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Announcements for the week of September 5

posted Sep 1, 2021, 8:48 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK September 5

Monday, September 6th           5:45 P.M.        Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

Tuesday, September 7th           7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, September 8th      7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, September 9th          5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, September 10th            7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

LABOR DAY, Monday, September 6th, there will be no Mass or Communion Service and the Church Office will be closed so staff can enjoy the day with family.  Also the AA Meeting and Men’s Fellowship will not be held.

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, August 29th, we have received $28,741 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

COMMISSIONING SUNDAY  Our CCD teachers will be recognized and blessed for donating their time, energy, talent and Catholic knowledge with our children throughout the school year during the 10:00 A.M. Mass next weekend, September 12th.

2021-2022 CCD SCHOOL YEAR for Religious Education students will being next Sunday, September 12th for all classes.  If you have not registered your student, please do so by Tuesday, September 7th.  Grades 6 through 11 will meet from 11:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.  Grades 1 through 5 will meet Sunday evenings from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.  (Please note that 6th Grade has been moved to the Sunday Morning classes.) If you have any questions, please call Jerry Craven, DRE at the Church Office, 342-1700. 

SPECIAL SECOND COLLECTION FOR HAITI, which was struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake (August 14-16) that destroyed their homes, churches, and schools, will been taken at all Masses the weekend of September 18th and 19th.  Our help, is desperately needed. 

THANK YOU to all those who helped with and participated in last Sunday’s Bingo in our Parish Hall.  We had 105 people come to play Bingo and it was a great success raising approximately $4,500 for our Improvement Fund.  We will be holding a “Turkey Bingo” on Saturday, November 20th, mark your calendars and plan on attending this fun evening and win a turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner. 

FALL FEST   Altar & Rosary are urgently in need of empty large baskets that they can fill for the Fall Fest in October.  Also they need “new” items for baskets they are making.  Ideas for these items are: kitchen items, cleaning supplies, boys & girls items and sports memorabilia.  You can drop off items at the Church Office or in the box at the back of the Church.  Or, you may want to donate a “Theme” basket.  Any type would be greatly appreciated.  Gift cards (any denomination) for the gift card tree are also needed. They can be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the Church Office.  Volunteers will be needed to help with selling tickets and serving brunch, please volunteer and help make the Church Fall Fest a great success.

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. The love of family & friends.
  2. For Steve’s Donor.
  3. For my granddaughter going to her first year of college.  For Fr. John & Deacon Jerry.
  4. Dogs, Fr. John, Deacon Jerry, My beautiful Church, School.
  5. For the nice retirement and keeping my family safe.

Announcements for the week of August 29

posted Aug 26, 2021, 4:37 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK August 29

Monday, August 30th               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, August 31st               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, September 1st       7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, September 2nd         5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, September 3rd              7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, August 22nd, we have received $28,581 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION for 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR  Parents of Religious Education students, please note that if you did not register your child(ren) for CCD, Registration forms have been placed on the Cry Room shelf or are available in the Church Office. If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Craven.  The academic year begins September 12th for all students. 

FIRST FRIDAY MASS AND ADORATION will be held this Friday, September 3rd at 8:00 A.M.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place immediately following and will end at 9:30 A.M.

FIRST SATURDAY will be celebrated Saturday, September 4th at 8:00 A.M.

BINGO is being held this Sunday, August 29th in the Parish Hall.  Doors open at 5:00 P.M. and Bingo will start at 6:00 P.M. and runs until the last game.  Proceeds from this event will be added to the Parish Improvement Fund.  Admission is $36.00.  Light refreshments can be purchased.  Additional games will be available.  Please invite your friends. 

FALL FEST   Altar & Rosary are urgently in need of empty large baskets that they can fill for the Fall Fest in October.  Also they need “new” items for baskets they are making.  Ideas for these items are: kitchen items, cleaning supplies, boys & girls items and sports memorabilia.  You can drop off items at the Church Office or in the box at the back of the Church.  Or, you may want to donate a “Theme” basket.  Any type would be greatly appreciated.  Gift cards (any denomination) for the gift card tree are also needed. They can be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the Church Office.  Volunteers will be needed to help with selling tickets and serving brunch, please volunteer and help make the Church Fall Fest a great success.

