This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of November 8

MASS SCHEDULE

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)

Monday - 10:00am [HN Cemetery] - NO MASS
Tuesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Mike and Flo Andrews (Family)
Wednesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Fr. David Schorr (Stephan Jacobs Family)
Thursday - 12:00pm [HN] - Gene Valentovish (Wife and Family)
Friday - 8:00am [HN] - Agnes Cerpani (Mary Kay, Buddy Sekowski and Family)

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Adolph and Irene Kuszaj (Kathy and Jan)
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Robert Denne (Steve Denne Family)
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Joe Kunak  (Wife and Family)

ALTAR SERVERS

Nov 14 - Saturday - 5:00 pm [HN] - Falyn Carr & Frank Provance
Nov 15 - Sunday - 9:00 am [SJ] - Shane Kuszaj & Colby Steinbruegge
Nov 15 - Sunday - 11:30 am [HN] - Jack Cherkes & Katrina Janusek

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Andrew Husar and William Bost, who have died and risen to new life in the Lord. 

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST

Congratulations to the families of Everett Thomas Irwin and Oona Jacqueline Lang Galloway who have been baptized into God’s family.

OUR "TREASURED GIFTS" HOLIDAY VENDOR EVENT

Our Vendor Event will be held this coming Saturday, November 14, from 9am to 3pm in Holy Name Church Hall.  We’ve lined up Vendors, Crafters, Authors, and Singers, giving you a great variety of products to purchase or order either for yourself or as gifts for everyone on your list. There will be Food * Baked Goods * Chinese Auction * Raffles * A Wrapping Station * and More! Mark your calendar and plan to be there!

Anyone wishing to dazzle our eyes and entice our palates with your homemade creations, please contact Dave Pribish at 412-726-0415.  It’s not too late to donate a basket for the Chinese Auction or an item or gift card: call Debbie Stewart at 412-469-0196 or drop it off at the rectory.  We are looking forward to seeing every one of you there!

CHRISTMAS CDs

We’ve had numerous requests for the Christmas CD “Heavenly to Earth” which Debbie Walters and Ray Judy recorded along with Christmas Meditations by Father Dennis.   They are making them available at the Holiday Vender Event November 14 and after all weekend Masses from Nov. 14-29 while supplies last.  The cost is $15 each, 2 for $25, or buy 4 for $50 and get one free.  25% of the proceeds will go towards refurbishing the circle and creating a memorial garden at Holy Name Cemetery where Father Dennis is buried.  

THANKSGIVING BROWN BAG REACHOUT

Our annual “Thanksgiving Brown Bag Reachout” has begunYou 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.   

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.

ELDERLY REACHOUT

We are updating the lists of our parishioners who are homebound or in nursing homes.  If you know of someone who should be added please call the church office or email terry@christthelightoftheworld.org.

DO YOU DO EMBROIDERY?

We are looking for someone to embroider a musical border on the cloth that will cover the table used by the Children’s Handbell Choir.  If interested please call Debbie Walters at 412-853-7354.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

1 Kings 17:10-16
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR ST. JOSEPH

$  2,025.00 - November 1, 2015 Offertory
$      313.00 - Repairs
$      213.00 - All Saints
$        15.00 - Because I Care (2)

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR CLW

$   4,786.50 - November 1, 2015 Offertory
$      649.00 - Upkeep & Maintenance
$      422.00 - All Saints
$       145.00 - Love Gifts (6)