This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of August 4



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)


12:00 pm [SJ] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass         


8:00 am [HN] - No Mass


5:00 pm [HN] - Lawrence Weber (Srednicki Family)                        
8:30 am [SH] - Joseph Serenka  (family)
10:00 am [HN] - Rudy Tarabek  (Dave & Gina Pribish)


Aug 10 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Brittany Davis & Maura Brennan
Aug 11 - Sunday - 10:00 am - Jaimie Barca & Shane Kuszaj


Please remember Mary Meskanick who died and rose to new life.


We would like to welcome back to our parish, Fr. Jack Nanz, who will be presiding at Liturgy with us the next two weekends.  Several months ago, Fr. Jack broke his shoulder in several places and was unable to substitute. I hope you will welcome him warmly and prepare for his famous “True Stories……”


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.


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 before August 12.


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 “online” 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.  Online registration will begin on August 5th and end on Monday, September 2nd.  How it works:  Use the online registration form 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
  • 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 ( or 412-461-8318) or call Fr. Dennis.


The Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 8th at the Mifflin Social Club, West Mifflin from 1 pm – 7 pm.  Games 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 not sure what to bring, contact Kristie or Doug.  We also need donations of pepsi and water.

  • Volunteer Meeting:  Lots of people have volunteered to help.  We are having a meeting on Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 in the Holy Name Hall for all volunteers.  We want to make sure all jobs are covered and anyone who wants to help will be given a responsibility.  If you can’t attend the meeting call the numbers below.
  • If you are interested in helping, get in touch with Doug Vranish ( or 412-969-8222 or Kristie England ( or 412-616-2596.
  • Registration begins NOW!  To register, call one of the numbers above or go to  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.


The men of our parishes are invited to participate in our annual “retreat.”  It will be held at the St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, Southside on Sept. 13, 14, 15.  This year’s theme is: “Walking with Jesus – Enpowered by the Spirit.”  For more information contact Paul Ruhl (412-680-6383) or

  • The Pastor’s Word of Encouragement:  As your Pastor, I would highly and enthusiastically encourage all men to give some serious prayerful consideration to this marvelous spiritual opportunity.  As men of faith, we deserve to be the best we can be for ourselves, our family and loved ones.  To be reflective with other men and priest retreat directors gives you that opportunity to be renewed and refreshed and be the best person, man, husband, father, partner, provider that you can be.  Why not give it a try? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Peace,  Fr. Dennis


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.


Alorica (Clairton Rd., West Mifflin) is currently seeking bright, motivated individuals to join our  team of call center agents. Benefits include: paid training, Medical/Perscription Coverage, 401 K, Tuition Reimbursement, Incentive Bonus Programs, Casual Dress Code.  Employment is based on individual merit and qualifications.  Call Kelvin Parnell, Corporate Recruiter (412-650-3883) or


Ecc. 1: 2, 2: 21 - 23             Cols. 3: 1 – 5, 9 - 11                 Luke 12: 13 - 21


$  4,912.25 - July 28, 2013 Offertory
$     402.00 - Parish Religious Education Programs
$     787.00 - Utilities
$     120.00 - Love Gift Donations (2)