4th Sunday of Lent March 26, 2017

His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

John 9: 2


Did you know?   Sister Karen’s Birthday was Friday, March 24th and Father Jozef’s Birthday is Tuesday, March 28th.


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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Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.”

1 Samuel 16: 7


How often do we invest our time, talent and treasure in creating an appearance that does not matter at all to God?  We strive to impress with our clothing, home, career, possessions, car and other marks of distinction.  But none of these illusions of greatness will impress God.  Instead, He will look into our hearts to see how much we loved Him, how much we loved others and how we showed that love by the way we used our time, talents and treasure here on earth.

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Stewardship Reflection (4th Sunday of Lent)

May you be a light in the darkness of your world by generously sharing your time, talents, and material resources in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord.

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To prepare for the celebration of Easter, please make sure you receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Below are the dates and times of the Communal Reconciliation Services in our area:

March 26 at 5:30 PM – Saint Mark, Altoona

April 1 at 10:00 AM – Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona

April 2 at 5:00 PM – Saint Rose of Lima, Altoona

April 3 at 7:00 PM – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Altoona

April 3 at 7:00 PM – Saint Matthew, Tyrone

April 4 at 7:00 PM – Good Shepherd, State College

April 5 – 6:30 PM – Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona

April 6 – 7:00 PM – Our Lady of Lourdes, Altoona

April 9 – 2:00 PM – Our Lady of Victory, State College

April 9 – 4:00 PM – Saint Mary, Hollidaysburg

April 11 – 7:00 PM – Penn State Campus (State College), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

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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:


March 25 – April 2, 2017


Sat.          5:00 PM  Grace/Robert Baker – Margaret Baker

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

10:30 AM  Birthday Honors for Sr. Karen/Fr. Jozef

Mon        8:00 AM Pete Getz – Wife, Judy

Tues.       8:00 AM  Connie Geraci – Joe & Donna Geraci

Wed.        8:00 AM Marty Rhoades – Family

Thurs       8:00 AM  Edna & Bill Long, Sr. – Bill & Rose

Fri           8:00 AM  Gary Gurekovich – JR Gurekovich

Sat.          5:00 PM  Adolph/Marie Engelman- Bill Engelman

Sun          8:00 AM  Gene Cannistraci – Wife & Children

10:30 AM  For the People of the Parish – Pastor



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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Activities for the Week of March 27th

Mon.        6:30-7:00 PM – Cantors

7:7-45PM – Celeb Choir

Tues        Fr. Jozef’s Birthday

Church Meals – A

10:00 AM – Adult Spirituality  (Convent)

7:00 PM –  Adult Spirituality (GS)

7:00 PM – Maintenance (PO)

Wed.        1:00 PM – Adult Spirituality (Convent)

                3:30 PM – Rosary

6:30 PM – RCIA (GS)

Thurs.      6:30 PM – Bingo (H)

7:00 PM – Rel Ed Comm (REO)

Fri.           9:00 AM – SMS Stations

Church Meals – A

5-7:00 PM – Fish Fry (H)

6:30 PM – Divine Mercy Chaplet

                7:00 PM – Stations

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

9-10 AM – Gr. 2 Eucharist (H)

10:30 AM – Glory & Praise Choir

6-8 PM – HSYM (All)

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Mar. 27th thru April 2nd – Lectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – R. Long

Sat:   5:00 PM – R1-D. Parker;  R2-B. Wilgosz;  GN-R. Parker;

GS-JL Baran;  C-B. Lambert

Sun.  8:00 AM –R1-M. Welker;  R2- C. Mertiff;

GN-B. Hiergeist; GS-H. Quinn; C-K. Pastorik

10:30 AM – R1-T. Terosky; R2 –MJ Gunter;

GN-S. Cowher; GS-Dee Murray; C-M. Panasiti


March  31 – April 1, 2  – Altar Servers

Fri.    7:00 PM –    A. Morrison, H. Walk       

Sat.    5:00 PM – J. Lewis, J. Murtagh

Sun.   8:00 AM-   E. Vipond, D. Vipond

10:30 AM – K. Cowher, Q. Cowher


Mar. 27th  thru April 2nd

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays – 8:00 AM –  R. Long – Purification of Vessels

Sat.   5:00 PM – C. Palmonka+

Sun   8:00 AM – P. Harmison+

10:30 AM –  S. Hoover+


April 1, 2  –  Music Ministry

Sat.     5:00 PM –  Aye/Maureen

Sun.    8:00 AM –  Aye/Leslie

10:30 AM – Glory & Praise/Nathan


Children’s Liturgy – March 26th  – Nicole Swope

March  $ Counters – B. Lambert+, P. Lambert,  J. Everhart

Church Cleaners – March 26th thru April 8th

  1. DelBaggio, S. Feller, M & J Storm, S. Loose
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Catholic Relief Service – Encounter Lent – Rice Bowls

We encounter Maria in Mexico, where a community of hardworking women share joy, sorrows, and fellowship while growing economic opportunity at a greenhouse.  How have your communities helped you encounter Christ anew this Lent?  Visit www.crsricebowl.org  for more.

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Continues this week with discussion on Section 4:  “Out of Step”, Chapters 16-20, pp. 103-134.  Participants may come to any of the three weekly sessions:  Tuesday morning (10-11:30, Convent); Tuesday evening (7-8:30, Gathering Space); or Wednesday afternoon (1-2:30, Convent).

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