This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of November 24

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - John & Anna Adams  (Bill & Mary)
9:00 am [SJ] - Ramon Jakub  (Dave & Arlene Fath)
11:30 am [HN] - Victoria Abbatangelo  (Kathy Kuszaj & Jan Kunz)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Anne Adams  (Virginia Jasek)

Tuesday

6:00 pm [HN] - Mary Meskanick  (M/M John Meskanick)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Catherine & Betty Falvo  (Olive & Andy)

Thursday 

10:00 am [HN] - Thanksgiving Mass

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - No Mass

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Al Andres  (Mary Ann Powers)
9:00 am [SJ] - George Ragan Jr.  (Mary & Ron Mital)
11:30 am [HN] - Florence Abbatangelo  (grandchildren)

MASS SERVERS

Nov 30 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Shae Binger & Frank Provance
Dec 1 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Colby Steinbruegge & Olivia Studnicki
Dec 1 - Sunday - 11:30 am - Brittany Davis & Paul Ruhl

REST IN PEACE

Please remember William Procacina, who died and rose to new life with the Lord this past week.

THANKSGIVING MASS

One of our favorite Masses!!  Don’t miss this meaningful experience in Holy Name Church – 10:00 am, Thanksgiving morning.  Bring your coins/change for our traditional “coin offering” at our Thanksgiving Liturgy which helps needy families.  This is another great way to teach your children about charitable giving.

MORE PRAYERS FOR FR. DENNIS

Just before ALL the weekend Masses, whoever wishes “to do what we do best (pray)” is invited to participate in the praying of the St. Jude novena for the complete recovery of Fr. Dennis.  The novena will run for the customary 9 weeks of praying, ending Sunday, December 29th.  The novena is very brief, but very powerful.  Please arrive at church at least 10 minutes early for the start of the novena.  Although our focus is on Fr. Dennis, anyone who has an impossible situation can write their request on a card and give to Ray Judy or Paul Ruhl before the novena starts and your intention will be read aloud during the petition part of the novena.

THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST BUFFET

The Caring Ministry is hosting a “Breakfast Buffet” on Sunday, December 1st (Thanksgiving weekend) from 9 am – 1:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Menu includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, chipped beef with biscuits, home fries, French toast, fruit, rolls, juice.  Donation: Adults - $7.00, Children (12 & under – first child - $4.00, other family children eat free.   All proceeds benefit the Caring Ministry.

  • Volunteers:  we need help that morning.  If you can help call Debbie Lesko (412-297-1732) or Terry Fuller (412-466-42230 or terry@christthelightoftheworld.org.   Those who work during the week, can help at this event.
  • Donation:  If you would like to make a donation to defray costs, mail it to the rectory or drop in the collection.

CHRISTMAST POINSETTIA SALE

In conjunction with the Buffet Breakfast, we will be having a “Christmas Poinsettia Sale” in the Holy Name Hall.  Flowers will be available for sale Saturday, November 30 after Mass.  They will come in red, white and pink colors for $8.00.  They are multi-bloom 6 inch pots.  You can pre – order yours by calling Joe Stewart at (412-751-9314) or (412-889-9530).

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING HOMEMADE SOUP & CHILI SALE

On the weekend of December 14/15, we are going to have a “Soup & Chili Sale” for those who want home style cooking during this busy time.  We are offering 3 menu items (Italian Wedding Soup, Broccoli Cheddar Soup & Chili.)  They are being prepared by some of the parish’s best chefs.  These are takeouts ONLY.  They will be packaged in quart size containers for $5.00 a quart.  You may stop down to the Holy Name Hall before or after Masses that weekend.  You may order as many and as much as you like. We are taking orders  by phone or email.  Depending on the amount of orders, we may not be taking any walk in customers.

STITCHES OF LOVE - KNITTING/CROCHET GROUP NEWS

This group has made “lap afghans” for all the individuals listed on our Advent Elderly Reachout List for both parishes.  They have been packaged and are ready for distribution. We are enlisting family members to help us distribute these Christmas gifts, especially to loved ones out of the area.  Please contact Pat Schorr (412-675-0169) or Kathy Hilley (412-466-5084) to make arrangements for pickup.  God Bless You & Happy Holidays from “Stitches of Love.”

STOCKING STUFFER "HOLIDAY RAFFLE"

Once again, this year we will be having our “Holiday Raffle.”  Tickets are being mailed out this week.  We are asking everyone to buy at least 2 tickets.  It will begin Dec. 25, 2013  and run thru Jan. 25, 2014.   $100.00 winner each day based on the 3-digit PA. Lottery evening number. Because of the large number of parishioners at Christ the Light of the World, we are running 2 colored tickets, so everyone get the chance to participate.  There may be 2 winners each day, if everyone participate.  These fundraisers are one of the ways we keep our parishes going, so hopefully everyone is on board with sharing this responsibility. 

If anyone could buy a few extra tickets, we would sell out and thus have a greater profit for the parish.  Just give us a call or email and we will send you what you need.

THANK YOU

Dear Fr. Colamarino:  On behalf of Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you and everyone who supported the 7th annual “Our Healing Touch” Benefit on October 12, 2013.  We are honored to receive the most generous donation in the amount of $7,000.00.  Through this contribution, you bring us closer to a cure and ensure a better future of all women and their families, especially through our Mammogram Voucher Program, which will pay for screening and follow up services for uninsured women.   Kathy Purcell, Chief Officer

END OF THE YEAR - REMEMBERING YOUR PARISH

This is the time of the year when many people are looking to make substantial charitable donations for tax write off purposes. Please consider making that donation to your parish. God knows we can use it and it is certainly appreciated.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Malachi 3: 19 - 20            2 Thes. 3: 7 - 12          Lk. 21: 9 - 15

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 5,973.60 - November 17, 2013 Offertory
$ 1,112.00 - Retired Religious Collection
$    410.00 - Love Gift Donations (12)

THIS WEEK'S SECOND COLLECTION

This week's second envelope will be for the disaster in the Philippines.

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

Next week's second envelope will be for Parish Religious Education Programs