This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of October 13

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Bob Novak  (John & Frank Lokmer Jr.)
9:00 am [SJ] - Deceased of  the John O’Bringer Family (M/M Aiden Denne)
11:30 am [HN] - Paul & Della McGrail (family)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Frances Karbowiak  (Christian Mothers)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Wedding Anniversary (Al & Miriam Adams)

Thursday 

12:00 pm [HN] - George Lynch  (Joe & Debbie Stewart)

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Michele Jugan  (Eileen Pemrich)

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Jess & Mary Yarnell  (Bob & Denise Tovlin)
9:00 am [SJ] - Mary Kruszka  (family)
11:30 am [HN] - Joseph & Pauline Martinek  (Lefty Adams)

MASS SERVERS

Oct. 19 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Schae Binger & Faith Provance
Oct. 19 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Colby Steinbruegge & Olivia Studnicki
Oct. 20 - Sunday - 11:30 am - Maura Brennan & Shane Kuszaj

ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCES - "BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE"

We have put out the “Memorial Books” for you to write the names of all your deceased loved ones who have died and who you would like to have remembered in a special way during our All Souls Celebrations on Sunday, November 3rd.   “Masses of Remembrance”:  On Sunday, November 3,  there will be a special remembrance at the two morning Mass for all those who have died since last All Souls Day from Christ the Light of the World Parish and St. Joseph Parish.  Invitations are being sent to one family member of those to be remembered and are asked to notify other family members.

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS NEWS

The Christian Mothers of St. Joseph/Christ the Light of the World Parishes will meet on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 pm.  The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 in the Holy Name Hall. An arts and crafts session will be conducted by Mary Beth Denne, followed by cake and coffee.  A warm welcome is extended to all married, widowed and single women of our parishes to join.  See you on the 15th.

LIFE LESSONS FROM OUR CHILDREN

Last week, one of our second grade CCD students, Jack Spence approached me with the idea that he wanted to sell “Rainbow Loom Bracelets”(a new craze lots of kids are making) after Mass outside of church and donate the money to the church.  Not wanting to diminish his enthusiasm, I suggested that he make them and that we would ask any children from the CCD program & parish who wanted to participate and get involved by making them. After speaking with some of the teachers, we are going to ask any children that want to make the Rainbow Loom Bracelets to do so.  You may drop them off at the CCD office on Sunday mornings and then after all the weekend Masses on Nov. 9/10, we will let the kids sell them.  You may purchase a Rainbow Loom Bracelet by giving a donation of any amount. The money donated will go to the Feed the Hungry for Thanksgiving.

VETERAN'S DAY SPECIAL

On Veteran’s Day weekend, Saturday, November 9, we are going have a homemade Fried Chicken Buffet Dinner  from 3 pm – 7 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Come and eat before or after Mass or take some home. If you thought the grilled food at the picnic was great, wait until you sample the fried chicken.

  • Special Notes:  1) All veterans eating in, eat free.  2) Every adult eating in will receive a free glass of wine.  Donation is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 children (12 & under).
  • Volunteers:  We need lots of help to make this special event a success.  We need buffet servers, prepsters (to do prep work the day before), cashiers, clean up helpers, etc.  If you want to volunteer call Ray Judy (412-518-2152) or the rectory.  This event will be a good chance for those who work during the week to give the “gift of time.”
  • Baked Goods:  we would like to have a baked goods sale.  Bring your baked goods to the hall that day.

WINTER COAT DRIVE

Rainbow Kitchen is collecting new and gently used winter outer wear (coats, hats, scarves, and gloves for our annual winter coat distribution.  Coats are needed in all sizes, infant through adult – sizes 2X and 3X are especially needed.  Distribution dates are: October 18 & 19, 25 & 26 from 10 am – 2 pm.   If possible, please drop off donations by October 11 to allow time for sorting.  Donations can be dropped off at Rainbow Kitchen, 135 E. 9th Ave., Homestead – Monday thru Friday, 9 am – 4 pm.  For more information, call Marlene Murphy (412-464-1892) or marlene.murphy@rainbowkitchen.org.  We are also seeking new and gently used children’s Halloween costumes.

WOMEN ALIVE IN PRAYER

On Saturday, October 19, a Catholic women’s conference will be held from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Wyndham Grand Hotel. The day long program planned by women for women begins with morning prayer and is filled with thoughtfully planned workshops to enrich women’s prayer life and concludes with a Mass with Bishop Zubik. You are invited to journey with us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.   For information or reservation contact Lwagner@diopitt.org or (412-456-3129.)

WEEKEND RETREAT FOR SINGLE WOMEN

Spend a relaxing weekend with other single women….Listening to God, Who calls us to peace and fullness of life – through Scriptures and others, through who we are and all that is part of our life – even what is negative.  To be held at Divine Redeemer Motherhouse, Retreat Wing, 999 Rock Run Rd., Elizabeth, Pa. 15037.  Friday, October 18 thru Sunday, October 20.  Cost - $60.00.  For information or registration, call Sister Joanne (412-751-8600.)

SIX WEEK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

The death of a loved one and the grief that follows can often be overwhelming.  The pain from this loss, and the resultant life changes, may become overwhelming for individuals, especially those who are suffering alone in their grief.  Holy Angels Parish Bereavement Ministry will host a 6 week Grief Support Group: Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, October 1 thru November 5, 2013.  For more information or to register, call Suzanne Hunter (412-462-9928.)

EUCHARISTIC HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

The Holy Name Society of Corpus Christi Parish sponsors a Eucharistic Holy Hour on the Second Friday of each month at 7:00 pm at Corpus Christi Parish, 2515 Versailles Ave., McKeesport. We will pray for those discerning their callings to the religious life, priesthood, married or single life.  We use song, silence and evening prayer. Anyone is welcome.

WIDOWED, SEPARATED, DIVORCED

How do you cope with the grief, loss, and pain? A beginning experience weekend offers support and understanding from others suffering the same.  Find an opportunity for healing one’s loss in a caring atmosphere.  The next weekend will be held October 25 – 27 at Gilmary Center in Moon Twp.  For information www.BeginningExperience.org or call Mary (412-523-2405) or Steve (412-367-4948).

HALLOWEEN PARTY/OLDIES DANCE

The Knights of Columbus #4210 is sponsoring a “Halloween Party Dance” on Saturday, October 26 at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grant Ave. Ext., West Mifflin.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Dance party from 7 – 11 pm. Donation - $5.00 per person.  Dance DJ by Dr. Luv (Frank Conti.) Food and beverage included.  BYOB. Costumes not required but encouraged.

HUNGARIAN REFORMED CHURCH EVENTS

Will be selling homemade Hungarian goulash on Saturday, October 19.   The cost is $6.00 a quart.  Orders are being taken until October 16.  Call Barbara (412-469-2185.) Also, Craft and Vendor Show on October 19 from 1 – 4 pm. Everyone invited.  Perhaps get some gift for Christmas.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Habbakkuk 1: 2 – 3, 2: 2- 4       2 Tim. 1: 6 – 8, 13 - 14          Luke 17: 5 - 10

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  4,165.25 - September 29, 2013 Offertory
$     747.00 - Utilities

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

Next week's second envelope will be for World Missions.