The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity May 22, 2016

“”Everything that the Father has is mine;
for this reason I told you that he will take from
what is mine and declare it to you.”

John 16: 15


FYI: Father Jozef’s 18th Anniversary of his priestly ordination is Monday, May 30th.

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) 919-2042

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) 684-4401

Saint Matthew Catholic School
Principal: Mrs. Jamie DiDomenico
Principal’s email:
Phone: (814) 684-3510
School web-site:

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But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth…”

John 16: 13

Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us know and live the truth.  To prepare ourselves, we need to open our hearts to receive this gift before we can give it.  Develop a daily prayer routine to ask the Holy Spirit to help guide our thoughts and actions.

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Liturgical Reflection . .

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Our Trinitarian God is passionately relational. As the Father is intimately connected to the Son and the Spirit is in close relationship with the Father and the Son, so the baptized enjoy a deep and life-giving relationship with our Triune God. At baptism we entered into relationship with God and with each other. God has revealed the redeeming gift of his mercy. From the core of the Trinity comes divine mercy. And we share that compassionate mercy with others. This Jubilee year is a call to celebrate God’s mercy to us with others. We do so in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

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Steward Reflections – May 22 –

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – A lifestyle of stewardship includes the sharing of time, talent, and treasure as much as you can whenever you can according to the allotment given to you by the Father, Son and Spirit.

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Families and the Gospel John 16:12-15

The words of Jesus in today’s gospel, “I have many things to say to you, but you cannot hear them now,” could have been said by any parent. It can be frustrating because our desire to guide is often misinterpreted or poorly received. We cannot program our children. We can only teach, lead and trust the Spirit of truth will guide them.

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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:

May 21 –29, 2016
Sat. 5:00 PM Joe Fresh – Family
Sun. 8:00 AM Pete Getz – Wife, Judy
10:30 AM For the People of the Parish – Pastor
Mon. 8:00 AM Fr. Philip Bender – Sue Feller
Tues. 8:00 AM Frank Ferrari – Family
Wed. 10:00AM Joseph Minerich – Margaret Baker
Thurs. 5:30 PM St. Matthew School Graduation
Fri. 7:30 AM Jim/Barbara DeFrank – Zakrzwski Fam
Sat. 5:00 PM Phyllis Johnson – Dave Johnson
Sun 8:00 AM Dec’d Mbrs Cushion Fam. – Cathy Igou
10:30 AM For 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 May 23rd

Tues 7:00 PM – Maintenance Comm (PO)
7:00 PM – Cub/Boy Scouts (H)
Wed. 9:00 AM – SMS Mass
3:30 PM – Rosary
7-7:45 PM – Cantors
Thurs. 5:30 PM – SMS Graduation Mass
6:30 PM – Bingo (H)
7:00 PM – RE Comm (L)
BGHS Baccalurete
Fri. BGHS Graduation
11:30-1:00 PM – Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
12-1:00 PM – Sacrament of Reconciliation

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May 23rd thru May 29th – Lectors
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – V. Frantz
Sat: 5:00 PM – JL Baran, T. Jeffries, T. Jeffries
Sun 8:00 AM – B., D., and S. Zakrzwski
10:30 AM – S. Cowher, T. Terosky, J. Terosky

May 28/29 – Altar Servers
Sat. 5:00 PM – E. Baran, C. Baran
Sun. 8:00 AM – A. Quinn, J. Maceno
10:30 AM – S. Hoover, R. Lawson

May 23rd thru May 29th
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – P. DelBaggio
Sat. 5:00 PM – P. Baran+, M. & P. DelBaggio
Sun. 8:00 AM –D. Zakrzwski+, C. Woomer, R. Woomer
10:30 AM – J. Terosky+, ME Jones, S. Thomas

May 28/29- Music Ministry
Sat. 5:00 PM – Laura/Aye
Sun. 8:00 AM – Laura/Leslie
10:30 AM – Laura/Molly

Children’s Liturgy – May 22 – Nicole Swope
May 29– Mary Walker

May $ Counters: L. Stevens, M. Baker, S. McNelis

Church Cleaners – May 22nd to June 5th
P. Ray, MJ Shank, W. & P. Lambert, S. Chambers

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The Church teaches that there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention (cf. Rite of Anointing, Introduction, nos. 8-10). Moreover, people may be anointed if they are in weak condition even though no dangerous illness is present. Sick children may be anointed if they have sufficient use of reason to be comforted by this sacrament. The faithful should be encouraged to ask for the anointing, and as soon as the time for the anointing comes, to receive it with faith and devotion, mot misusing the sacrament by putting it off; (Rite of Anointing, nos. 11, 12, 13). There is no doubt that the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick bestows a very special grace on those who receive it, to follow our Lord Jesus who suffered for our salvation, so they too can carry their crosses faithfully. As Christians we are called to pray for and show love and compassion to those who are ill as our Lord showed on so many occasions and it changed their lives. One of the ways we do this is when we celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick together as a faith community. A special Mass with the reception of this sacrament will be celebrated on Sunday, May 29th at 1:00 PM, followed by light refreshments. Family and friends are encouraged to join us for this Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered before mass starting at 12 noon.

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