This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of March 4

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Ross & Roy Wilcox (children)
9:00 am [SJ] - Dolly Trainor (Paul & Colleen Budai)
11:30 am [HN]  - Claire Legin (children)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Dick McGuirk (wife, Helen)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Anthony Napoli (Tony Chepanoske)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Joseph Gesmond (sister, Mary Rucks)

Thursday

12:00 pm [SH] - Dorothy Wiebelt (Mary Ann Polinski)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Jean Yancetich (Bob & Lori Rushe)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Donald C. Kapolka (Doris & Sons)
9:00 am [SJ] - Eleanor Rossner (Rich & Kathy Schur)
11:30 am [HN]  - Dec'd of the Lamanna & Guzewicz Families (Bob & Donna)


MASS SERVERS

March 10 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Dylan Ernst & Madison Lapp
March 11 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Maura Brennan & Justin Molanick
March 11 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Anita & Kevin Funa

WE CELEBRATE THE "RITE OF ELECTION"

This weekend, we celebrate another “rite” in the process of Christian Initiation.  Those who will be fully initiated into the church at Easter are now identified as “The Elect.”  They sign the Book of the Elect at the 11:30 Mass and on March 11 will travel to St. Paul Cathedral to be presented to the Bishop.  The Elect of Christ the Light of the World Parish are:  Patricia Bailey, Joseph Mellon and Amy TerzaThe Elect of St. Joseph Parish is Ethel Crunkleton.

WE CELEBRATE THE "SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION"

This weekend 21 children from Christ the Light of the World Parish and 7 children from St. Joseph Parish celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, as part of their preparation & journey to the Sacrament of the Eucharist in April.  The children from CLW are: Dominic Barca, Keiara Beerman, Abigail Bevan, Falyn Carr, Mia DeOrio, Brenna Fouser, Devlin Fouser, Dominic Gardner, Gillian Hartz, Kaedon Hill, Kamryn Kameg, Zachary Meszaros, Keagan Provident, Zachary Ruffing, Alexander  Serenka, Nolan Stephenson, Calvin Terza, Ryan Thielet, Michael Vislosky, Cassandra Ward, Makenna Williams.  The children from SJ are: Cullen Fleming, Emma Kirkwood, Alexander Logue, Julianne Mayor, Russell Miller, Emily Seeman, Bethany Yoder.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome Jamie & Deborah Evans and their children, Mason & Landon who have joined our parish this week.

FISH FRY WORKERS MEETING

In anticipation of the next Fish Fry on Friday, March 16 called the “Feast Day Fish Fry,” Fr. Dennis is hosting a meeting of all those who volunteered and worked in any way with the last fish fry on Ash Wednesday. This meeting will be held on Monday, March 5 in the Holy Name Hall beginning at 6:30 pm. Attendance at the meeting in NOT optional.

FEAST DAY FISH FRY (FRIDAY - MARCH 16)

e are going to have a “Lenten Fish Fry” on March 16 in the Holy Name Hall from 11 am – 6 pm to celebrate the two great Saints Day – St. Patrick (March 17) & St. Joseph (March 19).   The menu will be the same as Ash Wednesday – Baked and Fried Fish Dinners and Sandwiches, Haluski, Pierogie, Macaroni & Cheese (a great hit on Ash Wednesday, we sold out), back by popular demand, our Guest Chefs (Fr. Dennis & Ray Judy ) are making Vegetarian Vegetable Soup.  It is on the menu, as well as take-out orders for $5.00 a quart.  Call the rectory to place an order.  Volunteers:  to help serve our guests.  Give us a few hours of your time.

  • Feast Day Special:  Anyone coming to the dinner (eat in only), whose first name is Patrick, Patricia, Joseph, Josephine will get a free baked or fried fish dinner.  Come and have some fun and enjoy great Feast Day foods.
  • This Fish Fry will replace the one on Good Friday.  Holy Week is a special spiritual time and we want to give everyone the opportunity to celebrate the Holy Week services by being in church.

CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

To be held after all the weekend Masses on March 24/25.  We will celebrate communally in a guilt free, non-judgmental way. The format will be the same as the last couple of years.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Stations of the Cross will be said the Fridays of Lent at 12 noon alternating churches – March 9 (St. Joseph), March 16 (Holy Name), March 23 (St. Joseph), March 30 (Holy Name).

PIEROGIES - ALL LENT LONG

Gosia’s pierogies will be available at the Fish Fry on March 16, as well as all during Lent.  Just stop by Holy Name Rectory to pick up as many as you need.  We will be selling potato/cheese and sweet cabbage.  They are selling for $6.00 a dozen.  

MEMORIAL EASTER FLOWERS

Make a donation in memory or honor of a friend, family member or loved one.  Use your Easter flower collection envelope and drop your donation in the collection anytime up until Easter.  Be sure to include your name.  A memorial listing will be published after Easter.

EASTER BUNNY RAFFLE

For a $10.00 donation, each ticket gives you 36 chances to win, commencing on Easter Sunday, April 8 through Mother’s Day, May 13.  There is $100.00 winner each day, except for Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day which has a $200.00 prize.  If you would like extra for Easter gifts or Easter Basket stuffers, call the rectory and we will send you some OR mail your request and donation and we will send you the ticket that you need.

A DAY TOGETHER

“To learn what it means to live the Eucharist,” sponsored by the Pgh Catholic Men’s Fellowship.  Whether you are a father, grandfather, single man or son; whatever your level of spiritual fitness, you can direct your thoughts and energy towards fostering a stronger relationship with God, family, spouse, friends and co-workers.  This day will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the A. J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University. For information, contact Paul Ruhl (412-680-6383) or paruhl@netzero.net or Patrick Kerr (412-999-5272) or patjksr@comcast.net.

FREE SMOKE ALARMS FOR ALLEGHENY COUNTY HOMEOWNERS

The County is offering free smoke alarms for owner-occupied homes which have no smoke alarms or ones too old to be reliable.  This program provides and installs a maximum of two battery-operated smoke alarms.  To schedule an installation, call (412-247-7800.)

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Gn. 22: 1 - 2, 10 - 13, 15 - 18             Rms 8: 31 - 34                Mark 9: 2 - 10          

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 4,609.95 - February 19, 2012 Offertory
$    900.00 - Parish Religious Education Programs
$    837.00 - Utilities
$    195.00 - St. Hedwig Furnace Donations Received This Week ($16,576.00 total so far)
$    165.00 - Love Gift Donations (7)