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. Life.
  2. For my health.  For Father John & Deacon Jerry.
  3. Blessings, the Cross, Bells, candles, food, thanksgiving, friends, music, flowers.
  4. Fr. John, Deacon Jerry, puppies, summer days, family and a beautiful Church.
  5. A wonderful Church family – Fr. John & Deacon Jerry.
  6. God’s blessing of family.  Truly a Gift!
  7. For my family, my Church, Fr. John & Deacon Jerry.
  8. Baseball, family, friends, Fr. John & Deacon Jerry.

 

 

Announcements for the week of August 22

posted Aug 20, 2021, 6:10 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK August 22

Monday, August 23rd               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

                                                7:00 P.M.         Catholic Men’s Fellowship / Parish Hall

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, August 24th               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, August 25th          7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, August 26th             5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, August 27h                   7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, August 15th, we have received $28,328 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION for 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR  Parents of Religious Education students, please note that if you did not register your child(ren) for CCD, Registration forms have been placed on the Cry Room shelf or are available in the Church Office. If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Craven.  The academic year begins September 12th for all students. 

BINGO is being held next Sunday, August 29th in the Parish Hall.  Doors open at 5:00 P.M., Bingo starts at 6:00 P.M. and runs until the last game.  Proceeds from this event will be added to the Parish Improvement Fund.  Admission is $36.00.  Light refreshments can be purchased.  Additional games will be available.  Please invite your friends. 

FUNERAL MASS FOR JIM POWERS will be held Saturday, August 28th at 11:00 A.M.  All are welcome.  Masks optional. 

SCHOOL DAYS, SCHOOL DAYS   We want to wish all our students and teachers returning for a new academic school year a very safe and blessed year.  May God’s light shine on you this school year and may he bless and protect each and every one of you.

FALL FEST   Altar & Rosary are urgently in need of empty large baskets that they can fill for the Fall Fest in October.  Also “new” items are needed for baskets they are making.  Ideas for these items are: kitchen items, cleaning supplies, boys & girls items and sports memorabilia.  You can drop off items at the Church Office or in the box at the back of the Church.  Or, you may want to donate a “Theme” basket or gift cards (any denomination) for the gift card tree.  Gift cards can be placed in the collection basket.  Volunteers will be needed to help with selling tickets and serving brunch, please volunteer and help make the Church Fall Fest a great success.

Announcements for the week of August 15

posted Aug 11, 2021, 4:54 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK August 15

Monday, August 16th               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, August 17th               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                7:00 P.M.         Knights of Columbus / Parish Hall

Wednesday, August 18th          7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, August 19th             5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, August 20th                  7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, August 8th, we have received $27,873 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION for 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR  Parents of Religious Education students, please note that if you did not register your child(ren) for CCD last weekend, please do so now.  Registration forms have been placed on the Cry Room shelf or are available in the Church Office.  If you know of a student who has not been at Mass to register or a family with a First Grader who has not yet registered, please let them know to contact the Church Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Craven.  The academic year begins September 12th for all students.  Please note if you have a 6th Grade Student, they will be joining the Middle and High School students and will meet on Sunday mornings instead of Sunday evenings. 

2021 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  Bishop Mark and the Family Life Office cordially invite all couples celebrating 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60+ years of marriage in 2021 and their families to attend the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgy.  Celebrations are Sunday, September 12th in Altoona at the Cathedral or Sunday, September 19th in Johnstown at St. John Gualbert Cathedral.  Reservations must be made through our Parish Office by Monday, August 23rd.  

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet this Tuesday, August 17th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall.  

