This Week's Bulletin

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

July 22nd, 2018

****** RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS ****** 

The mission of Christ the Light of the World, Holy Trinity, St. Agnes and St. Joseph Religious Education Program is to deepen in our children their awareness and understanding of God’s loving presence in their lives and to strengthen in them the Christian message of justice and love.

In the Diocese of Pittsburgh Grades 1st – 8th are mandatory Religious Education years for all PUBLIC SCHOOL children.  Kindergarten is optional and we will not be offering it at this time.  Our classes will be held EVERY WEEK from 9:45 am to 11:15 am at the CLW CCD Center location starting Sunday, September 16, 2018 through Sunday April 7, 2019 with the appropriate days off for Holidays.  Please contact Donna Lew-Buechel, Director of Religious Education for more information and a registration form.  reofficeduqwm227@gmail.com

FIESTA VBS WAS A HUGE SUCCESS THIS YEAR!!!   The children had fun while praising and learning about Jesus.  Thank you to all the families that participated and were a part of our first VBS as the Duquesne/West Mifflin 227 Grouping!!  A huge Thank You goes out to the adult volunteers who gave up their time to share their faith and talents with the children.   We can't wait till next year to bring VBS to an even bigger and better week of fun and faith!! 

50TH  WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:  at St. Paul Cathedral will be held on Sunday, October 7 at 2:30 PM.  This Mass is open to all couples who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary anytime at all during this year.  If you would like to attend this event, please call Fr. Tom at the rectory at 412-469-0196 to register.  Congrats on your 50th and may you continue to reflect the presence of our Loving God in your hearts as you live out your Marriage Promises and Covenant.

DUQUESNE COMMUNITY DAY CELEBRATION:  Saturday, August 4 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at Duquesne Athletic Field in Duquesne Place.  Let’s all go and celebrate fellowship with entertainment, activities, and food.

****** UPCOMING PARISH ACTIVITIES ****** 

MONDAY......... JULY 23...... CATHOLIC YOUTH DAY AT KENNYWOOD........ 11:00AM – 9:45PM
THUR-SUN...... JULY 26-29 ST AGNES PARISH FESTIVAL............. 5PM - ? DAILY
SATURDAY..... AUG. 25...... WALK TO DEFEAT ALS..... Point State Park 8-11:30AM 

****** DESIGNER PURSE BINGO & LUNCHEON ******

Back by popular demand…this fun filled afternoon is being planned this year at the Antonelli Event Center in Irwin for Sunday, September 9, 2018Doors will open at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be served at 1:00pm.  Tickets for this sell-out event go on sale this Monday, July 23rd.
·       Prizes include Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and other designers. There will be a Basket auction, 50/50, and strip tickets.   Proceeds will be split between CLW and St. Joseph Parishes.
·       Price is $35.00 per person and includes lunch. Tickets sell out fast so buy your tickets early.  Call the church office or email Debbie@christthelightoftheworld.org or send us your order and we will send your tickets.
·       If anyone would like to donate an auction basket or make a monetary donation towards the purchase of a designer prize, it would be greatly appreciated.  Call or email Debbie at the church office.

SAINT AGNES PARISH FESTIVAL:  July 26-29.  Great Dinners daily, Food Booths, Game Booths, Bingo, Kiddy Land, Bounce House, Rock Climbing Wall, and more!  See bulletin attachment for full details.

SAINT MARK PARISH FESTIVAL:  August 2, 3, 4 at 3210 Liberty Way, Liberty Borough.  The festival features games, food, rides, cash prize drawings, bingo, instant bingo, flea market/antique sale, bake sale, children's area, and nightly entertainment. Food booth opens each evening at 5:00 p.m.  There will be a 4PM Polka Mass with Jack Tady and the Tadybears on Sat., August 4. Festival hours are 6 - 11PM Thurs. & Fri. 5 -11 PM Saturday.

NIGHT AT THE RACES:  sponsored by K of C Stephen P. Barry Assembly 940. Saturday, August 18 at St. John the Baptist Church, 1907 Eden Park Blvd,. McKeesport.  Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  Doors open at 6PM, races start at 7PM.   Horses are $5 each and you can name your horse. If your horse wins you win $25.  To buy tickets and horses in advance send the name(s) of your horses and how many tickets you need to David Palcsey, Sr., 422 26th Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Make checks payable to Stephen P. Barry Assembly.  BYOB.  Light Buffet included.  50/50 raffle and other games of chance.  Proceeds go to finishing the Flag Retirement Monument at Holy Trinity Cemetery.  For info call David Palcsey at 412-672-6222.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME:  Make it a family evening!  Join with parishioners from St. Agnes, St. Joseph, CLW and Holy Trinity for an evening at PNC Park where the Pirates will play the Miami Marlins on Friday, Sept. 7.  Cost is $30 with $5 return in concessions. For more info contact Joann Giuffre at clowyouth@gmail.com.  Order forms are available around the church vestibules. Tickets are limited so please return ASAP!

AUGUST 25 PITTSBURGH WALK TO DEFEAT ALS  TEAM FATHER DENNIS will be walking again this year in memory of Father Dennis.  This year’s Pittsburgh Walk to Defeat ALS is on Saturday, August 25 at Point State Park from 8 - 11:30 am. You can sign up for the walk by going to http://web.alsa.org/goto/teamfatherdennis.    Remember, all walkers must be registered to walk.Our goal this year is to raise $2,500. We are hoping to reach this goal by encouraging all of our walkers to make a self donation, as well as to ask family, friends, coworkers, etc. to support them with a monetary donation.  Anyone can make a donation to support our team online by going to http://web.alsa.org/goto/teamfatherdennis  OR christthelightoftheworld.org and clicking on the link to our team page OR fill in one of the forms around the church and mail it to the address on the form or put in an envelope marked “ALS Walk” and drop it in the collection basket.Sign up or donate soon!  If we raise $2,500 by August 1st we will qualify for a Team Tent at the walk!