This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of September 4

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Ernst Family (Ernie & Loretta)
8:30 am [SH] - Emilie Pietroski (Sue & Ron Tassone)
10:00 am [SJ] - Summer Schedule - No Mass June, July, August
10:00 am [HN] - Steven & Josephine Adams (Aaron, Autumn, Avi)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Evaline Kennedy (Louise Grofic)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Dorothy Kapolka (Sis & Sonny Tkach)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Anne McConville (Patti & Deborah Wirth)

Thursday

12:00 pm [SH] - Marie Kovalcin (family)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Ray Stein (Ed & Norma Samudosky)

Next 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)


MASS SERVERS

September 10 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Faith Provance & Madison Deacon
September 11 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Aaron & Avi Adams

WEDDING BANNS

III   Steven Berube (White Oak) & Amanda Conrad (CLW)

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Baby Boy Joseph Ryan Kenney & Rose Izzo who died and were buried this week.

HOMEMADE STUFFED CABBAGE SALE

We are having this sale, next weekend, Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4.  All the orders are take outs.  They are selling for $1.50 each.  You can come to Holy Name Hall on Saturday from 3 – 6 pm and Sunday from 9 – 11 am.  To make sure you get some, you can place a pre-order by calling Debbie Lesko (412-469-0213.)

STEELER OPENER HOAGIE SALE NEXT WEEKEND

After all Masses in all the churches next weekend, September 10 & 11.  They are being made the same as last year and selling for $5.00 each.  Take a few home and watch the Steelers rip the Ravens (again.)  Volunteers: We need volunteers to help make the hoagies.  Give us 2 hours of your time.  Come to Holy Name Hall at 8:00 am.   Orders: Call the rectory if you want to place a pre-order.   Stop by:  You can also stop in the church hall from 9 – 11 am, if you want to get some hoagies on Saturday morning.

FAREWELL/THANK YOU & WELCOME

We would like to say “Farewell and Thank you” to our senior altar servers who have served at the altar so faithfully and are now going off to college.  They are: Cody Fagan, Mariah McCormick, Ben Vranish, Katelyn Waugaman.

Congratulations:  To our 6 new altar servers who are being installed at the 10 am Mass this weekend.  They are the first class in the history of our parishes to be trained for both parishes.  They are:  Autumn Adams, Maura Brennan, Madison Deacon, Tyler Gedman, Katrina Janusek, and Trey Manspeaker

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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - CCD NEWS

Registration:   Registration for 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 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.  We are being diligent since we will becoming one parish in a short time.  Parish registration is a determining factor on how the parish will look and how it will be sustained.

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.

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

St. Joseph Parish is hosting this event on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in their church hall.  Doors open at 6 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.  $5.00 admission includes: buffet dinner, table snacks, refreshments, beer.  Horses may be purchased and named for $5.00 each (winner need not be present.)  In addition, there will be a Chinese auction, lottery tree, 50/50 raffle, a Steeler themed basket of cheer.  For tickets/information, call Pat Schorr (412-675-0169.)

ONLINE ELECTRONIC DONATIONS BEING EXPANDED

We have had several inquiries and suggestions about expanding our on line donations to include “In memory of” or “memorial donations” to our parish.  If you check the website, you can see the appropriate buckets are made available and how you can participate in giving to the parish in these ways.

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.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Ez. 33: 7 - 9              Rms. 13: 8 – 10                   Mt. 18: 5 - 20

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 3,698.35 - August 28, 2011 Offertory
$    495.00 - African Drought Relief
$    631.00 - Parish Religious Education
$    813.00 - Utilities
$    140.00 - Love Gift Donations (6)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND COLLECTION

Next week's second collection will be for the Bishop's Education Fund.