2nd Sunday of Advent December 4, 2016

“Produce good fruit as evidence

of your repentance.”

Matthew 3: 8


Mark your calendars! CHRISTMAS CHURCH DECORATING FOLLOWED BY LUNCH  will take place Sunday, Dec. 18th, beginning at 11:30 AM.


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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Liturgical Reflection. 

Advent is a time of longing and expectation as we remember Mary awaiting the birth of the Son of God.  The new ritual for the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (OCM) offers an Order of Blessing an Engaged Couple.  The engaged couple is longing and expecting the day of the celebration of their marriage.  The honorable betrothal of Christians is a special occasion for two families to pray together and receive a divine blessing.  The blessing of the engaged couple is a formal beginning of what will be completed at the celebration of the Matrimony (OCM 218).  This celebration of prayer is to be adapted to suit particular circumstances.

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Familes and the Gospel                Matthew 3:1-12

Today’s gospel raises many questions.  Was the Baptist’s family embarrassed by his life style, diet, clothing, and message?  Did they avoid or ignore him or advise him to come home and be “normal”?  Advent, a time to change our hearts, raises another question:  Who in your family needs for your acceptance?

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Stewardship Reflection

A lifestyle of discipleship and stewardship – with God at the very center – is precisely what all baptized Believers are called to fulfill.  May we recognize our dependence upon God by giving Him thanks in all our deeds.

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“Therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”   

Matthew 3: 10


Do you bear good fruit for Christ?  Or, do you spend your time, talent and treasure constantly acquiring more toys, clutter and junk.  Our time, our talent and our treasure are gifts that God has given us.  What we do with them is our gift back to God.  What gifts are you planning to give to the Lord during this upcoming Christmas season?

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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:

December 3 – 11, 2016


Sat.          5:00 PM  Catherine Muhlbauer – Daughter Mary

Sun.         8:00 AM Rosalia/Salvatore Cannistraci – Children

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

Mon        8:00 AM Christine Tennis – Helen Molnar

Tues.       8:00 AM  Joe Smith – Anna, Marie & Eve

Wed.        7:00 PM  Monica Crum – Peggy Cann

Thurs       9:00 AM Ralph/Emma Hagg – Family

7:00 PM  For the People of the Parish – Pastor

Fri           8:00 AM  Jill Rodgers – Zakrzwski Family

Sat.          5:00 PM  Pete Getz – Wife Judy

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

10:30 AM  Mike Dixon – Cathy, Garrett, Lucas


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

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Activities for the Week of Dec. 5th

Mon.        6:30-9 PM – Stephens Ministry (L)

7-7:45 PM – Celeb. Choir

7:30 PM – K of C (H)

Tues.       5:30 PM –  CDA Christmas Party (H)

7:00 PM – Scouts( GS)

Wed.        3:30 PM – Rosary

6:30 PM – RCIA (GS)

7:00 PM – Vigil Mass

Thurs.      9:00 AM Mass

                6:30 PM – Bingo

7:00 PM – PCGG (L)

7:00 PM – Mass

Sat.          Refreshment Weekend

9:30-12 Noon – Stephens Ministry ( H)

10:00 AM – First Reconciliation Service (GS)

Sun.         Refreshment Weekend

9-10:15 AM – RE K-6 (School)

With/Christmas Rehearsal

10:30 AM – GR. 8 Liturgy

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Dec. 5th thru Dec. 11th  – Lectors  

Weekdays – 8:00 AM –V. Frantz

Wed. 7:00 PM – B/K Bauer, N. Patton, S. Burkholder

Thurs. 7:00 PM – MJ Baran, M. Raffetto, M. Welker

Sat:   5:00 PM –  T. Jeffries, B. Lambert, T. Jeffries

Sun   8:00 AM –   M. Ruscio C. Mertiff, J. Ieraci

10:30 AM –  8th Grade R/E Students


Dec. 7/8/10/11  – Altar Servers

Wed.   7:00 PM – K. Lehner, K. Lehner, S. Cowher

Thurs. 7:00 PM – B. Bauer, M. Bauer

Sat.    5:00 PM – E. Baran, C. Baran

Sun.   8:00 AM – H. Durbin, B. Pearson

10:30 AM – R. Corl, G. Corl


Dec. 5th thru Dec. 11th

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – R. Long

Wed.   7:00 PM – ME Jones+, P. Harmison, Sr. Jane

Thurs. 7:00 PM – C.Gurekovich+, P. Baran, G. Ray

Sat.   5:00 PM – T. S cordo+, C. Golden, C. Palmonka

Sun   8:00 AM –  R. Woomer+, J. DiDomenico, C. Woomer

10:30 AM –  Sally Thomas+, R. Long, J. Terosky


Dec. 7/8/10/11  –  Music Ministry

Wed.   7:00 PM – Laura/Molly

Thurs. 7:00 PM –  Aye/Lori

Sat.     5:00 PM –  Aye/Laura

Sun.    8:00 AM –  Aye/Leslie

10:30 AM – Aye/Erin


Children’s Liturgy – December 11th  Mary Walker


Dec. $ Counters – B. Long+, M. Hunter, S. Hall


Church Cleaners Dec. 4th to Dec. 18th

  1. Walker, S. Friday, M. Stager, H. Dillon, K. Brokenshire
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Communal Reconciliation Services

♦♦ Below are the dates and times of the Communal Reconciliation Services in our area so you can choose the one that will work for you and receive the Sacrament of God’s love and forgiveness.                                                                                             Father Jozef                                

Sunday, Dec. 4th ~ 4 pm Saint John the Evangelist, Altoona

Monday, Dec. 5th~ 7pm at Penn State, Worship Hall of the Pasquerilla Center in State College

Saturday, Dec. 10th ~ 10 am at Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona

Monday, Dec. 12th ~ 7 pm at Saint Matthew in Tyrone

Monday, Dec. 12th ~ 7 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Altoona

Wednesday, Dec. 14th ~ 6:30 pm at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona

Thursday, Dec. 15th ~ 5:30 pm at Sacred Heart Church in Altoona

Thursday, Dec. 15th ~ 5:30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, Altoona

Thursday, Dec. 15th ~ 7 pm at Most Holy Trinity in Huntingdon

Monday,  Dec. 19th ~ 7 pm at Saint Rose of Lima, Altoona

Sunday, Dec. 18th ~ 2 pm at Our Lady of Victory Church in State College

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