This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of July 31



4:00 pm [SH] - Wedding of Michael Yunn & Megan Schreck
5:00 pm [HN] - Diane Yurchison (Norm Koehler)
8:30 am [SH] - Claire McCune (Rose Natter)
10:00 am [SJ] - Summer Schedule - No Mass June, July, August
10:00 am [HN] - Judy Adams (Elaine Opatick)


12:00 pm [HN] - Mike Michaels (wife, Dorothy & children)


12:00 pm [HN] - Andy, Sophie, Don Pellasce (Ron/Hilda Krutz)


12:00 pm [HN] - Betsy Lalor (Elvira Vickovic)


12:00 pm [SH] - No Mass


8:00 am [SJ] - No Mass

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Joseph Ponist (wife & daughters)
8:30 am [SH] - Deceased of the Kollar & Vezdel Families (family)
10:00 am [SJ] - Summer Schedule - No Mass June, July, August
10:00 am [HN] - 60th Wedding Anniversary - Bill & Mary Adams


August 6 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Dylan Ernst & Madison Lapp
August 7 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Zack Denne & Justin Molanick


Congratulations to the families of Reagan Joy Davenport and Caden Joseph Sokoloski, who are being baptized into Gods family this weekend.


Please remember Matilda Belan & Ben Banks, who died and was buried last week.


Have you been searching for a deeper meaning to your life?  Is something missing?  Do you need to have a new direction for your life’s journey?  Does your life seem quite unsettled at this time?  Have you thought about the fact that God may be calling you to enter into a process and become a catholic?  To help find an answer to these questions, you might want to consider entering the “Process of Christian Initiation.”  This process you formally begin on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.

  • Time of Inquiry:  A time when you feel a “tug” in your heart that God is gently nudging you in this direction. This is a time to seek, ask, question and find out if this is the direction for your life right now.
  • Who is this process for:  If you have never been baptized, or were baptized in another religion other than Catholic or were baptized Catholic and never received any other sacraments, then this process is for you.
  • When do we meet:  Every Monday evening.  If you would like to sign up or have any questions, call Fr. Dennis.


This group collects gently used newborn to 12 months clothing all year long.  We will accept these donations anytime. Just bring them to church, leave them in the vestibule, marked “newborns in need” and they will be picked up and shipped to parts of our country where mothers and infants face health and economic crisis.


Registration:   Before you know it, the kids will be heading back to school.  Many parents will be experiencing utter joy and jubilation.  With the re-opening of school, we will be also be starting our religious education programs for the 2011/2012 catechetical year.  We will be registering all students kindergarten thru 8th grade on Sunday morning, September 11 from 9:30 am – 11:15 am.   Due to our split schedule and limited class time this will be the only day for registration.  If there is a conflict, please contact the program manager, Colleen Whitney at    Please pass this information around since many parents have not taken their children to church during the summer and will be left out when it comes to the CCD program this year because they will say they didn’t see it in the bulletin.

Eligibility: Due to limited space and size of our program, ONLY students whose families are registered in Christ the Light of the World Parish or St. Joseph Parish before July 1, 2011 are eligible to participate in the program this year.  Many families are under the false assumption that because they had their children baptized here or were raised here, they are automatically members of one of our parishes.  We are being diligent in this matter since we will become one parish in a short time.  Parish registration is a determining factor on how the parish will look and how it will be sustained.

Baptismal Certificates:   All new students to our program need to have an updated copy of their baptismal certificate at registration time.  If your child is new to the program and was baptized in Holy Name, St. Joseph or St. Hedwig Churches, you need not get a certificate because they are on record here.

CCD Program Need:  We are in need of a new or gently used computer and printer for our CCD program.  Style or size doesn’t matter. You may know of someone updating theirs and would like to donate their old one. We need to keep accurate files and would like to have it available so that we can continue to provide our children with quality education. If you can help, give Fr. Dennis a call.


On Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall, there will be an initial planning meeting for this fundraiser that will be held this coming September 25, Sunday at the Knights of Columbus hall, West Mifflin.  This fundraiser is a joint effort for the benefit of Christ the Light of the World Parish and it’s Men’s Club.  Anyone wishing to help in any way is asked to come.  If you can’t come but want to help, leave your name at the rectory.


“ROOTED IN CHRIST – GROWING TO LOVE”   Whether you are a grandfather, father, married, single man or son, whatever your level of faith, or whatever your spiritual needs, come to direct your thoughts and energy toward fostering a stronger relationship with God, family, friends or co-workers through this year’s retreat.  When: Sept. 16, 17 & 18.  Where: St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, South Side.  For more information, contact Paul Ruhl (412-466-2635) or or Greg Lesko


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. The workshop will begin after the 10:00 Mass that day from 11:30 – 1:30 pm. This will give everyone the chance to get everything done over the summer months.

  • Protecting God’s children workshop:   For those who can’t make the August 28 workshop at CLW, there is one being held at Holy Angels in Hays from 9 – 12 noon on Saturday, June 25.   Call (412-461-6906 x23) to register.
  • References:  For those of you filling out the necessary paperwork, it is important that you put in all the information, especially the part entitled “references.”  The computer will not let us input your information unless it is filled out and we don’t want to complicate your work any more than necessary.


The Diocese of Pittsburgh is planning it’s annual Golden Wedding Celebration for couples who have been married for 50 years.  This year’s celebration will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul Cathedral. Any couple who has celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary during 2011 is asked to submit their name, address and phone number to the rectory by August 12, 2011.


Is. 55: 1 - 3              Rms. 8: 35, 37 – 39                   Mt. 14: 13 - 21


$  3,400.50 - July 24, 2011 Offertory
$     619.00 - Parish Religious Education
$       45.00 - Love Gift Donations (5)


Next week's second collection will be for Pairsh Upkeep & Maintenance.