, June 19.   Several people from our parish will be walking/running in honor of Jack “The Pianoman” Jubak who died this past year. All the monies raised in his name will be sent to the THYCA (Thyroid Cancer Ass.)  If you can join them, please do so.  If not, you may send donations to Jaimie Jubak, 2519 Campbell Circle, West Mifflin, 15122.  Please make your checks to THYCA.


Good Shepherd Braddock will hold Summerfest, 2011, June 15 – 18, from 6 – 11 pm at Sacred Heart Campus, Brinton Rd.  Rides, games, food.  Italian Night – Wed. with “Mirella Volpe the Musician” from 7 – 9 pm. Robert Mangino will broadcast Sat. evening.  Zambelli Fireworks – Sat. at 10:30 pm.


Dear Bob, Barb, Sidney & Tyler Prysbylski:  I would like to thank you very much for all the snacks and hygiene items you sent to me.  It was unexpected but greatly appreciated. It is difficult for me to come across things like that and I have no way of buying them.  When I first received your package, I was confused because I don’t know anyone from Pa.  and never have been there (but would like to).  However, I can speak for all my friends in my unit by saying thank you to your church and all the families who have sent care packages to us. 

I am a medic in the US Army and I love my job.  I am happily married to my wife, Beth.  We just had our one year anniversary and we live in Fort Riley, Kansas with our two dogs, Truman and Gesa.  Both are German shepherds mixes.

I am originally from Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.  I am a lifetime Cubs, Bears and Bulls fan. In a way, I feel your pain seeing the Packers win the Super Bowl.  I am active in sports, go to the gym and music is my passion.  I have been playing the guitar for 13 years.  My favorite styles are rock, blues and jazz.  My wife was able to send one of my guitars, so I have that to entertain myself. 

I asked my wife to send this letter.  I am currently at a location in Afghanistan that has no way of sending mail out.  We receive mail by helicopter every two weeks, so thank you for your patience in getting a response from me.  I assume that most of the soldiers in my unity are experiencing something similar, so if you could inform your church congregation of our situation and ask them send their email addresses with their letters.  Please feel free to send me an email.  It would be great to hear from you.  Thank you again for the package and Sidney, please tell your class that I receive their letter and enjoyed it very much.  My wife and I pray for the best for your family.  Thank you and God Bless you.  NATE HOOD


Acts 2: 1 - 11              1 Cor. 12: 3 – 7, 12 - 13                 John 20: 19 - 23    


$  4,870.00 - June 5, 2011 Offertory
$  1,313.00 - Parish Upkeep & Maintenance
$     539.00 - Ascension Offertory
$     140.00 - Love Gift Donations (7)