28th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 12, 2014

“Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.”

Matthew 22: 9



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


Coordinators of Religious Education

Elem/Middle (Gr. K-8): Mark Raffetto (814) 684-5362

or email at psufanmark@gmail.com


Sr. High (Gr. 9-12): Chris Gurekovich (814) 935-6198

or email at  cgureko@hotmail.com


E/M Classes (Grades K-8): Sunday mornings: 

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Sept. to May)


Youth Ministry Sessions (Gr. 9-11):  Every other Sunday: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (September to April)


RCIA:  Susan Burkholder  (814) 684-0352

Pastoral Council – Michael Ronan  (814) 632-8585

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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Families and the Gospel

Today’s gospel speaks about “unworthy wedding guests.”  What makes a “worthy” guest?  Presence and presents are not enough.  The greatest gift we can give is support to the couple as they voyage through life together because marriage naturally contains within it the field of disappointment.  Think of the weddings you’ve attended.  Have you been a “worthy guest?”

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“And my God will supply every need of yours…”

                                                          Philippians 4: 19

God really does provide for those that are grateful and generous. This is very difficult for people that don’t live a stewardship lifestyle to believe. People are skeptical and say it’s just coincidence. If you are skeptical, try living a stewardship lifestyle for just one month – be generous with your gifts of time, talent and treasure and see how God provides for your needs.

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Mass/Reconciliation Schedule


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:   

October 11 – 19, 2014


Sat.   5:00 PM – Lori Ann Ray – Jeannie Evans  Family

Sun. –  8:00 AM – Rosalia Cannistraci – Children

10:30 AM-   The People of the Parish – Pastor

Mon.–  8:00 AM – Anthony Geraci – Margaret Baker



Thur  –8:00 AM – John Molnar – Wife & Children

Fri.   –  8:00 AM  - Peter Kovacik – Thomas & Karen


Sat..  –  5:00 PM – Pete Getz – Wife, Judy

Sun.  – 8:00 AM – John & Josephine Futrick – Jack &

Teresa Futrick

10:30 AM –The People of the Parish – Pastor
If you would like to have Mass celebrated for special intentions or for the deceased members of your family or friends please stop by or call the parish office.

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Activities for the Week of Oct. 13th

Tues. – 7:00 PM – Cub/Boy Scouts (GS)

Wed.  –   3:30 PM – Rosary

–  6:30 PM – RCIA  (GS)

–  6:30 PM – SMS Council  (L)

Thurs. –  6:30 PM – CDA Basket Raffle Set-up (GS)

Fri –       6:30 PM – Bingo  (H)

Sat.  –    CDA Basket Raffle Begins

TCP  Show Date  (H)


9-10:15 AM – RE/Class

10:00 AM – Rel. Ed.  Gr. 7 Leads Rosary

10:30 Mass – Glory & Praise Choir

9-10 AM – Gr. 2 Reconciliation  (H)

TCP Show Date  (H)

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 Please arrive 15 minutes before mass so that you can properly prepare for your ministry.

 Oct. 13th   thru  Oct. 19th   – Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – V. Frantz

Sat.     5:00 PM –  S. Friday, R. Parker, T. Jeffries

Sun.    8:00 AM –  C. Nagle, H. Quinn, C. Nagle

10:30 AM –  D.D. Murray, M.J. Gunter, J. Ieraci


Oct.  18/19 –  Altar  Servers

Sat. –     5:00 PM    —  M. Lewis,  M. Lewis

Sun.-       8:00 AM –    B. Kasic, T. Hoover

10:30 AM –   B. Gunter, L. Gunter


Oct. 13th  thru Oct. 19th  –  

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays  –  8:00 AM –  R. Long

Sat.      5:00 PM   M. Raffetto+, K. Raffetto, L. Morrison

8:00 AM – J. DiDomenico+, G. Ray, L. Grove

10:30 AM – J. Terosky+, D. Castagnola, Sr. Jane


Oct.  18/19  –  Music Ministry

Sat.   .  5:00 PM –  Laura/Lori

Sun.     8:00 AM –  Laura/Leslie

10:30 AM –  Glory & Praise/Nathan


Children’s Liturgy

Sun. Oct. 19th – Nicole Swope


October  $  Counters  P. Lusardi, P. DelBaggio,  B.Long

Church Cleaners – Oct. 12th  to Oct. 26th

R.Long, P.Ray, MJ Shank, W&P Lambert, S. Chambers

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Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family

Is taking place in Rome October 5-19 with follow-up in October, 2015.  Its participants will address the pastoral challenges of marriage and family in today’s world in light of the Gospel.  Further info. and prayers for this extremely important synod – and on all things Catholic – can be found online at www.usccb.org

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Pastoral Conference

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Oct. 13-15, 2014, the priests of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese will gather with Bishop Mark Bartchak, J.C.D., for their Pastoral Conference at Seven Springs in Champion, Pennsylvania. In order to make it possible for all active priests to attend this important meeting Fr.Cyprian Mercieca, T.O.R. phone #(814-414-1111) will provide emergency coverage and assistance to the people of our area.

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Carmelite Community of the Word Sisters

Will host their annual Spaghetti Dinner and Pre-Christmas Fair on Sunday, Nov. 9th from 11 am to 3 pm at Bishop Guilfoyle High School.  Raffle (4 prizes ranging from $100 to $1000) and dinner tickets will be on sale before/after all Masses on Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2 or anytime arranged with Sisters Karen or Jane.  Raffle tickets are 3 for $5.  Dinner tickets are $7 adults, $3 under 12.  The Sisters also welcome items for the following booths:  White Elephant (no books, clothes, electronics); Baked Goods; Theme Baskets, and Homespun Treasures.  Thank you for your past and present generosity!  Questions?  Contact Sisters Karen or Jane (info. on front of the Bulletin).

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