This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of November 11



2:30 pm [HN] - Wedding of Robert Kerr & Lauren Sersen
5:00 pm [HN] - All Living & Deceased Veterans
9:00 am [SJ] - George Ragan Jr. (family)
11:30 am [HN] - George Lesko (family)   


12:00 pm [HN] - Judy Adams  (M/M Skip Opatick)


12:00 pm [HN] - Betty Gavron  (Christian Mothers)


12:00 pm [HN] - Bob Novak  (sister, DoDo)


12:00 pm [HN] - Violet Toth  (Vivian Celashchi)


8:00 am [HN] - Agnes Wojcik  (M/M Ed Wojcik)

Next Saturday/Sunday  

5:00 pm [HN] - Sue & Bus Forsyth  (family)
9:00 am [SJ] - Paul Kuszaj  (5th Grade CCD Class)
11:30 am [HN] - Ralph Troper  (Mike Petrozza family)  


Nov. 17 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Schae Binger & Faith Provance          
Nov. 18 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Josh Revak & Colby Steinbruegge
Nov. 18 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Aaron Adams & Trent Manspeaker


We would like to welcome  Thomas and Rosemary Bradley, who have come to join our parish this past week.


Congratulations to the family of Colton Joseph Ernst, who is baptized into God’s family this weekend.


 In the coming weeks, you are invited to “Reachout with Gifts of Love.”  Every person or family is invited to take a “brown bag” or two as distributed around our churches.  Attached to each bag is a “color coded needs list” for a particular place identified. Buy as many items on the list as you wish.  Each bag has identified multiple items so as to give those with limited means the opportunity to participate and only purchase one or two items.  Put the items in the bag and bring to church anytime up to and including Thanksgiving Day.  Put the bags in front of the church. You may take more than one bag.  This project is a great educational tool to teach your children to help others, especially those most needy and how to truly live the Gospel message with actions and not just words.

We try to reach out to the places with the greatest need, especially those whom society often ignores and tosses aside as unlovable.  This year, we have 7 places to help.  Resource Mothers:  provides resource, education and follows pregnant mothers from conception to birth, teaching life skills in the Duquesne, West Mifflin, Tri-Boro area. Jubilee Soup Kitchen: Sister Liguori Rossner operates this food kitchen to feed the hungry and homeless.  Angels Place: provides  daycare for low income student moms, so they can be educated and productive parents.  Intersection:  under the direction of 2 nuns, this facility ministers to the poor and homeless and provides weekly meals.  Michaels Place:  The St. Vincent De Paul Society provides transitional living and assistance for motivated men who want to lead a clean, sober and responsible life after prison.  Healthy Start House:  gives women and children the chance to start a healthy life.  Gateway Braddock: provides services to those coming from prison to transition to a work and home environment.


We would like to thank Olive and Andy Haley who made 2 ($1,000.00) donations for the 2 for 1 challenge in honor and memory of their sisters, Catherine Falvo and Betty Falvo who died this past month.


You can make a monetary donation to help a needy family of our parish for Thanksgiving.  Drop the donation in the collection or mail to the rectory.  Mark the envelope, “Reachout.”  Another easy way to participate is by donating some “Food Store Gift Cards.”  Hungry people are a major issue for us.


Start saving your coins/change for our traditional “coin offering” at our Thanksgiving Liturgy which helps needy families.  This is another great way to teach your children about charitable giving.


The Christian Mothers will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13 beginning with praying of the rosary at 11:45 am and celebrate Mass at noon in Holy Name Church.  Installation of new members will take place. There will be a canapé, appetizer and dessert luncheon after the meeting.  Blood pressures will be taken.  Bring a non-perishable food item for the Intersection. Any woman 21years or over of any parish is invited to join call Pat (412-466—5568) or Kathy (412-466-5084).


It has been so wonderful to receive compliments on how well our 3 parish cemeteries are maintained and manicured. The accolades should go to the workers who are dedicated and view this work as a ministry to our deceased loved ones. However, the cost to operate the cemeteries has skyrocketed (i.e. at the St. Joseph cemetery, we had to take funds from the parish to pay the cemetery staff during the summer, since there was no income because of a significant decrease in burials. This is not a good business practice.  Also, we are still the most reasonable in pricing of all the area cemeteries.

Graves For Sale: Beginning in January, there will be a price increase in all areas related to the cemeteries (Holy Name, St. Hedwig, St. Joseph.)  In order for you to avoid the increase cost of graves, we are making you a special offer.  From November 11 thru December 11, you may purchase graves at the present cost ($600.00, single grave and $1,050.00, double – parishioner or non-parishioner.) After December 31, the cost of a single grave will be $800.00 and a double will be $1,600.00.  Call the rectory, we will take your name and phone.  One of the cemetery staff will set an appointment to meet with you, show you the graves available and write a bill of sale.  Due to this particular situation, there are no payment plans available through the cemetery or parish.


The Caring Ministry is hosting a “Sunday after Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet” on Sunday, November 25 from 9am – 1:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Menu: includes scrambles eggs, bacon, sausage, chipped beef with biscuits, home fries, French toast, fresh fruit, rolls, juice, coffee, tea.  Donation: Adults - $7.00, Children (12 & under – first child - $4.00 other family children eat free.)  All proceeds benefit the Caring Ministry.

  • Family Special: families with multiple children, only pay for (1) first child, other family children eat free.
  • Volunteer:  We need volunteers to work that morning.  It is a great opportunity for those who work weekdays to help the parish on the weekend. If you can help call Debbie Lesko (412-297-1732) or Terry Fuller (412-466-4223 or email her at (
  • Make a Donation: If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to defray the costs, mail it to the rectory, or drop in the collection.


  • Homeville VFC is hosting a benefit concert on Saturday, Nov.17 from 8 pm – 12 am in the Homeville VFC Banquet hall for the purchase of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for their firefighters.
  • St. Maximilian Parish, Homestead is having a “Turkey Bingo” today, Nov. 11.  Twenty –five turkeys to be raffled. All paper bingo is $10.00 plus cost of specials. Regular games $30.00, jackpot - $500.00.  Early birds begin at 1:00 pm.


1 Kgs. 17: 10 - 16                    Hebs. 9: 24 - 28                Mk. 12: 38 - 44


$  5,398.50 - November 4, 2012 Offertory
$     833.20 - Parish Religious Education Programs
$     544.25 - All Saints
$     195.00 - Love Gift Donations (5)


Next week's second envelope will be for Retired Religious Priests and Sisters