This Week's Bulletin

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

March 4, 2018

LENTEN SPIRITUAL PARTICIPATION & OUTREACH

• Sacrament of Reconciliation:  will be celebrated after all Masses the weekend of March 17-18. Fr. Jack Nanz and Fr. Thom Dansak will be here.  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 churches are lists of all of our shut-ins. 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:  We are asking for food gift cards so those who receive them can get what they need.  Everyone young and old can participate.  Drop in the collection or mail to the rectory. For monetary donations, do the same.  Mark the envelope “Feed the Hungry.”

• Cans Of Coins:  Start saving your coins to be offered at our Holy Thursday Mass.  This is a wonderful part of our Holy Week celebration and a meaningful way for the children to participate in the Lenten Journey.


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.


REMEMBER IN PRAYER our CCD Second Graders who will be making their First Communion in May 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 on Wednesday, April 25 at St. Mark Parish in Port Vue. This weekend all of the Confirmation Candidates experienced a Joint Confirmation Retreat here at Holy Name Church of CLW in order to get their hearts on fire with the Holy Spirit. The retreat was given by a Retreat Team of College Students from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. 

UPCOMING PARISH ACTIVITIES

MONDAY MAR. 5 GOLF OUTING PLANNING MEETING HN Rectory – 6:30 PM
WEDNESDAY MAR. 7 EVENING OF TAIZE St. Agnes Church – 7:00 PM
THURSDAY MAR. 8 MEN’S FOCUS GROUP HN Church Hall – 6:30 PM
FRIDAY MAR. 9 STATIONS OF THE CROSS HN Church – 12 PM
FRIDAY MAR. 9 LENTEN FISH FRY HN Church Hall – 11AM – 7 PM
SUNDAY MAR. 11 CCD – ALL GRADES 9:30 –11:15 AM

EASTER BUNNY RAFFLE:  Tickets will be mailed out to all parishioners this week.  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.  This is a great way to support YOUR parish.  All sold and unsold tickets must be returned by April 1 (Easter) or in the Easter Sunday collection.  If you need more, call the rectory.

GOLF OUTING MEETING: On Monday, March 5th at 6:30pm in HN Rectory, Dave Fontanese will be chairing a Kick-Off Planning Meeting for our Annual Golf Outing to be held June 18th. We are always looking for new ideas and welcome new volunteers to come join us!

EVENING OF TAIZE: St. Agnes, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Joseph and Christ the Light of the World are sponsoring a collaborative Taize Prayer Service at St. Agnes Church in West Mifflin on Wednesday, March 7 at 8pm. Join us as we pause and center ourselves on our Lenten Journey in anticipation of the Resurrection of our Lord.

NEXT LENTEN FISH FRY MARCH 9:  Eat in or Take-out (call 412-466-8960.)  Local delivery available.  Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.  Donations are still being accepted for Chinese Gift and Basket Raffle  - Baskets will be raffled off on March 23. Home Baked Goods are gratefully accepted for all fish frys.  Volunteers are always welcome even if you only have a couple of hours to spare. Come on down and have some fun.

SERRA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL:  Meet Our Students Evening Thursday, March 8th 7-9 pm.  Incoming Freshmen, meet current students and find your place in our clubs, activities, and sports.  Parents, attend workshops and learn about our Serra Catholic community! Call Mrs. Lyons at 412-751-2020 for more information.

DIVORCED, WIDOWED, SEPARATED? The loss of a spouse through separation, divorce or death is a most traumatic experience.   The Beginning Experience weekend is intended to help those who would like to pass through grief and begin to move forward with their lives. Come to a safe place. The next weekend will be held March 9-11 at the Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, in West View/Ross Township. For more information make a confidential call to Mary at 412-523-2405 or Rob at 412-584-5575 or go to www.BeginningExperiencePittsburgh.org.

ST. JOSEPH RECTORY FURNISHINGS SALE:  Don’t miss it!!!  Saturday, March 10th from 9am - 5pm.  This building was sold and everything has to go - from dishes to furniture.  Come out and get some real bargains!  

ANNUAL CEMETERY CLEAN-UP: In order to maintain the appearance of our parish cemetery properties and ensure the safety of visitors and employees, The Catholic Parish Cemeteries will be conducting the Annual Cemetery Clean-up during March.  All Christmas items will be removed from all graves during the cleanup.  Please remove any items you wish to keep prior to March 1st.  Thank you for your cooperation.

PASSOVER SEDER MEAL: Palm Sunday, March 25 from 3:00 – 5:30 PM. At St. Rita Social Hall in Whitaker, Pa. This meal is based on the Jewish Passover Meal.  For more information and reservations, please call 412-461-8087 or email Fr. Ed Czmerda at eczemerda@gmail.com by March 18.

POLISH EGG DECORATING FESTIVAL:  Today from noon to 5pm, Pitt Alumni Hall 1st Floor, across from the Cathedral of Learning. Enjoy making your own design Easter eggs (pisanki), palm weaving, origami, flower making, children’s activities, ethnic bake sale.  Free admission.