“Why do your disciples not follow the tradition
of the elders but instead eat a meal
with unclean hands?”
Mark 7: 5
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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
Sister Karen Duddy, C.C.W.
Cell: (814) 935-2934 Convent: (814) 684-3553
Sister Jane Miller 814-931-1120, firstname.lastname@example.org
CCW Website: www.ccwsisters.org
Coordinators of Religious Education
Elem/Middle (Gr. K-8): Mark Raffetto (814) 934-2936
or email at email@example.com
Sr. High (Gr. 9-11): Chris Gurekovich (814) 935-6198
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Classes (Grades K-6): Sunday mornings:
9:00 to 10:15 AM (weekly during the school year)
Middle/High School (Gr. 7-11): Sundays: 6 to 8 PM (twice a month during the school year)
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: email@example.com
Phone: (814) 684-3510
School web-site: www.stmatthew-school.org
In the gospel Jesus warns “what comes from within can defile” a person. Families need to worry about “outside influences” but also about “inside influences.” The values our children carry for a lift time are learned at home. Habits of the Hearth are the most powerful influences on a child. That’s the good news! That can also be the bad news!
“Be doers of the word and not hearers only…”
James 1: 22
What do you do to live God’s word? Do you share your time in prayer with God? Do you use your talent to help those in need? Are you generous with your financial resources? If not, what are you waiting for?
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.
August 29 – September 6, 2015
Sat. 5:00 PM Margaret Schnellbaugh – Mike and
Sun. 8:00AM Pete Getz – Wife, Judy
10:30AM For the People of the Parish – Pastor
Mon 8:00 AM Marcella Steindel- Hunter/Reighard Fam
Tues. 8:00 AM Jane Johnson – CDA
Wed 9:00 AM Bill Frantz & Dean Roumanis – Virginia
Thurs. 8:00 AM Jeanne Wallis – Family
Fri 8:00 AM Michael Gurekovich – Rosa & Family
Sat. 5:00 PM Phyllis Burkholder – Sue and Jerry
Sun. 8:00 AM For the People of the Parish – Pastor
10:30 AM Eleanor Hughes – Bill Engelman
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.
We give you praise, O God, for everything that is new and beautiful, for everything which holds promise and brings us joy..
Bless us as we start this new year
with our friends and teachers.
Help us to make the most of every chance
we have to start afresh.
May we show love to one another and to all.
May the new beginning of this school year
remind us that you give us chances to start over again and again.
Help us to forgive others
as we receive your forgiveness.
Help us to learn and to work together.
Help us to listen when we should
and to know the best words when we speak
and when it is better not to speak.
We thank you for our friends
Help us to be good friends this year.
Help us to be patient
with ourselves and with others.
Bless our school and keep us safe.
Be with us as we travel each day.
Help us to be aware of your love
shown to us in the people around us.
Bless all those who care for us
In school and at home.
Help us show our care for them
and to say sorry when we need to.
May the Blessed Mother Mary protect us
and help us to live as well as we can
Giving thanks and glory to God as she did. AMEN.
When receiving the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ, please remember the following. Respectfully bow prior to receiving both the Host and the Cup. Respond “Amen” to the priest/Eucharistic Minister’s Statements, “the Body of Christ,” and “the Blood of Christ”. Clearly indicate your desire to receive the Host in your hand (raised, open) or on your tongue. Consume the Host immediately. When receiving the Blood of Christ, take the Cup gently from the Cup Minister and be sure it has been securely returned to him/her before turning to return to your pew. Avoid “jerky” movements that may lead to a dropped Host or Spilled Cup.
Are you or someone you know interested in joining the Catholic Church? In Catholic Life, it is necessary to be confirmed in order to be a Godparent at Baptism, or a sponsor at Confirmation. If you are an adult, baptized and need to receive the Sacraments of Initiation i.e. Eucharist and Confirmation, please join our group on Wednesday evenings starting Sept. 2nd at 6:30 PM in the Gathering Space. For more information, please call Sue Burkholder at 684-0352
For “veterans” and “newbies” will be held tonight, August 30th , 6 PM in the Church. The proclamation of Scriptures is open to teens (9th Grade) through adults. The role of Commentator (Mass intro, intercessions) is open to children able to read through adults. Due to constant changes in parishioners’ lives we are always in need of additional Readers/Commentators. What a wonderful way for individuals and/or family members (ex. parents and Children!) to deepen their relationships with Christ while serving the parish community!
And interested persons! Our rescheduled quarterly meeting will be held Thursday, September 3rd , 7 pm in the Gathering Space. Please let Sr. Karen know who to expect as this committee is in process of regrouping and has important matters to discuss.