This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of August 10



5:00 pm [HN] - Joseph Serenka  (Anna Mae & family)
8:30 am [SH] - Bo, Gert, Vice Kollar  (Phyllis & Ginny)
10:00 am [HN] - Elaine Pych  (Ann  Radakovich)


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass


12:00 pm [HN] - Andy, Sophie, Don Pellasce  (Ron/ Hilda Krutz)

Thursday - Assumption Vigil

6:00 pm [HN] - Michael Maloney Jr. (Trainor fam.)

Friday - Assumption

12:00 pm [HN] - Betty Falvo (Pat/ Jhon Beckinger)


3:00 pm [HN] - Wedding of Derek Severns & Ashley Molanick
5:00 pm [HN] - Lou Richards  (wife & children)
8:30 am [SH] - Ramon Jakub  (Jim/Judy Hubbard)
10:00 am [HN] - Al & Marge Mihalco  (Mihalco Family)


Aug 15 - Friday - 12:00 pm - Avi & Aaron Adams                        
Aug 16 - Saturday - 10:00 am - Trent & Trey Manspeaker
Aug 17 - Saturday - 10:00 am - Madison Deacon & Owen Provident


Please remember Frank Pugliano and Betty Novak, who died and rose to new life with the Lord this past week.


III  Derek Severns (West Mifflin) &  Ashley Molanick (CLW)


The ALS Association of Western Pa. is sponsoring a “Walk to Defeat ALS” on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Point State Park.  Parishioners from Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph have started a team to participate in the walk in honor of Fr. Dennis called “Team Fr. Dennis.”  You can join the team as a walker or donor.  You can make a donation to a team walker or drop your donation in the collection or mail to the rectory. Our goal is $10,000.00. So far, we have collected $4,508.00 and have commitments from 65 walkers.

  • Information:  Visit the "Team Fr. Dennis" page on the ALS Website to get involved. There you will find info on how to participate, how to donate, how to be on the team, etc. Information can also be found on the flyer around the churches. This event can be fun for everyone — individuals, families, young and old. Any questions, call Aggie Sanker at 412-276-1222.
  • Extra Team T-Shirts:  All walkers are being provided with team t-shirts and are asked to contact Aggie Sanker with their size. Others can place an order by calling (412-276-1222). Adult sizes S to 3XL are $10.00; youth sizes are $6.00. Orders must be placed by August 15th. Shirts can be picked up after all Masses the weekend of August 30/31.
  • Team Fr. Dennis Buttons:   Fr. Jack Nanz has made special buttons for this walk.  They are $1.00 each.  Get one and wear it to show and advertise this event.  You will find them in the back of church this weekend.
  • Registration for the Walk:  begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Point State Park.  The walk begins at 10:00 am.


This Friday, August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption and is a holyday. The Mass schedule is listed above for your attention and convenience.


We offer CCD Classes for grades K thru 8 on Sundays (every other week) from 10 am – 11:15 am for registered families of Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes.  Registration is Beginning!

  • Online registration:  will begin August 1 and end August 31.  After you registration is submitted, you will receive an auto response confirming your submitted registration.  To register on line, go to our web page at and click on the link to register.
  • In Person Registration: will take place on Sunday, September 7th from 10 am – 11:15 am in the Holy Name Hall. Teachers will be there to answer any of your questions.  After this date, registrations will be closed and we will accept no other registrations.

  • Other News:  If you do not have access to a computer, then call Colleen before Sept. 4 at (412-461-8318.)  Also, new students is K or 1st grade, who were baptized somewhere other than CLOW or St. Joseph need to submit a copy pf their baptismal certificate.


Plans are well under way for our second annual joint parish family picnic. For the 200 people that attended last year, it was quite the memorable experience. We hope to build on that momentum and have even a bigger, better fun filled experience for everyone of all ages.

  • When/Where:  It will be held on Sunday, August 24 from 1 – 7 pm at the West Mifflin Social Club, 4025 Irene St., West Mifflin.
  • Featuring:  Kids games and prizes, horseshoes, volleyball, corn hole games, music & dancing.  Menu includes: Hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and more covered dishes, salads desserts and appetizers than you could imagine.
  • Reservations:  ARE OPEN NOW!!!  Kristie England will take reservations and side dish requests @412-616-2596 or and Dave Pribish will take dessert requests @412-726-0415.  We are asking for everyone to bring a side dish or dessert and pop or water.


A fun filled afternoon is being planned at the Youghigheny Country Club on Sunday, September 14, 2014 (The Steelers are not playing that Sunday.) Come out and join in the fun and excitement of winning a designer purse! Doors open at 12 noon. Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm. Bingo begins at 2:00 pm. 

  • Prizes include Vera Bradley, Coach, Dooney & Burke, Tori Burch, Michael Kors and many other designers. There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50, and strip tickets. All proceeds will be split between Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes.
  • Price is $30.00 per person, includes lunch. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 7. To order your’s, call the rectory or email
  • Get a bunch of your family members and friends for a “Ladies Day Out.”
  • If anyone would like to donate a chinese auction basket or make a monetary donation towards the purchase of a designer prize, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • Volunteers:  Anyone who may want to help in some capacity is invited to a volunteers meeting on Monday, August 4 at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.


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 answers to these questions, you may want to consider the “Process of Christian Initiation.”

  • 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 right direction for your life.
  • Who is this process for:  If you have never been baptized, or were baptized 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:  Tuesday evenings beginning in October.  If interested or have any questions, call Fr. Dennis.  We need to have you registered by the end of September


We would like all men of our parishes to consider making a retreat with other men of our parishes this year.  It will be held at St. Paul Monastery, Southside on Sept. 26 thru 28.   This years theme is:  “Bringing Hope and Compassion to a Hurting World.”  Contacts and other info will be forth coming.


Overnight trip to Senaca Niagra Casino.  October 15 & 16.  Call Mel (412-466-3461) if interested.


1 Kgs. 19: 13 - 19                 Rms. 9: 1 - 5                     Mt. 14: 22 - 33  


$  4,867.35 - August 3, 2014 Offertory
$     953.50 - Parish Upkeep & Maintenance
$     320.00 - Love Gift Donations (9)