This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of March 25

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Michele Jugan (Bob & Carol Kostelnik)
9:00 am [SJ] - Randy Marciniec (Tillie Pastor)
11:30 am [HN]  - Agnes Sadinsky (Dave & Jackie Sadinsky)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Mildred Falchetti (Nancy & Ron)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Martha Koncz (Pearl Korensky)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Helen Huwalt (family)

Thursday

12:00 pm [SH] - Frances Laychak (Mary Janusek)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Dorothy Kapolka (M/M Territo)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Bob Westerlund (wife, Martha)
9:00 am [SJ] - Ken Younkin & Dec'd of Skweres Fam (Younkin Family)
11:30 am [HN]  - Patricia Lengyel (Lois & Becky)


MASS SERVERS

March 31 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Aaron Adams & Autumn Adams
April 1 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Paul Ruhl & Madison Deacon
April 1 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Katrina Janusek & Justin Molanick

PALM SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Caring Ministry is hosting a “Buffet Breakfast” on Palm Sunday, April 1st in the Holy Name Hall from 9:00 am – 1: 30 pm.  Menu includes: Scrambles eggs, bacon, sausage, chipped beef on biscuits, homefries, French toast, fresh fruit, Danish rolls, juice, coffee, and tea.  Donation: Adults - $7.00, Children (1st child – 12 & under - $4.00 – other children eat free.  All proceeds benefit the works of the Caring Ministry.

  • Family Special: We are trying to encourage families with children to have the opportunity to come to our breakfast. Families with multiple children, only pay for 1 child and their other children eat free.
  • Volunteer:  We need volunteers to work that morning.  It is a great opportunity for those who work during the week to volunteer for our parish.  If you can give a few hours, call Debbie Lesko (412-297-1732), Terry Fuller (412-466  4223) or email Fr. Dennis at frdennis@christthelightoftheworld.org.
  • Make a donation:  If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to help defray expenses and increase profit, send it to the rectory or drop in the collection.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Kathryn McCawley, Frank Lokmer & Joseph Rohosky who died and were buried this week.

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the family of Autumn Noel Schleifer and David James Coopie, who are being baptized this weekend.

PALM SUNDAY FLOWER SALE

Next weekend, we will be having an Easter Flower Sale of all varieties and colors of varying prices.  They will be available for purchase after the Saturday evening Mass, as well as at the breakfast on Sunday morning.  What a nice way to begin Holy Week, by getting flowers for someone.

THANK YOU

We would like to thank the family and friends of Jason Zalice, who died recently and made donations to Christ the Light of the World Parish.  We received a total of $255.00 for which we are grateful.

BREAST CANCER BENEFIT

Our annual event for Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention, “Our Healing Touch” will be held on Saturday, April 28 at the K. of C. Hall, West Mifflin.  There are pink flyers around the churches with all the details on how you can get tickets for the event, volunteer, make donations, or remember & honor a living or deceased loved ones who has suffered with this disease.

CALLING ALL MEN

To a spiritual super charged day of renewal on Saturday, April 14 at the A. J. Palombo center. We are trying to recruit a busload full of excited, motivated men to spend a day in getting a pep talk on how to make God more relevant to a man’s daily living.  This is for all men, single/married, old/young or in between. If you find yourself spiritually underfed; your marital relationship is lifeless or dead; you need to reconnect in a meaningful way with God; then this day will help recharge you.  We are planning a  possible breakfast in the HN hall and going together on a bus. All this for a donation of $35.00. Grants are available if money is tight.  For information or if you are interested, call Ray Judy (412-518-2152), Paul Ruhl (412-680-6383) or paruhl@netzero.net or Patrick Kerr (412-999-5272) or patjksr@comcast.net.

ATTENTION ALL WOMEN

In the Easter Sunday bulletin, there will be a special and wonderful announcement for all women of our parishes.  This will be an opportunity that you won’t want to miss.  Stay tuned!!

HELP WANTED

St. Joseph Cemetery is in need of a couple of temporary part – time grounds keepers from April 1 to November 1.  Flexible hours; hourly wage.  Primary duties include: grass cutting, trimming, planting grass on newly dug graves.  If interested, call Fr. Dennis (412-469-0196) or frdennis@christhelightoftheworld.org.

OUTREACH LENTEN PARTICIPATION: Feed the Hungry (with dignity and ease)

This year, instead of asking for food items, etc., we are simply asking you to donate food gift cards.  This way everyone young and old can participate, without the worry of having to carry bags to church. This will allow those who receive to have the dignity to buy what they want and those giving to drop the cards in the collection or mail to the rectory.  Mark the envelope “feed the hungry.”  Monetary donations are acceptable.   Coin Collection:  Begin saving your loose coins for the offering for the poor to be given at our Holy Thursday Ministry of Service.

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.

PRAY AND FAST FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

The Bishops of Pennsylvania request that all Catholics dedicate the regular Lenten Friday of prayer and abstinence as well as fasting on Friday, March 30 for the preservation of religious liberty.  Join the other 3 million Catholics in Pa. to pray so that the Church may be free to practice what we teach.  Fasting is more than cutting back on eating.  It is the practice of giving  up something we are attached to (i.e. TV, texting, smoking, etc.)

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Ex. 37: 12 - 14             Rms 8: 8 - 11                John 11: 1 - 45          

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 4,497.00 - March 18, 2012 Offertory
$ 1,860.28 - Fish Fry Profit - March 16
$    456.00 - Campaign for Human Development
$    175.00 - St. Hedwig Furnace Donations Received This Week ($16,911.00 total so far)
$    125.00 - Love Gift Donations (6)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

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