This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of August 23

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Michael Bytzura (Gert)
Sunday - 8:30am [SH] -  James and Alberta Budai (Family)
Sunday - 10:00am [HN] -  Eva Tabone (The Gilbert Family)

Monday - 10:00am [HN Cemetery] - NO MASS
Tuesday - 12:00pm [HN] -  Darlene Meskanick Kessler (Family)
Wednesday - Regina Petrozza Wood (Jim and Paulette Barry)
Thursday - 12:00pm [HN] - Robert Denne (Steve Denne Family)
Friday - 8:00am [HN] - Bridget Midla (Mr. and Mrs. Jim Senato) 

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Walter and Lana Wisniewski (50th Wedding Anniversary)
Sunday - 8:30am [SH] - Agnes McDermitt (Family)
Sunday - 10:00am [HN] - Jack McKeever (Karen Wassel)

ALTAR SERVERS

Aug 29 - Saturday - 5:00 pm -  Schae Binger and Alexandra Ernst
Aug 30 - Sunday - 10:00 am -  Shane Kuszaj and Calvin Terza

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST

Congratulations to the family of Cecelia Jean Zynak who has been baptized into God’s family.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We welcome new members Rebecca Kamauf and Dayton, Dayvhon and Deonjre Jackson to our parish family.

WEDDING BANNS

II Philip Anischenko (CLOW) and Elena Pandolfo
II Michael Opel and Ashley Harding

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Ann Shimkus who died and rose to new life. 

8TH GRADE CCD TEACHER NEEDED

Our 8th grade CCD meets every other Sunday from 10:00am -11:15am.  What a wonderful way to minister to the young people of our parish by sharing your faith and helping them come to know the Lord and the church in a better way. If interested e-mail Colleen at ccd@christthelightoftheworld.org.

CCD REGISTRATION

We offer religious education for grades K thru 8 on Sunday morning from 10:00am to 11:15am using the alternating week schedule (K thru 5 one week) and (6 thru 8 the next week.)  Due to limited space we are only able to offer classes for those who are registered members of CLW and St. Joseph parishes. 

Register Online through August 31st:  To register online, visit the CCD Registration page on the parish website. Within 48 hours you will receive an e-mail letting you know your registration is complete.  If you do not get this email contact Colleen Whitney.

In Person Registration:  Will take place Sunday, September 6th from 10am – 11:15am in Holy Name Hall. The teachers will be there to take registrations and answer any questions. After this date ALL registrations will be closed.  If you do not have access to a computer and cannot make the “in person” registration, call Colleen BEFORE Sept. 4th. 

Baptism Certificate:  New students registering in grades K and 1 will need a CURRENT baptism certificateif they were baptized somewhere other than Holy Name, St. Joseph or St. Hedwig.  If you are transferring from another parish call or e-mail Colleen Whitney before you register:ccd@christthelightoftheworld.org or 412-461-8318.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP

Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin will host a Protecting God's Children Workshop on Saturday, September 12 from 9 am -noon in the Assumption Room in the Religious Education Building.  Please register online at www.diopitt.org.

SEPTEMBER 5/6 - FALL/WINTER WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE BEGINS

Everyone is reminded to pay close attention and keep your weekly bulletin close at hand. In two short weeks, we will be returning to our “Fall and Winter Weekend Mass Schedule.”  The schedule will be as follows:  Saturday evening – 5:00 pm – Holy Name; Sunday morning – 9:00 am – St. Joseph; Sunday morning – 11:30 am – Holy Name.

SPIRITUAL GROUPS FOR MEN AND WOMEN BEGINNING AGAIN

The Women's Spiritual Focus Group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month starting September 2 at 6:30 in the HN Church Hall. The Men's Spiritual Focus Group will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month starting September 10 at 6:30 in HN church.

DESIGNER PURSE BINGO & LUNCHEON

This year's Designer Purse Bingo & Luncheon will be held at Youghiogheny Country Club on Sunday, September 13, 2015. (The Steelers are not playing that Sunday.)  Doors open at 12 noon. Lunch served at 1:00 pm. Bingo begins at 2:00 pm.

  • The event has sold out and we have started a waiting list.  We ask that all reserved tickets be paid for and picked up by September 1st so that any remaining tickets can be sold to those on the waiting list. Price is $30.00 per person and includes lunch. Call the rectory or emailDebbie@christthelightoftheworld.org or send us your order and we will send your tickets.
  • Chinese Auction baskets and any other donations should be dropped off at the rectory by Sept. 1st.

 

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?

Have you thought about the fact that God may be calling you to become a catholic?  Have you been searching for spirituality or meaning in your life?  To help find the answers to these questions, you may want to consider the “Process of Christian Initiation.”

  • Time of Inquiry:  A time when you feel a “tug” in your heart that God is gently nudging you in this direction.  This is a time to seek, ask, question and find if this is the right direction for your life.
  • Who is this process for:  If you have never been baptized, or were baptized in a religion other than Catholic, or were baptized Catholic and never received any other sacraments, then, this process is for you.
  • When do we meet:  Tuesday evenings beginning in October.  If  you are interested or have any questions, call Fr. Tom.  We need to have you registered by the end of September.

"STITCHES OF LOVE" KNITTING/CROCHET GROUP

Our knitting and crochet group will resume meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at 10:00 am in Holy Name Church Hall.  We have had numerous inquiries about our group and the possibility of meeting in the evening.  We will offer an evening session on Thursday, September 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Holy Name Church Hall.  Please plan to join us -- don’t know how to knit – COME AND LEARN!

MEN'S RETREAT

Join with other men from the Diocese September 25, 26, & 27 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, South Side.  Carpooling will be available.  This year’s theme is "Called to Grow in Discipleship."   For info/registration: Paul Ruhl at 412-680-6383 or pruhl@verizon.net or call the retreat center at 412-381-7676.

CATHOLIC MEN'S FELLOWSHIP

The Catholic Men's Fellowship is holding its 10th Annual Gathering of Catholic Men September 19, 2015 at the Pittsburgh Convention Center.  The theme is “I have called you friends.”  Info: www.cmfpitt.org or 724-680-0263.

DIVORCED, WIDOWED OR SEPARATED?

Beginning Experience weekends help widowed, divorced, or separated people to pass through the grief and begin to move forward with their lives. The next weekend will be October 23-25, 2015 at Gilmary Retreat Center in Moon Twp.  Payment arrangements/ possible assistance are available.  Learn more at www.BeginningExperience.org or make a confidential call to Mary at 412-523-2405 or Steve at 412-367-4948.

FREE STROKE SCREENING

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church located at 1600 Brinton Road, Braddock Hills, is hosting this free clinic Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  The entire screening takes only 45 minutes to complete.  This clinic is sponsored by Jefferson Hospital.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA

The Catholic Daughters of America is having an Informational Social Gathering on Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 PM at St. Coleman School cafeteria in Turtle Creek, Pa.  This is an invitation and recruitment meeting to all Catholic Women to join the organization.  For more information, call Lisa McCann at 412-823-2564.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b
Ephesians 5:21-32
John 6:60-69

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR ST. JOSEPH

$       861.00 - August 16, 2015 Offertory
$       168.00 - Assumption
$         70.00 - Because I Care (2)

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR CLW

$    4,057.50 - August 16, 2015 Offertory
$       395.00 - Assumption
$        135.00 - Love Gifts (6)