This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of October 14



5:00 pm [HN] - Ann Koch  (Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Michaels)
9:00 am [SJ] - Mike/Dorothy Michaels & John /Rita Olexa (children)
11:30 am [HN] - Michele Jugan  (Helen Booth) 


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass 


8:00 am [HN] - No Mass  

Next Saturday/Sunday  

5:00 pm [HN] - 60th Wedding Anniv. – Al & Marian Adams
9:00 am [SJ] - Mary Kruszka  (family)
11:30 am [HN] - George Lynch  (Joe & Debbie Stewart)   


Oct 20 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Autumn Adams & Alexandra Ernst 
Oct 21 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Maura Brennan & Brittany Davis
Oct 21 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Madison Lapp & Olivia Studnicki


Please remember Catherine “Kay” Falvo, who died and was buried this past week.      


“Books of Rememembrance”  -  Beginning this weekend. October 13/14, we will be putting out the “Memorial Books” for you to write the names of all your deceased loved ones who have died and who you would like to have remembered in a special way during our All Souls Celebration on Sunday, October 28.

“Masses of Remembrance”
-  On Sunday, October 28, there will be a special remembrance at the two morning Masses of all those who have died and were buried since last All Souls day from Christ the Light of the World Parish and St. Joseph Parish.  Invitations will be sent to one family member of those to be remembered and are asked to notify your other family members and friends. 


The Defibulators that we ordered for all our churches should arrive and be installed within the next week.  We are now ready to begin training for those who wish to be trained on how to use the defibulators in case of an emergency.  I would ask that all CCD teachers, ushers, and other liturgical ministers and any parishioner of both parishes to consider taking this training.  It will be held on Tuesday evening, October 23 at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  The training should last about 1 hour.  To register, call the rectory and leave your name.  The training will be done by the company representative.


I have been informed by Fr. Fred Cain, VF the Vicar of Vicariate #2 that he will be making his pastoral visit to both of our parishes on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  All staff members are to make themselves present and available on that day beginning at 2:30 pm.  Fr. Cain will convene a meeting with all office staff, music ministers, CCD program manager and maintenance personnel.  At 4:00 pm he will meet with the pastor.  At 6:30 pm, in the Holy Name Hall, he will meet jointly with both Pastoral Council and Finance Council members of both parishes.


Attention Bookworms!!  Have you ever wanted to join a book club but never found the right one?  Our parishes may have the right one for you!  This book club will be a great way to meet new friends and meet other members of our parishes, enjoy a light snack and read a good book along the way. The initial reading list has been pre-selected: (4 titles with a Christian based theme.) Each member will be responsible to purchase their own book or e-book.  The first book we will tackle is “Same Kind of Different as Me,” by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.  The format is simple:  Read the selected book in approximately one month; then we will come together and analyze the book using a formatted list of questions, a free – associated discussion may follow.  The goal is to tap into the words, lift out a spiritual message and apply it to our daily lives.  If you are interested in joining, call Dave Pribish (412-664-7370.) An initial meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 pm.   Location to be determined, once we see the level of interest.


This is a great opportunity for us to have a social event which could be fun for the whole family and for both parishes.  Consider being a part of this event and help make it come to fruition?  Ray Judy and Doug Vranish have presented this idea to Fr. Dennis who wholeheartedly gives his blessing to make this happen.  The meeting will be held this Sunday afternoon immediately after the 11:30 am Mass in Holy Name Hall on October 14.   The meeting should last about 45 minutes to 1 hour.   If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to help serve on the committee call Ray Judy (412-518- 2152) or Doug Vranish (412-969- 8222.)


The Christian Mothers are having a “Take Out ONLY Stuffed Cabbage Sale” on Tuesday, October 23 from 3pm to 6 pm in St. Hedwig Church Hall.  Preorders are being taken by Pat Funk (412-466-5568) & Carol Worek (412-466-0748). Deadline for orders is Friday, October 19th


One of the most excitingly and enriching spiritual activities that has occurred over the last 2 years in our parishes has been our “Men’s and Women’s Spiritual Focus Groups.”  The groups are always open to new members who wish to enrich their faith, their spirituality, and their own personal life.  What the Men’s Spiritual Focus has done for me: This group has allowed me to find a deeper relationship with the Lord so that I am able to reach out to Him not only in time of need but when a friend is in a time of crisis that needs to hear the simple meaningful words of prayer.


  • Thanks is extended to Paulette Barry who donated the sixth defibulator for use in the CCD Center. She made the donation of her father, Frank Pych.
  • CLW Men’s Club would like to thank everyone who supported in any way the recently held “Night at the Races.” They raised the $1,200.00 to purchase a defibulator for the parish.  Race winners were: Norma Achtzehn, Henry Belback, Alice Droznek, Ada Genito, Margo Germak, Andy Haley, Genny Jakub, Larry Lesko, Jim Marsilio, Jimmy Silver.
  • Thank you for your generous donations to the men of the homeless shelter who now have sheets for their beds, towels to dry themselves and toiletries for showering.  The 30 men who sleep at our shelter every night and the 40 plus homeless people who sleep on the street and who come to our daytime drop in center for showering, laundry and hot meal and safe haven, thank you for your kindness and generousity.


Wis. 7: 7 - 11             Hebs. 4: 12 - 13               Mark 10: 17 - 27         


$  5,551.60 - October 7, 2012 Offertory
$     884.00 - Parish Upkeep & Maintenance
$  1,576.24 - Hoagie Sale (October 6/7) Profit
$     390.00 - Love Gift Donations (7)


Next week's second envelope will be for World Missions.