2nd Sunday of Easter April 12, 2015

“Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

John 20: 29



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

Posted in Bulletin | Leave a comment


The Easter Vigil celebration on April 4th was no doubt a very joyous and memorable moment in the lives of Robert McKinley Jr., Jesson Crowell, Kara Carper, and Trinity Ansman, who received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist and Dawn Hoover, Susan Loose, Kimberlee Brokenshire,  and Aleic Hunter who were received into full communion of the Catholic Church and received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.  Sincere congratulations and welcome to these newest members of our parish family.  Please make sure you take time to congratulate them and show them our love and support as we journey together into the Kingdom of God.   Our sincere congratulations go also to Andrew and Daniel Hoover who received the Sacraments of Confirmation. Thank you in special way to their catechists, sponsors and all those involved with their preparation for all the hard work and dedication to the process of Christian Initiation.

Posted in Bulletin | Leave a comment

Liturgical Reflection -

Every week, on the day which is called the Lord’s Day, the Church keeps the memory of the Lord’s resurrection, which the Church also celebrates once in the year, together with the blessed passion, in the most solemn feast of Easter.  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is at the core of Christian belief.  Having been scourged, crowned with thorns, spat upon, and made to carry the cross, the Lord was crucified and died.  After three days in His grave, He rose gloriously to new life.  These fifty days of Easter celebrate the new life that all believers receive at baptism.

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Number 102

Posted in Bulletin | Leave a comment

Families and the Gospel   John 20:19-31        


In today’s gospel Jesus teaches “Blessed are those who have not seen and believe.”  Accepting someone as they are, without demanding they prove themselves or meet our expectations, creates a rich relationship.  Without acceptance a home is only a house and a family is just a group of house mates.

Posted in Bulletin | Leave a comment


“The community of believers was of one heart and mind and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own.”  

                                                                    Acts 4: 32


All that we are and all that we have is a gift from God! Think of your family, your friends, your talents and abilities – these are all gifts from God.  We aren’t really owners of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has blessed us with.

Posted in Bulletin | Leave a comment


John Michael Talbot will host a series of retreats at Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Johnstown on May 6-8, 2015 at 7 pm.  Mr. Talbot is a best-selling author, Christian music legend, and host of The Church Channel’s inspirational TV show “All Things are Possible”.  A love offering will be received each evening to support the ministries of John Michael Talbot and the Brothers and Sisters of Charity.  The suggested donation is $15 per person/per night. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  For more information please call the parish office at 814-266-9718.

Posted in Bulletin | Leave a comment

CCW Haiti Update: 

Please keep the Little Sisters of the Incarnation in Haiti in your prayers.  Armed robberies of their facilities which have included beatings and threats of other personal violence to the Sisters have been frequent in recent months.  Police action and the Haitian justice system are ineffective.

Posted in Carmelite Community of the Word | Leave a comment

CRS Rice Bowls – Hungering for Celebration –

Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl ends in our own hearts, where Jesus reigns forever.  Let us rejoice in our risen Lord—and in the lives we’ve changed this Lent Our community changed lives this Lent, and CRS Rice Bowl wants to say THANK YOU!!  Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl.

Posted in Bulletin | Leave a comment


“Faith Finder” is a free app.  Standard data usage rates apply. Users who have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch may download the app at: http://bit.ly/17Dy6A2.

Posted in Bulletin | Leave a comment

Natural Family Planning:  

Husband and wife share the responsibility; no health risks; cost nothing; works with your fertility, not against it; scientifically researched; can improve marital communication, 98-99% success rate.  Contact the Family Life Office 5379 Portage St., Lilly at 814-886-5551 or familylife@dioceseaj.org

Posted in Bulletin | Leave a comment