This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of December 23

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Dorothy Bonosky  (children)
9:00 am [SJ] - Eileen Hagblom  (John, Richard, Wendy)
11:30 am [HN] - Frank Pych  (wife & daughters)   

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Christmas Eve

4:00 [SJ, Monday, PM] - Florence Abbatangelo (grandchildren)
6:00 [HN, Monday, PM] - Catherine & Betty Falvo  (Andy/Olive Haley)
9:00 [HN, Monday, PM] - Eleanor Shroads, Bess Stipetich, Phyllis Nestor (Garett & Carol Shroads)

Christmas Day

8:30 [SH, Tuesday, AM] - Bob Novak  (Wayne & Ginny Kostelnik)
10:00 [SJ, Tuesday, AM] - John & Helen Cicak (Al & Marian Adams)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Thursday

10:00 am [HN] - No Mass

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - No Mass

Next Saturday/Sunday  

5:00 pm [HN] - Arthur Eicholtz Jr. (McMichael Family)
9:00 am [SJ] - Cheryl Carek (Ted & Betty Kaczkowski)
11:30 am [HN] - Michael Maloney Jr. (parents) 


MASS SERVERS

Dec 24 - Monday - 4:00 pm - Paul Ruhl & Tyler Gedman
Dec 24 - Monday  - 6:00 pm - Josh Revak & Madison Lapp
Dec 24 - Monday - 9:00 pm - Aaron & Autumn Adams
Dec 25 - Tuesday - 10:00 am - Brittany Davis & Zach Denne
Dec 29 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Autumn Adams & Alexandra Ernst
Dec 30 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Justin Molanick & Owen Provident
Dec 30 - Sunday - 11:30 am - Madison Lapp & Olivia Studnicki

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the family of Mila Wynn Halchak, who is  baptized into God’s family this weekend.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Helen Dachinetz, who died and rose to new life with the Lord this week.

BE A WELCOMING PARISH COMMUNITY

The holidays are a special time of the year to show what a “welcoming community” we are to the many visitors who come to our parishes in Duquesne to experience our beautiful liturgies.  First impressions are lasting impressions!  In order to make a good and lasting impression on our visitors, I would ask everyone to refrain from “saving seats” at all of our Masses.  If your family members must sit together then make sure you tell them what time Mass is and get there early like everyone else.  There is nothing more unwelcoming than to see people come to Mass and be told that “this seat is saved for someone else.”  Many of those for whom the seat is being saved don’t even come to Mass regularly anyway.


2 FOR 1 CHALLENGE - ENDING SOON

We would like to remind everyone that the “2 FOR 1 Challenge” will officially be over on December 31, 2012.  All donations made until then are free of Diocesan tax.  If anyone would like to keep making donations for the fullest benefit of the parish, you may do so starting January 1, 2013.  Make your donations to “XTRA Parish Share Donation.” At the beginning of January a final “2 for 1 challenge” report will be given.

KNITTING GROUP - MAKING THINGS HAPPEN

New Parents and Expecting Parents!!  Beginning in January, there will be baskets of purple hats around our churches made by our newly formed parishes knit/crochet group “Stitches of Love.”  These purple hats are a reminder that your newborn will cry and he/she does not deserve to be shaken to be quieted.  Please feel free to take a hat and share the information enclosed.

GIVE THE BEST GIFT - A GIFT OF LIFE - ORGAN DONOR NEEDED

I received this letter from former parishioners of Christ the Light of the World Parish – Linda & Glenn Westerlund who now live in Eastern Pa.  Dear Fr. Dennis:  We have a request.  Our 22 year old son, Glenny’s kidney disease has progressed faster than they thought.  He is going to need a transplant in the next 6 months to 2 years.  They have no way of knowing exactly how long, but his kidney function is getting worse. He has been on a kidney transplant list for 2 years and 3 months.  However, it usually takes about 4 – 5 years on the list to get a transplant for his blood type – Type O.  Therefore, he is in need of a donor.  If anyone is interested in being an organ donor and offering my son the gift of life, we would be forever grateful.  Even if someone doesn’t match him, they can take a donation and find someone else that has a donation that  doesn’t match and then do a cross donation.  They can accept the donation and share it in order to get the one that Glenny needs.  The entire process can be totally confidential.  We won’t know if anyone looks into donation or changes their mind until the actual donor is determined.  I have all the information needed to become the donor.  They would start by contacting Alicia Sato at Hahneman Hospital.  Her contact information is (215-762-8338) or Alicia.sato@tenehealth.com.  Please pray the our son will get the kidney he needs.

CELEBRATING THE SEASON OF ADVENT

Christmas Holiday Raffle:    Stocking Stuffer Holiday Raffle” .  All returns MUST be made by Christmas Day or be in the Christmas collection for them to be valid for the beginning of the raffle on December 25.

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS NEWS

The Christian Mothers will meet on Tuesday, December 18.  They will pray the Rosary at 11:45 am followed by Mass at 12 noon in [HN] Church.  Ladies are asked to wear their Christmas glitter and bring their cookie tin with at least 3 dozen cookies for the cookie exchange.  A light lunch will be served and Christmas Carols will be sung by the members.  Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable food item for the Intersection.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY RAFFLE

Christmas Holiday Raffle:    Stocking Stuffer Holiday Raffle” .  All returns MUST be made by Christmas Day or be in the Christmas collection for them to be valid for the beginning of the raffle on December 25.

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP

Our Women’s Focus Group is centering on the book, “The Way of Mary.” As we prepare for Christmas during Advent, I know I have a different perspective after pondering the readings and discussing Mary’s journey to Bethlehem and into being the Mother of Jesus.  I see the other ladies from our group in church and we have a special bond of knowing that each of us are on our own journey and we are now holding each other’s hands and hearts.  With each new monthly meeting comes another prayer answered, a reason to rejoice, and a time pray and cry with and for each other. I strongly encourage all women of both parishes to join.

YEAR END MONUMENT SALE

Corpus Christi Cemeteries (our parishes cemetery service provider) is having an end of the year Monument Sale.  Take advantage now and avoid the 2013 price increase. Make an appointment and receive a gift card to “Bravo Restaurant.”  There are flyers around the churches with all the details.  Pick one up.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Micah 5: 1 - 4              Hebs. 10: 5 – 10                      Luke 1: 39 - 45

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  5,161.60 - December 16, 2012 Offertory
$  2,467.42 - Thanksgiving Coin Collection
$       90.00 - Love Gift Donations (5)

CHRISTMAS SECOND ENVELOPE

The second envelope at Christmas will be for St. Anthony School for Exceptional Children.