This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of September 2

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

 5:00 pm [HN] - Deceased of the Kosko Family (Gert Bytzura)
9:00 am [SJ] - Eleanor Rossner  (M/M Ken Wright)
11:30 am [HN] - Mary/Geno Ferry & Frank/Amelia Santone (Jack & Darlene)  

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Barry Laurnavich (Donna & Rosemarie)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Ralph Troper  (Mike Petrozza & family)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Violet Toth (Elaine Bixler)

Thursday

12:00 pm [HN] - Agnes Wojcik  (M/M William Hosni) 

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Leo Rusteikas (family)

Next Saturday/Sunday 

11:00 [HN] - Wedding – Clifford Taylor & Joan Gardell
2:30 [HN] - Wedding -  Brian Pope & Chantel Germek
5:00 pm [HN] - Domenico & Mary LaManna (Bob & Donna)
9:00 am [SJ] - David Long (Jim & Joan Dittman)
11:30 am [HN] - Ernst Family (Ernie & Loretta Ernst)    
   

MASS SERVERS

Sept 8 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Trey Manspeaker & Josh Revak
Sept 9 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Maura Brennan & Paul Ruhl
Sept 9 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Zach Denne & Dylan Ernst

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Ann Liposky, Evelyn Bodnar & Paul Krause  who died and rose to new life in the Lord.

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the families of Zoe Alexandra Juarez, Brynlee Joy Stahl and John Jeffery Wright, who were baptized into God’s family this weekend.

WEDDING BANNS

III  Brian Pope (North Huntingdon) & Chantel Germek (CLW)

ONLINE CCD REGISTRATION

ONLINE: For those families who wish, we will have “Online Registration from Aug. 6 thru Sept. 3.”  In person registration for those who don’t, won’t or can’t register online will be held Sunday, Sept. 9.  Online Registration is simple, quick and easy. 1) Click here to go to the registration form. 3) After the form is submitted, you will get an automated message confirming your registration.  4) You can also download the yearly CCD schedule by clicking here

IN PERSON: This registration will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 10:00 to 11:15 am in the Holy Name Hall.  If you register online there is no need to register in person.   Registration for CCD classes will be closed after Sept. 9

HOAGIE SALE

We are planning to have our “Steeler Opener Hoagie Sale” on the weekend of September 8 & 9. Anyone wishing to help make hoagies is invited to come on Saturday morning at 8 am in the [HN] Hall.  It takes about 3 hours.  What a great way to volunteer and help your parish.   Hoagies are still $5.00 each.  You can place an order and call the rectory.  How about taking orders at work and distributing them on Monday.

KNITTING FOR THOSE IN NEED

Dust off those knitting needles and crochet hooks. Let’s get together and craft some baby blankets and booties, lap robes and hats.  Members of our parish would like to start a knit/crochet group that could share  their talents with those in need of warm blankets and warm wishes and have some fun! No experience – no problem.  Group is in the planning stage.  For information, call Diane Cook (412-672-4815.)

HOMELESS SHELTER NEEDS

The Common Ministries Homeless Men’s Shelter has been helping homeless men for 30 years.  Every night 25 homeless men find safe and comfortable shelter and every day of the week have the chance to shower, do laundry and have a hot meal.  Particular needs:  We have become aware of some of their needs.  Twin Size sheets, bath towels, toiletries (deodorant sticks, shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste.) If you could donate any of these items, drop them off in the church vestibules during the month of September.  Mark the bags “Homeless.” Holly Opatick of our parish will deliver them.

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING

Fr. Dennis has scheduled a “Joint Parish Pastoral Council Meeting” to be held on Wednesday, September 19 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.   All members and staff personnel should plan to be present.  Any interested parishioners are always invited to come, be present and be informed.

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BE A CATHOLIC?

Have you been searching for a deeper meaning in your life? Is something missing? Do you need a new direction for your life’s journey? Does your life seem unsettled? Have you thought about the fact that God may be nudging you to enter into a process and become a Catholic?  To find an answer to these questions, you might want to consider entering into the “Process of Christian Initiation.”  This process formally begins on Monday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Questions?  Call Fr. Dennis.

Who is this process for?
  If you have never been baptized, or were baptized in another religion other than Catholic or was baptized Catholic and did not receive any other sacraments, then this is the process for you.

MINISTRY TO PERSONS WITH HIV/AIDS

For almost 20 years, Christ the Light of the World Parish has ministered to persons with HIV/AIDS as a “Aids Care Team” as part of our parishes Caring Ministry.  Over the years, the face of this disease, its treatments and our caring outreach has changed dramatically.  Recently, Fr. Dennis met with the Director of the Pgh. Aids task force, Chuck Christan and the community outreach director, Shennod Moore to discuss how we might work together to intensify a spiritual component of care for persons with HIV/AIDS in a faith based environment, as well as learning and discussing how we could help and be supportive of one another. All care team members, as well as those interested in being part of this ministry or anyone else is invited to an informational, educational gathering on Sunday, September 9 at 1:00 pm in the Holy Name Hall.

NIGHT AT THE RACES

CLW Men’s Club is hosting an “Night at the Races” on Saturday, Sept. 29.  Proceeds from this event will go towards a defibulator for the parish.  All the information on how you might participate is found on the sheet around the churches.

ALTAR SERVERS TRAINING

Attention New Altar Servers!!!  Fr. Dennis will schedule your 3 week training session right after school starts.   Watch the bulletin and we will give you the times and dates for training.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN

The next training  will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9 am – 12:00 noon in Holy Name Church.  You can call the rectory to register for this class.

MEN'S RETREAT

“Living Our Faith in a World of Change” is this year’s theme of our scheduled Men’s Retreat at St. Paul Monestary, South Side, Pgh. on September 14, 15, 16.  Come direct your thoughts and energy towards fostering a stronger relationship with God, family, friends and co-workers. Call Paul Ruhl (412-466-2635) or pruhl@verizon.net.

ELECTRONIC HOSPITAL BED

Someone has made available a fully operational electric hospital bed for anyone who needs it.  Give the rectory a call and we will get you in touch with the person giving it.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Deut. 4: 1 – 2, 6 - 8       James 1: 17 – 18, 21 - 27      Mk. 7: 1 – 8, 14, 15, 21 - 23         

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  3,386.50 - August 26, 2012 Offertory
$     718.60 - Parish Religious Education Programs
$     784.00 - Utilities
$       85.00 - Love Gift Donations (5)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

Next week's second envelope will be for Bishop's Education Fund.