This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of March 3

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Michael Maloney Jr.  (David Maloney)
9:00 am [SJ] - Joyce Mayer  (Aileen Vukovich)
11:30 am [HN] - Charles P. Tomovcsik  (Don Weber Family)              

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Elizabeth Yallum  (Paul & Colleen Budai)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - John & Teresa Ragan  (Bill & Mary Adams)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Helen Tomovcsik  (son & family)

Thursday

12:00 pm [HN] - John Koller  (family)

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Elsie Lyskava  (Horgas Family)
12:00 pm [HN] - Stations of the Cross

Next Saturday/Sunday  

5:00 pm [HN] - Ross & Roy Wilcox  (children)
9:00 am [SJ] - Jerome & Agnes Funk  (Ron & Pat Funk family)
11:30 am [HN] - Stephen & Josephine Adams  (Dave & Lisa Melkon)  


MASS SERVERS

Mar 9 - Saturday - 9:00 am - Shane Kuszaj & Madison Lapp
Mar 10 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Tyler Gedman & Colby Steinbruegge
Mar 10 - Saturday - 11:30 am - Gabriella & Jacqueline Emery

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome James & Carol Reis, who have come to join our parish this week.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Rudy Tarabek, who died and rose to new life with the Lord.

BISHOP DAVID ZUBIK TO VISIT DUQUESNE

I recently received a call from Bishop Zubik’s office, informing me that he wished to come to celebrate liturgy in Duquesne. He requested that since he has not said Mass in St. Joseph Church, that he wished to celebrate Mass there.  I have confirmed his invitation.  He will celebrate the 9:00 am Mass, March 24 (Palm Sunday.)  I have been told that the seminarians from St. Paul Seminary will accompany him.  I am extending the invitation for them to attend our Caring Ministry Breakfast Buffet that morning as our guests.

CONGRATULATIONS SECOND GRADERS

We would like to congratulate the 12 children from Christ the Light of the World Parish and the 2 children from St. Joseph Parish who celebrated the “Sacrament of Reconciliation” for the first time on Saturday morning.  Christ the Light of the World Parish children:  Tori Carr, Nico DeFrancesco, Felicity Graham, Niyah Hill, Morgan Horvat, Dilan Kumpf, Michael Ross, Athena Steinbruegge, Mason Suss, Derek Taylor, Trinity Tewell, Erica Thomas, Brianna Ziemke.  St. Joseph Parish children: Edrea Burgwin, Emma Sekely

OUTREACH PARTICIPATION

  • Feed the Hungry (with dignity and ease): Instead of bringing food, we are asking you to donate food gift cards.  Those who receive can get what they need; everyone young and old can participate.  Drop them in the collection or mail to the rectory.  If you want to make a monetary donation, do the same.  Mark the envelope, “Feed the Hungry.”
  • Coin Collection: Save those coins to be offered on Holy Thursday for the needy and the poor.

MIKE'S FIGHT - BEING CHRIST FOR OTHERS

JOIN THE FIGHT to support the Mike and Megan Walters family as they battle Mike’s aggressive form of leukemia and do what we do best………. HELP OTHERS! 

  • Kick off Event:  Saturday, March 16Beer and Wine Tasting – “Pour for a Cure”will be held in the Holy Name Hall from 6:30 – 10:00 pm.  We will be tasting 6 types of beers; 8 types of wines – 3 white & 3 red & 2 homemade.  There will be appetizers and light snacks.  You are invited to bring a hot or cold hors d’oeuvres or a dessert for sharing.  We are selling ONLY 150 places for this event.  Donation is $25.00.   There will be a 50/50 raffle and specialty baskets.
    How you can help: 

    Come to the event
    bring some friends for a great cause and lots of fun for a great evening out. Donate: A specialty basket, or food item, monetary donation to defray the cost, a case of water, pepsi or diet pepsi.
    Sponsor a Tasting Table:  for a $100.00 donation you can have your business or family name on a tasting table.
    Reservations & Tickets:
      To make a reservation, go to mikesfight@yahoo.com  and place your order for tickets.  Send your donation to the rectory and we will send you your tickets.
  • Online Giving:  We have set up a “bucket” on the parish website so donations can be given electronically.  We are going to have a “link” on the site so everyone can be informed and updated.
  • Donations:  Monetary donations can be sent to the rectory.  Make checks to “Friends of the Needy” on the memo line note “Mikes Fight.”

EASTER BUNNY RAFFLE

Invitations were sent inviting parishioners to participate in this successful fundraiser.  It will run from March 31 thru April 30 with a $100.00 winner each day, except Easter Sunday & April 12 (Income Tax Day) - $200.00  prize.  The winner is based on the PA daily 3 digit evening lottery.  This is a great gift for an Easter basket stuffer, as well as a great way to support YOUR parish.  If you could buy a few extras, it would really help out.

HOMEMADE HOAGIE SALE

Will be held the weekend of March 9/10, and Saturday morning.  They are $5.00. Volunteers:  are asked to report at 8 am.  We have lots of fun and with lots of help we are usually done in 3 hours. It is a great way for those who work during the week to help out and participate in keeping YOUR parish alive and well.

CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

After all the weekend Masses on March 16/17. We will celebrate communally in a guilt free, non-judgmental way.  The format will be the same as the last few liturgical seasons.  Fr. Tom Dansak, will be here.  Anyone wishing a private confession during Lent should call Fr. Dennis.

THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU

The Diocese is asking all churches in the Diocese to participate in this program for those who have been alienated from the church.” Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes will collaborate with Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport so that we  can offer this mandated program as well as keep those coming safe. Holy Name Church will be open 5:00 – 5:45 pm on Wednesday, March 6 and Corpus Christi Parish will be open 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  Fr. Dennis & Fr. Steve Kresak will both be present.

YEARLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

We are now ready to begin preparing the “Yearly Financial Statements” for your monetary contributions to the church during the year 2012.  To request yours, you may call the parish office (412-469-0196 – during the week) or email your request at office@christthelightoftheworld.org.  They will be mailed to you the Friday after you make your request.

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP

“A Day Together” – the 8th annual gathering of Catholic Men sponsored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Does God answer your prayers? Does God have a place in your life? You are not alone. Learn the causes and real life solution to the most alarming phenomena affecting American men in our time.  April 6, 2013 – A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University.

Pre-registration is $35.00 by March 24. Carpooling available.  For more information, contact Pat Kerr (412-999-5272) or patjksr@comcast.net or Paul Ruhl (412-680-6383) or paruhl@netzero.net  

ETHNIC EASTER EGG WRAPS

G. C. U. #117 is making (Pysanky) Ukranian/OldWorld/Slavic Pin Designs. $4.00 per pack of 12 wraps.  Call Ann (412-466-7294) to place an order.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Ex. 3: 1- 8, 13 - 15           1 Cor. 10: 1 – 6 , 10 - 12               Jn. 4: 5 - 42

FINANCIAL REPORT

$   4,850.50 - February 24, 2013 Offertory
$      505.00 - Parish Religious Education Programs
$      890.00 - Utilities
$      220.00 - Love Gift Donations (9)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

This week's second envelope will be for Home Missions & Human Development.