REMEMBER IN PRAYERS OF SUPPORT those making their faith journey through RCIA. Please remember and support in daily prayer Alisha Reed, Emma McGurk-Sowa, Erika Pollak, Terri Pollak, and Dana Pollak.
2nd GRADE PARENT MEETING TODAY after the 11:30am Mass: for all parents whose children will be celebrating their First Confession and First Holy Communion in the Spring. The session will last about one hour.
CONFIRMATION INFORMATION was sent to all 8th-9th grade students who were on the CCD files. If you have not received information about Confirmation on April 25, 2018 and have an 8th - 12 grade student who has not been Confirmed, contact Donna Lew-Buechel ASAP at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL FLOWER LISTS are available around the churches this weekend. Thank you for your generosity that enabled us to create such beautiful liturgical spaces in both churches for the Christmas Season.
FREE RETREAT FOR HIGH SCHOOL MEN: Weekend of February 3-4 at the Martina Spiritual Renewal Center in West View. There is no cost for this retreat. To register, visit PGHPriest.com by January 22.
MARCH FOR LIFE: Washington, DC, Friday, January 19, 2018. Bus is sponsored by Knights of Columbus #4210. Cost is $45. For reservations and information, please call Dave and Celeste Palcsey at 412-672-6222.
REST IN PEACE Please remember Natalie D’Amico, Andrew (Sonny) Gougler, Mark Procacina and Minnie Lepako, all of whom have died and risen to new life with the Lord.
UPCOMING PARISH ACTIVITIES
SUNDAY.......... JAN 14........ CCD – ALL GRADES..................................... 9:30 -11:15 AM
SUNDAY.......... JAN 14........ 2ND GRADE PARENTS INSTRUCTION HN Church Hall 12:30 PM
THURSDAY..... JAN 18........ WOMEN’S SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP HN Church Hall 6:30 PM
HOLIDAY “STOCKING STUFFER” RAFFLE WINNERS
Christ the Light of the World: (B – blue tickets, Y – yellow tickets) –Jan. 1 - #389 – B (Mark Falchetti), Y (Dundee Simoni), Jan. 2 - #253 – B(not bought), Y (not bought), Jan. 3 - #313– B (not bought), Y (not bought), Jan. 4 - #481– B (not bought), Y (not bought), Jan. 5 - #750 - B (Courtney Sandrue), Y (Dolores Kopay), Jan. 6 - #116 – B (Mike Welsh), Y (not bought), Jan. 7 - #630 – B (not bought), Y (not bought).
St. Joseph Parish: (green tickets) – Jan. 1- #389 (not bought), Jan. 2 - #253 (not bought), Jan. 3- #313 (Gene Bevacqua), Jan. 4 - #481 (not bought), Jan. 5 - #750 (Judy Kemper), Jan. 6 - #116 (not bought), Jan. 7 - #630 (Unterseher).
2017 PARISH SHARE REPORT - WE ARE SO, SOOOO CLOSE!!!
The 2017 Parish Share Program is quickly drawing to a close and both parishes are only a gnats eyelash away from meeting our goals: Christ the Light of the World only needs $2,705. St. Joseph needs only $1,432. Thank you to everyone who has made an outright donation, paid monthly pledge payments or used the monthly extra PSP envelope. If you would like to pitch in now to get us over the top with a first donation, an extra donation OR would like to donate the balance for either parish, please feel free to do so. You can also help by being as generous as possible in next week’s collection for St. Anthony & DePaul Schools. Remember, any money we might collect over and above our goals is tax free to the parishes and helps us meet our general parish expenses.
NEXT WEEK’S SPECIAL ENVELOPE: St. Anthony School Programs and DePaul School for Hearing and Speech: This collection supports two vital programs. St. Anthony School offers inclusive education to children ages 5–12 with Intellectual Disabilities/Autism. DePaul School teaches children ages 18 months –14 years who are deaf or hard of hearing. Donations to this collection will be credited to our Parish Share goals.
NEW FAMILY EMERGENCY SHELTER IN DUQUESNE
Auberle is opening a new Family Emergency Shelter in Duquesne on Monday. To help provide a safe and comfortable environment for families during their stay at the shelter, they are looking to collect some of the following items:
baby monitors • towels • wash clothes • diapers • diaper wipes • hygiene products
Please consider donating these items. We will have receptacles in the churches for you to put your donations in. For more information you can contact Erin Rhodes at email@example.com or 412-673-5856, ext. 1205.
These cold, bitter temperatures have certainly been hard on all of us, and just think…most of us have a home with heat, running water, electricity, and food. These conditions are extremely harsh and dangerous to those who are homeless. Socks are crucial for them as are other items. We are going to put together bags for the homeless and need your help. For the next several weeks, we are going to be asking you to donate whatever items you can. We will have receptacles at the doors for you to place your items in. The items needed are:
• refillable water bottles • socks • granola bars and cereal bars
• crackers with peanut butter or cheese • tuna and crackers • fruit snacks and applesauce cups
• soft packs of Kleenex • hand wipes and chapstick • toothbrushes and toothpaste
• mints, cough drops, gum • nail clippers and band aids• $5 gift cards to McDonalds
If you would like to write notes of encouragement, those would be most welcome as well. If you have children, perhaps having them draw a picture. You never know what will brighten someone’s day.