17th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 26, 2015

There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?”
John 6: 9


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. 9-11): 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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“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?”   


John 6: 9

The miracle of the Loaves and Fishes is the only miracle which is recorded six times in the Gospel.  It carries two important messages.  First, no matter how little we have, we always have enough to share.  Second, Christ can take our humble gifts and do great things with them if we are just willing to let Him.

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Families and the Gospel                         Jn 6:1-15

In today’s gospel Phillip worried about “enough food” for the crowd.  What is ENOUGH?  When does our enough deprive another family of their fair

share?  Jesus performed today’s miracle because one child was willing to share and risk living with less.  Can your family live more simply so that other families can simply live?

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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 25 – August 2, 2015


Sat.      5:00 PM –  John Molnar – Wife

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

10:30 AM    John Barber – Don/Karen Castagnola

Mon.    8:00 AM    Hulda Engleman – Mark Tree

Tues.    8:00 AM    Eleanor Toth – Bob, Debbie, and

Sarah Zakrzwski

Wed     8:00 AM    Stella Gurekovich – JR Gurekovich

Thurs.  8:00 AM    Carl & Rose Romano – Family

Fri.      8:00 AM    Jennie Wolfe – Family

Sat.      5:00 PM     Paul Morrison – Chris, Steve and

Michael Stoner

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

10:30 AM   Phyllis Johnson – David Johnson


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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Mark Your Calendars:

Eucharistic Minister meeting on Sunday, August 16th and Readers Meeting on Sunday, August 30th

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Young Adult Ministry

The Spirit and Truth group is open to young adults ages 18-39.  The group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 8 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Altoona.  The group provides an opportunity for young adult Catholics to meet and grow in the faith.  Each meeting begins in the church hall and has a theme around a feast day, saint, or Liturgical celebration.  The gathering includes a talk and group discussion.  Afterwards, the group goes upstairs to the church for Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, Praise and Worship, and Benediction.  Each gathering ends with social time.  Email contact:  spiritandtruth814@gmail.com

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the Catholic Church?  In Catholic Life, it is necessary to be confirmed in order to be a god parent oat Baptism, or a sponsor at Confirmation.  If you are an adult, baptized and need the Sacraments of Initiation of the Eucharist and Confirmation, please join our group on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Gathering Space.  For more information call Sue Burkholder at 684-0352.

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Knights Of Columbus Bus Trip

Seats  Still Available!  The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a trip and pilgrimage to Washington, DC on August 19th to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Saint John Paul II National Shrine.  Cost is only $39.00 per person.  If interested, registration forms are available in the vestibule or contact Jack Chambers at 632-3339.  Please make your checks payable to “Knights of Columbus”. Please consider taking this pilgrimage with the KOC and our pastor, Father Jozef.


Itinerary for the Pilgrimage

>Depart from Saint Matthew Church – 7 am

>Arrive Washington DC

>Tour – The National Cathedral of the Immaculate   Conception

>Tour and MASS at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine

>Depart Washington DC – 4 pm

>Dinner at the Golden Corral, Hagerstown, MD

>Arrive Saint Matthew Church – 9:30 pm

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Natural Family Planning

(NFP) honors the Church’s respect for the unitive and procreative purpose of married love-making.  If you haven’t check out NFP, you haven’t made an informed choice.  Certified diocesan instructors are located throughout our diocese.  Contact our diocesan Family Life Office at 814-886-5551 or familylife@dioceseaj.org

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