This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of April 8

MASS SCHEDULE

Easter Vigil

5:00 pm [HN] - For all the parishioners of both parishes

Easter Sunday

8:30 am [SH] Joseph & Catherine Genito (Donna & Reid)
10:00 am [SJ] - Mary Janusek (Catherine Gerendash)
11:30 am [HN] - Paul Kuszaj (Tom & Donna Dearer)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Joelle Mateya (Gram & Pap)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Ann Koch  (Rose Yuran) 

Thursday

12:00 pm [HN] - John & Joe Bobcek  (Anne Radakovich)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Tim Kamauf  (Don & Elaine Bixler)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm Ed & Thelma Wisbar  (Steve & Marilyn)
9:00 am [SJ] - Eileen Hagblom  (John, Richard, Wendy)
11:30 am [HN] - Legerski & Novak Families  (Bob & DoDo)


MASS SERVERS

April 14 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Zach Denne & Trey Manspeaker
April 15 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Madison Deacon & Kellee Judy
April 15 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Jamie Barca & Frank Provance

CONGRATULATIONS NEW CATHOLICS

We would like to congratulate the 4 adults who have completed the process of Christian Initiation and were brought into the fullness of the church at the Easter Vigil – Patricia Bailey, Ethel Crunkleton, Joseph Mellon Jr. & Amy Terza. We would also like to welcome the 2 young people who were baptized and received communion – Gavin & Rachael Hornyak.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome Brooke Chavis, who joined our parish this week.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember John Flanigan, who died and was buried this week. 

2 for 1 CHALLENGE - MONTHLY UPDATE - DONATIONS THRU MARCH

TOTAL SO FAR:

WE GAVE: $150,105.00      HE GAVE: $300,310.00         WE HAVE/HAD: $450,415.00

MARCH TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $ 3,685.00        HE GAVE: $7,370.00             WE HAVE/HAD: $11,055.00

NEW TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $153,790.00      HE GAVE: $307,680.00        WE HAVE/HAD: $461,470.00


VICAR VISITS

I have been informed by Fr. Fred Cain, VF, the Vicar of our vicariate #2 that he will be making his pastoral visit to both of our parishes on June 7, 2012.   All staff members are expected to make themselves present and available on that day beginning at 2:00 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, he will meet jointly with both Pastoral Council and Finance Council members of both parishes.   The meetings will take place in the Holy Name Hall.

EXCITING NEW FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES

A year and a half ago, the men of our parish embarked on an enriching journey by forming a “Men’s Spiritual Focus Group” with Fr. Dennis as moderator.  Since then, some women have inquired about the possibility of having this type of group for women of our parishes.  WELL THE TIME HAS COME!  I wanted a spiritual, competent and experienced woman to moderate this group.  God has sent her to us!  Rowena Lynch, a married woman, who is a member of St. Mark Parish in Liberty Boro/Port Vue.  She has extensive experience in pastoral work; served on her pastoral council; worked as pastoral associate in Holy Angels in Hays; leads a women’s prayer group; facilitated grief support groups; was a long time youth minister and serves as a Lay Dominican Associate.  The initial meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 25 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall. 

This group will touch on areas that personally affect women in relation to God, their families, their relationship.  Spiritually healthy women makes for a better self, better mother, better wife, better friend, better parishioner.  Come and give this opportunity a try.  You deserve it.

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS & GUILD

Will meet Tuesday, April 17.  Rosary at 11:45 am and Mass at 12 noon in Holy Name Church, followed by a meeting in Holy Name Hall.  Salad Bar Luncheon.  Cost is $5.00. Reservations must be made. Call Carol Horgan (412-469-4989) or Alberta Webb (412-466-0738).  Members are asked to bring a non – perishable food item for the Intersection.

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 any living or deceased loved ones who have suffered with this disease.

CHRIST THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD OFFERS HOSPITALITY

Corpus Christi Parish has asked that we offer hospitality to 3 staff members for 3 weeks in our St. Hedwig rectory while they update and repair their living space. Their stay will begin shortly after Easter.

LAWNMOWERS WANTED

In order to keep our grounds looking great, we need good equipment.  Both CLW and St. Joseph needs a new self-propeled lawnmower.  If anyone would like to purchase and donate one, call Fr. Dennis.

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.

NIGHT AT THE RACES

The Duquesne/West Mifflin K of C. is hosting a “Night at the Races” on Saturday, May 5. Admission - $5.00 (includes a light buffet). Horses - $5.00. BYOB.  For tickets and information, call Matt Gracan (412-466-0500) or Dave Palcsey Jr. (412-672-6222)

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Acts 10: 34 - 43         Cols. 3: 1 - 4                Mk: 16: 1 - 7                     

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 5,106.00 - April 1, 2012 Offertory
$ 1,541.00 - Parish Upkeep & Maintenance
$    615.00 - St. Hedwig Furnace Donations Received This Week ($17,626.00 total so far)
$    100.00 - Love Gift Donations (5)