This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of October 28

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Patricia Lengyel  (family)
9:00 am [SJ] - All Souls Celebration - Deceased of Both Parishes
11:30 am [HN] - All Souls Celebration - Deceased of Both Parishes 

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Donald Kapolka  (Doris & sons)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - John Allas  (Joan Banaga)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Kathryn McCawley  (Maureen Kollar)

Thursday - All Saints Day

12:00 pm [HN] - Helen Huwalt  (family)
6:00 pm [SJ] - Eleanor Rossner  (Nick Puskar)

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - John W. Koller  (family)

Next Saturday/Sunday  

5:00 pm [HN] - Pauline Martinek  (Pranaitis Family)
9:00 am [SJ] - Mike Sowa  (Ray & Barb Kostovney
11:30 am [HN] - Dec’d Members of the Curran & Denne Fams. & Mary Jane Wilson (family) 

MASS SERVERS

Nov. 3 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Dylan Ernst & Frank Provance        
Nov. 4 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Paul Ruhl & Trent Manspeaker
Nov. 4 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Kevin & Anita Funa

HONORING AND REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS

It is with great pride that we are able to honor all the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. On Saturday evening, November 10, at the 5:00 pm Mass, we will honor and remember the men and women who served in any branch of the armed forces in wartime or in time of peace.  We would ask that you bring something special with you to the Mass or some military memento left by a loved one (i.e. a medal, uniform, picture, etc.)  These will be blest during the mass that day.

ALL SAINTS - A HOLY DAY

This Thursday, November 1 is a holy day.  Mass will be celebrated at  12 noon (Holy Name) & 6:00 pm (St. Joseph).

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Elizabeth “Betty” Falvo who died and was buried this past week. 

ELECTION DAY PASTA BUFFET SUPPER

With all the new ideas and activity coming forth recently, we decided to continue this exciting time by reframing our annual Election Day dinner.  The parish is going to host a “Pasta Buffet Supper” on Tuesday, November 6 in the Holy Name Hall from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.  We hope this will be a success so we can attempt other creative endeavors in the future.  Cost of the dinner is $6.00 – adults and $3.00  -  first child (12 & under, children after the first child under 12 yrs. old – EAT FREE.)  You may eat in or take out. 

  • Volunteers – we need volunteers to help serve at the buffet.  If you can give us a few hours, just call the rectory and leave your name.
  • Baked Goods – everyone is asked to bake something and bring it to the church hall that day or drop your donation off at the rectory the day before. 

JOINT PARISH BOOK CLUB BEING FORMED

Attention Bookworms!!   Our parish is forming a “book club.”   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.  If you are interested in joining, call Dave Pribish (412-664-7370.) An initial meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 pm, Holy Name Hall.

VICAR VISITS

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.

THANK YOU'S

This past week, I have received checks from the Men’s Club and Christian Mothers for the recently purchased and installed AED devices.  We would like to thank them for making this necessary purchase possible.  This makes 6 devices that we have been able to acquire for our parishes.

FOCUS GROUPS - ALIVE AND WELL

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: I think the single biggest thing I have gotten from our spiritual group, is the wonderful  trust and bonding evidenced by all who participate.  You know that everyone sincerely cares about whatever problems and concerns you have and are willing to try to help via suggestions and prayers.  The other nice thing is you can be totally candid about whatever it is that is on your mind and have no fear that it will ever leave the room.  This cannot be said for many situations we encounter in life.  The spiritual group has allowed me to be more opening my dealings with others and has made me more aware of peoples problems and the need to help if I can.

The next meeting of the Men’s Spiritual Focus Group will be held on Thursday, November 8, 6:30 pm in HN Hall. It may be the spark that you need or are looking for in your life to make it more meaningful and enriching!!

BROWN BAG LUNCHEON BINGO

The Women’s Club of Duquesne is sponsoring a “Brown Bag Luncheon Bingo” on Sunday, November 4 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Duquesne.  Doors open at 12:00 noon; Early Birds at 1:00 pm.  Donation - $10.00.  Door Prizes, Chinese Auction, Share the Wealth.  For information, call Jeanne Dowdle (412-466-8059.)

TRIP TO THE MEADOWS

A trip to The Meadows will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14.  If interested, call Mel Achtzehn (412-466-3461.)

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Is. 25: 6 – 9                    Cor. 5: 1, 6 – 10                Matt. 5: 1 - 12          

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  3,889.00 - October 21, 2012 Offertory
$     195.00 - Love Gift Donations (6)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

Next week's second envelope will be for Parish Upkeep and Maintenance.