This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of December 15

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Raymond Micklo  (wife, Elaine)
9:00 am [SJ] - Eleanor Rossner  (M/M Lou Karbowiak)
11:30 am [HN] - Victoria Abbatangelo  (Maggie Luther)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Anne Adams  (Paul/Gege Mastylak)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Rosemary Negley/ Celeste Matyko  (Christian Mothers)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Thursday 

12:00 pm [HN] - Paul Simurda  (family)

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Victoria Tkach  (family)

Saturday/Sunday

3:00 pm [HN] - WEDDING – Darin Kowalski & Brittany Matta
5:00 pm [HN] - Frank Pych  (wife & daughters)
9:00 am [SJ] - Eileen Hagblom (John, Richard, Wendy, Nicole)
11:30 am [HN] - John & Helen Cicak  (Al/ Marian Adams)

MASS SERVERS

Dec 21 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Trent & Trey Manspeaker
Dec 22 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Paul  Ruhl & Tyler Gedman
Dec 22 - Sunday - 11:30 am - Brittany Davis & Justin Molanick

REST IN PEACE

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

WEDDING BANNS

III   Darin Kowalski (St. Angela) & Brittany Matta (CLW)

CELEBRATING THE SEASON OF ADVENT

  • Rite & Sacrament of Reconciliation:  Celebrate this sacrament in a guilt free, non – judgmental way after all the weekend Masses on Dec. 21/22.  For those desiring private in the box confessions, they will be available at 11:00 am on Dec. 21.
  • Memorial Christmas Flowers:  Use your “Christmas Flower envelope” to make a donation in memory or honor of a family member, friend or loved one.  Write down their names. Drop in the collection or mail to the rectory until Christmas.  A memorial listing will be published after the Christmas season.
  • Christmas Wafers (Oplatki): These wafers will be available at the Holy Name Rectory, Monday thru Friday (9am – 4 pm) and from the ushers at the 5 pm Sat. and the 11:30 am Sun. Masses.
  • Reachout:  reachout with a gift card or monetary donation to help some poor and needy family for Christmas.  Drop in the collection or mail to the rectory. Mark the envelop “Reachout.”

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY MASS SCHEDULE

  • CHRISTMAS EVE: 4:00 PM (Christmas Eve - St. Joseph);  6:00 PM (Christmas Eve – Holy Name); 9:00 PM (Christmas Eve – Holy Name.)
  • CHRISTMAS DAY: 10:00 AM (Christmas Day – St. Joseph)

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 OR put your written prayer request in the bowls in front of our churches  and your intention will be read aloud during the petition part of the novena.

2014 CALENDARS AVAILABLE

You will find around the sides of the churches the “2014 Religious Calendars” available for your use.  They are provided for both of our parishes by the Maloy – Schleifer Funeral Home.

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS NEWS

Will have their Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 17th beginning with the Rosary at 11:45 am in Holy Name Church followed by Mass at noon.  For reservations call Pat Schorr (412-675-0169) or Carol Worek (412-466-0748).  Reservations must be made by Dec. 15th.   Remember to bring your $10 Chinese auction gift and baby gift for our Reach Out program.  $5.00 for the hot lunch.  See you on  the 17th.


STOCKING STUFFER "HOLIDAY RAFFLE"

Once again, this year we are having our “Holiday Raffle.”   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. Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 - $200.00 winners. 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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS  #4210 NEWS

The Knights of Columbus is having a Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 22 in the Holy Trinity Hall from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.  Donation: adults - $6.00, children under 12 - $4.00.  All you can eat menu includes; scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, home fries, Danish, OJ, coffee.  A visit from Santa.  RSVP to timmy1825@aol.com

THANK YOU RECEIVED

Dear Fr. Dennis:  Thank you so much for the recent donation to “Angel’s Place” in Swissvale.  We continue to be amazed by the abundant amount of supplies you and your parishioners are able to donate to our organization. We were amazed to see how much was donated and couldn’t believe that is was more than last year.  Your parishes go above and beyond in their generosity.  They truly deserve to be commended for their kindness and support of individuals in need.  Our parents are so grateful for the very useful items you were able to provide for their families.  It is truly a blessing to have your parishes support our program.  Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated and help make the holiday season special for so many people. Beth Banas, Senior Program Director

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.

PARISH SHARE PROGRAM UPDATE - GOOD NEWS

To date, we have received $52,460.00 in pledge payments and outright donations towards our goal of $54,074.00 from 194 donors leaving us a balance of $1,614.00.   Most likely, we will hit our goal and the overage will be kept in the parish tax free.  So over, the next couple of weeks until December 31, if you want to donate please do.  It will help with the upkeep and maintenance of our parish.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Is: 35: 1 – 6, 10                        James 5: 7 - 10                       Mt. 11: 2 - 11

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 5,194.50 - December 8, 2013 Offertory
$    618.00 - Immaculate Conception
$ 2,942.33 - Thanksgiving Coin Offering
$ 1,580.00 - Mike's Fight Wine Raffle Profit (Hilda Kanczes was the Raffle Winner)
$    190.00 - Love Gift Donations (6)