6th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 12, 2017

“…leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”

Matthew 5: 24


Any Family with small children who would like to utilize weekly children envelopes for 2017 is encouraged to contact the parish office.  We have an overage of envelopes after the Religious Education and School Children envelopes were distributed.


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 I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of  heaven.”                               Matthew 5: 20


The scribes and Pharisees lived according to the letter of the law and they used this to elevate themselves above the other people.  Jesus is clear – it’s the love that you have in your heart that will get you to heaven.  Simply following church rules out of obligation, not love, does not put you on the path to heaven.  Attending Mass on Sunday and then gossiping about a fellow parishioner on the parking lot is an example of a modern day Pharisee.

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Families and the Gospel  (February 12th)      Mt 5:17-37

To experience the peace which Christ promises we must shed our grudges, jealousy and feelings of being misunderstood, unappreciated or ignored.  Peace and anger don’t mix.  Today’s gospel warns, if you want peace in your heart and home, get rid of your anger.  Anger is too costly.

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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:

February 11 – 19, 2017


Sat.          5:00 PM  Gene Hagg – Family
Sun          8:00 AM For the People of the Parish – Pastor

10:30 AM Rose Caruso & Carmen & Frank Baba &

John Barber – Sara Castagnola Family

Mon        8:00 AM  NO  MASS

Tues.       8:00 AM   NO  MASS

Wed.        8:00 AM   NO  MASS

Thurs       8:00 AM   NO  MASS          

Fri           8:00 AM   Beth Ann Nelson – Family

Sat.          5:00 PM   Joe  Smith – Anna, Marie & Eve

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

10:30 AM  John Ross and Fr. Greg Kirsch – Sue

Ross & Family


If you would like to have  to have 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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Energy Envelope

Please utilize the ENERGY envelope in your monthly packet to help the parish in the additional heating costs during the winter months.  Your generosity is much appreciated.

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AmazonSmile Foundation

Will donate 0.5% of eligible purchase to our parish.   Please go to the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1390606 and you can start helping our church in this very easy way.

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Activities for the Week of Feb 13th

Mon.         7:00 PM – Spiritual Life Committee (GS)

Tues        6:30 PM – SMS Council (L)

Wed.        3:30 PM – Rosary

6:30 PM – RCIA (GS)

Thurs.      6:30 PM – Bingo (H)

Sat.          Lent Publicity Weekend and Registration (All Masses)

Sun.         9-10:15 AM –Gr. K-6 R/E (School)

10:30 AM – G & P Choir

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Feb. 13th thru Feb. 19th- Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – S. Hall

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

Sun.  8:00 AM –J. Ieraci, K. Pearson, A. Pearson

10:30 AM –  S. Cowher, N. Patton, S. Gavazzi



Feb. 18/19  – Altar Servers

Sat.    5:00 PM – M. Lewis, R. Lewis

Sun.   8:00 AM-   H. Durbin, B. Pearson

10:30 AM – K. Friday, A. Fernandes


Feb. 13th  thru Feb. 19th

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays – 8:00 AM –  No Cup Minister

Sat.   5:00 PM – L. Morrison+  (No Cup Ministers)

Sun   8:00 AM – K. Hoyne+ (No Cup Ministers)

10:30 AM –  ME Jones+  (No Cup Ministers)


Feb. 18/19  –  Music Ministry

Sat.     5:00 PM –  Laura/Molly

Sun.    8:00 AM –  Laura/Maureen

10:30 AM – Glory & Praise/Nathan


Children’s Liturgy – February 12th – Mary Walker


Feb. $ Counters – P. DelBaggio+, V. Frantz, L. Morrison



Church Cleaners – Feb. 12th thru Feb. 25th

  1. Ray, D. Zakrzwski, L. Hoover, G. Patton
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Stewardship Reflection  (February 12th) 

Jesus is clear – it’s the love that you have in your heart that will get you to heaven.  May we truly love for love’s sake and love not because of obligation.

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