This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of July 7



5:00 pm [HN] - Beatrice Bonacci  (children)                                     
8:30 am [SH] - Mass of Thanksgiving – Lawrence Adams
10:00 am [HN] - Stephen & Josephine Adams  (Jean Petroski)


10:00 am [SJ] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - Angeline Ponist  (Mary Rucks)


12:00 pm [HN] - Well Being of Jeff Walters (Krutz Cousins)


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass (Priest Clergy Council)


8:00 am [HN] - No Mass (Priest Day of Recollection)


5:00 pm [HN] - Jack Jubak  (wife, Kelly & Jamie)                                    
8:30 am [SH] - Clara Jeroski  (children & grandchildren)
10:00 am [HN] - Deceased of the Missaggio & Knoll Familes (Jean Tarabek)


July 13- Saturday - 5:00 pm - Faith & Frank Provance
July 14 - Sunday - 10:00 am - Cody Fagan & Lani McCormick


Congratulations to the family of Cora Jane Dynoske, who was baptized into God’s family this weekend.


We would like to congratulate Fr. Larry Adams on his ordination to the priesthood for the Diocese of Pittsburgh last Saturday.  We would like to welcome him back to Duquesne this weekend to celebrate the 8:30 am Mass in St. Hedwig Church. We would also like to welcome his family and friends who are with us today.

Larry is the only priest being ordained this year for the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  He will begin his first priestly assignment on July 15 at St. Lousie de Marillac Parish, Upper St. Clair, Pa.


  • Bag Day:  Monday is the last day of this great market.  It is “Bag Day.”  Buy a bag for $1.00 and fill it to the top with any of the indoor items available
  • Chinese Auction Prizes:  We have some wonderful prizes. Stop by and buy a few chances.
  • Food Items:  Our menu this year will consist of:  Meatball Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Kielbasi & Kraut, Haluski; Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, pop, water.  Stop by for lunch or get some take out items.  The socialization is great.
  • Baked Goods Sale:  We will be offering a variety of baked goods.  Please plan on baking something to be sold and bring them to the hall on Monday morning.
  • Volunteers:  Fr. Dennis needs help with the outdoor portion of this sale. We need lots of volunteers at 7 am to set up. With enough help it takes about 1 hour.  He also needs people to stay for the sale.  And we need help at 12:30 pm to help with tear down and load up the multi-axle truck that Fr. Tom Lewandowski is bringing to deliver the left over items to Appalacchia.
  • Items for Sale:  There are still lots and lots of great items for sale.  There is lots of furniture, household items, televisions, and lamps, anything to fully furnish a house or your child’s college dorm room or apartment. 


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 ( or 412-969-8222 or Kristie England ( or 412-616-2596.
  • More details will be available in the coming weeks.  Registration kickoff will begin July 20,2103
  • 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.


A few months ago, the Glenn & Linda Westerlund family (former members of Christ the Light of the World Parish) made a plea through the bulletin on behalf of their 23 year old son whose kidney was diseased and was in urgent need of a transplant.  Here is information on this situation that I received this week.

Dennis:  I wanted to let you know that my son, Glenn Jr. will be having his kidney transplant on July 10th.  After 23 years and a seemingly normal life except for the slight inconveniences of what he could or could not eat, it’s finally time.  He played college basketball and golf, is a strong looking 6’4” 190 pound guy who is very kind and considerate.  My brother, Pat was the one, of very many people who chose to volunteer to help him, who the doctors chose to ask to donate one of his kidneys as a gift of life.  We are incredibly overwhelmed by everyone’s act of love.  It was the large number of parishioners among so many others who prayed for his life at birth and into his early childhood when we weren’t sure he would live, that got him through that stage.  I watch the video frequently when I stood in front of the congregation at his “other” baptism when I witnessed the power of prayer. I never wavered in my faith, nor should you, that God had a plan and He chose to let Glenn live.  Sometimes we don’t hear God’s message because we want something and don’t understand His plan for us. 

I hope you make it through your journey as well as Glenn has made it through his. Regardless, I will never forget your care of everyone, especially me.  Keep us in your prayers even though you have a huge burden yourself. Obviously, prayer works.  It has for me all my life, even when I didn’t realize it.  God Bless You and thanks,  Glenn Westerlund


In doing next year’s parish budgets for both parishes, we discovered that because of the rising costs of manufacturing and shipping, votive candles provided for the parishioners as a beautiful sacramental were becoming an added expense to the parish and we were taking funds from our ordinary income to pay for this convenience when they should be paying for themselves.  The pastor and both finance councils recommend that the donation for 7 day votive candles will now be $5.00 and the 4 hour votives will be $1.00 each.  We want to keep the beautiful tradition alive as long as we possible can. Lighting a candle in church is meaningful,  prayerful and in many ways sentimental.  Thank you for making this continue.


Each day come bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. (Ruth Ann Schabacker)


Is. 66: 10 - 14             Gal. 6: 14 -18                Luke 10 : 1 - 12


$   4,212.40 - June 23, 2013 Offertory
$      865.00 - Parish Utilities
$      125.00 - Love Gift Donations (4)