Announcements for the week of August 8

posted Aug 5, 2021, 4:40 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK August 8

Monday, August 9th                7:30 A.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

                                                7:00 P.M.         Catholic Men’s Fellowship / Parish Hall

Tuesday, August 10th               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                7:00 P.M.         Altar & Rosary / Parish Hall

Wednesday, August 11th          7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, August 12th             5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, August 13th                  7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, August 1st, we have received $26,818 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION for 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR  Parents of Religious Education students who have not yet registered you child(ren), please note that the in-church registration sign-up for this year will take place this weekend before and after Masses.  If you know of a student who has not been at Mass to register or a family with a First Grader who has not yet registered, please let them know to contact the Church Office.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BINGO ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 29th  Twenty (20) volunteers over the age of 18 are needed to assist with bingo on Sunday, August 29th from 5-9PM. helping to collect money at the door, sell food and drinks and help with the floor activities.  A sign-up sheet has been placed on the Cry Room shelf church. 

ALTAR & ROSARY will meet this Tuesday, August 10th in the Parish Hall.  The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 P.M. and the meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M.  All women of the Church are invited.

AA MEETING   The AA Meeting for Monday, August 9th is cancelled for this week.  

2021 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  Bishop Mark and the Family Life Office cordially invite all couples celebrating 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60+ years of marriage in 2021 and their families to attend the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgy.  Celebrations are Sunday, September 12th in Altoona at the Cathedral or Sunday, September 19th in Johnstown at St. John Gualbert Cathedral.  Reservations must be made through our Parish Office by Monday, August 23rd

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ROSARY   The Rosary, prayed by our Knights of Columbus Council, will be broadcasted on WJVM – 90.3 FM (Catholic Radio for Central Pennsylvania) or heard on WAOB.org on Saturday, August 14th at 11:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M.

Announcements for the week of August 1

posted Jul 29, 2021, 4:44 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK August 1

Monday, August 2nd               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, August 3rd                 7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, August 4th            7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, August 5th               5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, August 6th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, July 25th, we have received $25,812 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS AND ADORATION will be held this Friday, August 6th at 8:00 A.M.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place immediately following and will end at 9:30 A.M.

FIRST SATURDAY MASS will be celebrated Saturday, August 7th at 8:00 A.M.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION for 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR  Parents of Religious Education students who have not yet registered you child(ren), please note that the in-church registration sign-up for this year will take place next weekend, August 7th and 8th before and after Masses. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BINGO ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 29th  Twenty (20) volunteers over the age of 18 are needed to assist with bingo on Sunday, August 29th from 5-9PM. helping to collect money at the door, sell food and drinks and help with the floor activities.  A sign-up sheet has been placed on the Cry Room shelf church. 

FALL FEST 50/50 TICKETS were placed in last week’s bulletin, if you did not receive any or would like more, additional tickets have been placed on the Cry Room shelf.  Please help to make this a great 50/50 by taking more tickets and selling them to people outside the Church. 

PIZZA HUNT VALUE CARDS are being sold by Altar & Rosary after Masses. Each card is $6.00 and has a $30 value.  There cards have no expiration date. 

2021 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  Bishop Mark and the Family Life Office cordially invite all couples celebrating 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60+ years of marriage in 2021 and their families to attend the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgy.  Celebrations are Sunday, September 12th in Altoona at the Cathedral or Sunday, September 19th in Johnstown at St. John Gualbert Cathedral.  Reservations must be made through our Parish Office by Monday, August 23rd

 

Announcements for the week of July 25

posted Jul 21, 2021, 7:00 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK July 25

Monday, July 26th                    7:30 A.M.       Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

                                                7:00 P.M.         Catholic Men’s Fellowship / Parish Hall

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, July 27th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, July 28th               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, July 29th                  5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, July 30th                       7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, July 18th, we have received $22,012 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES to Mike Rocco and Alexandra Stine who were married on Saturday, July 17th by Fr. John.  May God continue to bless their marriage and may Ss. Peter and Paul be a source of faithful support to them. 

BISHOP ANNOUNCES DATE FOR RESTORING MASS OBLIGATION;
Bishop Mark has announced the return of the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown beginning August 15, 2021. Local Catholics have not been obligated to attend Mass since March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bishop made the announcement in a July 15, 2021, pastoral letter to the faithful of Altoona-Johnstown. In the letter, Bishop Mark shared heartfelt sentiments from parishioners with whom he has spoken. The Bishop reminded the faithful that our parish churches are our spiritual home, and extended a warm invitation for everyone to start anew. 

