The Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – March 3, 2019

Families and the Gospel       March 3rd          Luke 6:39-45               

Today Jesus tells us:  “Why do you see the speck in someone else’s eye but miss the log in your own eye?” It’s always easier to try to change someone else than face the things in ourselves which need change.  What a waste of time for we can’t change anyone but ourselves. 

Pastor:  Reverend Jozef  Kovacik

Phone: (814) 684-1480 (Parish Office & Rectory)
Fax: (814) 684-7969

Parish Office Staff:
Administrative Assistant: Rose Long
Financial Administrator: 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 E-mail:
Sister Jane Miller, C.C.W.
Cell: (814) 931-1120 E-mail:

Director of Religious Education: Gia Patton
Call (814) 682-9108 or email

Coordinator: Elementary & Middle School: Mark Raffetto
Phone: (814) 934-2936 Email:

Elementary Classes: (Grades K-6): Sunday mornings 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM (weekly during the school year)

Middle/High School: (Gr. 7-11): Sunday: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (twice a month during the school year)

RCIA: Susan Burkholder (814) 684-0352

Ministry to the Homebound: Paula Lambert (814) 932-0651

Pastoral Council – Sarah McNelis (814) 684-5598
Finance Council – Dennis Rozick (814) 684-5511
School Council – Lawrence McKernan (814) 632-7767
Cemetery Committee – Michael Feller (814) 932-1788

Saint Matthew Catholic School
“serving our community since 1869”
Principal: Mrs. Debbie St. Pierre
Principal’s email:
School Phone: (814) 684-3510
School web-site:

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Lent Begins – Wednesday, March 6th

LENTEN PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES In addition to weekend and weekday Masses, all are invited to: 

Wednesdays–3:30 Rosary (year-round)

Friday Mornings—9:30 School Stations of the Cross

Friday Evenings—6:30 Divine Mercy Chaplet, 7:00 Stations of the Cross

LENTEN FISH FRIES—MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Our Knights of Columbus will provide us with their wonderful fish dinners on 4 Lenten Friday, March 15, 29 and April 5, 12

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                              THE  POWER  TO  FORGIVE  WITHOUT  LIMITS

 “A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good.”   

                                                                                                           Luke 6: 45

                           THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP AS A WAY OF LIFE

A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit.”                                                                                                 Luke 6: 43

Are you using your God-given gifts in the way God intended? Do you compare yourself to others and complain about what you don’t have instead of being thankful for what you do have? God gives each of us unique gifts and a unique plan. Listen to how God is calling you to use your gifts, to bear good fruit, for the glory of His name.

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Stewardship Reflection March 3rd

                Stewardship  Reflection           March  3, 2019                

When you are deciding how much you will give of your resources to others, do you determine what the amount will be based by judging someone else’s first?  If you feel you are giving more because someone was selfish and gave less, look into your heart and ask Jesus to help you give with an honest heart of love.

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Activities for the Week of March 4, 2019

Activities for the Week of  March 4th

Mon.           6:30 PM – Parish Council (L)

                    7:30 PM – K of C (H)

Tues.          7:00 PM – ARISE (GS)                                                          

                    7:00 PM – Scouts (H, Sch)

Wed.          9:00 AM – SMS Mass

                    12 Noon – Distribution of Ashes

                    3:30 PM –  Rosary

                    6:00 PM – CDA (H)

                    6:30 PM – RCIA (GS) w/ARISE

                    7:00 PM –  Mass

Thurs..       3:30 PM – Bingo (H)

                    6:30 – 7:00 PM – Glory & Praise Rehearsal

Fri.              9:30 AM – SMS Stations

                    NO  FISH  FRY

                    6:30 PM –  Divine Mercy Chaplet

                    7:00 PM – Stations      

Sat.             5:00 PM – RCIA Rite of Sending

                    CHANGE CLOCKS!!! (FORWARD)

Sun.            9-10:15 AM – R/E Gr. K-5 (Sch.)

