The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord August 6, 2017

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

Matthew 17: 5


Happy 97th Birthday! to Primo Lusardi who will celebrate this special day on Friday, August 11th


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


Pastoral Ministry:

Sister Karen Duddy, C.C.W.

Cell:  (814) 935-2934   Convent: (814) 684-3553


Sister Jane Miller 814-931-1120,

CCW Website:


Ministry to the Homebound:

Paula Lambert (814) 932-0651


Coordinators of Religious Education:

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

or email at


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

or email at


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) 932-1788


Saint Matthew Catholic School

Principal:  Mrs. Jamie DiDomenico

Principal’s email:

Phone: (814) 684-3510

School web-site:

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“And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.” 

                                                                  Matthew 17:2

Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, we should reflect Christ’s light to the world. When we receive the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus, we are called to be supernatural to reflect His love, mercy and forgiveness to others. When we are grateful for all that God has given us, generosity flows through us because we are made in God’s image.

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Liturgical Reflection:             August 6th      

The Consent of the couple follows the three questions on freedom, fidelity, and acceptance of children.  The priest or deacon invites the couple to publicly declare their consent to one another.  The groom is first; the bride is second.  There are two different formulae for the consent; the couple chooses which option of consent they wish for their wedding.  There is also the option to repeat after the minister or to simply say “I do.”  The bridegroom and the bride are the true ministers of this Sacrament in their public Consent to each other.  This Consent should be audible to all in the assembly.

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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:

August 5 – 13, 2017


Sat.          5:00 PM  Connie Michele – Pastor

Sun.         8:00 AM  For the People of the Parish – Pastor

10:30 AM  Eric Cavalluci  – Tera Weber

Mon        8:00 AM  Stella, John, Gary Gurekovich – JR

Tues.       8:00 AM  William Korman – Wife & Son

Wed.        8:00 AM  Dolores Sickler – Husband, Harry

Thurs       8:00 AM  Bob & Phyllis Johnson – Sons

Fri.          8:00 AM Frank Smiach – Zakrzwski Family

Sat.          5:00 PM  Joseph Damico – Family

Sun          8:00 AM Roseberg/Lynch Families – Family

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  August  7th

Mon.        7:30 PM – K of C (H)

Wed.       3:30 PM – Rosary

Thurs.      6:30 PM – Bingo  (H)

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August 7th –  thru  Aug. 13th – Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM –  V. Frantz

Sat.-    5:00 PM –  S. Burkholder, JL Baran, B. Wilgosz

Sun. – 8:00 AM –  B.Hiergeist, A. Lynn, A. Searer

10:30 AM –  MJ Gunter, S. Gavazzi, B/K Bauer


August  12, 13 – Altar Servers

Sat. – 5:00 PM –  T. Ansman, C. Diehl

Sun. – 8:00 AM –   M. Stoner, C. Lewis

10:30 AM –  H. Fisher, A. Riling


August 7th     –  thru  Aug. 13th          

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays – 8:00 AM  – P. DelBaggio

Sat. – 5:00 PM –  C. Palmonka+, P. Baran, P. Ray

Sun. –8:00 AM –  R. Woomer+, C. Woomer, D. Zakrzwski

10:30 AM –  B. Hoyne+, D. Panasiti, S. Thomas


August 12, 13 –  Music Ministers

Sat–   5:00 PM –  Aye/Erin
Sun.– 8:00 AM – Aye/Leslie

10:30 AM – Aye/Maureen


August  $  Counters – B. Long+, C. Golden, S. Hall


Church Cleaners – July 30th thru Aug. 12th       

Mary Walker, Sue Friday, Marcia Stager, Helen Dillon

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Sisters Karen and Jane will be away from Aug. 7 thru Aug. 14th   

For CCW meetings and medical appointment.  Please keep them and their community in your prayers—as they will you.

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Stewardship  Reflection  – Feast of the Transfiguration

Summer is a wonderful time to focus on God’s bounty and promise.  When we are genuine stewards as disciples of Jesus we can reflect on the goodness of all of God’s children as we transform the world by sharing our time, our talents, and our treasure.

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Are you Celebrating a Wedding Anniversary?

Bishop Mark Bartchak and the Family Life Office cordially invite all couples celebrating 1, 5, 10, 25, 40, 50, 55, and 60+ Wedding Anniversary in 2017 (and their families) to attend the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgy.  Couples may attend Sunday, Sept. 10th in Altoona at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament or Sunday, Sept. 17th in Johnstown at Saint John Gualbert Cathedral.    Liturgies in each location begin at 2 pm.  Reservations must be made through the parish office for either celebration by Tuesday, August 22nd.

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