This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of June 3

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

3:00 [HN] - Wedding of Patrick Kerr Jr. & Lynn Lavery
5:00 pm [HN] - Michael Bytzura  (family)
8:30 am [SH] - Cheryl Carek  (Evelyn Budai Sudaric)
10:00 am [HN] - Paul & Della McGrail  (family)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Nancy Jackson  (Mary Lou Younkin)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Joelle Mendicino  (John & Carrie Greco)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Kathryn McCawley  (Elaine Bixler)

Thursday

12:00 pm [SH] - Al & Bertha Kostelnik  (Wayne & Ginny)  

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Evaline Kennedy  (Al & Deb Durica)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Blanche Lewandowski  (Edmund & sons)
8:30 am [SH] - Matilda Belan  (Pete Spanitz)
10:00 am [HN] - Gus & Elizabeth  Nagy (children)

MASS SERVERS

June 9 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Aaron & Autumn Adams
June 10 - Sunday, 10:00 am - Faith Provance & Zach Denne

HELPING OUR OWN

At 4:30 pm on Friday May 25 the world of one of our 90 year old parishioners, Edmund Lewandowski was drastically changed.  The house that he built 43 years ago in which he raised his family and found peace, comfort and security was demolished by a fire, which began in the next door neighbor’s house.  Edmund is safe, living with his son, Dennis but now the shock of this devastating reality has begun to set in and take an emotional toll on him.   I talked with his son, Fr. Tom who said Edmund is depressed and giving up.  We, the parishes are going to respond in some physical way once the family lets us know their needs.  However, right now we can give emotional and spiritual support to Edmund.  I am asking everyone to send cards, notes and letters of support to Edmund.   Send them to:  Edmund Lewandowski, c/o Fr. Tom Lewandowski, St. Camillus Church, 314 W. Englewood Ave., New Castle, Pa. 16105

2 for 1 CHALLENGE - MONTHLY UPDATE - DONATIONS THRU MAY

TOTAL SO FAR:

WE GAVE: $157,265.00      HE GAVE: $314,630.00         WE HAVE/HAD: $471,895.00

MAY TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $ 2,420.00        HE GAVE: $4,840.00             WE HAVE/HAD: $7,260.00

NEW TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $159,685.00      HE GAVE: $319,470.00        WE HAVE/HAD: $479,155.00

Challenge extended:  Remember that this challenge has been extended until December, 2012 (All donations tax free)

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the families of Amelia Elizabeth Dann and Monroe Tia Dittman, who are being baptized into God’s family this weekend.

WEDDING BANNS

I   Jonathan Hoffman (Pittsburgh)  & Whitney Russell  (Pittsburgh)

PLANTS FOR SALE

We have a variety of greenery from the Easter altars for sale, as well as lily bulbs.  These plants include:  pothos, ferns, palms, Chinese lilies.  If you wish any, call the rectory.  They are $10.00 each.

MEN'S SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP

Due to the inaccessibility of the HN hall in June & July, the Men’s Spiritual Focus Group will not meet those months.  We will resume our monthly meetings August 16th.

GOLF OUTING MEETING

There will be a meeting for all committee members, as well as volunteers who will work at the outing.   The meeting will be held June 4, 2010, Monday evening at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  We want to identify job needs and areas that need covered.  Volunteers:  We can always use more help.  The more the better.  There are lots of things to do and a great time is had by all.  If you are unable to attend the meeting but still want to help, leave your name at the rectory, so we can assign you a task.

RECRUITING ALTAR SERVERS

We are in the process of recruiting altar servers to serve at our weekend Masses. Any boy or girl, 5th grade and older is invited to participate in this special ministry to serve at the altar.  We will be recruiting during the summer and begin training when school starts, so that you will be ready for the Fall scheduling time frame.  I hope parents encourage their children to participate.  If interested, give Fr. Dennis a call.

FREE STROKE SCREENING

Jefferson Medical Center is sponsoring a “Free Stroke Screening” on Saturday, June 9 in the Holy Name Hall from 9 am – 1 pm for anyone 18 years old and over.  No insurance required.  Screening includes: Stroke Risk Survey, Total Cholesterol and HDL, Blood Sugar Level, Blood Pressure Check, Carbon Monoxide testing for smokers, Body Fat Analysis. Screening takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes to complete.  Registration preferred. For information or to register call (412-469-7100.)

ED CAPRISTO JOINT PARISH GOLF OUTING

Plans are underway for our 8th annual golf outing.  This week we have sent our invitations to businesses, golfers and friends of our parishes, as well as the golf outing raffle tickets to all of our parishioners.  This way we can hopefully maximize our proceeds which benefit both of our parishes.  The outing will be held on Monday, June 18 at the Youghigheny County Club.  A flyer highlighting all the ways you can volunteer or participate is found on the flyers around the churches.  Golfers should make sure you get your 4somes registered because there is only room for 120 golfers and we always sell out.

  1. Golf Outing Raffle Tickets:  Parishioners of both of our parishes who have participated previously are being sent five (5) at $2.00 each (with 2 chances to win) to buy or sell.  The raffle is an “All Cash Raffle.”  The winning number gets $1,000.00.  The number one above gets $250.00 and the number one below gets $250.00.  The winning number will be based on the 4 digit nightly number on the PA Lottery for June 18, 2012.   BONUS PRIZE - $10,000.00.  If one of the 3 winning tickets hits on the 4 digit nightly drawing of the PA Lottery on July 4, 2012, we will give a $10,000.00 cash prize.   We hope you will buy your tickets.  If you would like any extra tickets, we have them available for you. These will make a great  Father’s Day gift.
  2. Other Donations:  We need donations for the Specialty Basket Raffle, as well as some for the Basket of Cheer. You can drop them off at the Holy Name Rectory or give us a call and let us know you are willing to donate.  All donations are greatly appreciated and help benefit both of our parishes

MASS OF ANOINTING

On the weekend of July 7/8, we will celebrate the “Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick” after the 5:00 pm, Saturday evening Mass and the 10:00 am, Sunday morning Mass.  This sacrament is for those who are sick, aged, infirmed in anyway.  We pray for and ask God’s healing blessings for strength for all those who feel they need it.  We believe in spiritual, psychological, emotional healing as well as physical healing if He so wills.

SUMMER INDOOR/OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET

This event will be held on July 6, 7, 9 (Friday, Saturday, Monday) from 8 am – 2 pm in the HN Hall.  We will have everything imaginable, including furniture, appliances, household items, etc.  You will be able to furnish an apartment or house with all the donations. Donations:  We will begin to accept the items you wish to donate on Tuesday, June 12 from 9 am – 12 noon.  Drop off times:  Weekdays (Monday thru Friday – 9 am – 12 noon) and Weekends (Saturdays – 9 – 12 noon, before and after Saturday evening Mass and Sunday mornings before or after 10 am Mass. Tuesday, July 3 will be the last day to make donations. 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Deut. 4: 32 – 34, 39 - 40         Rms. 8: 14 - 17        Mt. 28: 16 - 20          

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  4,371.00 - May 27, 2012 Offertory
$     539.15 - Parish Religious Education
$     834.10 - Utilities
$  1,491.15 - Hoagie Sale Profit
$     120.00 - Love Gift Donations (6)