This Week's Bulletin

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

March 11, 2018

LENTEN SPIRITUAL PARTICIPATION & OUTREACH
·  Sacrament of Reconciliation:  will be celebrated after all Masses next weekend, 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. 

REMINDER: Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. Remember to “Spring Forward”. 

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.

NEWLY BAPTIZED: Congratulations to the family of Ella Juanita Stajger who has been baptized into God’s family.

REST IN PEACE:  Please remember Karl (Sonny) Haney who has died and risen to new life.

UPCOMING PARISH ACTIVITIES 

SUNDAY.......... MAR. 11..... CCD – ALL GRADES..................................... 9:30 – 11:15 AM
SUNDAY.......... MAR. 11..... MINUTE TO WIN IT (7-12 GRADERS) HN Church Hall - 12:30 – 2:00 PM
THURSDAY..... MAR. 15..... WOMEN’S FOCUS GROUP......... HN Church Hall – 6:30 PM
FRIDAY............ MAR. 16..... STATIONS OF THE CROSS................... HN Church – 12 PM
FRIDAY............ MAR. 16..... LENTEN FISH FRY.............. HN Church Hall – 11AM – 7 PM
SUNDAY.......... MAR. 18..... CONFIRMATION CLASS.................. 11:30 AM Mass – 3 PM 

EASTER BUNNY RAFFLE:  Tickets have been mailed out to all parishioners.  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.

NEXT LENTEN FISH FRY MARCH 16:  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.  

Reminder:  We appreciate donations of Water and Soft Drinks anytime for our Fish Frys and also for Youth Group and other Parish Activities held in HN Church Hall throughout the year. You can drop it off at HN Hall daily from 7:30-3:30, or at the Church Office, or leave in the Church vestibule.

CONGRATULATIONS  TO ALL WHO HELPED US MEET OUR 2017 PSP GOALS!!!
A sincere thank you for helping our parishes meet this year’s financial obligations. CLW not only met its goal of $48,117.00 but exceeded it by $3,515.00!  St Joseph’s came within $133 of reaching its goal of $19,281.00!

Invitations to participate in the 2018 PARISH SHARE PROGRAM have been sent to all parishioners of both parishes. We are hoping that you will consider donating to help us meet our goals again this year.  Our assessment this year, based on 17.6% of our total assessable income from last year is $48,081.00 for CLW and $20,336.00 for St. Joseph. Remember, when we are able to exceed our goals, those monies stay with the parish tax free.  

PALM SUNDAY COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET:  will be hosted by the Caring Ministry Palm Sunday March 25 in HN Hall from 9am  - 1:30pm.  Menu includes:  scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, fruit, rolls, juice, coffee, tea & dessert.  Adults: $8.00, children 10 & under: first child – $5.00, other children free.
•  Volunteer: Call Debbie Lesko  @ 412-694-6149, Terry @ 412-466-4223 or terry@christthelightoftheworld.org.
•  Make a Donation: to help defray costs. Send it to the rectory or drop in the collection. 

ANNUAL CEMETERY CLEAN-UP IS UNDERWAY: The Catholic Parish Cemeteries is conducting the Annual Cemetery Clean-up during March.  All Christmas items will be removed from all graves during the cleanup.  Hopefully you have removed any items you wish to keep.   The deadline to do this was March 1st.   

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. 

BAGS, BINGO & BRUNCH:  Sunday, April 15 at the Antonelli Event Center in Irwin. Doors open at noon. $35 Admission – 19 chances to win a designer bag!    Reservation required by April 3.  Call Debbie Stewart  at 412-596-5405 or email: twentiethcc@gmail.com. Hosted by the 20th Century Club of McKeesport; benefits the Kane Foundation, McKeesport.  

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.