April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday

 “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.”

John 20: 2

A Blessed Easter To All!



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 – 7:00PM

- 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.



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. 9-11): 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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In the beauty and hope of Easter, may the joy and love of the Risen Christ live forever in your heart. May you experience renewed strength to witness to God’s gift of new life.
                                                                 Father Jozef

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Liturgical Reflection

Today the universal Church gives praise and thanks to God for the Easter mystery of the resurrection of the crucified Christ from the grave. Every Mass is a commemoration of the paschal mystery – the death, resurrection, and the return in glory of our Lord. All believers stand today and renew their baptismal commitment. All are sprinkled with Easter water. Today we profess our belief in the crucified and risen Lord. Easter Sunday is the completion of the Three Days and the beginning of the fifty days of the Easter Season. Our hearts are filled with the joy as we sing our Alleluias.

Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy, Number 6.

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Mass Schedule & Intentions:

 April 19 – 27, 2014


  1. 8:30 PM Easter Vigil - Candidates and


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

10:30 AM –Easter Flower Intentions

  1. – 8:00 AM – M/M John Yenter, Sr. – Estate
  2. – 8:00 AM – Stella, John & Gary Gurekovich –

J.R. Gurekovich

  1. - 9:00 AM – Joseph Blazina – Margaret Baker
  2. - 8:00 AM – Adeline Maceno – Maceno Family

Fri.   –  8:00 AM  – John/Josephine Futrick – Jack &

Teresa Futrick

Sat. -   5:00 PM – Joe Fresh – Family

  1. - 8:00 AM – Robert Zakrzwski, Sr. – Chris,

Steve & Micahel Stoner

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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“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”  

                                                           Colossians 3: 2 


Do you put God first in all things? Possessions, money, power, ego can easily become gods to many of us. Do a quick check of what is important to you. Is God at the very top of the list? If not, your priorities need to be re-adjusted. Don’t let earthly things become your god.

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Canonization of Two Saints:

On Sunday, April 27th the Parish will commemorate the canonization of two saints: St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II by viewing the activities at the Vatican and Stockbridge, Massachusetts beginning at 2 pm in the Gathering Space. At 3 pm the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will take place. There will be an information table and light refreshments. Please join us for this wonderful devotion and celebration of two new saints.

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Regina Coeli

O Queen of Heaven, rejoice! Alleluia.

For He whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia.

Has risen as He said. Alleluia.

Pray for us to God, Alleluia.

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.

For the Lord has risen indeed. Alleluia.

O God, Who by the resurrection of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, has given joy to the whole world, grant, we beseech You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the same joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Activities for the Week of April 21st

Tues. – 7:15 PM –Cub Scouts

  1. – 3:30 PM – Rosary

6:30 PM – RCIA (GS)

Thurs. – 7:00 PM – Boy Scouts (H)

  1. –   6:30 PM – Bingo

Sun. -    Divine Mercy Sunday

3:00 PM -   Chaplet and Benediction

10:30 AM – Gr. 12 RE Liturgy

10:30 AM – G & P Choir

8-2:00 PM – Senior Banquet  (H)

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April 21st  thru  April 27th – Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – R. Long

Sat.   5:00 PM – B. Lambert, D. Strayer, B. Strayer

  1. 8:00 AM – H. Quinn, C. Nagle, C. Nagle

10:30 AM – 12th Grade Religious Ed Class


April  26/27  -  Altar  Servers

  1. 5:00 PM – M. Lewis, Marissa Lewis

Sun.- 8:00 AM –  A. Quinn, J. Maceno

10:30 AM – B. Bauer, M. Bauer


April 21st  thru April 27th  –   Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays  -   P. DelBaggio

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

Sun. 8:00 AM –  L. Grove+, R. Woomer, D. Weaver

10:30 AM –  G. Patton+, T. Patton, J. Terosky


April 26/27   -  Music Ministry

Sat..  5:00 PM –  Aye/Lori

  1. 8:00 AM –  Aye/Laura

10:30 AM –  Glory & Praise/Nathan


Children’s Liturgy Leader

 April 27th – Kim Wilson


April $ CountersP. Lusardi, M. Hunter, L. Stevens


Church Cleaners – April 14th thru April 27th

P&D Kreckel, M&S Ronan, P. Davis, N. Swope

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37th Annual Rosary March:

Our Lady of Fatima said, “Pray the Rosary everyday in order to obtain peace for the world”.The Clearfield Chapter of the World Apostolate of Fatima (The Blue Army) extends an invitation to join them at the 37th Annual Rosary Marc on Sunday, May 4th at 3 pm at the Clearfield County Fair Grounds in Clearfield (in case of inclement weather all outdoor ceremonies will be moved inside).  The Rosary March will begin inside the Expo I Bldg. with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, immediately followed by the outdoor Rosary, Eucharistic Procession.  This year our guest speaker will be Fr. Ladis Cizik. He is the former National Executive Director of the World Apostolate of Fatima, currently serving the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Other highlight of the program include,  Crowing of the Erie Diocesan Pilgrim Virgin Statue, Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and Enrollment in the Brown Scapular.

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