This Week's Bulletin

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

Week of February 27

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Bill Merisko (Ray and Rose Merisko)
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Andy and Mary Skweres (Younkin Family)
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Ed Dynoske (Bill Gallagher)

Monday - 12:00pm [HN] - NO MASS
Tuesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Deceased of the Anna & Joseph Denne, Sr. Family (Family)
Wednesday - 12:00pm [HN] - Roger Nagy (Mary Szabo)
Thursday - 12:00pm [HN] -  Chuck Tomovcsik (Don, Kathy, and Donald Weber)
Friday - 8:00am [HN] - Phyllis Senato (Ron and Jeanne Dowdle)

Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Mark Kleist (John and Rita Lonzo)
Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] - Dolores Hinerman (Hinerman Family) 
Sunday - 11:30am [HN] - Domenico/Mary Lamanna, Ed/Olga Guzewicz (Donna and Bob Guzewicz)

ALTAR SERVERS

Mar. 5 - Saturday - 5:00pm [HN] - Justin Molanick & Colby Steinbruegge
Mar. 6 - Sunday - 9:00am [SJ] -  Maura Brennen & Shane Kuszaj
Mar. 6 - Sunday - 11:30am [HN] -  Brittany Davis & Katrina Janusek

BAPTISMS

We congratulate Izabella Mae Romero who has been baptized into God’s family.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Patricia Zahorchak, Frances Kozey and Theodore Barker who have died and risen to new life in the Lord. 

CONGRATULATIONS SECOND GRADERS

We would like to congratulate the 15 children from Christ the Light of the World Parish and the 4 children from St. Joseph Parish who celebrated their First Reconciliation on Saturday.  Christ the Light of the World:  Gabriella Beresnyak, Isabella Capozzoli. Demi Carr, Aiden DeRiggi, Justin Dillon, Kiera Drecnik, Jaden Dudek, Landon Dziaminski, Liam Dziaminski, Evangeline Kennedy, Kylie Killian, Julia Kurimsky, Bailey Mellon, Tanner Shaffer, and Daniel Spence.  St. Joseph:  Kiara Burgwin, Nathan Fleming, Aubrey Jaskulski, and Matthew Ruhl.

EASTER BUNNY RAFFLE

Tickets were mailed to all parishioners this past week. This raffle will run from March 27 thru May 1 with a $100.00 winner each day, except Easter Sunday & May 1st - $200.00 prize. The winner is based on the PA daily 3 digit evening lottery. This is a great way to support YOUR parish. All sold and unsold tickets must be returned by March 27 (Easter) or in the Easter Sunday collection.  If you need a few more, call the rectory.

HOMEMADE HOAGIE SALE

Our next sale will be March 5/6 after all the weekend Masses. These Homemade Hoagies are a great buy for $5.00.

Volunteers:  we need lots of help to construct the hoagies within a 3-hour time frame. Just show up at 8am in the Holy Name Hall and we’ll put you to work.  It is lots of fun and you get to meet some great people. Orders: If you would like to pre-order your hoagies, just call the rectory and we will have them ready for you.

LENTEN PARTICIPATION

  • Colored Prayer Cards:  Each week, you will be able to take home a colored “meditation card” to help make the week meaningful and be able to reflect on what we do in church, at home or the workplace.

  • Spiritual Readings:  For adults, we have “The Word Among Us,” and “Little Black Books.” For children:  “Little Purple Books.”

  • Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation:  after all the weekend Masses on March 12/13.  We will celebrate communally in a guilt free, non-judgmental way.  Anyone wishing a private confession should call Fr. Tom.

  • Stations of the Cross:  will be prayed every Friday during Lent at 12 noon in Holy Name Church.

  • Reachout to our Shut-Ins:  around the church you will find a listing of all of our shut-ins (nursing home, personal care homes, assisted living, and home centered elderly residents.)  Write them a card or note during Lent/Easter.  Help make them feel connected to our parish and to know that they are not forgotten.

  • Feed The Hungry (with dignity & ease):  Instead of bringing food, we are asking for food gift cards. Drop in the collection or mail to the rectory.  To make a monetary donation, do the same.  Mark the envelope “Feed the Hungry.

  • Cans Of Coins:  Save your coins and loose change to be offered at our Holy Thursday Mass and Procession.  This offering is a wonderful part of our Holy Week celebrations and is a meaningful way for the children to participate.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS WORKSHOP

A workshop for all new volunteers will be held on Sunday, March 13 after the 11:30am Mass.

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS & GUILD

The Christian Mothers will pray the Holy Rosary on Sunday, March 6th before the 9:00am Mass at St. Joseph Church. All parishioners are invited to join us.

ATTENTION KNITTERS & CROCHETERS

Our "Stitches of Love" group will commence meeting on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30pm in the Holy Name Church Hall.  See you then!

MEMORIAL EASTER FLOWERS

Make a donation in memory or honor of a family member, friend, loved one.  Use the Easter flower envelope in your monthly contribution packet.  Drop your donation in the collection or mail to the rectory anytime up until Easter.  Make sure you write the names of those to be remembered or honored.  A memorial listing will be published after Easter.

LADY LOCKS FOR EASTER

Hungarian Reformed Church of Duquesne. To order, call 412-469-2185 by March 9.

BROWN BAG LUNCHEON / BINGO

The Women’s Club of Duquesne is sponsoring a Brown Bag Luncheon Bingo on Sunday, March 6 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Foster Ave., Duquesne.  Doors open at 12 noon.  Donation - $10.00. For tickets/reservations or more info call Jeanne Dowdle at 412-466-8059 or 412-466-8535.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE

Christ Lutheran Church, Kennedy Ave. & S. 4th St., Fri. March 4 at Noon.

FREE STROKE SCREENING

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Clairton Municipal Building from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Reservations suggested but walk-ins welcome.  Screening takes approximately 45 minutes.

YEARLY CONTRIBUTION INCOME TAX STATEMENTS

Anyone wishing their 2015 Church Donations for income tax purposes should call the church office.  They will be sent on Fridays each week.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Exodus 17:3-7
Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
John 4:5-42

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR ST. JOSEPH

$   1,553.00 - February 21, 2016 Offertory

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR CLW

$   4,127.50 - February 21, 2016 Offertory
$     100.00 - Love Gifts (4)

NEXT WEEK'S SECOND ENVELOPE

Next week's second envelope for St. Joseph will be for Repairs & Campaign for Human Development. The second envelope for Christ the Light of the World will be for Upkeep & Maintenance and the Campaign for Human Development.