This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of September 27

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Janet Brodzinski (Friends at Briarcliff) 
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Victor Kowalski (Carol Pasquarelli)
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Steve Palko (Palko Family) 

Monday - 10:00am [HN Cemetery] - NO MASS
Tuesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Deceased Members of Grosser Family (Dave and Pat) 
Wednesday - 12:00pm [HN] - John and Helen Cicak (Al and Miriam Adams) 
Thursday - 12:00pm [HN] - Elaine Opatick (Betty Clark)
Friday - 8:00am [HN] - Mickey Petrozza (Patricia Yekich)

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Gene Valentovish (Wife and family)
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Mr. and Mrs. Aiden Denne- 65th Wedding Anniversary
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - George Lynch (Joe and Debbie Stewart)

ALTAR SERVERS

Oct 3 - Saturday - 5:00 pm [HN] - Schae Binger & Madison Deacon
Oct 3 - Sunday - 9:00 am [SJ] - Brittany Davis & Calvin Terza
Oct 4 - Sunday - 11:30 am [HN] - Maura Brennen & Falyn Carr

WEDDING BANNS

II   Patrick Kerr (CLW) and Marilyn Strang (CLW)
I    Sean Angelo and Katelyn Waugaman

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We are pleased to welcome new member Shirley Lang to our Parish family.      

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Conrad Thomas and Lillian Kubasak who have died and risen to new life.

DESIGNER PURSE BINGO THANK YOU

We would like to thank everyone who in any way made this joint parish event such a huge success.  The generosity of the parishioners of both parishes is truly amazing! Special thanks to Debbie Stewart and her committee for coordinating a first class event. Thank you to those who donated purses, money, cookies, Chinese auction prizes, and/or their time.  Thank you to those who attended.  Over 250 people enjoyed fun, food and purses.  We realized a profit of $8,856.38.

WELCOME

We welcome Fr. Aaron Buzzelli, OSB, from St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, who will be speaking at all Masses this weekend to ask for your support for the Abbey’s Missionary work in Brazil and Taiwan. Thank you for your support in prayer and for sharing your resources to support the Mission work of the Benedictines of St. Vincent.

THANK YOU

Christ the Light of the World Parish would like to thank “The Gang” for their memorial gift of $325 made to the parish in loving memory of Gene Janosik.

SINGING FOR THE LORD

One of the keystones and hallmarks of our wonderful liturgies in the parishes in the City of Duquesne is our Music Ministry.  Did you ever think this might be something that God is calling you to be a part of? The Adult Choir is in need of more voices. We need Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Basses. If you are able to sing and are willing to commit to rehearsals and Masses, come join us. Our season begins October 7! For further information, contact Debbie Walters by October 1st at 412-853-7354 or debobrian1@aol.com. We look forward to singing with you!

Announcing a New Children’s Choir & a New Children’s Handbell Choir! The Children’s Choir that will be open to children in grades K-8. We will be preparing for the 4:00 Mass on Christmas Eve! What a wonderful way for your child to participate even more in the Liturgy. For additional information, contact Debbie Walters by October 1st at 412-853-7354 or debobrian1@aol.com. We look forward to meeting you!

PARISH SHARE PROGRAM REMINDERS BEING SENT OUT

This week, we will be sending out “reminder invitations” to all those parishioners who have yet to participate in this year’s Parish Share Program.  To date, Christ the Light of the World Parish has received $24,474.00 in outright donations and pledge payments from 108 donors towards our goal of $54,774.00.  This leaves us a balance of $30,300.00.  St. Joseph Parish has received $8,080.00 in outright donations and pledge payments from 49 donors towards our goal of $20,137.00.  This leaves us a balance of $12,057.00.

Balances must be paid by Dec. 31.  If we fall short of our goals, we must take from our parish savings, which means less money to do the upkeep and maintenance of our 7 parish buildings. 

  • There are 692 envelope holders who have yet to participate for Christ the Light of the World Parish and 257 envelope holders for St. Joseph Parish who have yet to participate. If everyone would do so, we would have no problem hitting our goals.  No donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated.
  • If just 303 people made a $100.00 donation for Christ the Light of the World and 121 people made a donation of $100.00 for St. Joseph Parish, we would be able to meet these obligations and have funds for parish improvements. 
  • Thanks: to everyone who has participated so far, either through this program or by donating using the “monthly extra PSP envelope” in your packets.  Every dollar gets us a step closer to our goals.

HOLIDAY VENDER EVENT NOVEMBER 14

Just in time for your holiday shopping!  We are planning a Holiday “Treasured Gifts” Vender Event for Saturday,  November 14 from 9 am to 3 pm in the Holy Name Church Hall.  There will be a variety of vendors, a holiday bake sale, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, refreshments and more. We are in the beginning stages of planning.  Watch future bulletins for information on how to participate, and plan to attend to find some unique “treasured gifts” for your loved ones.

CHICKEN DINNER

The Hungarian Reformed Church of Duquesne will be hosting their annual Chicken Paprikas Dinner on Sunday, October 4 from Noon until 3:00 PM.  Dinners are take out only. The meal cost is $12.00.  Orders can be placed by calling Barbara at 412-469-2185.

HOLY SPIRIT CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW

Will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 2603 Old Elizabeth Rd., West Mifflin on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Horner Hall.  8 foot tables are $15 per table and $20 for tables with electricity.  For info or reservation forms contact Barb Price at 412-466-7125 or bp0a@andrew.cmu.edu.

2ND ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RACES

October 17th at the Duquesne Croatian Club, 1111 West Grant Avenue.  Doors open at 6pm, races start at 7pm.  Proceeds benefit Duquesne Fire Department.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Numbers 11:25-29
James 5:1-6
Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR ST. JOSEPH

$     1,215.00 - September 20, 2015 Offertory
$        95.00 - Because I Care (2)

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR CLW

$      3,352.50 - September 20, 2015 Offertory
$        265.00 - Love Gifts (6)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

The second envelope next week will be for Repairs (St. Joseph) and Upkeep & Maintenance (CLW).