This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of September 25



3:00 pm [HN] - Wedding of Todd Bost & Elizabeth Snyder
5:00 pm [HN] - Bob Jordan (wife & children)
8:30 am [SH] - John & Anna Merisko (George & Carol Serechin)
10:00 am [SJ] - Ken Younkin & Dec'd of Kosko Family (Younkin Family)
11:30 am [HN] - Malachi Urbini (M/M Dave Wasik)


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [SH] - No Mass


8:00 am [SJ] - No Mass

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - John & Helen Cicak (Al & Marian Adams)
8:30 am [SH] - Mary Kruszka & Giuseppe Teoli (Val & Family)
10:00 am [SJ] - Eleanor Rossner (M/M Tim Petrisko)
11:30 am [HN] - Pauline Martinek (Elaine Opatick)


October 1 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Faith Provance & Maura Brennan
October 2 - Sunday, 10:00 am - Paul Ruhl & Tyler Gedman
October 2 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Kellee Judy & Trey Manspeaker


As you read this bulletin, I am sure that you have had time to digest the recently mailed, “2 for 1 Challenge” Dollars at Work & Parishioner Survey Newsletter.  I highly encourage everyone to respond to the survey by the deadline of October 3.  These surveys will provide the input and information needed as we plan for our future.  Remember, this survey can be either an opportunity or a challenge and a responsibility.   As I indicated in the newsletter, I am confident and would personally rather replace the furnace and keep St. Hedwig Church open and functioning.  But if most of you choose not to replace the furnace and close the church building then I would respect your wishes.  We must all do our part, words do not keep buildings fully functioning; actions and donations do.


Parishioners are invited to pray the rosary during the month of October before the 8:30 am Mass.  There will be special intentions that we will be asked to remember on the specific days (October 2 – For World Peace.)  We would ask that out of respect for those praying, for those who are always socializing loudly before Mass refrain from doing so.


All member of both parish pastoral council are reminded that our next joint meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 5 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Please make plans to be there.  All members as well as parish staff members and ancillary persons involved with different areas of the parish are expected to be present.  All parishioners of both parishes are also always invited to attend.  Some of the agenda items will include Fr. Dennis’s report on the process to be followed to merge our parishes in January of 2013.  If you are unable to be present or no longer wish to serve the parish in this capacity, please call Fr. Dennis.


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.


CLW Men’s Club will be attending Mass together to celebrate Mass and Communion on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the 5:00 pm Mass in Holy Name Church.  A light dinner and refreshments  will be served for the members and their wives after Mass in the church hall.


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. 3 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.


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.


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


If you are a victim of abuse, the Diocese wants to help you.  We offer assistance with counseling, spiritual direction and referrals to other supportive services.  For information, contact our Diocesan Assistance Coordinator (412-456-3060) or (1-888-808-1235.)


So far, we have received $28,456.00 in outright donations and pledge payments towards our assessed goal of $47,813.00.  The gifts came from 178 parishioners.  This leaves us a balance of $19,357.00, which must be paid by December 31, 2011.  If we do not hit our goal, we will have to take the balance from our operating savings, which will not give us the opportunity to continue to address all the needed upkeep and repair issues that we have been facing recently and which you have been made aware of in the recent bulletins and newsletter mailing.


Ez. 18: 25 - 28              Philps. 2: 1 - 11                   Mt. 21: 28 - 32


$ 4,543.00 - September 18, 2011 Offertory
$ 1,292.34 - Hoagie Sale Profit
$    140.00 - Love Gift Donations (6)