This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of January 20

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Living & Deceased of the Perry & Fedorek Fams. (Vic & Rose Perry)
9:00 am [SJ] - Joe Bitkowski  (nieces & nephews)
11:30 am [HN] - Deceased of the Daley, DiGeorge, Uvegas Fams. (Shirley Daley Family)  

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Mary Fleming  (Michelle Cheplic Family)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Louis Gaca  (Clara Jeroski)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Helen Dachinetz  (Fred & Elaine)

Thursday

12:00 pm [HN] - Deceased of the Bytzura Family(Gertrude)

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Michael Maloney  (Shawn & Lynette)

Next Saturday/Sunday  

5:00 pm [HN] - Joseph & Angeline Ponist  (Mary Rucks)
9:00 am [SJ] - Judy Adams  (Joe & Cel Hlad)
11:30 am [HN] - Family &  Friends of Jack & Darlene Santone      

MASS SERVERS

Jan 26 - Saturday - 9:00 am - Madison Deacon & Alexandra Ernst
Jan 27 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Zack Denne & Justin Molanick
Jan 27 - Saturday - 11:30 am - Jamie Barca & Owen Provident

BEING CHRIST FOR OTHERS

Throughout the Diocese, our parishes in Duquesne are known for our outreach and the genuine unconditional care and help we give to those in need.  Recently, I have been made aware of a young family from our parish with two young children.  The parents are 30 years old, the children are 5 years old and 8 months old.  The father over Thanksgiving was diagnosed with a very aggressive and severe case of leukemia which will require 2 years of chemotherapy.  He has been terminated from his job at a hospital where he worked.  They have no short term or long term disability.  I have decided we will do what we do best – reach out and help where we can.  I have received their permission to tell their story. I recently met with a core group of their close friends to begin setting the stage for the many ways we might respond.  I have scheduled a meeting on Monday, January 28 at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall for anyone who might be interested in getting involved to help.  We are looking at having a “kickoff benefit” as well as using our social media tools (i.e. facebook, parish website, etc) to get the word out to help this family and have them know they do not have to carry this burden alone and we as their parish family care about them and will not abandon them.

HOLIDAY RAFFLE WINNERS

Jan. 10 - #306 – Louise Yevick; Jan. 11 – #459 – Michael Kwolek; Jan. 12 - #440 – Rosemarie Falchetti; Jan. 13 - #626 – Jenna Kopay; Jan. 14 - #177 – John Fahnestock; Jan. 15 - #738 – Jack & Shiela Rozzo; Jan.16 - #797 – Jim Marsilio.

LENT - ASH WEDNESDAY - IN 30 DAYS

It is hard to believe, we are now preparing for Ash Wednesday/Lent in one month.   Fr. Dennis is going to oversee the Fish Fry on Ash Wednesday.  Volunteers:  We are seeking regular, former as well as new workers to help.  We are inviting parishioners from both parishes to volunteer and participate.  Planning Meeting:  Fr. Dennis will be conducting an organizational planning meeting on Monday, January 21 at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Please consider coming and helping out in some way.   If you want to help but cannot attend the meeting, call or email Fr. Dennis at frdennis@christthelightoftheworld.org.

PARENTS PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECONCILIATION & COMMUNION

There will be a preparation meeting for all parents whose children will be receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in the Spring.  The meeting will be held on Sunday, February 3 in the Holy Name Hall at 12:30 pm.  Parents should attend 11:30 am Mass with their children and then proceed to the hall for a snack.  The children will be taken to the CCD center for an activity, while Nancy Lesko (the children’s CCD teacher) will go over the guidelines and responsibilities that is expected of the parents in preparing the children for the Sacraments.  Activity books and guideline preparation sheets will be distributed at that time.  The meeting should last about 1 hour.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION TO BE CELEBRATED

Our students have been preparing to celebrate the “Sacrament of Confirmation” since October.  We have been informed that the Confirmation will take place on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm in Holy Name Church for the 23 students from Christ the Light of the World Parish and the 4 students from St. Joseph Parish. Parents should note that Fr. Dennis presented the students at their last class with a “readjusted” class schedule.  Make sure you have received it.  Also, included was information on sponsors and baptism certificates for those who were not baptized in one of our 3 churches.

SUPER BOWL HOAGIE SALE

Despite a “Steelerless Super Bowl,” we will be having our annual Super Bowl Homemade Hoagie Sale on the weekend of February 2/3.  We will be selling them Saturday morning in the Holy Name Hall from 9:30 am – 11:00 am and before and after all the weekend Masses.  They are $5.00 each, which is a great value for the price.

  • Volunteers:  we need about 30 people to help and keep the time commitment to 3 hours beginning at 8 am on Feb. 2. Stop down and become part of the social, beneficial and friendly happening.
  • Buyers and Sellers:  take a sign up sheet to work and get some orders.  Deliver them fresh on Monday morning.
  • Orders:  if you would like to place an order, call the rectory so we can have it ready for you.

PUTTING AWAY CHRISTMAS

We would to remind everyone that we will be having a Flea Market this summer. You are reminded that if you want to donate any of your Christmas decorations, to put them aside so when we begin collecting they will be easily accessible.

KNITTING GROUP - MAKING THINGS HAPPEN

New Parents and Expecting Parents!!  Beginning in January, there will be baskets of purple knitted hats around our churches made by our newly formed parishes knit/crochet group “Stitches of Love.” These purple hats are a reminder that your newborn will cry and he/she does not deserve to be shaken to be quieted.  Please feel free to take a hat and share the information enclosed.

ANTI-ABORTION MARCH

The 40th Annual March against abortion will be held on January 25, 2013.  The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a bus for the event.  There are 50 seats available.  Cost is $35.00.  Reservations being taken by Dave Palscey. To make a reservation, call 412-672-2222 and make your check to K of C #4210.  Mail it to 422 26th St., McKeesport 15132.  Bus will leave from Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Is. 62: 1 - 5               1 Cor. 12: 4 - 11                     John 2: 1 - 11

FINANCIAL REPORT

$    4,350.55 - January 13, 2013 Offertory
$          0.00 - Love Gift Donations ()

SECOND ENVELOPE

The second envelope will be for Parish Religious Education Programs.