This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of September 9

MASS SCHEDULE

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) 

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Frank Robbins  (Kwolek Boys)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Brian Cimbala  (G.C.U. Lodge #117)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Ray Newmyer (wife, Mary)

Thursday

12:00 pm [HN] - Evelyn Bodnar  (Pat Mihalic Madden Family)  

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Mary Knoll  (Rudy & Jean Tarabek)

Next Saturday/Sunday  

5:00 pm [HN] - Dorothy Bonosky  (Terry Fuller)
9:00 am [SJ] - Gus & Elizabeth Nagy  (children)
11:30 am [HN] - Joseph Belback Jr.  (family)
   

MASS SERVERS

Sept 15 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Faith Provance & Katrina Janusek
Sept 16 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Brittany Davis & Justin Molanick
Sept 16 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Kevin & Anita Funa

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome Vance & Audra Porter and their children, Jared, Tyler and Jillian, who have joined our parish this week.

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the families of Declan James Horgas, and Max Andrew and Jenna Rae Jakub who were baptized into God’s family this weekend.

CCD REGISTRATION - IN PERSON

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

CONFIRMATION INVITATIONS

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.  The Diocese has not yet indicated when we will have Confirmation.  I have requested sometime in the Springtime.

2 FOR 1 CHALLENGE - UPDATE - DONATIONS THRU AUGUST

TOTAL SO FAR:

WE GAVE: $167,015.00      HE GAVE: $334,130.00         WE HAVE/HAD: $501,145.00

AUGUST TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $ 3,970.00        HE GAVE: $7,940.00             WE HAVE/HAD: $11,910.00

NEW TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $170,985.00      HE GAVE: $342,070.00        WE HAVE/HAD: $513,055.00

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.

SINGING FOR THE LORD

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:  www.christthelightoftheworld.org.

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.

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.

THANK YOU RECEIVED

On behalf of Fr. Beiting and everyone at the Appalachian Mission Center and myself, Fr. Tom Lewandowski, we extend our thanks for your donations of goods to the poor in this region of the country.  (We donate all the items from our summer flea market to this worthwhile cause.)  There were 5 trailer loads of various items from various churches donated this year.  Fr. Beiting died on August 9, 2012.  It was his wish that the work of the Mission Center continue to help God’s children in need.  This center is a visible sign of the presence of Jesus in the world.  Thanks to all of you all for being willing to be part of that presence....  Fr. Tom Lewandowski

PARISH SHARE PARTICIPATION REMINDERS

We have sent reminder invitations to all those members of both parishes who have not yet responded to the annual Parish Share program.  We hope that everyone will respond in some way.  It is vital that we hit our goal, so we don’t have to take the balance owed from our parish savings.  It is through our savings that we are able to make needed repairs in both parishes when necessary.  If we diminish our savings, the physical plant of both parishes will deteriorate very quickly.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

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

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  3,940.30 - September 2, 2012 Offertory
$     723.00 - Parish Upkeep and Maintenance
$     185.00 - Love Gift Donations (10)