27th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 7, 2018

“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs
to such as these. ”

Mark 10: 14


We welcome all visitors. If you live in the area, please call the Parish Office to register and become an active member of our parish family.


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:
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: kseashored@msn.com
Sister Jane Miller, C.C.W.
Cell: (814) 931-1120 E-mail: jmseashell@msn.com
Director of Religious Education: Gia Patton
Call (814) 682-9108 or email smspatton@gmail.com

Coordinator: Elementary & Middle School: Mark Raffetto
Phone: (814) 934-2936 Email: psufanmark@gmail.com

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: dstpierre@stmatthew-school.org
School Phone: (814) 684-3510
School web-site: www.stmatthew-school.org

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“So out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.”
Genesis 2: 19

The creation story reminds us of two important points. First, since the start, God has put the entire world into our care. Second, stewardship has been around since the beginning of mankind, it isn’t something recently invented by the Church. Just as past generations built our Church, it is now our responsibility to continue to nurture and develop these gifts for future generations.

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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:

October 6 – 14, 2018

Sat. 5:00 PM – Nicholas Zane – Jack & Cindy Zane
Sun. 8:00 AM –Bill Schoch – Family
10:30 AM- For the People of the Parish – Pastor
Mon 8:00 AM – NO MASS
Tues 8:00 AM- NO MASS
Wed. 8:00 AM- NO MASS
Thurs. 8:00 AM – Deb Romano – Family
Fri. 8:00 AM – Dec’d Mbrs Kaspick Fam. – Jim
Sat. 5:00 PM – Lori & Kathy Ray – Mary Thomas
Sun. 8:00 AM – Sandra Carson – Karen Toney
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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Activities for the Week of October 8th

Tues. Church Meals
6:00 PM – SMS Council (L)
7:00 PM – Scouts (H, Sch)
Wed. 3:30 PM – Rosary
6:30 PM – RCIS (GS)
Thurs. 6:30 PM – Bingo
CDA Basket Prep.
Fri. Church Meals
9:00 AM – SMS Rosary
Sat. 12 Noon – Fatima Rosary at Tyrone Square
CDA Hartslog Sale of Gobs
5:00 PM – Diamond Club Mass/Reception
Sun. Refreshment Weekend
9:00 AM – R/E Gr. K-5 (School) 6-8:00 PM – R/E Gr. 6-11 (All)
7:30 PM – R/E Rosary

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Oct, 8th thru Oct, 14th – Lectors
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – V. Frantz
Sa 5:00 PM – D. Strayer, L. Morrison, B. Strayer
Sun. 8:00 AM – K. Pearson, A. Pearson, H. Quinn
10:30 AM – Religious Education Grades 6-7

Oct. 13/14 – Altar Servers
Sat. 5:00 PM – D. Baldauf, R. Crowell
Sun. 8:00 AM – M. Buck, S. Buck, L. Hamer
10:30 AM – A. & E. Riling

Oct. 8th thru Oct. 14th
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – P. DelBaggio
Sat 5:00 PM – J. Zeigler+, S. Loose, P. Ray
Sun. 8:00 AM – B/S Hall+, K. Hoyne, S. Toney
10:30 AM – S. Hoover+, J. Terosky, S. Thomas

Oct. 13/14 – Music Ministers
Sat. 5:00 PM – Aye/Lori
Sun. 8:00 AM – Aye/Sarah
10:30 AM – Aye/Leslie

Children’s Liturgy – Oct. 14th – Amber Hewitt

October $ Counters-P.DelBaggio+,V.Frantz,D Cunningham

Church Cleaners – Oct. 7th thru October 20th
M. Walker, S. Friday, M. Stager, Helen Dillon, D. Cunningham

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Groups will gather to “Encounter Christ” on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings as well as Wednesday afternoon according to the times and locations on last week’s handouts. Gatherings will continue through the week of November 11.
For This Week’s Session… Participants are asked to review the Faith Sharing insert and pp. 11-19 in the booklet. Participants are reminded that these gatherings are NOT classes, discussions/debates on issues, or problem solving sessions rather, “faith sharing” offers the opportunity to listen to and reflect on the ways in which God’s Word touches our minds and hearts and relates to everyday living. In a small community setting, we discover that God is at work in our own and others’ lives.
Note: Booklet cost is $8. Please pay your group’s facilitator, preferably this week.

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Retired Priests Medical Collection:

Last Weekend, all parishes in our diocese took up a special collection to support our diocesan priests’ medical and retirement needs. Donations will help subsidize medical care as well as the medical and living expenses of our senior priests. Your generous support allows the diocese to provide modest stipends to our senior priests while keeping increases in the parish’s assessment for priests’ medical care and retirement needs to a minimum. Total collected to date is $647.00. THANK YOU!!

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Independent Catholic Foundation

Our Parish is grateful to the Independent Catholic Foundation in Altoona for a $800.00 grant to support the Arise Together in Christ program. The gift was made through the foundation’s new Impact Grant Program that distributed a total of $34,368 to 23 Catholic organizations this year. To learn more about the foundation, you may contact them at (814) 201-2080 or visit its website at www.icfdaj.org

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A Rosary Rally

will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 12 noon at the Tyrone Hotel park on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th Street. This rosary rally, which is held through the organization America Needs Fatima, is in commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun. The purpose of the rally is to pray for our nation in public so that everyone can see what we believe and in reparation for the sins that have been committed in our modern world. After the rosary there will be a social that will include a light lunch. There are many ways of assisting with this rally. Please contact rosary rally captain, Sarah Zakrzwski at 632-3070 or come beforehand to help with setup. Go to www.anf.org for more information about this National event.
If you cannot attend the above rally, there will be a similar one at Heritage Plaza, 11th and 14th Street in Altoona on October 13th at 12 noon.

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