This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of January 11

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Michael Maloney Jr. (family)
9:00 am [SJ] - Norman J. & Adelaide Hart (Pat & Jhon)
11:30 am [HN] - Elvera Lauris  (Dr. Pat Petrozza)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Bernie Ballough  (Paul/Colleen Budai)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Fr. Robert Turner  (M/M Robert Yurko)

Thursday

12:00 pm [HN] - Mike Jugan  (M/M George Miteff)

Friday

8:00 am [HN] - Ed Carek  (Kazkocsky Family)

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Michael Bytzura (family)
9:00 am [SJ] - Dolores Hinerman  (M/M Ken Steiner)
11:30 am [HN] - John Sabol Sr.  (family)

ALTAR SERVERS

Jan 17 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Schae Binger & Falyn Carr
Jan 18 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Ryan & Tyler Gedman
Jan 18 - Sunday - 11:30 am -  Trent & Trey Manspeaker

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST

Congratulations to the family of Charlotte Rose Dubyak, who is baptized this weekend.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember  Dorothy Dittman and Dolores Scalise, who rose to new life with the Lord.

NEW ORGAN CONSOLE ARRIVES

The new organ consol that we purchased for Holy Name Church has arrived from the Netherlands.  This past week was spent disconnecting the old consol, lifting the new one onto the choir loft, making the intricate connections so everything works appropriately.  As of the printing of this bulletin, the connecting work was not finished, so I don’t know if we will be hearing the new consol this weekend.

  • Organ Re-Dedication Blessing:  Since music is such an integral part of our parish liturgical life, we thought it appropriate to bless and rededicate this wonderful instrument.  We have scheduled it for the weekend of February 7/8.  Details will be made available in the coming weeks.

FIRST RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) & FIRST COMMUNION FOR SECOND GRADERS

We have scheduled a  training session for all parents whose children are in second grade and who will be celebrating their First Confession and First Holy Communion in the Spring.   It will be held on Sunday, January 18 after the 11:30 am Mass, in the Holy Name Hall.  All parents are expected to be present.  Since children will be here for CCD and then attending Mass, they and the parents will have a light snack and then Nancy Lesko will conduct the session.  Guidelines, worksheets, work books and instructions will be given out.  The session will last about one hour.

2015 CATHOLIC SCHOOL & PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COLLECTION ENVELOPES

ou may pick up your 2015 contribution envelopes in the Holy Name vestibule.  CCD students should receive theirs at class on Sunday.  If you do not receive any, call the rectory and we will get some for you.

HOLIDAY RAFFLE WINNERS

Christ the Light of the World:  (B – blue ticket, Y – yellow ticket) –Jan. 1 - #471 – B (not bought), Y (not bought), Jan. 2 -#805 – B (Beth Verdecchia), Y (Pat Gardner), Jan. 3 - #911 – B (not bought), Y (not bought), Jan. 4 - #565 – B  (Cathy Conroy),  Y (not bought),  Jan. 5 -#269- B (not bought), Y (Natalie D’Amico), Jan. 6 - #950 – B (not bought), Y (Phyllis Newmyer), Jan. 7 - #927 – B (not bought), Y (not bought, Jan. 8 - #659 – B (Karen Hoblak), Y (not bought).

St. Joseph Parish: (white tickets) – Jan. 1 - #471 (not bought), Jan. 2 -#805 (John Ruhl), Jan. 3 - #911 (Cynthia Tutera), Jan 4 - #565 (Melanie Vitous), Jan. 5 - #269 (not bought), Jan. 6 - #950 (not bought), Jan. 7 - #927 – (not bought), Jan. 8 - #659 (Cynthia Tutera).

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH BOILER ISSUE

Do we really need to keep the church heated? The answer is YES!!  During our recent routine inspection of St. Joseph Church, we found parts and valves on the two church hot water heating boilers leaking.  These are a part of the combustion safety control and pressure relief systems which automatically moniter safe boiler operation.  Some of the parts are between 55 and 65 years old and can’t be replaced.  We are going to repair and update the hot water heating boilers and related systems.  The estimated cost of this issue will be between $2,900.00 & $3,400.00.  A final cost will be given when the work is completed.  If anyone would like to take care of this expense, call Fr. Dennis  or we will have to make another withdrawal from savings.

HELP WANTED

St. Joseph House of Hospitality has been providing shelter for older homeless men since 1937.  In 1974, it moved into Rosalia Founding Hospital in Pittsburgh Hill District and has been operating there ever since.  The Pittsburgh Foundation has announced a campaign for Housing and Homeless until December 31.  During this time your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.  You can give online www.pittsburghgives.org

For more information on St. Joe’s House visit Catholic Charities website www.ccpgh.org or ask parishioner Victoria Laban, (412-521-0740) who is a regular volunteer there.

PARISH SHARE UPDATE REPORTS

St. Joseph: To date, we have received $18,752.00 in outright donations and pledge payments from 75 donors towards our goal of $21,781.00.  This leaves us a balance of $3,029.00.  Thanks to the parishioners who stepped up after last months report to make this goal achievable.  If we go over the goal the money will be put into savings for repairs and improvements.

Christ the Light of the World: To date, we have received $48,594.00 in outright donations and pledge payments from 166 donors towards our goal of $54,961.00.  This leaves us a balance of $6,367.00.  Thanks to the parishioners who stepped up after last months report to make this goal achievable. If we go over the goal, the money will be put towards repairs and improvements.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Is. 60: 1 - 6                  Ephs. 3: 2 - 6              Matt. 2: 1 – 12

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR ST. JOSEPH

$  1,715.50 - January 4, 2015 Offertory
$     423.00 - Repairs
$     257.00 - January 1, 2015 Offertory
$     135.00 - Because I Care

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR CLW

$  8,120.50 - January 4, 2015 Offertory
$     671.00 - Upkeep & Maintenance
$     257.00 - Solemnity of Mary
$  5,783.00 - Reachout/Monetary Donations for both parishes
$     300.00 - Love Gift Donations (8)