17th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 24, 2016

“And I tell you, ask and you will receive;

seek and you will find; knock

and the door will be opened to you.”

Luke 11: 10


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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


Ministry to the Homebound:Paula Lambert (814) 919-2042


Coordinators of Religious Education:

Elem/Middle (Gr. K-8): Mark Raffetto (814) 934-2936

or email at psufanmark@gmail.com


Sr. High (Gr. 9-11): Chris Gurekovich (814) 935-6198

or email at  cgureko@hotmail.com


Elementary Classes: (Grades K-6): Sunday mornings: 

9:00 to 10:15 AM (weekly during the school year)

Middle/High School: (Gr. 7-11):  Sundays: 6 to 8 PM (twice a month during the school year)


RCIA:  Susan Burkholder  (814) 684-0352

Pastoral Council – Jack Chambers  (814) 632-3339

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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“Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”     

Luke 11: 9


Jesus assures us that if we ask Him, God will take care of what we need.  The problem is that in our culture we often confuse what we really need with what we simply want.  Many people need very little.  However, we usually want so much more.  A good steward only asks God for what he needs.

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Liturgical Reflection.

Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find.  Knock and the door will be opened to you.  Know that the Father in heaven gives the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.  Jesus urges his disciples to persist in prayer.  We pray that God’s will be done.  The advice of the Lord is to be persistent in prayer.  His encouragement is to remember that God is a Father who loves his children.  God shows mercy and kindness to all.  When we persist in prayer, we become enveloped in the Lord’s kindness, understanding, and mercy.  Grounded in prayer, we are grounded in the mercy of God. 

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Stewardship  Reflections for 17th  Sunday in Ordinary Time

May we devote ourselves to fulfilling God’s will on earth by prudent use of our resources.

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Families and the Gospel           July 24      Luke 11:1-13

Today’s gospel began with Jesus “praying in a certain place.”  He prayed where he was, among his friends.  Pausing to pray in our homes, a parent “gives a good gift”  to their children teaching them to turn to the Lord as a partner and friend.

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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:   

July 23 – 31, 2016


Sat.          5:00 PM  Angelo Cannistraci – wife, Eleanor
Sun.         8:00 AM Bill Schoch – Cathy Igou

10:30 AM For the People of the Parish – Pastor

Mon.       8:00 AM Sally Brenneman – Sue Ross & Family

Tues.       8:00 AM  Basil Kost – Family
Wed.        8:00 AM Hulda Tree Engelman – Mark Tree

Thurs.      8:00 AM Evelyn Stever – David Stever

Fri.          8:00 AM Stella Gurekovich – JR Gurekovich

Sat.          5:00 PM  John Molnar – wife, Helen

Sun.         8:00 AM  Anna Harris – Mike & Carla Ruscio

10:30 AM For the People of the Parish – Pastor


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 July 25th

Tuesday   Church Meals

7 PM Maint. Committee (PO)

Wed.        3:30 PM – Rosary

7-7:30 pm Cantors (C)

Thurs.      6:30 PM  – Bingo (H)

Friday       Church Meals

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July 25th  thru  July 31st  – Lectors  

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – A. Searer

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

Sun   8:00 AM –  M. Nagle, C. Nagle, C. Nagle

10:30 AM –  R. Long, M. Panasiti, M. Baker
July 30/31  – Altar Servers.

Sat.    5:00 PM – E. Baran, C. Baran

Sun.   8:00 AM – E. Vipond, D. Vipondl

10:30 AM – M. Chappell, K. Chappell


July 25th thru July 31st

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays  –  8:00 AM – R. Long

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

Sun.    8:00 AM –L. Grove+, P. Harmison, C. Igou

10:30 AM – D. Castagnola, B. Hoyne, J. Terosky


July 23/24 –  Music Ministry

Sat.     5:00 PM – Laura/Leslie

Sun.    8:00 AM – Laura/Erin

10:30 AM –Laura/Nathan


July  $  Counters:  B. Long+, C. Golden, J. Everhart


Church Cleaners – July 17th to July 31st

Patrice DelBaggio, Sue Feller, M & J Storm, Sue Loose

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Christmas in July:  A Nativity Update.

This week we received information from John Rita regarding the restoration of our nativity figures.  You may have seen John on the news recently discussing the restoration of the Blair County courthouse and the mural his company discovered under layers of paint.  With regard to our nativity, John reported the following:  “During the examination, we discovered that the entire piece is carved from solid wood.  Laminated blocks were made by gluing together large pieces of wood to carve.  These pieces are each an original work of art.”  This is fantastic news since often such figures were made of molded composite wood or plaster built around a wooden base core.  John is also providing us with specific directions on how and where the pieces are to be stored in order to ensure their long-term survival.  It is wonderful that we can be the stewards of such an important part of our Parish history.  The remaining mystery is when the pieces were acquired and from where.  If you have any photographs or documents on this or any other aspect of our parish history, please contact Steve Stoner (684-0405) so arrangements can be made to scan and return your items.

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