5th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 7, 2016



“Master, we have worked hard all night
and have caught nothing,
but at your command I will lower the nets.”
Luke 5: 5


Any discrepancy with your annual ACA report received in the mail this week should be directed to our parish office.


†On Thursday, February 11th, from 6-8 PM, the faithful are invited to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation here at St. Matthew or chose any church to celebrate the Sacrament of God’s love and forgiveness.


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) 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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“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?’ ‘Here I am,’ I said, ‘send me!’”
Isaiah 6: 8
Every day – in little ways and in big ways – God asks, “Whom shall I send?” Whether it is someone to take on a new ministry or just someone to open a door for a stranger, God constantly provides doors of opportunity. The next time you hear God calling, have the courage to walk through the door and say “Here I am, Lord.”

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Liturgical Reflection…

In all three readings, each individual is called by God. Isaiah is sent by God as his prophet. Saint Paul is claimed as an apostle, giving witness to the Lord’s resurrection. Saint Peter, admitting his own sinfulness, is called to follow the Christ. Each person experienced the personal call from God to follow. By God’s mercy we too have been called by Baptism to follow the Lord. Unworthy as we are, we too rely on God’s mercy and follow. Our common vocation is to live the call of Jesus Christ and announce his mercy, compassion, reconciliation, and love to all me meet.

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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:

February 6 – 14, 2016
Sat. 5:00 PM Sr. Lambert Hagg – Family
Sun. 8:00 AM For the People of the Parish – Pastor
10:30 AM Alma Miller – Ron & Eileen Itell
Mon. 8:00 AM Jean Dixon – Sara & Rose Castagnola
Tues. 8:00 AM Paul Morrison – Linda & Family
Wed. 9:00 AM Monica Crum – Paul & Pam Smiach
7:00 PM Annie Miller – Carole Golden & Fam.
Thurs. 8:00 AM Joe Fresh – Family
Fri. 8:00 AM Jessica Futrick Englebrecht – Family
Sat. 5:00 PM Beth Ann Nelson – Family
Sun. 8:00 AM Kathleen Ray – Cathy Igou
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 February 8th

Tues. Mardi Gras
Burning of Old Palm
6:30 PM – SMS Council (L)
7:00 PM Cub/Boy Scouts (H)
9:00 AM – School Mass
12 Noon – Ashes (Service)
3:30 PM – Rosary
6:30 PM – RCIA (GS)
7:00 PM – Mass
Thurs. World Day of Prayer for Sick(Lourdes)
6:30 PM Bingo (H)
7:00 PM – PCGG (L)
6-8 PM – “Light is on” Reconciliation
Fri. 5-7 PM – K of C Fish Fry (H)
6:30 PM – Divine Mercy Chaplet (Church)
7:00 PM – Stations of the Cross
Sat. 5:00 PM – RCIA Rite of Sending
Sun. Valentine’s Day (Wedding Pictures)
9-10:15 AM – RE K-6 Classes
RCIA – Diocesan Rite of Election
2:00 PM SMS Basket Bingo (H)
5-6:00 PM – Gr. 12 Meeting (L)
6-8:00 PM – HSYM (H)

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Feb. 8th thru Feb. 14th – Lectors
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – V. Frantz
Ash Wed. – 7:00 PM – Sue Friday, MJ Gunter, M. Raffetto
Sat. – 5:00 PM – T. Jeffries, T. Jeffries, B. Wilgosz
Sun. 8:00 AM – A. Lynn, A. Searer, M. Welker
10:30 AM – R. Long, S. Cowher, M. Panasiti

Feb. 10, 13, 14 – Altar Servers
Ash Wed. – 7:00 PM – A. Morrison, H. Walk
Sat. 5:00 PM – M. Lewis, J. Lewis
Sun – 8:00 AM – G. Hoy, D. Crowell
10:30 AM – L. McKernan, A. Pownall

Feb. 8th thru Feb. 14th
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – P. DelBaggio
Ash Wed. – 7:00 PM – S. Toney+, S. Burkholder, S.Thomas Sat. 5:00 PM – C. Palmonka+, C. Golden, T. Scordo
Sun. 8: 00 AM– C. Igou+, C. Gurekovich, S. Lewis
10:30 AM –S. Hoover+, G. Patton, T. Patton

Feb. 10, 13, 14 Music Ministry
Ash Wed. – 7:00 PM – Aye/Lori
Sat. – 5:00 PM – Laura/Lori
Sun. – 8:00 AM Laura/Leslie
10:30 AM – Laura/Maureen

Feb. $ Counters: P. DelBaggio, V. Frantz, L. Morrison
Church Cleaners – Jan. 31st to Feb. 14th
P. DelBaggio, S. Feller, M & J Storm, S. Loose

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LENT_RELATED DEADLINES (Details in Gathering Space)

▪BIBLE ORDERS are due TODAY so Bibles can be available next weekend for pick-up.
▪OLD PALM will be burnt for ashes this Tuesday.
▪RELIGIOUS ARTICLES EXCHANGE will end on Ash Wednesday.
▪MERCY OF GOD ADULT CLASS REGISTRATION will end on Ash Wednesday. Classes will be held Tuesday mornings at the convent and Tuesday evenings in the Gathering Space, February 16-March 15 (includes snow date). Topics include Psalms, Parables, Works and Saints of Mercy. There is no charge; participants will be offered the chance to purchase related materials at a later date.

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Stewardship Reflection – February 7

Perhaps feelings of reluctance, inadequacy, and unworthiness have prevented us from fulfilling our portion of God’s divine plan. May we meet Jesus’ challenge of “Do not be afraid” with “Here I am, send me!”

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The Knights of Columbus, Saint Gregory Council

♦Wine basket raffle. The tickets are $2. The drawing will be held Sunday, February 14th following the 10:30 AM mass.
♦ Fish Fries will be held during lent starting Friday, Feb. 12th from 5-7 pm at Harkins Hall. The dates of the dinners are: Feb. 12th, 19th, and 26th and March 4th and 18th. You can have your choice of baked or fried fish. Sides items available will be mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes and coleslaw along with a dessert item. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Takeout containers will be available.

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