5:00 pm [HN] - Angeline Ponist (Battaglia’s)
9:00 am [SJ] - Mike Tomas (Perhoski Family)
11:30 am [HN] - Eva Tabone (Gilbert Family)
12:00 pm [HN] - No Mass
12:00 pm [HN] - Mary Yarnell (Bill Gallagher)
12:00 pm [HN] - Bernard McManus (wife, Irene)
12:00 pm [HN] - Marcia Olexa (Wade Schaming)
8:00 am [HN] - Felix Steimer (Orvis Steimer)
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)
Jan 10 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Frank Provance & Shane Kuszaj
Jan 11 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Katrina Janusek & Maura Brennan
Jan 11 - Sunday - 11:30 am - Autumn Adams & Aaron Adams
BAPTIZED IN CHRIST
Congratulations to the family of Edward Schlessinger Stevens III, who is baptized this weekend.
REST IN PEACE
Please remember Andy Dubyak Sr., Edna Gavlik, Gerald Mihalsky & Alexander Findrick, who died and rose to new life with the Lord this week.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU
- On behalf of Fr. Tom and myself, we would like to thank everyone who was so kind and generous to us during the holidays with your food item gifts, baked goods, monetary gifts, gift cards. We appreciate everything you have done for us because we know it comes from the heart.
- To those who initiated the cards with scratch off instant lottery games. Fr. Dennis has received well over 500 cards with scratch off games. I think I will be scratching a long time.
- To the music ministry and choir, who as always provided us with another memorable Advent/Christmas music to touch our hearts.
- To our maintenance staff: Ray, Joe, Bill & Tom for making the churches beautiful and for following Fr. Dennis’s decorating directions explicitly.
2015 FAMILY CALENDARS
This weekend, we are distributing “Calendars for Families with Children.” They are provided to us by the Teichart – Gracan Funeral Home.
Dear Fr. Dennis: I want to thank you for your truckload of paper goods and food that you recently delivered to Jubilee Soup Kitchen. Amazing! I was overwhelmed. Coming from my home parish St. Joseph and from Christ the Light of the World, this yearly outreach to us is again an important support to me and to our work. That you would continue such a major effort this year is especially meaningful to me. I know that both you and most folks in the parish are dealing with major crosses. Your leadership in mobilizing the parish to be so generous on behalf of the poor is inspiring to me. Your resilient spirit is such an important witness to your parishioners. I was struck how closely you are walking in the footsteps of Jesus and in the spirit of Pope Francis. Your resolute spirit is such a powerful witness to me and such a blessing for the Church. Sister Liguori Rossner
To the two friends and parishioner of St. Joseph who responded to the distressing news about the continual drain on parish savings with a parish debt. I received one check for $5,000.00 and one for $1,000.00. Thank you! It will help greatly. If there are any others from either parish who might want to help their parish in this way, feel free to respond.
HOLIDAY RAFFLE WINNERS
Christ the Light of the World: (B – blue ticket, Y – yellow ticket) – Dec. 25 - #885 – B (B. M. Schorr), Y (Ellie Kovacs), Dec. 26 -#810 – B (not bought), Y (Sharyn Germek), Dec. 27 - #275 – B (not bought), Y (not bought), Dec. 28 - #301 – B (JWF), Y (Robert Moses), Dec. 29 -#777- B (Flo Szpanka), Y (Tom Bevan), Dec. 30 - #964 – B (T & J Binkiewicz), Y (Evelyn Pasternak), Dec. 31 - #490 – B (Mary Regina), Y (Saccameno).
St. Joseph Parish: (white tickets) – Dec. 25 - #885 (Pat Russell), Dec. 26 -#810 (D. Kuchma), Dec. 27 - #275 (Jeff Bedont), Dec. 28 - #301 (not sold), Dec. 29 - #777 (Paulette Kensky), Dec. 30 - #964 (not sold), Dec. 31 - #490 – (not sold).
MARCH FOR LIFE
Will be held in Washington, D.C. on January 22, 2015. The Knights of Columbus are providing a bus. There are 50 seats available. Cost is $25.00 a seat. For information and reservation call Dave Palscey (421-672-2222.)
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.
Is. 60: 1 - 6 Ephs. 3: 2 - 6 Matt. 2: 1 - 12
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR ST. JOSEPH
$ 1,524.25 - December 21, 2014 Offertory
$ 3,654.00 - Christmas Offertory
$ 747.00 - Children & Youth
$ 2,272.00 - December 28, 2014 Offertory
$ 528.00 - December 28, 2014 Debt
$ 669.00 - Christmas Flowers
$ 210.00 - Because I Care
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR CLW
$ 5,139.00 - December 21, 2014 Offertory
$ 9,861.00 - Christmas Offertory
$ 764.00 - Children & Youth
$ 3,081.70 - December 28, 2014 Offertory
$ 104.00 - Utilities
$ 435.00 - Religious Education
$ 1,735.00 - Christmas Flowers
$ 215.00 - Love Gift Donations (7)
NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE
Next week's second envelope will be for Parish Repairs.