FALL FEST 50/50 TICKETS have been placed in this week’s bulletin.  The tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00.  Two packets of 6 tickets have been placed in each envelope.  If you would like more, they have been placed in the back of the Church on the shelf.   Please help to make this a great 50/50 by taking more tickets and selling them to people outside the Church.  Sold tickets can be placed in the Offertory Baskets or returned to the Church Office.  The drawing will take place at the Fall Fest, October 24th

FALL FEST   Fall Fest is scheduled for Sunday, October 24th and parishioners are being asked to help make this event a success by donating baskets to be raffled, gift cards and lottery tickets.  If you have a theme basket(s) to donate, they can be dropped off at the Church Office Monday through Thursday mornings.  Also lots of help will be needed to setup, cleanup or work during the festival. Please mark your calendars now for a day of fun and fellowship and watch the bulletin for more information. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BINGO ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 29th Volunteers over the age of 18 are needed to assist with bingo on Sunday, August 29th from 5-9PM.  The money raised will be used for the Parish Improvement Fund. Help is needed to collect money at the door, sell food and drinks, help with the floor activities.  A sign-up sheet has been placed on the shelf in the back of the church.  We need 20 volunteers to make this event a huge success.

CHURCH HISTORY   Fr. John and Julie Houston are working on putting together a “Church History” book for our parish.   If you have any records, pictures, stories, etc. about our parish that you would like to have included in this book, please contact Fr. John or drop items off at the Church Office.  We will make copies of any items and return the originals to you. 

MONDAY EVENING PRAYER GROUP   Come one, come all!  Ss. Peter and Paul Prayer Group are inviting anyone who would like to come and join in the Monday evening prayers at 5:45 P.M. in the Church.  Prayer throughout the day and week is a great way to build our relationship with our Lord!  Don’t be shy!  We would love to see you!

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. My health, church, Fr. John and Deacon Jerry.
  2. Mother Earth & all her creatures big and small.
  3. God’s gift of grace!!
  4. God’s gift of shelter from the storm!
  5. For my granddaughter’s help and companionship this week.  Also for my Church.
  6. Sun, Moon & Stars, unconditional love from family and pets.

 

 

 

 

Announcements for the week of July 18

posted Jul 15, 2021, 4:26 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK July 18

Monday, July 19th                  7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.        Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

                                                7:30 P.M.        AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, July 20th                   7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                7:00 P.M.         Knights of Columbus / Parish Hall

Wednesday, July 21st              7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, July 22nd                5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, July 23rd                      7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   Thank you for your generous contributions to the Parish Improvement Campaign.  The good news is that we have raised $21,662.  The bad news is that we had to spend $9,000 to have the parking lot sealed and $18,000 to have the air conditioner repaired.  We still need to repair the garage near the church hall.  Again, I appreciate all your support towards our goal of $30,000.

FR JOE will be celebrating Mass this Saturday, July 17th at 4:00 P.M. and Fr. John will be here for Masses on Sunday. 

ALTOONA CURVE BASEBALL / 3rd BASE PICNIC AREA   There are still tickets available for the evening out at the Altoona Curve on Sunday, August 1st at 6:00 P.M.  The sign-up sheet for has been placed on the Cry Room shelf.  The Parish will be paying for all tickets for this outing since there was no Parish Dinner in January and no picnic planned for this summer.  Along with your ticket there will be BBQ Ribs, grilled chicken breasts, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies and soda.  The game is at 6:00 P.M., gates open at 5:00 P.M. and food is available from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.  This is on a first come sign-up basis, we can only purchase 50 tickets for this area.  We must have all reservations made by this Sunday, July 18th

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet this Tuesday, July 20th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall. 

CHURCH HISTORY   Fr. John and Julie Houston are going to be working on putting together a “Church History” book for our parish.   If you have any records, pictures, stories, etc. about our parish that you would like to have included in this book, please contact Fr. John or drop items off at the Church Office.  We will make copies of any items and return the originals to you. 

