This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of December 22

MASS SCHEDULE

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)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Mary Meskanick  (Exercise Walk Class)

Tuesday - Christmas Eve

4:00 pm [SJ] - Beatrice Bonacci  (grandchildren)
6:00 pm [HN] - Angeline Ponist (Virginia Jasek)
9:00 pm [HN] - Bess Stipetich, Eleanor Shroads, Phyllis Nestor (Garret/ Carol)

Wednesday - Christmas Day

10:00 am [SJ] - Dave Funk (Ron/Pat Funk)  

Thursday 

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - No Mass

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Orlando Rapacchietta & Carmen Sporio  (Frank/Louise)
9:00 am [SJ] - Jean Ruhe  (Charles Ruhe Family)
11:30 am [HN] - Mattie Hoffman & Family  (dgtr. Garnett)

MASS SERVERS

Dec 24 - Tuesday - 4:00 pm - Trent & Trey Manspeaker
Dec 24 - Tuesday - 6:00 pm - Gabriella & Jackie Emery
Dec 24 - Tuesday - 9:00 pm - Frank & Faith Provance
Dec 24 - Wednesday - 10:00 am - Aaron & Autumn Adams
Dec 28 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Dylan & Alexandra Ernst
Dec 29 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Madison Deacon & Owen Provident
Dec 29 - Sunday - 11:30 am - Maura Brennan & Shane Kuszaj

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)

BE A WELCOMING COMMUNITY

The holidays are a special time of the year to show what a “welcoming community” we are to the many visitors who come to our parishes in Duquesne to experience our beautiful liturgies.  First impressions are lasting impressions!  In order to make a good and lasting impression on our visitors, I would ask that everyone refrain from “saving seats” at  all of our Masses.  If your family members must sit together then make sure you tell them what time Mass is and get there early like everyone else.  There is nothing more “unwelcoming” than to see people come to Mass and be told that “this seat is saved for someone else.”  Many of those for whom the seat is being saved don’t come to Mass regularly anyway.

STAFF - PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS - FINANCNE COUNCIL MEMBERS

Please mark your calendars for Monday, January 27 to meet with Fr. Fred Cain, our regional vicar.  He will meet with the paid staff during the day and the other members of parish leadership of both parishes in the evening in the Holy Name Hall. Your attendance at this meeting is expected.  If you are unable to attend, call Fr. Dennis.

CELEBRATING THE SEASON OF ADVENT

  • 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.
  • 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.”

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.

STOCKING STUFFER "HOLIDAY RAFFLE"

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.   Your ticket returns must be in by December 25 or in the Christmas collection.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS  #4210 NEWS

The Knights of Columbus is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party on December 31 from 8:00 pm to 12:30 am in the Holy Trinity Hall, West Mifflin.  Doors open at 7:30 pm.  BYOB.  Cost of $25.00 includes set ups & pop, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, DJ, favors, buffet and champagne toast at midnight.  For reservations email timmy1825@aol.com.

MARCH FOR LIFE

The annual “March for Life” will be held on January 22, 2014.  The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a bus to go to the march.  Seats are $35.00.  For reservations and details about pick up and departure times, call Dave & Celeste Palcsey (412-672-6222.) Reservations must be made by January 10.

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

Is: 7: 10 - 14                        Rms 1: 1- 7                       Mt. 1: 18 -24

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 3,577.50 - December 15, 2013 Offertory
$    360.00 - Love Gift Donations (9)

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY SECOND COLLECTION

This annual Christmas second collection is designated for “Children and Youth.”  This entire collection is also credited to our Parish Share balance.  Your generosity will go a long way.