The Solemnity of Pentecost May 20, 2018

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2: 4


Pastor: Reverend Jozef Kovacik

Phone: (814) 684-1480 (Parish Office & Rectory)
Fax: (814) 684-7969

Parish Office Staff:
Administrative Assistant: Rose Long
Financial Administrator: 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
CCW Website:

Director of Religious Education: Gia Patton
Call (814) 682-9108 or email

Coordinator: Elementary & Middle School: Mark Raffetto
Phone: (814) 934-2936 Email:

Elementary Classes: (Grades K-6): Sunday mornings 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM (weekly during the school year)

Middle/High School: (Gr. 7-11): Sunday: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (twice a month during the school year)

RCIA: Susan Burkholder (814) 684-0352

Ministry to the Homebound: Paula Lambert (814) 932-0651

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) 932-1788

Saint Matthew Catholic School
Principal: Mrs. Debbie St. Pierre
Principal’s email:

School Phone: (814) 684-3510
School web-site:

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“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.”

1 Corinthians 12: 4-6

All of us are blessed, regardless of our own individual circumstances; God has given each of us many gifts. How we use those gifts is our gift back to God. For God’s plan to work, each must do what we are called to do and guess what – we are not all called to do the same thing!

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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 19 – 27, 2018

Sat. 5:00 PM – Joe Fresh – Family
Sun. 8:00 AM – For the People of the Parish -Pastor
10:30 AM – Norman Tubo – Family
Mon 8:00 AM – Paul & Ardis Gillam – Patrice & Mike
Tues. 8:00 AM – Frank Smiach – Zakrzwski Family
Wed. 10: 00 AM – Dolores Sickler- Patrice/Mike
Thurs. 8:00 AM – Patricia Romano – Stephanie &
Dennis Medvid
Fri. 8:00 AM – Caleb Woomer – Gram Anita Sprankle
Sat. 5:00 PM – Eric Hartsock – John & Esther Myers
Sun 8:00 AM – Cody Belin – Family
10:30 AM – For the People of the Parish – Pastor
If you would like to have a 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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Activities for the Week of May 21st

Tues. Church Meals
7:00 PM – Maintenance (PO)
7:00 PM – Scouts (H)
Wed. 10:00 AM – SMS Mass (with preschool)
3:30 PM – Rosary
Thurs. 6:30 PM – Bingo (H)
6:30 PM – Spiritual Life (GS)
7:00 PM – R/E Comm. & VBS Leader Mtg. (L)
Fri. Church Meals
Sun. Holy Trinity Sunday

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May 21st thru May 27th – Lectors
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – V. Frantz
Sat. 5:00 PM – S. Loose, A. Markel, B. Markel
Sun. 8:00 AM – S. McNelis, B. Hiergeist, M. Ruscio
10:30 AM – S. Cowher, A. Brisbin, D. Murray

May 26/27 – Altar Servers
Sat. 5:00 PM – D. Crowell, M. Diehl
Sun. 8:00 AM – A. Pearson, E. Pearson
10:30 AM – K. Cowher, Q. Cowher

May 21st thru May 27th
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Weekdays – 8:00 AM – P. DelBaggio
Sat. 5:00 PM –M. Raffetto+, K. Raffetto, G. Ray
Sun. 8:00 AM – C. Ruscio+, B/S Hall, S. Toney
10:30 AM – ME Jones+, R. Long, S. Hoover

May 26/27 – Music Ministers
Sat. 5:00 PM – Aye/Lori
Sun. 8:00 AM – Aye/Maureen
10:30 AM – Maureen/BECCA

Children’s Liturgy – May 20 – Sarah; May 27 – Amber

May – $ Counters – L. Stevens+, M. Ronan, S. McNelis
D. Cunningham

Church Cleaners – May 20th thru June 2nd
P. DelBaggio, S. Feller, M & J Storm, S. Loose

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–FOOD/BEVERAGE SERVICE at 5 pm, 8 AM and 10:30 AM Masses: Set out and help serve the food and beverages at one of the Masses, followed by clean-up (similar to refreshment weekends). Sign up in the Gathering Space by next weekend!
–SUBMISSION OF FR. JOZEF PHOTOS, formal (ex. 1st Communion) or candid, alone or with your family. Please put your name on the back and place it on the Photo Board that will be available in the Gathering Space starting next weekend. Indicate “Please Return” or “Keep for Fr’s Memory Album” on the back of your photo as well.
–PREPARE A CONGRATULATORY CARD that notes the impact Fr. Jozef’s ministry at St. Matthew’s has made on you and/or your family. A Card Box will be available in the Gathering Space the weekend of Fr. Jozef’s celebration.
–Questions? Contact Sister Karen after Monday.

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Stewardship Reflection – Pentecost (May 20, 2018)

“The Holy Spirit is the fire of Jesus. The Spirit, the first gift of the risen Christ to his people, gives us both the ability to receive the Gospel of Jesus and, in the response, the power to proclaim it.”

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14TH ANNUAL CCW GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held Friday, June 8, at Scotch Valley Country Club: 12 noon shotgun start, lunch, course refreshments, dinner at 5PM, prizes, live auction. Cost before May 20: $115 indiv/$425 foursome. Cost from May 21-31: $125 indiv/$475 foursome.
DON’T PLAY GOLF? You/Your Business could attend the 5PM Dinner and Auction ($25), sponsor a tee sign ($100), donate an auction prize, or send a donation of any amount to “Carmelite Community of the Word” (394 Bem Road, Gallitzin, PA 15941—mention Golf Tournament) to help defray the Sister’s tournament costs.
PLEASE NOTE: Other than mailings, this is the only fundraiser for our CCW community. All others support Haiti. Thank you for your support.
MORE INFORMATION? Contact Sr. Karen or call Kelly at 886-4098.

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It is once again time to begin work on your July 2018-June 2019 dates in preparation for the Parish Master Calendar. Your dates are due to Sr. Karen in the Parish Office by Monday, June 4, and the Master Calendar will be reviewed by all on Tuesday, June 19.

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