Families and the Gospel Luke 16: 1-13
Today’s gospel has a tip for parents: “Whoever is faithful in very little is faithful also in much.” Fidelity is a learned behavior. It is never too early to teach our children to be faithful to their promises, chores, and responsibilities. Of course the best teacher is the example of oiur own lives.
Pastor: Reverend Jozef Kovacik
Phone: (814) 684-1480 (Parish Office & Rectory)
Fax: (814) 684-7969
Second Collection for Hurricane Relief
The powerful force of Hurricane Dorian is still being felt by the people of the Bahamas and other Caribbean islands as well as places along the east coast of the United States. The condition in the Bahamas, especially the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, are extremely poor due to lack of food, water, shelter, and medical services. The death toll continues to rise.
I am aware that so many of you have been praying at home and in your parishes for those affected by this tragic storm. Some have already asked how they might otherwise assist. I am asking that a special collection be taken at all Masses in parishes throughout the diocese on the weekend of September 21-22, 2019. All contributions will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA who will see to it that financial assistance will go to those in need.
Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak, Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown
Next weekend (September 28th and 29th), we will take up a special collection for medical and retirement needs of our active and senior diocesan priests. Contributions are managed by the diocese’s Medical Retirement Plan Commission to help keep our parish share of priests’ benefits at manageable levels. Your generous response will provide relief to the men who bring us closer to Christ through worship, service and community. Please use the special envelope in your monthly packet or donate online through the diocese’s website at www.dioceseaj.org. Thank you.
Save the Date: A Rosary Rally will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 12 noon at the Tyrone Hotel Park on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th Street to mark the 102nd Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima Portugal.
URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT FROM THE PA Pro-Life Federation House Bill 111, the so-called merit selection of judges bill, would take away the public right to vote for judges. Instead, a pro-abortion Governor could make the appointments. The bill could be voted on by the PA House of Representatives at any time.
ACTION ITEM: Please call and email your state representative with this urgent message: “Please oppose House Bill 111, I do not want my right to vote for judges to be taken away.”
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