7th Sunday of Easter May 17, 2015

“As you sent me into the world so I sent them into the world.”

John 17: 19


FYI:  Father Jozef’s 17th anniversary of his ordination is Saturday, May 30th.


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

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“…, and he (Matthias) was counted with the eleven apostles.  

                                                                    Acts 1: 26


Do you feel like you really count and matter?  Do you consider yourself to be sent by Christ as his friend and ambassador?  Matthias was chosen by God and counted with the apostles.  He had a personal knowledge and relationship with Jesus.   And so do we. Jesus counts on us that we will use whatever we have been given to advance God’s kingdom.

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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:   

May 16 – 24, 2015



Sat.      5:00 PM –  Pete Getz – Wife, Judy

Sun.     8:00AM     Christopher Erbeck – Smyder Family

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

Mon.    8:00 AM    Harry K. Sickler, III – Family

Tues.    8:00 AM    Pete Getz – Wife, Judy

Wed     7:00 PM     Deceased Members of Gurekovich

Family – J R Gurekovich

Thurs.  8:00 AM     Dorothy Lombardo – Friends

Fri.      7:45 AM     Health & Blessings for Ruth Alcorn –

Chris, Steve & Michael Stoner

Sat..      5:00 PM    Joe Fresh – Family

Sun.      8:00 AM   Helen Schoch – CDA

10:30 AM   For 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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Families and the Gospel            John 17:11b-19

Jesus was worried about His disciples and He turned to prayer.  No matter how much time we spent trying to “guard and protect” our children, each day they become less dependent on us and we must let go and let God.   Prayer and parenting go together.

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Mary’s Month

Since the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary this beautiful prayer that was said at the conclusion of the Holy Rosary at Saint Peter’s Square by Pope Francis on May 31st, 2013 can be a source of strength and inspiration:

  Mary, woman of listening, open our ears; grant us to know how to listen to the word of your Son Jesus among the thousands of words of this world; grant that we may listen to the reality in which we live, to every person we encounter, especially those who are poor, in need, in hardship.

  Mary, woman of decision, illuminate our mind and our heart, so that we may obey, unhesitating, the word of your Son Jesus; give us the courage to decide, not to let ourselves be dragged along, letting others direct our life.

Mary, woman of action, obtain that our hands and feet move “with haste” toward others, to bring them the charity and love of your Son Jesus, to bring the light of the Gospel to the world, as you did.  Amen.

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Holy Spirit Parish in Lock Haven

Invites you to join in prayer May 16th to May 24th which is the week leading up to Pentecost.  This week was the first preparatory period of prayer held by Christians and in continuing this tradition of a special time of prayer to the Holy Spirit.  The Capuchin Sisters will be leading the devotions at St. Agnes Church at 7 pm Monday “The Spirit in the Father”, Tuesday, “Jesus Life in the Spirit”, and Wednesday, “The Holy Spirit~Who is He”. 


Even if you cannot attend devotions, please join us in prayer each day from Saturday May 16th to Pentecost Sunday May 24th invoking the Holy Spirit upon us, upon our community, and upon the world.


Holy Spirit,

embodiment of the eternal love

and unity of the Blessed Trinity, Spirit of Comfort,

sent by the Father and the Son to bring healing to the world, you know what I need before I even realize it myself.  Look into my heart and hearts of my brothers and sisters.  See our hopes and concerns. Answer them according to the Father’s will.  I humbly ask you in particular to hear my petition . . .

(Pause to call to mind your intentions.)

which I earnestly request during this holy time.  I present this prayer to you in the name of the

risen Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Father, one God forever and ever.

Amen. Alleluia, Alleluia.

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Will be held Monday, June 8, at the Scotch Valley Country Club. Golf, lunch, refreshments, dinner, prizes and a live auction are included.  Call or email Sr. Jane for ways to participate and support this crucial fundraiser. Early bird discounts available until May 24th.

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Music Ministry Get Together

Attention all Parish Musicians, Cantors, Choir Members!  The annual Music Ministry Party will be held either Wednesday, June 10th.

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Is in process. All council, committee, organization, activity chairpersons are to submit dates to Sr. Karen’s mailbox in the parish office by Monday, June 8  The resulting  “master calendar” will be finalized at  June 30 gathering.

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