This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of September 11

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

2:30 pm [HN] - Wedding of Steven Berube & Amanda Conrad
5:00 pm [HN] - Dec'd of Senay & Petrozza Families (Gemma Senay)
8:30 am [SH] - Velma Momich (family)
10:00 am [SJ] - Eugene Kostelnik (Steve & Ann Jacobs)
11:30 am [HN] - Frank & Amelia Santone/Geno & Mary Ferry (family)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Jeanne Martin (Pat Flaherty)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Mary Kostley (family)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Anthony DeCicco (wife, Kay)

Thursday

12:00 pm [SH] - Uncle Ray Newmeyer (nieces & newphews)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Betty Booker (Ann Kosko)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Claire McCune (Mary Jane Plichta)
8:30 am [SH] - John Bitkowski (Bob & Carol Kostelnik)
10:00 am [SJ] - Clarence Denne (Celeste & Ruth)
11:30 am [HN] - Paul & Della McGrail (family)


MASS SERVERS

September 17 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Josh Revak & Trey Manspeaker
September 18 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Zach Denne & Tyler Gedman
September 18 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Jaimie Barca & Maura Brennan

WEDDING BANNS

I & II  Todd Bost (CLW) & Elizabeth Snyder (Georgetown, Pa.)

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the family of Colt Matthew Gavlik, who is  baptized this weekend.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - CCD NEWS

Registration for all students -- kindergarten thru 8th grade this Sunday morning, September 11 from 9:30 am – 11:15 am.   If there is a conflict to register, please contact the program manager, Colleen Whitney at ccd@christthelightoftheworld.org.    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.

STEELER OPENER HOAGIE SALE THIS WEEKEND

After all Masses in all the churches this weekend, September 10 & 11, we are selling homemade hoagies. They are selling for $5.00 each.  Take a few home and watch the Steelers rip the Ravens (again.)

2 FOR 1 CHALLENGE - MONTHLY UPDATE - DONATIONS THROUGH JULY

TOTAL SO FAR:

WE GAVE: $115,729.00      HE GAVE: $231,458.00         WE HAVE/HAD: $347,187.00

JULY TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $ 1,510.00        HE GAVE: $ 3,020.00            WE HAVE/HAD: $4,530.00

NEW TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $117,239.00      HE GAVE: $234,478.00         WE HAVE/HAD: $351,717.00

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

Beginning, this weekend, Sept. 10/11, we return to our regular schedule until January.  Masses are:  Saturday (5:00 pm – Holy Name); Sunday (8:30 am – St. Hedwig); Sunday (10:00 am – St. Joseph); Sunday (11:30 am – Holy Name.)

ALTAR SERVERS, LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Your Fall schedules will be ready in the next coming weeks, either by email or the website. We are fine tuning the joint parish scheduling at this time.

9/11 MEMORIAL SERVICE

The City of Duquesne is hosting a Memorial Service on Sunday, September 11, 2011 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  Everyone is invited to gather in the City Park on Grant Ave at 6:30 pm to remember those who lost their lives that day and to also honor the First Responders in our community who serve and protect the citizens of our city.

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS NEWS

Christian Mother’s of St. Joseph will have their meeting on Tuesday, September 20 in the Holy Name Hall.  Rosary will begin at 11:45 am followed by Mass at noon in [HN] Church.  Meeting will be hosted by the officers.

ALL PAPER BINGO FUNDRAISER

Christ the Light of the World Parish with it’s Men’s Club are hosting this fundraiser.  It will be held on Sunday, September 25 (a Sunday night game for the Steelers) at 2:00 pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall, West Mifflin.  Doors open at 12:00 noon; early birds at 1:30 pm.  ONLY 200 tickets will be sold.  Admission - $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door.

  • Games & Prizes: 14 regular games ($80), 5 specials ($120.00), 1 Jackpot ($1,000.00)  - letter X & outside R.R. - $100.00) & Cover all - $800.000, plus winner take all.
  • Tickets:  you can stop by Holy Name rectory (9 am – 5 pm, Mon. thru Fri.) or send your donation for the ticket and we will send you your ticket.
  • Donations needed:  We need donations to make the event more successful.  Can you donate a roaster of haluski, a couple packages of hot dogs or buns, a case of water, pepsi, diet pepsi or ginger ale, a monetary donation to buy other products and snacks   If you can help in any way, just call the rectory and let us know what you can do.
  • Volunteers needed:  We need at least 20 volunteers (special sellers/table workers), food and drink servers. If you don’t play, come and help.  We had lots of fun last year.  Call and leave your name at the rectory.
  • Join the fun: Bring friends, family members who like bingo.  How about an elderly person who enjoys bingo but doesn’t often get out. What a nice gesture to bring them to this event.

NIGHT AT THE RACES

Due to the severely poor health and safety conditions in the St. Joseph Church hall as well as potential structural damage, the “Night at the Races” scheduled for September 17 has been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled at a later date when the “problems” have need resolved.  For a detailed explanation, read this week’s bulletin insert.

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BECOME A CATHOLIC

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.  Questions, call Fr. Dennis.

  • 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.

PROTECTING GODS CHILDREN FOR ADULTS

St. Mark Parish (Port Vue), 1101 Romaine St. is hosting this class for anyone who still needs to take it.  It will be held on Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  Contact Beth Valecko (412-414-1498) to register.

SENECA NIAGRA TRIP

A overnight trip is being planned for October12/13 to Seneca Niagara. If interested, call Mel Achtzehn (412-466-3461) for details.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Sir. 27: 3- - 28:9              Rms. 14: 7 - 9                   Mt. 18: 21 - 35

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 5,175.75 - August 28, 2011 Offertory
$ 1,316.00 - Parish Upkeep & Maintenance
$    260.00 - Love Gift Donations (10)