FALL FEST   Fall Fest will be held on Sunday, October 24th and parishioners are being asked to help make this event a success by donating baskets to be raffled, gift cards and lottery tickets.  You can also help by selling and/or purchasing 50/50 tickets which will be available shortly for $1 a ticket or 6 for $5.00.  Also help will be needed to setup, cleanup or work during the festival. Please mark your calendars now for a day of fun and fellowship and watch the bulletin for more information. 

WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR US TO TAKE TIME TO REST?  In today’s Gospel, Jesus welcomes His disciples back from their mission of spreading the good news to various towns and villages throughout the region of Galilee. They have been quite busy the past few months and when they return, Jesus tells them to go away and get some rest.  Also, God rested on the seventh day after being busy for the first six days creating the universe.  So if Jesus tells His disciples to get some rest and God rested, why is it so hard for us to take time for ourselves and go away and rest?  How many of us go away on vacation and spend the week scheduling as many activities as we can to fill up each day? I know when I go away, I make tee times, schedule dinners, visit historical places, and many other activities.  Can you relate?  I need to stop worrying about all the things I can do, and focus on resting and recharging.  What good is a vacation if you come back and are exhausted from all the things you did on vacation? So again, I ask, why is it hard for us to just sit around and rest, read a book, take a quiet walk, and put our cell phones down for a few hours?  My guess is that if we do take time to rest, we feel guilty and may think we are wasting time.  How many of us get asked how are you doing and we replay, I am so busy? Did anyone ever tell you that they are just relaxing this summer and trying not to do anything stressful? I suspect not.  Today, Jesus gives us permission to go away and rest.  We all need time to quiet ourselves down and rejuvenate. Otherwise, we continue to be stressed out and lose our patience, especially with our loved ones.  This week, try and set aside an hour or two and get some rest.  Why? Because Jesus said so!!

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   We are running low on the gratitude messages for the bulletin and would like to fill up the vase in the front of the Church.  Please fill out a card with your “Gratitude Message” on it and place it in the baskets that are in the back and front of the Church.  

Announcements for the week of July 11

posted Jul 8, 2021, 4:30 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK July 11

Monday, July 12th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

                                                7:00 P.M.         Catholic Men’s Fellowship / Parish Hall

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, July 13th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Altar & Rosary / Parish Hall

Wednesday, July 14th               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, July 15th                  5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, July 16th                       7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday, July 12th and Tuesday, July 13th.  Laurie will be in the Office on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.  

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, July 4th, we have received $19,518 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

FR JOE will be celebrating Mass on Saturday, July 17th at 4:00 P.M.  He will also be hearing confessions at 3:00 P.M.  Fr. John will be here for Masses on Sunday. 

ALTOONA CURVE BASEBALL / 3rd BASE PICNIC AREA   An evening out at the Altoona Curve is taking place on Sunday, August 1st at 6:00 P.M.  We have reserved the 3rd Base Picnic Area which will seat 50 people.  A sign-up sheet for 50 people has been placed on the Cry Room shelf.  The Parish will be paying for all tickets for this outing since there was no Parish Dinner in January and no picnic planned for this summer.  Along with your ticket there will be BBQ Ribs, grilled chicken breasts, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies and soda.  This is on a first come sign-up basis, we can only purchase 50 tickets for this area.  We must have all reservations made by next Sunday, July 18th

ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY will meet this Tuesday, July 13th in the Parish Hall.  The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 P.M. and the meeting will be at 7:00 P.M.  New members are welcome. 

CHURCH HISTORY   Fr. John and Julie Houston are going to be working on putting together a “Church History” book for our parish.   If you have any records, pictures, stories, etc. about our parish that you would like to have included in this book, please contact Fr. John or drop items off at the Church Office.  We will make copies of any items and return the originals to you. 

FALL FEST   Fall Fest will be held on Sunday, October 24th and parishioners are being asked to help make this event a success by donating baskets to be raffled, gift cards and lottery tickets.  You can also help by selling and/or purchasing 50/50 tickets which will be available shortly for $1 a ticket or 6 for $5.00.  Also help will be needed to setup, cleanup or work during the festival. Please mark your calendars now for a day of fun and fellowship and watch the bulletin for more information. 

