This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of August 9

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Jessie Krasuski (Husband Stanley)
Sunday - 8:30am [SH] - Bo, Gert, and Vince Kollar (Ginny/Phyllis)
Sunday - 10:00am [HN] - Elaine Pych (M. Petrozza Family)

Monday - 10:00am [HN Cemetery] - NO MASS
Tuesday - 12:00pm [HN] -  Bridget Midla (Mary Ann Sucevic)  
Wednesday - 12:00pm [HN] -  Tarabek-Lippai Family (Jean Tarabek)     
Thursday - 12:00pm [HN] -  Janet Papp Brodzinski (Dave & Pat Grosser)   
Friday - 8:00am [HN] -  Joseph Ponist (Family)   

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Gene Valentovish (Wife & Family)
Sunday - 8:30am [SH] -  NO MASS
Sunday - 10:00am [HN] -  Jeff & Cindi Gedman (25th Wedding Anniversary)
Sunday - 1:00pm [Parish Picnic] -  Al & Marge Mihalco (Mihalco Family)

ALTAR SERVERS

Aug 15 - Saturday - 5:00 pm -  Brittany Davis & Paul Ruhl
Aug 16 - Sunday - 10:00 am -  Trent & Trey Manspeaker

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST

Congratulations to the families of Emma Cynthia Kelly, Ella Renee Kelly, and Ragan Lynn Grubbs, all of whom have been baptized into God’s family.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We are pleased to welcome new members Louise Welsh, Robert and Renee Long, Bea Susan, Daniel Best and Nancy Bonacci to our parish family.

CCD REGISTRATION IS UNDERWAY

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 certificate if 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.

ATTENTION ALL LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, SERVERS

We are putting together the schedules for Sept. thru Dec. If you have any specific requests, log in and enter them in the scheduling program before August 15.

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

On Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 pm in St. Paul Cathedral the Diocese of Pittsburgh will be having its annual celebration for couples celebrating 50 years of marriage.  Any golden anniversary couple wishing to receive an invitation from the Diocese should call the rectory by Friday this week and leave your name, address and phone number.  

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION 

This year falls on a Saturday. When a holyday falls on a Saturday or Monday it is NOT a “holyday of obligation.”  Some of you may be concerned about this matter and we wanted to be clear about it.  You can drop your “Feast of Assumption” envelopes in the regular Sunday collection.

ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC NEXT WEEK

Sunday, August 16 from 1 - 7 pm at the West Mifflin Social Club.  Maps and Directions are available in the back of the church.  Dinner will be served at 3pm.  BYOB.  No pets, please.  

  • Mass at 1pm:  Fr. Tom will celebrate an outdoor Mass at 1pm.  Bring along your church envelopes & lawn chairs.
  • Remember:  Bring your dish (enough for 25 people) in a foil, throw away pan.  Also bring a case of water or pop.
  • Got any Garden Tomatoes to spare  - call Kristie England @ 412-616-2596. and/or bring them to the picnic!

TEAM FATHER DENNIS - WALK TO DEFEAT ALS

This year’s Walk is Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Point State Park from 8 am to 11:30 am.  Sign up for the Walk:  if you do not have a computer or need assistance with getting signed up call Aggie Sanker at 412-276-1222. All walkers must be registered to walk.  Only a few seats left on the bus: it is free but you must make a reservation - call Larry Luskay at 412-466-8946.  If you ordered Team Father Dennis T-shirts they will be available after all Masses August 15/16 (including the 1pm Picnic Mass.)  Make a Donation:  visit the Team Father Dennis page on the parish website, click on the link to our team page and select the walker you wish to support OR fill in one of the forms around the church and mail it to the address on the form or put in an envelope marked “ALS Walk” and drop it in the collection basket.

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.

  • Tickets are on sale now. Price is $30.00 per person and includes lunch. Call the rectory or email Debbie@christthelightoftheworld.org or send us your order and we will send your tickets.
  • If anyone would like to donate a Chinese auction basket or make a monetary donation towards the purchase of a designer prize, it would be greatly appreciated.  Proceeds will be split between CLW and St. Joseph Parishes.

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.

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.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS DRIVERS NEEDED

For the Duquesne Area – one (1) day a week/ one (1) hour a day.  This is a perfect community volunteer opportunity for retired seniors!  Call Ronnie Lucas at 412-466-1230.

ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Located at 3 St. Therese Court in Munhall, the school has openings for K-8 for the 2015-2016 school year. Visit our school website, www.stthereseschoolmunhall.org to learn more.   Please call the school office at 412-462-8163 to schedule a tour or to begin the registration process.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

1 Kings 19:4-8
Ephesians 4:30-5:2
John 6:41-51

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR ST. JOSEPH

$     2,033.00 - August 2, 2015 Offertory
$       286.00 - Repairs

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR CLW

$    5,026.50 - August 2, 2015 Offertory
$         811.00 - Upkeep & Maintenance
$          90.00 - Love Gifts (3)