This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of September 30



5:00 pm [HN] - 50th Wedding Anniversary – Walter & Carol Worek
9:00 am [SJ] - John & Helen Cicak (Al & Mirian Adams)
11:30 am [HN] - Julia Rathi  (G.C. U. Lodge #117)                                                    


12:00 pm [HN] - Jeanne Boyer  (Maureen Kollar) 


12:00 pm [HN] - Mike Sowa (Mildred Kotulsky)


12:00 pm [HN] - Judy Adams  (Alice Bankulis)


12:00 pm [HN] - Mary Lou Gedman  (Bob & Helen Moses)  


8:00 am [HN] - Joelle Mendicino  (Tom Beeler Family)      

Next Saturday/Sunday  

5:00 pm [HN] - Angeline Ponist  (Victoria Abbatangelo)
9:00 am [SJ] - Velma Momich  (family)
11:30 am [HN] - Michael “Bricky” Anastas  (family)                                                    



Oct 6 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Aaron Adams & Trent Manspeaker
Oct 7 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Paul Ruhl & Shane Kuszaj
Oct 8 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Josh Revak & Colby Steinbruegge


We would like to welcome our “new altar servers” who have finished their training and are being installed this weekend to this liturgical ministry.  Our new servers are:  Schae Binger, Jacqueline Emery, Alexandra Ernst, Shane Kuszaj, Trent Manspeaker, Colby Steinbruegge, Olivia Studnicki.


Our next “Homemade Hoagie Sale” is next weekend October 6/7.  It is our hope that it will be successful again.  If anyone would like to take orders at work, so as to deliver them on Monday morning please do so. Your participation in this way would help make this more profitable for the parish.  We would be able to thus up our count.  Place an order:  Call the rectory to place an order.   Volunteers:  We can always use more volunteers.  We have 25 – 30 regulars, but “the more the merrier.”  With more volunteers the work load will be shared and our time frame will remain close to 3 hours of labor.


Please remember Zita McLindon, who died and rose to new life with the Lord this week.


Congratulations to the family of Blaykelyn Marie Hoffman, who was baptized into God’s family this weekend.


Some inquiries and interest has been shown in rekindling a “Joint Parish Picnic.” The proposed event is in the early planning stages and a committee is being formed to bring ideas, plan a date and pick a place for this event.  This will be a great opportunity for us to have a social event which could be fun for the whole family and for both parishes.  Won’t you consider being a part of this event and helping to make it come to fruition?  Ray Judy and Doug Vranish have presented this idea to Fr. Dennis who wholeheartedly gives his blessing to make this happen.  They will co-chair the event and have schedule a planning meeting for anyone who may wish to help.  The meeting will be held on Sunday afternoon immediately after the 11:30 am Mass in Holy Name Hall on October 14.  Please note there is no Steeler game that weekend.  The meeting should last about 45 minutes to 1 hour.   If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to help serve on the committee call Ray Judy (412-518- 2152) or Doug Vranish (412-969- 8222.)


We are beginning to schedule Masses for 2013.  Because of your cooperation in the past, we are now able to schedule 4 Masses a year.  In order to make this process easy, you will need to follow these procedures:  1) You may schedule Mass at any time, in any church on a first come first served basis.  2) Only 2 can be scheduled on a weekend, the other 2 must be scheduled during the week.  3) ONLY phone calls will be accepted, no walk-ins at the rectory will be taken. 4) Fr. Dennis will assist you personally.  No other staff member can schedule Mass.  You can call him 9 am – 3 pm, Monday thru Friday at 412-469-0196.  If he is not available, leave your name and phone number and he will return your call in the order received.  5) When calling have the dates, times, places and intentions available.


If you love to sing; we’ve got a place for you.”  Christ the Light of the World/St. Joseph Choir is looking to expand their ranks.  We have vacancies in all voice parts and would love for you to audition for a spot.

Our Regular Choir is a great group of people who love to sing and have fun.  We meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:30 in Holy Name Church. This year, we are adding a Festival Choir to our regular choir that will rehearse only for Christmas from Oct. 24 through Dec. 19.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.  It would be an honor for us if you consider giving your time & talent to ensure that our Music Ministry and Music at Mass is the best it can be.

For more information, see the flyers around the churches or call Debbie (412-853-7354).  Coming soon!! The Music Ministry page on our website:


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.)


Invitation letters were sent this week to all 9th & 10th graders who are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year because they have completed their CCD program and have received 3 consecutive years of religious instruction.  Student contracts must be returned to Fr. Dennis by October 3. 


Dear Father and Parish Families:  Thank you so very much for all the wonderful baby clothes donated to “Newborns in Need.”  We were thrilled to receive all of the items.  With the weather turning colder, the socks, hats, sleepers and outfits are appreciated.  May God continue to bless you all, as you have blessed us. Cindy, Leticia, Judy, Caroline, & Joyce


To date, we have received $35,775.89 in outright donations and pledge payments towards our assessed goal of $58,628.00 from 160 donors.  The response to our “reminder invitations” has gone well and hopefully more people will respond with a donation.   We must hit this goal by December 31 or take the remaining balance from our parish savings.  Since we use our savings for needed upkeep and repairs, it is important that we don’t diminish it.  Our remaining balance is $22,852.11.


Numbers 11: 25 - 29        James 5: 1 - 6               Mark 9: 38 – 43, 45, 47 - 48


$  4,429.45 - September 23, 2012 Offertory
$     473.00 - Parish Religious Education Programs
$     220.00 - Love Gift Donations (11)