This Week's Bulletin

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

March 31, 2018


We extend Congratulations to the Elect of our Parish who are now fully initiated into the Catholic Faith:  Alisha Reed, Emma McGurk-Sowa, Erika Pollak, Terri Pollak, and Dana Pollak.


REMEMBER IN PRAYER our CCD Second Graders who will be making their First Communion and the Confirmation Candidates from Christ the Light of the World, St. Joseph, St. Agnes, and Holy Trinity Parishes who will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mark Parish in Port Vue. 

FIRST COMMUNION will be celebrated April 28th at 11:00am in Holy Name Church. First Communicants should report at 10:15am.  Practice will be April 27th at 6:00pm.  Students can wear their Communion attire to the Mass they attend the weekend of May 5-6 and Fr. Tom will acknowledge them. 

CONFIRMATION will be celebrated April 25th at 7:00pm and practice is April 22nd at 6:30pm.  Both will be held at the St Eugene site in Liberty Boro of St Mark's parish.  If you have any questions regarding either First Communion or Confirmation, please contact Donna Lew-Buechel at 724 986 2557 or  

EASTER BUNNY RAFFLE: This raffle runs from April 1 thru May 4 with a $100.00 winner each day, except Easter Sunday & May 4th - $200.00 prize.  The winner is based on the PA daily 3 digit evening lottery.  All sold and unsold tickets must be returned by April 1 (Easter) or in the Easter Sunday collection. 


SUNDAY.......... APR. 7-8..... HOMEMADE HOAGIE SALE....... All Masses, both Churches
SUNDAY.......... APRIL 8...... CCD – ALL GRADES..................................... 9:30 – 11:15 AM
THURSDAY..... APRIL 12.... MEN’S SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP HN Church Hall – 6:30 PM SUNDAY.......... APRIL 15.... CONFIRMATION CLASS.................. 11:30 AM Mass – 3 PM
SUNDAY.......... APRIL 22.... CCD – ALL GRADES (LAST CLASS)......... 9:30 – 11:15 AM
SUNDAY.......... APRIL 22.... CONFIRMATION PRACTICE St. Eugene Site, St. Mark Parish – 6:30 PM
WEDNESDAY. APRIL 25.... CONFIRMATION.. St. Eugene Site, St. Mark Parish – 7:00 PM
FRIDAY............ APRIL 27.... FIRST COMMUNION PRACTICE........... HN Church – 6 PM
SATURDAY..... APRIL 28.... FIRST COMMUNION (Students report 10:15 AM)  HN Church – 11 AM  

HOAGIE SALE NEXT WEEKEND:  Our next Hoagie Sale will be next weekend, April 7th & 8th.  We frequently sell out so we encourage you to call in your order in advance (412-469-0196). This will give us a better idea of how many hoagies to make so we don’t disappoint anyone. As always, we need volunteers to help build them on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00am in Holy Name Hall.  We also need volunteers to help sell hoagies before and after weekend Masses.  If you can help at the Mass you attend call the office:  412-469-0196. 

BUFFET BREAKFAST THANK YOU:  The Caring Ministry wishes to thank all volunteers and parishioners and friends for making our Palm Sunday Breakfast Buffet a success.  Thanks to you we realized a profit of $667.12.  We hope you will join us again for our Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet in November. 

FISH FRY THANK YOU:  A special “Thank You” Tony Popowitz and the Core group of dedicated workers who made this venture possible, from the cooks to the order takers, set up and clean up crews and especially to our two Captain Haluski makers Ron Kelley and Tony Chepanoske. Also many thanks to the people who baked goodies to sell at the desert table every week, and the people who made and donated Gift Baskets. Thanks to all who patronized our fish fry. It was a fun filled way to enjoy fellowship, have some laughs, eat some GREAT FOOD, and to build Church Community.  For the five fish fry’s we generated  a net profit of $6,272.00. 

Winners of the Basket Raffle:  Beverage & Steeler Basket – Tom Reed; Easter Décor – Lynn;  Gift Bag w/Subway and Olive Garden Gift Cards – Jeanne Dowdle; Butterfly Wreath w/Michaels Gift Card – D. Beharry; Beer & Snack Basket – Eileen Bournikos; Puppy Bath Accessories - Debbie Kuchma; Chocolate Candy Basket – Mary Ann Valentovish; Liquor Basket – Dianne Awenowicz; Shop  & Dine Planter Basket – Margie Urda; Crock Pot – Karen Williams; Tulip Wreath – Mimi; Dishes & Bev/Tea Basket – Julie Lyle.  Thank you to everyone who donated our beautiful gifts and baskets and also thank you to all who supported our raffle by purchasing the tickets. 

ST THERESE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE:  for prospective students and their families on April 5th from 6:00-7:30PM.  Tour our classrooms including our new Science Lab and newly renovated Library/Media Center, meet teachers and learn about the benefits of a Catholic School education at Saint Therese.  Registrations for Preschool, Kindergarten and new students in grades 1-8 will be accepted for the 2018-19 school year.  Limited space remains in several classes.  For more info, call the school office at 412/462-8163 or visit 

SUPER  BINGO:  Holy Spirit Church, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin on Sunday, April 8, 2018.  Doors and kitchen open at 12:00 pm.  Early Bird games begin at 12:30pm.  Tickets, which are $25 per person, are available at the door.  For more information, call 412-346-0477.  Come and enjoy the afternoon with us!!

SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CASH BASH:   Friday, April 20 at the Teamster Temple in Lawrenceville.  Doors open at 6pm.  Tickets are $45.00 per person and include a catered buffet dinner, two drinks, music, and dancing.  The evening also includes prize payouts totaling $3000.00, 50/50, basket raffles, and silent auction.  BYOB.  For tickets:  For questions: