This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of March 1

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Betty Falvo (Joe & Debbie Stewart) 
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Cecelia Larson (family)
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Robert Denne (M/M Aiden Denne)

Monday - 12:00pm [HN] - No Mass
Tuesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Jane Wulff (Mother)
Wednesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Mary Burda (Daughter Arlene Makar & Family)
Thursday - 12:00pm [HN] - Noramae Dipaolo (Flo Husfelt)
Friday - 8:00am [HN] - John & Theresa Ragan (Bill & Mary Ann Adams)

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Ross & Roy Wilcox (Children)
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Bernard McManus (Grandchildren)
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Victoria Abbatangelo (John & Natalie D’Amico)

ALTAR SERVERS

Mar 7 - Saturday - 5:00 pm - Madison Deacon & Olivia Studnicki
Mar 8 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Jack Cherkes & Calvin Terza
Mar 8 - Sunday - 11:30 am -  Maura Brennen and Josh Revak

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Dolores Werntges, Lois Kruszewski, John Lang, Helen Ando who died and rose to new life this week.

WE CELEBRATE (THE RITE OF ELECTION)

We would like to congratulate four members of our parish who are participating in the Rite of Election at the 11:30 Mass this week by signing the “Book of the Elect” in front of our Lenten cross.  They will also be going to St. Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate this rite with other members of the diocese.  The Rite of Election is celebrated at the beginning of Lent and continues for six weeks ending at the Easter Vigil, April 4.  This is a special time of prayer and preparation for the candidates/catechumens who now are named as the Elect.

Our candidates:  Rachel Gilbert, Patricia Rock, Christine Stephenson & Cliff Taylor

CONGRATULATIONS SECOND GRADERS

We would like to congratulate the 13 children from Christ the Light of the World Parish and the 5 children from St. Joseph Parish who celebrated their First Reconciliation on Saturday. Christ the Light of the World:  Danika Conte, Isabella Cifaldi, Ryan Dooen, Jaliyiah Grzyb, Bryce Kameg, Reddik Katchur, Rogan Katchur, Carson Ruffing, Valdez Stuvaints, Maddox Suss, Logan Thomas, Leah Vislosky, Ava Wisniewski.  St. Joseph: Madison Dubyak, Sydney Dubyak, Brennan Fleming, Owen Hamilton, Elana Mayor.

HOAGIE SALE

Hoagies will be sold after all Masses next weekend. We need volunteers to help build them on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 am in the Holy Name Hall. Lots of helping hands make the process go faster, plus it’s a great chance to help your parish while getting to have some fun time with fellow parishioners.

CONFIRMATION NEWS & DATES

We would like to announce that the diocese has informed us that the Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the 9th and 10th grade students of Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Holy Name Church.  Bishop William Winter will be the presiding bishop. 

  • Baptism Certificates:  Every confirmation candidate must get a copy of their baptismal certificate unless they were baptized in Holy Name, St. Hedwig or St. Joseph Church.  Please give to Jim Roman by March 1st.
  • Confirmation Sponsor:  Every Confirmation candidate must choose a sponsor.  They should be a practicing Catholic and have received the Sacraments of Iniation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.) 

FILMING OF MASS

Fr. Dennis and Fr. Tom were contacted this week by the Communications Office of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to ask permission to film the 11:30 Mass on Sunday, March 15.  All are invited.  Last month the office did a filmed interview with Fr. Dennis on how to evangelize a parish.  This film will hopefully be used as a teaching tool for other parishes in the diocese.

2015 INCOME TAX CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

Are available for any parishioner requesting one.  You may call or email the rectory with your request (office@christthelightoftheworld.org.) They will be mailed on the Thursday of the week that you made the request.

BROWN BAG LUNCH BINGO

The Women’s Club of Duquesne is hosting this event on Sunday, March 8th at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Duquesne.  Doors open at noon.  Early Birds at 1pm.  Donation $10.00.  For reservations or tickets call Jeanne Dowdle at 412-466-8059 or 412-466-8535.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE

Mon Yough Catholic School is hosting this performance on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Youghiogheny Country Club.  Ticket Price is $50.00 per person.  Includes valet parking, a sit-down dinner including soft drinks and dessert, followed by an evening of dancing to a live orchestsra.  Cash bar/cocktails beginning at 4:30.  To purchase tickets or for more info contact Amy Sullivan at asullivan@monyoughcatholic.org or 412-672-2360.  Proceeds to benefit Mon Yough Catholic School.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

Sponsored by the Pastoral Care Department at UPMC McKeesport.  This 6-week series will begin Thursday, March 5th and continue through Thursday, April 9th from 1-2:30 PM. This group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It is free to the public.  Parking tokens will be provided at registration.  All sessions are confidential.  To register call 412-664-2057. 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Genesis 22:1-2          Romans 8: 31b-34              Mark 9:2-10

FINANCIAL REPORTS

St. Joseph Parish:
$1,548.00 - February 22, 2015 Offertory
$  382.00 - Debt Reduction

Christ the Light of the World Parish:
$3,937.50 - February 22, 2015 Offertory
$   316.00 - Religious Education
$  673.00 - Utilities
$  125.00 - Love Gift Donations (4)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

Next week's second envelope will be for utilities.