23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time September 9, 2018

“Be opened!”

Mark 7: 34


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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“Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?”
James 2: 5

What is more important – being rich in faith or rich in possessions? Society teaches us that possessions are most important. God teaches a different lesson. When we are rich in faith, we keep God first in all things and realize that material things really don’t matter and that it’s more important to share with those who have less.

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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:

September 8 – 16, 2018

Sat. 5:00 PM – Special Intentions of Sue & Jack
Chambers – Sue Friday
Sun. 8:00 AM –For the People of the Parish – Pastor
10:30 AM- Rose Schafflhuber – Rose/Bill Long
Mon 8:00 AM – Christine Tennis – Cindy Albright
Tues. 8:00 AM- Nicholas Zane – Jack/Cynthia Zane
Wed. 8:00 AM– Mary Beth Banks –Sue/Kent Friday
Thurs. 8:00 AM – John Rhoades – Aye Tepsic
Fri. 8:00 AM – Gary Gurekovich – JR Gurekovich
Sat. 5:00 PM – Katherine Muhlbauer – Daughter
Sun. 8:00 AM – Rosa Gurekovich – Al & Mary
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 September 10th

Mon. 6;30 PM – Parish Council (L)
7:30 PM – K of C (H)
Tues. 6:00 PM – SMS Council (L)
7:00 PM – Scouts (H, Sch)
Wed. 3:30 PM – Rosary
6:00 PM – Cantors
6:30 PM – RCIA – (GS)
Thurs. 6:30 PM – Bingo
Lifetouch Photos 2:00 – 9:00 (GS, PreSchool)
Fri. Lifetouch Photos 2:00 – 9:00 (GS, PreSchool)
Sat. CDA Fall Diocesan Meeting (H)
Lifetouch Photos 10:00 – 5:00 (GS, PreSchool)
Final ARISE Sign-ups (All Masses)
Sun. 9:00 AM – R/E Gr. K-5 (Sch)
10:30 AM – Catechetical Sunday Mass
6-8:00 PM – R/E Gr. 6-11 (All)

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Sept. 10th thru Sept. 16th – Lectors
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – S. Hall
Sat. 5:00 PM – L. Morrison, S. Friday, S. Burkholder
Sun. 8:00 AM – B. Hiergeist, A. Searer, A. Lynn
10:30 AM – Catechetical Sunday – (Tchrs/Catechists)

Sept. 15/16– Altar Servers
Sat. 5:00 PM – D. Crowell, M. Diehl
Sun. 8:00 AM – S. Zakrzwski,
10:30 AM – L. McKernan, R. McKernan

Sept. 10th thru Sept. 16th
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – C. Golden
Sat 5:00 PM – T. Scordo+, R. Bunch, C. Golden
Sun. 8:00 AM – C. Gurekovich+, M. Rozick, D. Zakrzwski
10:30 AM – Catechetical Sunday – (Tchrs/Catechists)

Sept. 15/16 – Music Ministers
Sat. 5:00 PM – Aye/Maureen
Sun. 8:00 AM – Aye/Sarah
10:30 AM – Aye/Lori

September $ Counters- L. Stevens+, M. Ronan, S. McNelis

Church Cleaners – Sept. 9th thru Sept. 22nd
P. Ray, MJ Shank, W. & P. Lambert, S. Chambers

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SIGN UP CARDS (in Gathering Space) DUE NEXT SUNDAY! Adult faith sharing groups—high school seniors through senior citizens—are now forming for the Fall! Groups will gather once a week for six weeks (October 7 through Nov 11) to “ENCOUNTER CHRIST TODAY”. Participants will listen to God’s Word and reflect on its meaning in everyday life situations, guided by an ARISE pamphlet ($8 due a receipt of materials) and small group facilitator. Groups will gather on days, times and locations (ex. Parishioner homes) most convenient to their schedules.
Reflect: Is God/your spiritual life truly a priority? Take advantage of this opportunity to deepen your bond with the Lord (so important in today’s day and age) and with your brothers and sisters in Christ!
Reminder: ARISE will be occurring not just here at St. Matthew’s but throughout our entire diocese: 8 counties of spiritual renewal. Be part of the process!!!
Questions/Comments? Contact a member of our Parish Leadership Team: Susan Burkholder, Sr. Karen Duddy, Paul Eggie, Bill Harshman, Teresa Jefffries, St. Jane Miller, Christ Stoner, Jack and Anja Wagner.

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The Franciscan Friars, T.O.R.,

from Loretto, invite you to participate with them in celebrating the Fatima Devotions on Thursday, September 13th, at 6:30 pm in the Sunken Gardens.

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Stewardship Reflection September 9th

Just as the deaf mute in today’s Gospel received a new life from Jesus, so too, have we received new lives through Baptism. May we boldly proclaim all that God has given to us in our lives!

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Next Sunday, at the 10:30 Mass we will celebrate—and Fr. Jozef will commission—all who so generously give of their time and energies to ensure the Religious Education/Spiritual Formation of parishioners of all ages. This includes Saint Matthew School, our Parish Religious Education program, RCIA (Christian Initiation of Adults), and all ARISE Leaders (parish team, small group facilitators).

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