5th Sunday of Easter April 24, 2016

”As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know
that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”
John 13: 34-35

 

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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THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP AS A WAY OF LIFE

“I give you a new commandment: love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”
John 13: 34

It is easy to love someone when they love us back.  But it takes courage to love someone when we feel unappreciated, used or feel our opinion doesn’t matter.  It takes courage to “love my neighbor” when he may be someone I don’t like, someone I don’t know or someone who doesn’t look like me.
saint Matthew

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Liturgical Reflection . . .

This Fifth Week of Easter we look at the Spiritual Work of Mercy to comfort the sorrowful. In our lives we experience sadness and sorrow, difficulty and affliction. Through all the twists and turns of life, Christians are called to be a merciful presence to one another. Mercy moves us to pay attention to those around us. We console one another and stand firm with each other. The secret to this work of mercy is to give of our time. Do you know someone who has lost a loved one recently or several months ago? Do you know someone who has suffered a tragedy? Take time; make a visit or call them. Your presence will be a merciful comfort. Mercy moves us away from judgment and toward sympathy and compassion; it does not question what went wrong but simply and lovingly reaches out to help.

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Stewardship Reflections: 5th Sunday of Easter

“This is how you will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35) How can you respond to Jesus this week by giving of your time, talent, and treasure?

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FAMILIES AND THE GOSPEL April 24John 13:31-33a, 34-35

In today’s gospel Jesus tells us: “Love one another.” Love holds a family together. It is not what a family does which makes it outstanding, rather it is what it has, love for one another.

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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:

April 23 – May 1, 2016
Sat. 5:00 PM Joseph Blazina – Margaret Baker
Sun. 8:00 AM For the People of the Parish – Pastor
10:30 AM Eric Cavalucci – Tera
Mon. 8:00 AM Jack Jones – Corrine
Tues. 8:00 AM Ann Magestro – Kathleen Starner
Wed. 8:00 AM John/Josephine Futrick – Jack/Teresa
Thurs. 8:00 AM Pete Getz – Wife, Judy
Fri. 8:00 AM Adeline Maceno – Maceno Family
Sat. 5:00 PM Phyllis Johnson – Dave Johnson
Sun 8:00 AM For the People of the Parish – Pastor
10:30 AM Rose Cowher – Brenda Diamond

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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COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS

College Scholarship application forms for those beginning/continuing their college education are available in the church vestibule and parish office. Scholarship monies are for associate and bachelor degree programs. Students are required to submit an application each year. Completed forms should be returned to the parish office by June 15, 2016.

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Activities for the Week of April 25th

Tues. World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Church Meals – (B)
7:00 PM – Maintenance (PO)
. 7:00 PM – Cub/Boy Scouts (H)
Wed. 3:30 PM – Rosary
7:00 PM – Cantors
7:00 PM – RE Committee (L)
Thurs. 6:30 PM – Bingo (H)
7:00 PM – First Communion Rehearsal
Sat. Refreshment Weekend
5:00 PM – First Communion Mass
Sun. Refreshment Weekend
Rel Ed Registration – All Masses
9-10:15 AM – RE K-6 Class
5-6:00 PM – Gr. 12 Meeting (L)
6-8:00 PM – HSYM (H)

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LITURGICAL MINISTRIES SCHEDULE

April 25th thru May 1st – Lectors
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – R. Long
Sat: 5:00 PM – First Communion Mass
Sun 8:00 AM – S. Zakrzwski, B. Zakrzwski, B. Hiergeist
10:30 AM – MJ Gunter, M. Panasiti, S. Cowher

April 30/May 1 – Altar Servers
Sat. 5:00 PM – T. Ansman, C Diehl
Sun. 8:00 AM – E. Hoover, S. Hoover
10:30 AM – C. Brooks, L. Brooks

April 25th thru May 1st
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – P. Harmison
Sat. 5:00 PM – P. DelBaggio+, M. DelBaggio, C. O’Rourke
Sun. 8:00 AM – C. Woomer+, R. Woomer, D. Zakrzwski
10:30 AM – ME Jones+, D. Castagnola, Sr. Jane

April 30/ May 1 – Music Ministry
Sat. 5:00 PM – Aye/Laura
Sun. 8:00 AM – Aye/Sarah
10:30 AM – Aye/Erin

Children’s Liturgy – April 24 – Nicole Swope
May 1 – Mary Walker

April $ Counters: B. Long, S. Hall, M. Hunter

Church Cleaners – April 24th to May 8th
P. DelBaggio, S. Feller, M & J Storm, S. Loose

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