This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of November 1

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Rudy Tarabek (Jean and Family)
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - ALL SOULS CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - ALL SOULS CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Monday - 10:00am [HN Cemetery] - NO MASS
Tuesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Frank and Louise Belback (Family)
Wednesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Ann Shimkus (Albert and Louise Shimkus)
Thursday - 12:00pm [HN] - Paul and Irene Simurda (Mr. and Mrs. Garger)
Friday - 8:00am [HN] - Richard S. Gorda (James Hornfeck)

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Joe Kunak (Wife and Family)
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Bryce Johnson (Family)
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Elaine Opatick (John and Rita Kocsis)

ALTAR SERVERS

Nov 7 - Saturday - 5:00 pm [HN] - Avi & Autumn Adams
Nov 8 - Sunday - 9:00 am [SJ] - Maura Brennen & Calvin Terza
Nov 8 - Sunday - 11:30 am [HN] - Madison Deacon & Josh Revak

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Carol Ann Ferenz, who has died and risen to new life in the Lord. 

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST

Congratulations to the family of Dylan Edward Dynoske who has been baptized into God’s family.

ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCES

“Books of Remembrances:”  are still in the center aisle of both of our churches for you to write the names of all your deceased family, friends and loved ones who have died and whom you would like to have remembered in a special way at our All Souls celebrations this weekend at the 9:00am and 11:30am Masses.

BROWN BAG LUNCH BINGO

The Women’s Club of Duquesne is sponsoring a Brown Bag Lunch Bingo next Sunday, Nov. 8 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Foster Ave., Duquesne.  The doors open at Noon. Donation is $10. There will be Door Prizes, Chinese Auction, and Share the Wealth.

HOMEMADE HOAGIE SALE AFTER ALL MASSES THIS WEEKEND

We will be selling our homemade hoagies at all the weekend Masses. They are still a great buy for $5.00!

THANKSGIVING BROWN BAG REACHOUT

Our annual “Thanksgiving Brown Bag Reachout” has begun. You are invited to “Reachout with Gifts of Love.”  Every person or family is invited to take a “brown bag” or two distributed around the churches. Attached to each bag is a “color coded needs list” for each particular place identified.  Buy as many items on the list as you wish.  Each bag has identified multiple items so as to give those with limited means the opportunity to participate and only purchase 1 or 2 items.  Put the items in the bag and bring it to church anytime up to and including Thanksgiving Day.  Put the bags in front of the church.  You may take more than one bag.  This project is an educational tool to teach your children to help others, especially the most needy, and how to truly live the Gospel message with actions and not just words.  We try to reach out to the places with the greatest needs, especially those whom society often ignores and tosses aside as unlovable. Jubilee Soup Kitchen:  Sister Liguori Rossner operates this food kitchen to feed the hungry and homeless. Angels Place: provides daycare for low income student moms, so they can be educated and productive parents. Intersection:  under the direction of two nuns, this facility ministers to the poor and homeless and provides weekly meals.  Michaels Place:  St. Vincent De Paul Society provides transitional living and assistance for motivated men who want to lead a clean, sober and responsible life after prison.  Healthy Start House:  give women and children the chance to start a healthy life.  Gateway Braddock:  provides services to those coming from prison to transition to a work and home environment.

THANKSGIVING NEWS

  • Thanksgiving Mass:  One of our favorite Masses!  Don’t miss this spiritual and meaningful celebration in Holy Name Church – 10:00 am Thanksgiving morning.
  • Thanksgiving Reachout:  You can make a monetary donation to help a needy family for Thanksgiving. Drop the donation in the collection or mail to the rectory.  Mark the envelope “reachout.” Another easy way to participate is by donating some “Food Store Gift Cards.”  Drop them in the collection or mail to the rectory.
  •  Cans of Coins:  Start saving your coins/change for our traditional “coin offering” at our Thanksgiving Liturgy which helps needy families.  This is another way to teach your children about charitable giving.
  • Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet:  will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29 in the Holy Name Hall from 9 am – 1:30 pm and hosted by the Caring Ministry. Menu includes:  eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, rolls, juice. Donation:  Adults - $7.00, Children 12 & under - $4.00 (first child), other family children eat free. Volunteers:  to help that morning call Debbie Lesko (412-694-6149) or Terry Fuller (412-466-4223) or terry@christthelightoftheworld.org.   

HOLIDAY VENDOR EVENT NOVEMBER 14

Our “Treasured Gifts” Holiday Vendor Event is only 2 weeks away!  It will take place from 9am to 3pm in Holy Name Church Hall.  You will not want to miss it! There will be a variety of vendors, a holiday bake sale, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, refreshments and more.  The table fee for vendors is $25 plus $5 if electricity is needed. For more info contact Debbie Walters at 412-853-7354 or debobrian1@aol.com.  If you would like to donate a Chinese auction basket or make a monetary donation towards one, contact Debbie Stewart at 412-469-0196 or debbie@christthelightftheworld.org.  If you would like to show off your confectionery skills by donating baked goods, please contact Dave Pribish at 412-726-0415.

ATTENTION CHRISTIAN MOTHERS

In order to make our Christian Mothers more visible in the parishes, we will begin attending 1 monthly Sunday Mass as a group beginning Sunday, November 8, 11:30am at HN Church.  The Rosary will be recited at 11:15 before Mass.  We will alternate Worship sites and Mass times monthly.

JOINT PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING

There will be a joint parish pastoral council meeting for Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes to be held on Wednesday, November 11 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Holy Name Hall.  Event chairpersons, as well as organization officers should be prepared to give reports. All parishioners are welcome to attend and learn what is going on in your parish and perhaps learn ways you might better participate.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5: 1-12a

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR ST. JOSEPH

$    1,199.00 - October 25, 2015 Offertory
$     334.00 - Debt Reduction
$      176.00 - World Mission Sunday
$     275.00 - Because I Care (3)

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR CLW

$   3,342.00 - October 25, 2015 Offertory
$      763.00 - Utilities
$      365.00 - Religious Education
$      233.00 - World Mission Sunday
$     260.00 - Love Gifts (10)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

Next week's second envelope for St. Joseph will be for Utilities.