                    10:30 AM – Glory & Praise Choir

                    2:00 PM – RCIA Elect (Cathedral)

                    6-8:00 PM – R/E Gr. 6-11 – (ALL)

                    7:30 PM – R/E Stations


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Mass Schedule & Intentions:

March 2 – 10, 2019

 Sat.      5:00 P M – M/M John Yenter – Estate

Sun.      8:00 AM – Salvatore Cannistraci – Children

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

Mon     8:00 AMJohn ,Stella ,Gary Gurekovich – J.R.

Tues   8:00 AM–   Nicholas Zane – Cindy & Jack

Wed.    9:00 AM – Patty Romano – Husband

7:00 PM –  John Conrad – Stoner Family

Thurs.  8:00 AM-   Cody & Norma Belin – Family

Fri.       8:00 AM –  Frank Smiach – Zakrzwski Family

Sat      5:00 PM –  Ann & Frank Schneider – Virginia

Sun.     8:00 AM  –  Ed Gannon – Zakrzwski Family

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

          If you would like to have a 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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Liturgical Ministries and Other Parish Ministries –Weekly Schedules


 March 4th      thru     March 10th    –  Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – R. Long

Wed.  9:00 AM-  SMS Mass

          7:00 PM – K. Pastorik, R.  Bunch, H. Quinn

Sat:  5:00 PM – B. Lambert, G. Miller, D. Cunningham

Sun.  8:00 AM –  M. Nagle, C. Nagle, C. Nagle

       10:30 AM  –  A. Brisbin, D. Parker, MJ Gunter

 March  6, 8, 9, 10–  Altar Servers

Wed. 7:00 PM – S. Hoover, S. Hoover

Fri.    7:00 PM –  C. Baran, A. Fernandes

Sat.   5:00 PM – D. Crowell, B. Strayer

Sun.  8:00 AM – S. Zakrzwski, L. Hamer

10:30 AM – K. Friday, G. Naylor

March 4th    thru    March 10th  

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – NO CUP

Wed.  9:00 AM – SMS Mass

7:00 PM – S. Lewis+    (NO CUP)

Sat.    5:00 PM –  M. DelBaggio+    (NO CUP)

Sun.   8:00 AM –  S. Zakrzwski+     (NO CUP)

10:30 AM –  G. Patton+   (NO CUP)

March  6,  9, 10  –  Music Ministers

Wed. 7:00 PM – Aye/Maureen

Sat.   5:00 PM –   Tammy/Maureen

Sun.  8:00 AM –   Tammy/Erin

10:30 AM –   Glory & Praise/Erin

March $ Counters  – B. Lambert+, P. Lambert, J. Everhart

Church CleanersFebruary 24th thru March 9th

Friday, M. Stager, H. Dillon, D. Cunningham, K. Wilson

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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

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday from 4:00 PM till 4:30 PM or anytime upon request.

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Saint Matthew School News!

REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020 – Our Saint Matthew School offers Pre-K and grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.  Registration for the 2019-2020 year is ongoing.  INTERESTED????  Please contact  the school office at 814-684-3510 and talk to Shannon Chappell, Administrative Assistant, or Debbie St. Pierre, Principal.  Email:

Saint Matthew After Care Need  We have a need for an individual to administer the After Care School Program (paid position) from 2:45 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday.  All interested persons MUST have all their clearances and may call the school office for an interview.

 Saint Matthew School Scrip Purchases – For everyday purchases and the upcoming Christmas Season, remember to use SCRIP!  Orders can be placed online at (Enrollment code:  AFCFB8DC972) or  contact Alison Narehood by phone 684-4121 “oremail  stmatthewschoolscrip@gmail.comor” purchase after any of  the weekend mass. 

Our Saint Matthew School is currently looking to update our records of school alumni. If you would like to be included, please provide your name, contact information and the year you graduated Saint Matthew School. Your info may be placed in the collection basket in an envelope marked Saint Matthew School or delivered to the church or school office.

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Thank You!

Cross Catholic Outreach wishes to Thank You for the welcome you extended to Fr. Savarimuthu on our recent visit to your parish.  On behalf of the poorest of the poor, we Thank You for having shared in their lives.  May our Lord continue to bless all of you for your love and support. 

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