PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR STUDENTS who received their first communion or confirmation this past week. May their faith journey continue and may their love for the Lord grow stronger everyday. First Communicants may wear their Communion attire to the Mass they attend next weekend, May 5-6, and Fr. Tom will acknowledge them.
SUMMER WEEKEND MASSES AT ST. HEDWIG WILL START NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 6: There will be NO CHANGE to the Mass times. The only change will be the switch from St. Joseph to St. Hedwig Church.
OUR LAST HOAGIE SALE TILL FALL WILL BE NEXT WEEKEND, MAY 5-6: You are welcome to join our wonderful team of volunteers who prepare the hoagies starting at 8am Saturday morning and sell the hoagies at the weekend Masses. We’ve been selling out so it would be a good idea to get your orders in early, especially if you plan to attend the 11:30am Mass. Call the office at 412-469-0196.
ATTENTION MENS SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP: Due to the Ascension Thursday Holy Day our meeting has been changed to Wednesday, May 9 in HN Church Hall. Fr. Thom Dansak will be our speaker that evening.
ATTENTION WOMENS SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP: Please note that the date for our May meeting has been changed to Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30pm in HN Church Hall. This will be our last meeting until Fall.
WEDDING BANNS II: Robert Connolly (Holy Angels, Hays) and Brooke Fiebig (CLW)
REST IN PEACE Please remember in prayer Marica Spudic and Clint Foley who have died and risen to new life in the Lord.
NEWLY BAPTIZED We welcome Rayiben–Zander Hart who has been baptized into God’s family.
UPCOMING PARISH ACTIVITIES
THURSDAY..... MAY 3........ “STITCHES OF LOVE” KNIT & CROCHET HN Church Hall – 10:00 AM
WEDNESDAY. MAY 9........ MEN’S SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP HN Church Hall – 6:30 PM
TUESDAY........ MAY 15...... ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER HN Church Hall – NOON - 6:00 PM
TUESDAY........ MAY 29...... WOMEN’S SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUP HN Church Hall – 6:30 PM
MEMORIAL DONATION: We acknowledge with sincere gratitude the donation of $700 made to The Caring Ministry in memory of Joseph Hlad.
EASTER BUNNY RAFFLE WINNERS: Christ the Light of the World: (B-blue ticket, Y-yellow ticket) Apr. 16-#425 B(not bought), Y(Renee Dooen), Apr. 17- #158 B(Ginny Kostelnik), Y(Becky Carr), Apr.18- #272 B(not bought), Y(not bought), Apr. 19 -#489 B(not bought), Y(not bought), Apr 20- #079 B(not bought), Y(not bought), Apr.21- #220 B(not bought), Y(Bonnie Acuff), Apr. 22- #182 B(John Forsyth), Y(not bought).
St. Joseph Parish: (Green Tickets) Apr. 16- #425 (Ann Renda), Apr. 17 -#158(not bought), Apr.18- #272 (not bought), Apr. 19 -#489(C.N.Gessner), Apr. 20 -#079(JoAnn Bevacqua), Apr.21 -#220(not bought), Apr. 22-#182 (not bought).
VOTE & EAT MAY 15 ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER EAT & VOTE
Tuesday, May 15 from 12:00 – 6:00pm in Holy Name Hall. Cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children under 8 years. Includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, dinner roll and coffee or tea. A complimentary glass of red or white wine will be offered (adults only, dine in only). For take outs, call 412-466-8960. 50/50 Raffle and Lottery Basket Raffle with Pittsburgh Pirate Game Tickets.
Volunteers are needed for prep work Monday May 14th 1:00 pm and Tuesday May 15th to work the dinner. If you can give all or some of your day to make this dinner a success, please call Debbi Lesko 412-694-6149 or the church office 412-469-0196.
SUMMER FLEA MARKET CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Looking for a chance to get out of the house for a few hours? A chance to do something to make a difference? This is it! We've lost several of our dedicated volunteers this past year to death or illness, and are in great need of new volunteers, especially for drop-off days June 11 to July 2, to help with receiving, sorting and tagging items.
The hours are short (9-noon Monday thru Friday and 9-11am weekends.) You can work a few hours, a few days, or a day or two each week – or whatever suits your schedule. It's a great opportunity to meet other parishioners and spend some time getting to know them. And it's a great way to help your parish with a fun and interesting fund-raising tradition! If you can help any or all days call Debbi Lesko 412-694-6149 or the church office 412-469-0196.
KNITTERS & CROCHETERS: Our “Stitches of Love” group will be meeting again on Thursday, May 3rd at 10am in HN Church Hall. We love to see new faces… beginners and practiced knitters and crocheters are welcome. Give yourself a break and come stitch away the time while you enjoy some fellowship and conversation with others.
SENIOR SPRING FLING SOCIAL & DANCE: Wednesday, May 9, at McKeesport Palisades. Doors open at 3pm, dinner at 4pm, dance to the Mikey Dee Band from 5-7pm, drawings & raffles at 7pm. $10.00 admission includes dinner. Cash bar available. For info & tickets call UPMC McKeesport Aging Institute at 412-664-2306.
#SETHSTRONG 2018 RAFFLE: Fundraiser for Seth Jacob Budai Memorial Scholarship. Winning number taken from PA Daily Pick 3 Lottery at 7pm, first number drawn Thursday, May 24, 2018. Donation $15.00. Grand Prize is $10,000. For tickets call Colleen & Paul Budai at 412-469-1216.