FR. JOHN OFFERS COUNSELING UPON REQUEST which includes Marriage, Individual, Family or Drug and Alcohol Counselling.  He also has AA meetings on Monday evenings at 7:30 P.M. in the Rectory.  He was specially trained during his time in the seminary and has always offered this type of service as a priest.  Please contact Fr. John to discuss the opportunity for counseling or to make an appointment.  He is also available for Spiritual Direction for individuals who request it.  All counseling is free of charge. 

FAMILIES AND THE GOSPEL   Jesus sent out His apostles without many “things” because THINGS distract.  We collect, argue about and protect our “things.”  Garage sales only transfer “things.”  We even ignore each other because we have “things” to do.  What “things” are separating you from your family?

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. My Church, my cats, my God and my school.
  2. For my mom, dad, sister, brother, my home, grandparents, aunts, uncles and the Holy Family.
  3. God’s gift of our Parish Family.
  4. For my family, my Church, my health.

Announcements for the week of July 4

posted Jul 1, 2021, 5:20 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK July 4

Monday, July 5th                      7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                 5:45 P.M.        Monday Evening Prayer Group / Church

Tuesday, July 6th                      7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, July 7th                 7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, July 8th                    5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, June 27th, we have received $18,660 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

CHURCH HISTORY   Fr. John and Julie Houston are going to be working on putting together a “Church History” book for our parish.   If you have any records, pictures, stories, etc. about our parish that you would like to have this included in this book, please contact Fr. John or drop items off at the Church Office.  We will make copies of any items and return the originals to you. 

FATHER JOHN will be away starting after Mass Monday morning, July 5th, and will return for Confession, Mass and Scripture Study on Thursday, July 8th.  If you need anything, please call the Church Office.

AA MEETING will not be held this Monday, July 5th.

FAMILIES AND THE GOSPEL   Today’s gospel is so familiar, it hurts!  The hometown folks could not accept the presence of God in Jesus.  After all, they had watched him grow up.  We can easily make the same mistake if we do not see God present in the ordinary routines of our family.  “The Lord be with you” is a statement of face.  Believe it.  Live it. 

ALTOONA CURVE BASEBALL / 3rd BASE PICNIC AREA   An evening out at the Altoona Curve is taking place on Sunday, August 1st at 6:00 P.M.  We have reserved the 3rd Base Picnic Area which will seat 50 people.  A sign-up sheet for 50 people has been placed on the Cry Room shelf.  The Parish will be paying for all tickets for this outing since there was no Parish Dinner in January and no picnic planned for this summer.  Along with your ticket there will be BBQ Ribs, grilled chicken breasts, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies and soda.  This is on a first come sign-up basis, we can only purchase 50 tickets for this area. 

FALL FEST   Fall Fest will be held on Sunday, October 24th and parishioners are being asked to help make this event a success by donating baskets to be raffled, gift cards and lottery tickets.  You can also help by selling and/or purchasing 50/50 tickets which will be available shortly for $1 a ticket or 6 for $5.00.  Also help will be needed to setup, cleanup or work during the festival. Please mark your calendars now for a day of fun and fellowship and watch the bulletin for more information. 

FR. JOHN OFFERS COUNSELING UPON REQUEST which includes Marriage, Individual, Family or Drug and Alcohol Counselling.  He also has AA meetings on Monday evenings at 7:30 P.M. in the Rectory.  He was specially trained during his time in the seminary and has always offered this type of service as a priest.  Please contact Fr. John to discuss the opportunity for counseling or to make an appointment.  He is also available for Spiritual Direction for individuals who request it.  All counseling is free of charge. 

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. God’s gift of kindness, not meant to be kept but to share!
  2. My family, Church, Fr. John and Deacon Jerry.
  3. My Church, my dogs, my God and my school.
  4. For Fr. John, Deacon Jerry and recovery for my friends with Covid
  5. My family.  My Dogs.  God.  Fr. John, Deacon Jerry & Brian
  6. Family, friends, Fr. John & Deacon Jerry.
  7. Our grandchildren’s good health and many blessings.
  8. For our Church, Fr. John, Deacon Jerry, Inspiration messages.

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!

HAPPY JULY 4th

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