21st Sunday in Ordinary Time August 24, 2014

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“Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound

in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 16: 19




“Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?”

                                                            Romans 11: 35

Saint Paul reminds us of a central fact of stewardship. We cannot give the Lord anything, because God already owns it all. God made everything. All that we can do is return a portion of God’s many gifts back to Him. Sincere gratitude for our gifts opens our hearts to joyful generosity!




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. 9-12): 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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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 – 7:00PM

- 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:

August 23 – 31, 2014


SAT.–   5:00 PM–  For the People of the Parish – Pastor

Sun. – 8:00 AM  - John & Josephine Futrick – Jack &

Teresa Futrick

10:30 AM – Arthur Hoover – Family

MON.–  8:00 AM –NO  MASS

TUES.– 8:00 AM –  NO  MASS

WED.-8:00 AM – NO  MASS

Thur  –8:00 AM – NO  MASS

Fri.   -  8:00 AM  - NO  MASS

Sat..  – 5:00 PM  –  Pete Getz – Wife, Judy

SUN  – 8:00 AM –  Marcella Steindl – Hunter &

Reighard Families

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


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 August 25th


Wed   –  3:30 PM – Rosary

7-7:45  PM – Cantors

Thurs. – 7:00 PM – Rel. Ed. Committee  (L)

  1. – Church Meals

6:30 PM -  Bingo (H)

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  1. 25th  thru  Aug. 31st   - Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – NO  DAILY MASS

Sat.     5:00 PM –  B. Markel, H. Butina, A. Markel

Sun.    8:00 AM –  A. Lynn, A. Searer, C. Mertiff

10:30 AM –  J. Ieraci, D.D. Murray, M. J. Gunter


August  30/31 -  Altar  Servers

  1.        5:00  PM –   M. Stoner, J. Murtagh

Sun.-       8:00 AM   –  B. Kasic, T. Hoover

10:30 AM –   K. & L. McKernan, A. Morrison


  1. 25th   thru  Aug. 31st –   Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays  -  8:00 AM –  NO  DAILY  MASS

Sat.     5:00 PM – P. Lambert+, C. Igou, C. O’Rourke

  1. 8:00 AM – G. Ray+, J. DiDomenico, D. Zakrzwski

10:30 AM – T. Patton+, G. Patton, S. Hoover


August  30/31  -  Music Ministry

  1. .  5:00 PM –  Aye/Lori
  2.    8:00 AM –  Aye/Leslie

10:30 AM -  Aye/Maureen


August  $  CountersP. Lusardi,  M. Hunter, L. Stevens


Church Cleaners – August 17th  to  August 31st

M.Walker, S.Friday, M.Stager, L.Gehret, H.Dillon

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Change in Parish Office Hours:

Office hours for week of August 25th will be Monday 8:30 to 12 noon and Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 2:30 pm.

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Will resume activity with a Thursday, Sept  4th, rehearsal for Sept 14 and 28 Masses. All are welcome to join; even Sister Karen is coming!!!

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RCIA- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

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 at 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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CCW Vocation Discernment Weekend – Sept. 5th & 6th.

Have you ever had a stirring in your heart to pursue a Vocation to Consecrated Religious Life?  Have you wondered how to go about discerning a Religious Vocation? The Carmelite Community of the Word is offering a Discernment Weekend, Sept. 5th and 6th, to help you respond to these questions, as well as explore Religious Life through the CCW’s Active Carmelite Tradition.  The weekend will include:  Presentations by the Sisters, Morning and Evening Prayer, a Holy Hour, A Walk through the CCW Incarnation Center grounds, meal times with the community.  For more info. please contact Sr. Margie McGuire  at 814-472-9457, email her at  margiemc12@gmail.com, or call the CCW Center at 814-886-4098.  Visit our website at www.ccwsisters.org

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The Four Constitutions of Vatican II Class

Will be held at St. Patrick’s School, Johnstown Monday, September 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The five week lecture course with Deacon Tom Buige begins with a basic understanding of what an ecumenical council is, what led up to Vatican II, what took  place during the council and an overview of the four major Constitutions.  The fee for this course is $35.  For registration form and more information  please visit www.dioceseaj.org/lay-ecclesial-ministry or contact Marybeth at 814-361-2000 or mheinze@dioceseaj.org  All are Welcome!

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