6th Sunday of Easter May 21, 2017

Jesus said to his disciples: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

John 14:15


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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“For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be God’s will, than for doing evil.”

                                                                   1 Peter 3: 17


The old line says “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Many of us are diligent in our planning, making sure things are progressing smoothly, then disaster strikes, we don’t get the result that was intended. An unforeseen problem arises. Many times we may respond negatively. Why me? I did everything right! Here’s the thing – God has a different and better plan in store for you.

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Ordination on Saturday, May 27th

Please keep Peter Dominic Crowe and Jonathan James Dickson in your prayers as they prepare for their at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona.

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T H A N K Y O U!

Words cannot adequately express how thankful and appreciative I am of your incredible kindness and thoughtfulness you have expressed in so many ways since the death of my dear father. Losing a loved one can be very difficult but it can also be a time of hope and grace, peace and love. I have felt these and God’s comforting hand through your prayers and support. I am proud and thankful to be part of such a loving and caring family here at Saint Matthew’s. I will always remember and cherish how you have helped me during this time of a great personal loss. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

                                                             Father Jozef

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Father Jozef’s 19th Priesthood Anniversary

Is May 30th.   Our faithful priests need our prayerful support and reminders of our gratitude for their ministry to us.

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Holy Day of Obligation & Opportunity:

This Thursday, May 25th we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. It is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and all dioceses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and some other dioceses. Forty days have passed since Easter Sunday and we gather to celebrate that the Lord Jesus ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us.

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Liturgical Reflection: (May 21)

According to the tradition in the Catholic Church, the spouses are the ministers of Christ’s grace in the Sacrament of Marriage. The man and woman mutually confer upon each other the holy sacrament by expressing their consent before the Church. The ordained minister is the official witness of the Church to this nuptial commitment. The spouses make a freely willed, public statement of their commitment to one another in the name of the Lord. The Church gathers at the Sacrament of Marriage to celebrate with the bride and bridegroom as they ground their love on the love of the Bridegroom, Christ, for his Bride, the Church. The newly married man and woman receive sacramental grace to live out their nuptial promises.

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Stewardship Reflection 6th Sunday of Easter

Jesus says to us, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Is my love of Jesus reflected in the good stewardship of my time, talents, and material resources?

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Families and the Gospel John 14:15-21

In today’s gospel Jesus prepared his disciples for his departure. Family life is a series of departures. As we mature and grow older we constantly transition from the familiar to the new unknown. Today Jesus assures us we are not alone in these transitions. “I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.”

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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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