Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 23, 2014

“Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?”

Matthew 25: 44


St. Matthew Penance Service in preparation for the Christmas Season will be held on Monday, December 15th at 7 pm.


Thanksgiving Day Prayers for your use can be found


Pastor:  Reverend Jozef Kovacik


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

Fax:      (814) 684-7969



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


Sister Jane Miller 814-931-1120,

CCW Website:


Coordinators of Religious Education

Elem/Middle (Gr. K-8): Mark Raffetto (814) 684-5362

or email at


Sr. High (Gr. 9-11): Chris Gurekovich (814) 935-6198

or email at


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:

Phone: (814) 684-3510

School web-site:

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November 23rd  

Matthew 25:  31-46

To whom much is given much is expected. In today’s gospel Jesus tells us that we must share our abundance with “the least”…the stranger, the prisoner, the hungry and the homeless.  As we gather to give thanks this week we must also ask ourselves how well we share with “the least.”  Happiness is secured not by having, but by sharing.

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Christ the King  (Nov. 23rd)

You will find a glimpse of the kingdom whenever you use your God-given resources to help the lost, strayed, injured and sick

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Anyone wishing to start online or “electronic” giving or who would like to obtain information regarding this option, please “sign-up” in the gathering space so information can be forwarded to you

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Will take place this Thursday at 9 am.  Parishioners are encouraged not only to come in grateful prayer to God but to bring non-perishable food items for our local food bank.  Suggestions include peanut butter, canned tomato sauce, canned meats, canned kidney/pork & beans.  These can be placed under the angel Tree in the Gathering Space.  A sampling of these donations will be presented at the Offertory. Monies collected will go to our Good Samaritan Fund.

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“…as you did it to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me” 

                                                           Matthew 25: 40


Most of us are generous when it’s convenient for us. We are generous when we have the time or the money. But, generosity is the opposite of that. It means giving of one’s time, money, compassion, forgiveness, mercy when it’s not convenient; when it’s not on our schedule, but on the other person’s schedule.

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Mass/Reconciliation Schedule

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:

                                  November 22 – 30, 2014


Sat.   5:00 PM – Sr. Christian  Koontz – Family

Sun. –  8:00 AM – Clarence & Anna Hartsock – Family

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

Mon.–  8:00 AM – Anna Waite – Elwood/Barbara Palmer

Tues.–  8:00 AM – Anthony Geraci – Furrer Family

 Wed -  8:00 AM – Joseph A. Zang – Family

Thur  –9:00 AM –  Thanksgiving for all God’s Blessings

Fri.       8:00 AM  – Bill Schoch – Cindy, Greg & Taylor

Sat..  –  5:00 PM –   Bernard Drass – Daughters

Sun.  –  8:00 AM –  Deceased Members of Roseberry

& Lynch Families – Jim Roseberry

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


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 of Nov. 24th

Mon.  –  6:30-7:00 PM – Cantors

7-7:45 PM – Celebration Choir

Tues. – 7:00 PM – Maintenance (PO)

7:00 PM – Cub/Boy Scouts  (H)

Wed.  – 3:30 PM –  Rosary

Thur. – 9:00AM – Thanksgiving Day Mass w/Food Collection

Fri –     No Bingo

Sun –  10:30 AM RCIA Rite of Welcoming and Acceptance

Sun. –  1st Sunday of Advent

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Please arrive 15 minutes before mass so that you can properly prepare for your ministry


Nov. 24th   thru  Nov. 30th   – Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – V. Frantz

Thurs. 9:00 AM – V. Frantz, R. Zakrzwski, S. Sharer

Sat.     5:00 PM –  T. Jeffries, S. Friday, R. Parker

Sun.    8:00 AM –  C. Nagle, C. Nagle, H. Quinn

10:30 AM –  R. Long, S. Gavazzi, H. Butina


Nov.  27,29, 30  –  Altar  Servers

Thurs. – 9:00 AM – B. Bauer, M. Bauer

Sat. –     5:00 PM  — L. Beyer, E. Beyer

Sun.-     8:00 AM –   A. Quinn, J. Maceno

10:30 AM–    C. Brooks, L. Brooks, D. Baldauf


Nov. 24th  thru Nov. 30th  –  

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays  –  8:00 AM –  R. Long

Thurs. 9:00 AM – R. Long+, D. Zakrzwski, S. Lewis

Sat –    5:00 PM –  S. Burkholder+, P. Ray, C. Palmonka

8:00 AM – G. Ray+, S. Toney, S/B Hall

10:30 AM – J. Terosky+, P. Harmison, S. Thomas


Nov. 27, 29, 30  Music Ministry

Thurs.  9:00 AM –  Aye/Lori

Sat.   .  5:00 PM –  Aye/Sarah

Sun.     8:00 AM –  Aye/Molly

10:30 AM –  Aye/Gina


Children’s Liturgy

Sun. Nov. 30th – Jack Wagner


Nov. $  Counters –   C. Golden, C. Haag,  B. Long


Church Cleaners – Nov. 23rd to Dec. 7th

  1. McNelis, J. Everhart, V. Frantz, L. Wertz
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