This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of December 20

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Jessie Krasuski (Husband Stanley)
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - John/Helen Cicak (Al and Miriam Adams)
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Paul/Irene Simurda (Marilyn)

Monday - 12:00pm [HN] - NO MASS
Tuesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Stella Yusko (Popojan Family)
Wednesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Richard Ruhl (Wife, Marlene)
Christmas Eve - 4:00pm [SJ] - Noramae DiPaolo (Roseann Thomas)
Christmas Eve - 6:30pm [HN] -  Fr. Dennis Colamarino (John Prosperi)
Christmas Eve - 9:00pm [HN] -  Bess Stipetich, Eleanor Shroades, Phyllis Nestor (Garret/Carol)
Christmas Day - 10:00am [SJ] - Anna Marie Kruszka (Tom and Nicole D’Antonio)

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Mattie Hoffman (Garnet)
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Jack McKeever (Josie McKay and Lori Schricker)
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Frank Pych (Paulette and Francine)

ALTAR SERVERS

Dec. 24 - Thursday - 4:00pm [SJ] -  Brittany Davis & Frank Provance
Dec. 24 - Thursday - 6:30pm [HN] -  Autumn & Avi Adams
Dec. 24 - Thursday - 9:00pm [HN] -  Joey Mellon & Calvin Terza
Dec. 25 - Friday - 10:00am [SJ] - Tyler & Ryan Gedman
Dec. 26 - Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Trey & Trent Manspeaker
Dec. 27 - Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Shane Kuszaj & Joey Mellon
Dec. 27 - Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Brittany Davis & Paul Ruhl

CELEBRATING THE SEASON

  • Memorial Christmas Flowers:  Use your “Christmas Flower envelope” to make a donation in memory or honor of a family member, friend or loved one.  Write down their names. Drop in the collection or mail to the rectory until Christmas.  A memorial listing will be published after the Christmas season.
  • Reachout:  reachout with a gift card or monetary donation to help some poor and needy family for Christmas.  Drop in the collection or mail to the rectory. Mark the envelope “Reachout.”
  • The Sacrament Of Reconciliation & Forgiveness:  We will celebrate this sacrament this weekend, December 19/20 at the end of all the weekend Masses in all the churches.  It will be celebrated in a communal, non-judgmental, guilt free way.  For a private confession, give Fr. Tom a call.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Robert Long who died and rose to new life with the Lord this week.

ATTENTION CHRISTIAN MOTHERS

There will be no more meetings until April.  However, we will be attending Sunday Mass as a group on Saturday, January 16, 5pm Mass at HN Church.  The Rosary will be recited at 4:45pm.

ATTENTION ALL WOMEN

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we all need time to reflect on and refresh our Spiritual Life.  The Christian Mothers and Guild cordially invites all women to our one-day Retreat on Tuesday, January 12th at the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse on Rock Run Road in Elizabeth (across from Butler Golf Course).  The Theme of the Retreat is "Women on a Mission".

The day will begin with a meet and greet at 10:00am, the $20 fee will include lunch.  Fr. Tom will celebrate Holy Mass. Our day will conclude around 4-4:30pm.  Please make reservations with either Pat Schorr 412-675-0169 or Carol Worek 412-466-0748. Please join us.  Car pooling will be available.  Reservation deadline, Sunday, January 10th.

"STITCHES OF LOVE" KNIT/CROCHET GROUP

It’s time for a break to enjoy the Christmas Season.  We will resume meeting in early Spring – so enjoy the holidays and watch the bulletin for an announcement this Spring.

HOLIDAY STOCKING STUFFER RAFFLE

We still have plenty of holiday raffle tickets available.  The raffle will run from Dec. 25 thru Jan. 25, 2016 with a $100.00 a day winner based on the evening PA lottery, except Christmas Day and New Years Day will both have a $200.00 winner.  These fundraisers are vital to keeping our parishes alive and well.

  • If you could buy/sell a few extras, we would appreciate it.  Call the church office or put a note in your stub returns on how many you would like, we’ll send them to you and you return the stubs.
  • All tickets must be in by Dec. 24 or though the Christmas Collection.

2016 CATHOLIC CALENDARS

This year’s calendars are out for distribution. They were provided for our parishes by the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY DINNER/DANCE

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #4210 on Thursday, December 31, 8pm – 12:30am,  at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin. Donation - $30.00 per person / $55 per couple. RSVP required by Monday, December 21, to Tim Richards.  Send payments to: Tim Richards c/o Knights of Columbus #4210, 3311 Eisenhower Drive, White Oak, Pa. 15131.

HOMEVILLE VFD BLOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, December 29 from 2 – 7 pm at the Hero-Homeville VFC Small Hall, 3900 Greensprings Avenue in West Mifflin.  To schedule an appointment go to centralbloodbank.org, click on “Make an Appointment” and search for group code C5990014, OR call 866-366-6771.  Walk-ins welcome.  All participating donors will receive a tacky t-shirt! 

END OF YEAR CHARITABLE GIVING

This is the time of the year when many people are looking to make substantial charitable donations for tax write off purposes.  Please consider making that donation to your parish. God knows we can use it and it is certainly appreciated.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Micah 5:1-4a
Hebrews 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-45

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR ST. JOSEPH

$    1,615.00 - December 13, 2015 Offertory
$     402.00 - Utilities
$      321.00 - Immaculate Conception
$       30.00 - Because I Care

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR CLW

$   3,946.50 - December 13, 2015 Offertory
$      562.00 - Immaculate Conception
$     1,441.55 - Hoagie Sale Profit
$      105.00 - Love Gifts (6)

SECOND COLLECTION CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY FOR BOTH PARISHES

This annual Christmas second collection is designated for “Children and Youth.”  This entire collection is also credited to our Parish Share balance.  Your generosity will go a long way.