33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 16, 2014

“But the man who received one went off

and dug a hole in the ground

and buried his master’s money.”

Matthew 25: 18


A volunteer(s)  is needed to keep the altar server robs in good order (washing and mending).  Please contact the parish office if you are interested.


If you have requested a mass and would like to present the offertory gifts, please see an usher before mass.


Pastor:  Reverend Jozef Kovacik


Phone: (814) 684-1480 (Parish Office & Rectory)

Fax:      (814) 684-7969

Website:    www.stmatthewtyrone.org

Email:        stmatthewtyrone@gmail.com

Parish Office Staff:  Rose Long & Debbie Zakrzwski

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:30 AM  –  2:30 PM


Pastoral Ministry:

  • Sister Karen Duddy, C.C.W.

Cell:  (814) 935-2934   Convent: (814) 684-3553

E-mail:   kseashored@msn.com

Sister Jane Miller 814-931-1120, jmseashell@msn.com

CCW Website:  www.ccwsisters.org


Coordinators of Religious Education

Elem/Middle (Gr. K-8): Mark Raffetto (814) 684-5362

or email at psufanmark@gmail.com


Sr. High (Gr. 9-12): Chris Gurekovich (814) 935-6198

or email at  cgureko@hotmail.com


E/M Classes (Grades K-8): Sunday mornings: 

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Sept. to May)


Youth Ministry Sessions (Gr. 9-11):  Every other Sunday: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (September to April)


RCIA:  Susan Burkholder  (814) 684-0352

Pastoral Council – Michael Ronan  (814) 632-8585

Finance Council – Dennis Rozick  (814) 684-5511

School Council – Lawrence McKernan  (814) 632-7767

Cemetery Committee – Michael Feller  (814) 684-4401


Saint Matthew Catholic School:

Principal:  Mrs. Jamie DiDomenico

Principal’s email:  smsdidomenico@gmail.com

Phone: (814) 684-3510

School web-site: www.stmatthew-school.org

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November 16th

Matthew 22:  14-30

The servant in the gospel was afraid to invest the money given to him.  In our families if we fail to invest ourselves in each other we will end up just like the servant, a loser!  Without personal investment in a relationship, there are no dividends and no growth.

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Nov. 16th) 

We become good and faithful stewards by nurturing and sharing the unique gifts given to us by God:  our spiritual gifts, our relationships, our intellect and our material possessions.


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“Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much…”

                                                           Matthew 25: 21


God expects us to nurture and develop the gifts He has given us and then generously give back with increase. He doesn’t want us to waste or hoard the gifts He has given us; He expects us to grow our gifts, use them wisely and be generous with them.

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Will be shown in The Parish Hall Sunday Nov 23rd at 6 PM

What scientists discover will confront the mind and heart of every person!

See and hear the truth of the Eucharist revealed by science as the investigative

team finds in a consecrated Communion Host:

Human flesh and blood

Human DNA

Human heart muscle

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Mass/ Reconciliation Schedule

Weekend Mass Schedule:

                                    – Saturday at 5:00 PM

– Sunday at 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Weekday Mass Schedule:

                                 - Monday through Friday – 8:00 AM

Holy Day of Obligation Mass Schedule:

– Vigil – 7:00 PM

– 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM


Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday from 4:00 PM till 4:30 PM or anytime upon request.

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Mass Schedule & Intentions:

                                  November 15 – 23, 2014


Sat.   5:00 PM – John Romano – Mom & Dad

Sun. –  8:00 AM – The People of the Parish – Pastor

10:30 AM – Arthur & Margaret Barry – Frank &

Galen Chelko

Mon.–  8:00 AM – Deceased Members of the Gurekovich

Family – J R Gurekovich

Tues.–  8:00 AM – Randall Narehood – Kathy & Mike

 Wed.    9:00 AM -Sally Mihalaki Polachek – Frank &

Gelen Chelko

Thur  –8:00 AM –  Anthony Geraci – Vera Basciani

Fri.       8:00 AM  – Bill Schoch – Mary/Charles Goldasky

Sat..  –  5:00 PM –   Sr. Christian Koontz – Family

Sun.  –  8:00 AM –  Clarence & Anna Hartsock – Family

10:30 AM –  The People of the Parish


If you would like to have Mass celebrated for special intentions or for the deceased members of your family or friends please stop by or call the parish office.

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Activities for the Week of Nov. 17th

Tues. – 7:00 PM – Cub/Boy Scouts  (H)

Wed. –  9:00 AM – School Mass

3:30 PM –  Rosary

6:30 PM – RCIA  (GS)

Thurs.-  7:00 PM – Rel. Ed. Committee  (L)

Fri –      6:30 PM – Bingo  (H)

Sat.  –  3-5:00 PM – Basket Bingo Setup  (H)

Sun. –  9-10:15 AM – R/E Class

10:30 AM Mass – Glory & Praise Choir

11AM-5PM – Fall Basket Bingo  (H)

6-8:00 PM – Girl Scouts  (GS)

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Please arrive 15 minutes before mass so that you can properly prepare for your ministry.

Nov. 17th   thru  Nov. 23rd   – Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – A. Searer

Sat.     5:00 PM –  J.L. Baran, B. Markel, A. Markel

Sun.    8:00 AM –  M. Welker, W. Hiergeist, K. Pastorik

10:30 AM –  K. Bauer, S. Cowher, B. Bauer


Nov.  22/23 –  Altar  Servers

Sat. –     5:00 PM  — N. Lewis, Marissa Lewis

Sun.-     8:00 AM –   E. Hoover, S. Hoover

10:30 AM–    M Chappell, K. Chappell


Nov. 17th  thru Nov. 23rd  –  

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays  –  8:00 AM –  P. Harmison

Sat –    5:00 PM –  C. Igou+, T. Scordo, C. Golden

8:00 AM – D. Weaver+, R. Woomer, L. Grove

10:30 AM – R. Long+, G. Patton, T. Patton


Nov. 22/23-  Music Ministry

Sat.   .  5:00 PM –  Laura/Aye

Sun.     8:00 AM –  Laura/Leslie

10:30 AM –  Glory & Praise/Nathan


Children’s Liturgy

Sun. Nov. 23rd – Erin Weber


Nov. $  Counters –   C. Golden, C. Haag,  B. Long


Church Cleaners – Nov. 9th to Nov. 23rd

  1. Walker, S. Friday, M. Stager, L. Gehret
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Bishop Mark Bartchak

Will be the keynote speaker at a special ecumenical gathering on Tuesday, Nov. 18th at 7 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lakemont.  The conference is entitled Pope Francis:  His Witness and Our Response.  Following Bishop Mark’s address on the witness and teaching of Pope Francis, representatives of other Christian denominations will offer their insights.  This event is sponsored by the Ecumenical Conference of Greater Altoona. A warm welcome to all!

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