Families and the Gospel Matthew 24:37-44 In today’s gospel Jesus advises: “Stay awake, watch out, and pray for the strength to hold your ground” when “fearful and bewildering signs” appear threatening your family. Resist being “fearful;” fear cripples! Instead “pray for the strength” to be courageous.
Pastor: Reverend Jozef Kovacik
Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 10:30 AM
Weekday Mass Schedule:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:00 AM
Holy Day of Obligation Mass Schedule: 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday at 6:30 PM or anytime upon request.
Please remember if these times do not allow you to attend mass you can do so at Saint Joseph Church in Bellwood either on Saturday at 4:00 PM or Sunday at 8:00 AM and also on Monday at 8:00 AM & Tuesday at 6:00 PM and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday at 3:30 PM.
- Second Collection this weekend is for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Many senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests served for little or no pay. Today, religious communities often do not have enough savings to meet retirement needs. Your gift helps provide medications, nursing care, and more for tens of thousands of elderly religious. It also helps ensure younger members san continue the good works of their elders. Please be generous.
Communal Penance Services – During the season of Advent, Catholics are encouraged to seek God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of reconciliation. The following is a schedule of Communal Penance Services at various parishes throughout the Diocese.
December 1 @ 4 pm Saint John the Evangelist, Altoona
@ 5:30 pm Holy Rosary, Altoona
December 8 @ 5 pm Saint Joseph, Bellwood
December 9 @ 7 pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Altoona
December 12 @ 5:30 pm Our Lady of Lourdes, Altoona
@ 7 pm Most Holy Trinity, Huntingdon
December 14 @ 10 am Saint Therese of the Child Jesus,
December 15 @ 2 pm Our Lady of Victory, State College
@ 4 pm Saint Mary Hollidaysburg
December 16 @ 7 pm Saint Matthew, Tyrone
- ADVENT – The parish office has several advent wreaths and candles for the upcoming Advent Season. Cost of a set of candles is $3.00, advent wreath is $7.00. Please inquire in the parish office regarding these items.
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Please provide the names and addresses of parishioners or family members in active duty so we can send Christmas Cards to them. Names can be dropped off in the parish office or can be sent to the parish email: email@example.com