This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of July 28

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Catherine Falvo  (DoDo Sakson)                                  
8:30 am [SH] - Louise Belback  (family)
10:00 am [HN] - Marcia Olexsa (Deacon & Taylor Families)

Monday

12:00 pm [SJ] - Barbara Sturms  (mother, Anna Mae Sturms)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Fred Barker  (family)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Judy Adams  (Ron & Lucille Smith)

Thursday 

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass         

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - No Mass

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Ed & Thelma Wisbar  (Marilyn & Steve)                           
8:30 am [SH] - Bo & Gert Kollar  (nieces)
10:00 am [HN] - Joseph Ponist  (children & grandchildren)

MASS SERVERS

Aug 3 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Madison Lapp & Josh Revak 
Aug 4 - Sunday - 10:00 am - Madison Deacon & Justin Molanick

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Jennie Chavis & Nellie Kostelnik who died and rose to new life.

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the families Aubriana Elizabeth &  Kendall Dawn Cimba and Avery JoAnn Pollock, all who were baptized into God’s family this week.

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?

Have you thought about the fact that God may be calling you to become a Catholic?  Have you been searching for spirituality or meaning in your life?  To help find the answer to these questions, you may want to consider the “Process of Christian Initiation” which will begin in October. 

  • Time of Inquiry:  A time when you feel a “tug” in your heart that God is gently nudging you in this direction.  This is a time to seek, ask, question and find if this is the direction for your life.
  • Who is this process for? If you have never been baptized, or were baptize in another religion other than Catholic or were baptized Catholic and never received any other sacraments, then this process is for you.
  • When do we meet? Monday evenings. If interested, or have any questions, give Fr. Dennis a call.

ATTENTION ALL LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, SERVERS

In a few weeks, we will be putting together the liturgical minister schedules for Sept. thru Dec. If anyone has any specific requests, email them to greg@christthelightoftheworld.org before August 12.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - CCD NEWS - COMING YEAR

The 2013/2014 CCD year and registration will soon be upon us.  We offer religious education for grades K thru 8 on Sunday morning from 10:00 am to 11:15 am using the alternating week schedule (K thru 5 one week) and (6 thru 8 the next week.)  Due to limited space we are only able to offer classes for those who are registered members of Christ the Light of the World Parish and St. Joseph Parish up to July 1, 2013.  You may register “on line” or “in person.”

  • On Line Registration:  Once again this year we will be offering “online registration” for those who would like to take advantage of it.  On line registration will begin on August 5th and end on Monday, September 2ndHow it works:  Go to the parish website (www.christthelightoftheworld.org) and click on CCD registration and follow the prompts.  After your registration is submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with in 48 hours that  your registration has been accepted.  If you do not receive an e-mail within the allotted time notify Colleen at ccd@christthelightoftheworld.org
  • In Person Registration:  Will take place on Sunday, September 8th from 10 am – 11:15 am in the Holy Name Hall. The teachers will be there to take registrations and answer any questions you may have. After this date ALL registrations will be closed.  If you miss our month long registration period, we invite you to register with us next year.
  • Baptism Certificate:  For new students registering in grades K and 1, parents will need to get a updated baptism certificate if their children were baptized somewhere other than Holy Name, St. Joseph or St. Hedwig.

Any other questions and concerns may be directed to Colleen Whitney (ccd@christthelightoftheworld.org or 412-461-8318) or call Fr. Dennis.

JOINT PARISH PICNIC BEING PLANNED

We are planning an exciting “Joint Parish Family Picnic” to be held on Sunday, September 8th at the Mifflin SociaClub, West Mifflin from 1 pm – 7 pm.  We hope that you will mark your calendars and plan to attend this event.  There are lots of plans being made.  We are having games and face painting for the kids.  Music and Dancing.  Dinner will be served at 4:00 pm.  The parishes will provide the entrees and those attending are asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert.  You will be asked to bring something so we don’t have multiples of one items.  BYOB. 

  • If you are interested in helping or attending, get in touch with Doug Vranish (douglasvranish@yahoo.com) or 412-969-8222 or Kristie England (kristieengland510@hotmail.com) or 412-616-2596.
  • More details will be available in the coming weeks.  Registration kickoff will begin August 1, 2013.  To register, call one of the numbers above or go to clowpicnic@yahoo.com.
  • This event will be a great way for families of both parishes to meet each other, as well as the many new families who have joined to get to know us better.

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once again planning its “Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration” for couples who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  This year’s event will take place on Sunday, October 20 at St. Paul Cathedral at 2:30 pm.  If you are celebrating you 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2013, and would like to receive and invitation, call the rectory or drop a note in the collection basket by August 12th.

POLISH DAY AT KENNYWOOD

Will be held this year on Tuesday, August 6.  Ethnic food, music, baked goods and Fr. Miro’s famous potato pancakes and pickles.  Mass will be celebrated at 3 pm followed by free dancing to the “Polka Family Band.” All Day Ride Tickets (ages 3 thru 54) - $26.00.  These can be used also any other day of the Park Season.  Seniors (ages 55 thru 69) - $16.00. Seniors (over age 70) - $10 with coupon. These senior tickets can be used only on August 6.  For tickets and coupons, call Betty Kolano (412-371-1827.)

ST. MARK PARISH FESTIVAL

St. Mark Parish, Liberty Boro will hold it’s summer festival on Thursday, Friday, Saturday – August 1,2,3.  3WS will sponsor a Sports Challenge on Thurs. Aug. 1 and broadcast live from 6 -  8 pm.  Rides, games, specialty baskets, sports raffle, wheelbarrow of cheer, nightly money prizes, Bingo, Lottery and Gift Card extravaganza too.  Entertainment, nightly food specials including homemade haluski, pierogies, and stuffed cabbage. Booths open at 5:00 pm.  Rides start at 6:00 pm. 

ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW

The West Mifflin Garden Club will hold its 56th Annual Flower & Vegetable Show on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 – 7 pm and Sunday, Aug. 4 from 10 am – 3 pm at the St. Elias Church Social Hall, Homestead/Duquesne Rd., Munhall.  The show is free and open to the public.  For information, call Howard Caspar (howc31@verizon.net.)

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Gn. 18: 20 - 32             Cols. 2: 12 - 14                 Luke 11: 1 - 13

FINANCIAL REPORT

$  3,957.60 - July 21, 2013 Offertory
$  2,753.50 - Fr. Dennis Prayer Wrist Band Donations (given to Susan Komen Cancer Research)
$     195.00 - Love Gift Donations (10)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

Next week's second envelope will be for Pairsh Upkeep & Maintenance.