This Week's Bulletin

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

February 4, 2018

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.

SUPERBOWL HOAGIE SALE TODAY:  Pick up a few after Mass and enjoy the game! 

YEARLY CONTRIBUTION INCOME TAX STATEMENTS: Anyone wishing their 2017 Church Donations for income tax purposes should call the church office.  They will be sent on Fridays each week. 

ST. AGNES SCHOOL, WEST MIFFLIN is accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year for grades Pre-3 through 8th grade.  Tours welcome.  Evening appointments available. Call 412-466-6238 to schedule an appointment. 

AUBERLE FAMILY EMERGENCY SHELTER IN DUQUESNE: 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 erinr@auberle.org or 412-673-5856, ext. 1205. 

THANK YOU FROM ANGELS’ PLACE:  Dear Members of Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes.  Enclosed are thank you notes from a few of our parents who wanted to express personal appreciation for the wonderful Christmas presents they received.  God bless all those involved in making these gifts possible.  Our best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year for all of you.                          Everyone at Angels’ Place Swissvale.

REST IN PEACE       Please remember Howard Scott Yoder who has died and risen to new life in the Lord.

UPCOMING PARISH ACTIVITIES 

THURSDAY..... FEB. 8......... MEN’S SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP HN Church Hall 6:30 PM

SUNDAY.......... FEB. 11....... CCD – ALL GRADES..................................... 9:30 -11:15 AM

THURSDAY..... FEB. 15....... WOMEN’S SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP HN Church Hall 6:30 PM

FRIDAY............ FEB. 16....... LENTEN FISH FRY.............. HN Church Hall – 11AM - 7 PM

SATURDAY..... FEB. 17....... FIRST RECONCILIATION.................. HN Church 11:00 AM

HOLIDAY “STOCKING STUFFER”  RAFFLE WINNERS
Christ the Light of the World:  (B – blue tickets, Y – yellow tickets) –Jan. 21 - #572 – B (Ray/Margie Isadore), Y (not bought), Jan. 22 - #753 – B (not bought), Y (not bought), Jan.23 - #712 – B (Diana Walkauskas), Y (Amy Rosa), Jan. 24 - #130 – B  (Mickey Moran), Y (Sandy McKeever),  Jan. 25 - #386 - B (B. Krausa), Y (Mardelle Charak).

St. Joseph Parish:  Jan. 21 - #572 (Pete Janusek), Jan. 22 - #753 (Doris Krise), Jan.23 -  #712 (not bought), Jan 24 - #130 (not bought), Jan. 25 - #386 (not bought). 

AHHH BUT IT’S COLD OUTSIDE  …and just like you, our utility bills have skyrocketed this winter!  At the end of January we had to pay $4,531.30 just for the gas bills for Christ the Light of the World and $1,121.48 for St. Joseph. If you can afford even a few extra dollars in your collection envelopes to help keep the heat on in our churches and parish facilities it would go a long way to keeping our parishes viable (and warm!).

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 w/peanut butter or cheese     • tuna & crackers    • fruit snacks & applesauce cups

      • soft packs of Kleenex     • hand wipes  and  chapstick          • toothbrushes and toothpaste

         • mints, cough drops, gum    • nail clippers & 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.

POLKA MASS & PARTY: Saturday, February 10th at St. Mark Parish, Liberty site St. Eugene church (3210 Liberty Way). Polka Mass at 4pm; Polka Party immediately following downstairs in Father Rowan Hall (5:30- 9pm.)  $15 admission (Pre-Sale ONLY) includes food, beverages & entertainment by Jack Tady and the Tady Bears.  BYOB.  For tickets call  Admin. Ctr. 412-678-6275 or Denise Kish 412-678-5474. No tickets will be sold at door.

SUPER BINGO:  Holy Spirit Church, 2603 Old Elizabeth Rd., West Mifflin on Sunday, February 11, 2018.  Doors and kitchen open at 12:00 pm.  Early Bird games begin at 1:00 pm with regular games to follow. Tickets ($25/person) available at the door. For more information, please call 412-346-0477.  Please note the new start time!