2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time January 15, 2017

“‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down
and remain, he is the one who will baptize
with the Holy Spirit.'”
John 1:33


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


Ministry to the Homebound: Paula Lambert (814) 919-2042


Coordinators of Religious Education:

Elem/Middle (Gr. K-8): Mark Raffetto (814) 934-2936

or email at psufanmark@gmail.com


Sr. High (Gr. 9-11): Chris Gurekovich (814) 935-6198

or email at  cgureko@hotmail.com


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 – Jack Chambers  (814) 632-3339

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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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:

January 14 – 22, 2017


Sat.          5:00 PM  Max/Marg Schnellbaugh – Kathy/Mike

Sun          8:00 AM Jerry Cornelius & Rose Cowher –

Mary Jane Cornelius

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

Mon        8:00 AM Cody Belin – Attorney Thomas Foor

Tues.       8:00 AM  Francis Hagg – Stoner Family

Wed.        9:00 AM Monica Crum – Paul & Pam Smiach

Thurs       8:00 AM Marty Rhoades – Family

Fri           8:00 AM Rose & Carl Romano – Family

Sat.          5:00 PM  Mike Dixon – Lori Crownover & Fam.

Sun          8:00 AM Cody Belin – Family

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


If you would like to have  to have 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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“Now the Lord has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb…”

Isaiah 49: 5


You have to do what God is calling you to do and I have to do what God is calling me to do.  Guess what, each of has been given a different plan!  So, stop comparing yourself to others.  Don’t let envy and jealousy enter your life.  Be thankful for the gifts God has given you and generously share them with others.

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Good and gracious God,

please grant that all who believe in

your Son may proclaim the Gospel of Life
with honesty and love to the people of our time.

Grant us the grace to accept

that Gospel as a gift ever new,

the joy of celebrating it with gratitude

throughout their lives and the courage to

bear witness to it, resolutely, in order to build,

together with all people of good will,

the civilization of truth and love,

to the praise and the glory of you

Lord God, the Creator

and lover of all life. AMEN.

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Stewardship Reflection   

Here I am, Lord:  I come to do your will” by thoughtfully using my time, my abilities and all the resources you have to place before me. 

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Families and the Gospel   January 15th    Jn 1:29-34

Can you say “I have testified Jesus is the Son of God?”  If you aren’t talking about Jesus in your family, you aren’t testifying.  If you are talking and not walking your talk, your children will see your words as meaningless.

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Activities for the Week of Jan.16th

Tues.       Church Meals – A

6:30 PM – Rodeo (L)

7:00 PM – Adult/Spirit Catholicism DVD (GS)

7:00 PM – Scouts (H)

.Wed.       9:00 AM – SMS Mass

3:30 PM – Rosary

6:30 PM – RCIA (GS)

Thurs.      6:30 PM – Bingo (H)

Fri.           Church Meals – A

Sun.         9-10:15 AM – K-6 R/E (Sch)

10:30 AM – G&P Choir w/K-4 Elem. Liturgy

6-8:00 PM – HSYM (All)

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Jan .16th thru Jan. 22nd – Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM –R. Long

Sat:   5:00 PM – T. Jeffries, T. Jeffries, B. Lambert

Sun.  8:00 AM – J. Ieraci, C. Mertiff, K. Pastorik

10:30 AM Gr. K-4 R/E Students


Jan. 21/22  – Altar Servers

Sat.    5:00 PM – C. Case, B. Strayer

Sun.   8:00 AM-   G. Hoy, P. Hoy

10:30 AM – K. Cowher, Q. Cowher



Jan. 16th thru Jan. 22nd

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – Sylvia Lewis

Sat.   5:00 PM –M.+ & P. DelBaggio, S. Loose

Sun   8:00 AM – C. Igou+, L. Grove, K. Hoyne

10:30 AM –  G. Patton+, ME Jones, T. Patton



Jan. 21/22  –  Music Ministry

Sat.     5:00 PM –  Aye/Maureen

Sun.    8:00 AM –  Aye/Leslie

10:30 AM – Glory & Praise/Nathan


Children’s Liturgy – January 15th – Mary Walker


Jan. $ Counters – L.Stevens+, M. Ronan, S. McNelis



Church Cleaners – Jan. 15th to Jan. 28th

Mike & Sue Ronan, Paulette Davis, Nicole Swope

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Thirtieth Annual Respect Life March this Sunday January 15, 2017 at 12 noon. 

We begin at 12 noon with a Prayer Service in Saint Matthew Church.  We then walk the 1.25 miles to Oak Grove Cemetery to the grave of Baby Agnes Doe, for another short prayer service.  A hot luncheon will be served in the parish hall after the march.  Please join the Knights of Columbus, Saint Gregory Council #1218, as we walk prayerfully and meditate upon the atrocities.  You are encouraged to bring a sign. If you are unable to walk this distance, please feel free to join in by driving at the end of the procession.  For further information or question call Peter Kreckel at 814-935-5436 (cell phone).

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