This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of October 6

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Robert McLaughlin (Daveen & Shawn)
9:00 am [SJ] - Agnes Funk  (Elaine Bixler family)
11:30 am [HN] - Michael “Bricky” Anastas (family)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Thursday 

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Ida Prosperi (son, John)

Saturday/Sunday

2:30 pm [HN] - Wedding – Rob Sklencar & Samantha Kozarian
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)

MASS SERVERS

Oct. 12 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Dylan Ernst & Katrina Janusek
Oct. 13 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Brittany Davis & Tyler Gedman
Oct. 13 - Sunday - 11:30 am - Madison Deacon & Justin Molanick

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome Dave & Carla Tomas and children Adam & Maria to our parish this week.

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the family of Malanya Aloona Armstrong, who is baptized this weekend.

REST IN PEACE

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

WEDDING BANNS

III     Rob Sklencar  (Munhall) & Samantha Kozarian (CLW)

BREAST CANCER BENEFIT - "OUR HEALING TOUCH"

“OUR HEALING TOUCH”:  NEXT Saturday, October 12 at the Duquesne Annex Fire Hall from 6:30 – 10:30 pm. Donation - $30.00. For tickets call Debbie (412-469-0196) or CLOWBenefit@yahoo.comDonate a “Specialty Basket” or“Gift Card”:  Baskets should be valued at $50.00.  Lesser donated gifts will be put into one $50 basket.  If you would like to donate call Bethany Adams (412-874-6954) or badams@cbs.com. In Honor or In Memory of:  Make a $10 donation to honor someone in this way.  We will be publishing a Board for those remembered in this way.   All donations should be made by Tuesday, October 8.

MEMORIAL DONATION THANK YOU

We would like to thank the family of Bill Bevan, who died recently and requested memorial donations to Christ the Light of the World Parish.  We are grateful for the gifts of $450.00.

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.

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).

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
$     241.00 - Love Gift Donations (9)