17th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 27, 2014

“When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.”

Matthew 13: 46



17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Good stewards treasure the kingdom of heaven regardless the cost to themselves.



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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Liturgical Reflection –

Zeal for the promotion of the liturgy is rightly held to be a sign of the providential dispositions of God in our time.  The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, states that the promotion of the liturgy within the Catholic Church is seen as a movement of the Holy Spirit.  In fact, the distinguishing mark of the Church in our day is zeal for our public worship.  When Catholics gather for Mass, our identity as followers of Jesus Christ is apparent.  Our reverence, love, and participation in the liturgy give witness to our lives.  Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Number 43.

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Mass Schedule & Intentions:

 July 26 – August 3, 2014


  1.   5:00 PM– Catherine Muhlbauer – Linda & Robby


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

10:30 AM –Hulda Engelman – Mark Tree

  1. –  8:00 AM –Michael J. Gurekovich–wife, Rosa &


  1. – 8:00 AM –  Wilbur Replogue – Christine & children
  2. 8:00 AM – John Roman II – Mary Ann Crieder
  3. -  8:00 AM – Anthony Geraci – Jacob & MaryAnn


  1.  8:00 AM – Bill Frantz & Dean Roumanis –

Virginia Frantz

  1. 5:00 PM  – For the People of the Parish – Pastor
  2.   – 8:00 AM – Gail Gurekovich – Francis & children

10:30 AM – Peter Kovacik – Richard W. Stever

family & Mary Ellen Jones

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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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.

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Catholic Charities of the Altoona-Johnston Diocese is excited to announce the launch of a new website at www.catholiccharitiesaj.org in order to better reach those in need to our eight-county service area.  The website includes information on:  emergency financial assistance, foster care, adoption services, assistance to women in crisis pregnancies, individual, family, marital, and group counseling, and homeless shelter program.

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Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator, Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the flight and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.  WE ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.  Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the right of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.  Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome – for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us – this great land will always be “one nation, under God, indivisible, and liberty and justice for all.”  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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“We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purposes.”


                                                                Romans 8: 28


Do you really trust God? Do you believe that all things work for good? Faith is a challenge for everyone at times. Putting our trust in God, in everything we do, means that God’s plan for our lives may be different than our plan. When one door closes, another one opens. Trust in God, His plan is always better.

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Activities for the Week July 28th

 Wed. –  3:30 PM Rosary

7:00 -7:45 PM – Cantor Rehearsal

Fri. -       Church Meals

6:30 PM – Bingo  (H)

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July 28th thru August 3rdLectors

Weekdays – 8:00 AM – A. Searer

Sat.   5:00 PM –  K. Pastorik, B. Markel, A. Markel

  1. 8:00 AM –  V. Cornich, W. Hiergeist, J. Wertz

10:30 AM –  A. Brisbin, L. Gehret, A. Brisbin


August  2/3  -  Altar  Servers

  1. 5:00 PM – C. Case, E. Baran

Sun.- 8:00 AM – S. Zakrzwski, J. Maceno

10:30 AM –  M. Chappell, A. Gaida


July 28th   thru Aug. 3rd  -   Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Weekdays  -  8:00 AM –  P. DelBaggio

Sat    5:00 PM – S. Lewis+, C. Golden, T. Scordo

Sun   8:00 AM -  L. Grove+, P. Ray, R. Woomer

10:30 AM – S.Thomas+, M.E. Jones, P. Harmison


August 2/3 -  Music Ministry

Sat..  5:00 PM –  Aye/Laura

  1. 8:00 AM –  Aye/Leslie

10:30 AM -   Aye/Gina


July  $  CountersP. Lusardi, C. Haag, C. Golden


Church Cleaners – July 20th  to  August 3rd

R. Long, P. Ray, MJ Shank, William & Paula

Lambert, Sue Chambers

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Who could have imagined that both Sisters would have ended up on recent parish prayer lists?  Surely not the Sisters!  Please be assured that they are most grateful for all your prayers and support. Here they share the latest news.


Re: SISTER JANE. . . She has been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, an auto-immune disease in which certain nerves stop working.  As this can range from eyelids to breathing, it is very serious without treatment.  Sr. Jane is doctoring with a Pgh neurologist who is working to control her symptoms with a variety of medications.

Re: SISTER KAREN. . . Her recent PET scan has showed her lymphoma to be in remission (good news!).  However, she continues to struggle with effects related to chemo and the stem cell transplant as well as heightened spinal stenosis and polymyalgia.  As a result, Sr. Karen experiences limited energy, decreased stamina, shortness of breath and difficulties with mobility.  She is active in spurts.


She is in process of moving items back into her office, but will very slowly (doctors’ orders!) return to part-time active ministry in early fall.  She will also continue with medical appointments, maintenance treatments and physical therapy so her ministry hours will be haphazard for a while

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