This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of November 10

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Theo Jozwiak  (Bill & Jean Schleifer)
9:00 am [SJ] - Joseph Serenka  (Marine Corps Friends)
11:30 am [HN] - Judy Adams  (M/M Dennis Legin)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Clara Bowers  (Mary Feehan)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Michael & Florence Andrews  (family)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Thursday 

12:00 pm [HN] - Joseph Sucevic (Beverly Whitney)

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Elvera Lauris  (Paulette Barry & Francine Salata)

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Patricia Anderson  (Pirle, Kmetz & Anderson Fams.)
9:00 am [SJ] - Celeste Matyko (Charles Ruhe)
11:30 am [HN] - Lawrence Weber  (Sadinsky Family)

MASS SERVERS

Nov 16 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Dylan & Alexandra Ernst
Nov 17 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Aaron & Autumn Adams
Nov 17 - Sunday - 11:30 am - Brittany Davis & Cody Fagan

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Daniel Onofrey and Regina Petrozza Wood, who died and rose to new life this week.

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.

MEMORIAL DONATION THANK YOU

We would like to thank the family of Elvera Lauris, who at the time of her death requested “memorial donations” to our parish cemetery.  We are grateful for the gift of $180.00.

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS NEWS

The Christian Mothers will meet Tuesday, November 19.  Rosary will be prayed at 5:45 pm followed by Mass at 6:00 pm and Installation of New Members in [HN] Church.  The West Mifflin High School Chamber Strings will perform in the hall at 7:00 pm.  A social will follow.  Anyone is welcome to come see this performance.

Welcome New Members:  Mary Beth Denne, Barbara Spangler, Ethel Crunkleton, Lisa Marasco, Sue Poljak.

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).

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.

THANK YOU

On behalf of everyone at Fr. Beiting Appalachian Mission Center, everyone in Appalachia and myself, Fr. Tom Lewandowski, we extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all your donations of goods to the poor in this region of the country.  There were 5 trailer loads of various items delivered to the Mission Center warehouse for distribution.  The Mission Center is a visible presence of Jesus, Gospel  values and His continuing mission the world which is alive through your generosity and loving acts of kindness.  Thank you very much for you charity and your willingness to be part of the presence of Jesus in the world....... Fr. Tom Lewandowski

CHRISTMAS SEAL DISTRIBUTION

Next weekend, Nov. 16/17, the Knight of Columbus will be passing out Christmas seals.  The proceeds from this go to St. Anthony Inclusive Education Programs and McGuire Home.

PARISH SHARE PROGRAM UPDATE REPORT

So far, we have received $48,576.00 in outright donations, pledge payments, and extra PSP envelope donations towards our goal of $54,074.00 which leaves us a balance of $5,498.00.   This is really very exciting because we have a chance to hit or go over our goal.  If we go over the monies will stay in the parish tax free.  It has been a long time since we have come this close to our goal.  This means we won’t have to diminish our parish savings to pay this bill at the end of December.  Food for thought:  If 54 people make a donation of $100.00 then we would hit our goal. However, every donation small or great is appreciated.

NEWLY FORMED SECOND ENVELOPE (COLLECTION)

The American Bishops of the United States have approved a national collection on Nov. 9/10 for priest chaplains who bring the Church’s pastoral services to men and women in uniform who serve in the armed forces as well  as their families and patients in the nation’s VA Medical Centers. This collection offers each of us a substantial way to “serve those who serve.”

If you wish to participate, you will find envelopes around the churches specifically designed for this appeal.  Pick one up, drop it in the collection basket next weekend.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

2 Maccabees 7: 1 -2, 9 - 14            2 Thes. 2: 16 – 3: 5          Lk. 20: 27 - 38

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 6,014.50 - November 3, 2013 Offertory
$    943.15 - Upkeep & Maintenance
$    527.75 - All Saints Day Collection
$ 1,413.88 - Hoagie Sale Profit
$    125.00 - Love Gift Donations (4)

THIS WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

This week's second envelope will be for military services.

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

Next week's second envelope will be for retired religious nuns, brothers and priests.