Our Mission and Our Staff
We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through praise, sacraments, service, and community. Learn about our mission and meet our staff.
Become Active in Parish Life
Our parish offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Strengthen Your Spiritual Life
Making an offering of our time, talents, and treasure is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. But at the root of everything we do is our relationship with our God. Use these resources to help strengthen your spiritual life.
News & Events
“He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed Him.” (Matthew 4:22)
Just as Jesus called the first apostles, He calls each of us to follow Him, too. Not everyone is called to leave their business or family behind, but we are expected to put God first in everything. Everything from our time in daily prayer, our talent in participating in one of our parish ministries, and our treasure to support the financial needs of our parish mission.
MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE: Because of the recent need for our pastor to assume the position of administrator of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Woodvale, Resurrection needs to adjust its normal Mass schedule to allow at least one Mass at St. Clare Parish. Effective immediately, there will no longer be a 4 PM Mass at Resurrection on Saturday afternoons. This will allow St. Clare’s to have at least one Mass each weekend. There is NO CHANGE to our Sunday morning and weekday Mass schedule. Confessions will continue to be heard at 2:30 PM on Saturday afternoons at Resurrection Parish. We pray that this will only be temporary.
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS: Anyone who has a Mass Intention scheduled for a Saturday at 4:00 PM in Resurrection Church, please call the Parish Office at 539-5788, ext. 4. Saturday Masses, until further notice, have been rescheduled. Thank you.
PARISHIONERS: With the recent Mass schedule changes, we realize that some parishioners are attending other area Catholic Churches. You may deposit your Resurrection envelope at the Church you are attending. That Church will see that your envelope gets to Resurrection Church.
The Mass is our greatest gift and treasure as Catholics
So why not take some time to learn a bit more about it?
Take a few minutes to learn more from this quick and engaging video series from the Liturgical Institute on The Elements of the Catholic Mass.
Bishop Mark L. Bartchak has directed that the Precious Blood not be distributed in any form at Mass, continuing until further notice. The directive is due to the severity of the flu season.
It is the belief of the Catholic Church that the whole Body of Christ is present under either form of consecrated bread and wine. Reception of Holy Communion on the hand is encouraged during this flu season; however, reception on the tongue may not be denied.
During this time, the faithful are also asked to avoid bodily contact during the Sign of Peace. A genuine nod of the head with eye contact with others will be the temporary practice.
These norms will remain in effect throughout the winter months or until the flu season ends. The diocese will announce when parishes may return to the regular practice for the distribution and reception of Holy Communion and the exchange during the Sign of Peace.
The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will host one of two annual ecumenical services this year in partnership with our brothers and sisters in the Lutheran and Orthodox faith traditions. Each year, two services are held to pray for Christian unity. This year, local Lutheran leaders will host the first gathering on February 9 at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in State College. The second service will be held on February 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Saint John Gualbert Cathedral in Johnstown. All are invited.
[Photo: (left to right) Lutheran Bishop Michael Rhyne; Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, American- Carpatho Russian Orthodox Diocese; and Bishop Mark.]
THE 2020 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES will now be available for pick up AT THE PARISH OFFICE. Any envelopes not picked up by Feb. 1, 2020 will be deleted.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK - Sunday, January 26 thru Saturday, February 1: Next weekend the second collection is specifically for our local Catholic schools. Your contributions will help financially qualified students attend either St. Peter School in Somerset, Divine Mercy Catholic Academy or Bishop McCort Catholic High School. If donating by check, please make your check payable to Resurrection Parish and add in the memo “Catholic Education Fund.” You may direct your gift to a specific school or schools. Thank you for your generous response to this scholarship collection. Envelopes are included in this bulletin.
O Christ, our Teacher, You invite Your faithful people to make disciples in Your name and to announce good news to the poor. We thank You for the gift of Catholic schools, where the message of Your life, death, and resurrection is proclaimed, Christian community is experienced, service to our brothers and sisters is modeled, and worship of You is cultivated. Increase our zeal for ensuring that all children and families can benefit from a high quality Catholic education, and that Catholic schools grow in their ability to nurture the soul of our nation. We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady, Mother of Catholic Schools. Amen.
FIRST RECONCILIATION: We congratulate and offer our continued prayers to the children who made their First Reconciliation on Saturday, January 18, 2020: Sadie Carbaugh, Carson Dugan, Jack Shumaker, and Baine Veney. They had the honor of ringing the church bells to share their good news!
ATTENTION LITURGICAL MINISTERS: The next ministry schedule will begin with Ash Wednesday (February 26) and end with Pentecost Sunday (May 31). If you are involved in a ministry and would like to have any of your preferences changed, please notify George Pisula no later than February 9, by phone at 254-1961 or by email at email@example.com. Assignments for Holy Week and the Easter Triduum will be made by volunteer sign-up. Additionally, if any minister is willing to help fill positions at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, please let George know. New ministers are always welcome.
ADULT ENRICHMENT CLASSES: The 8 week class Christian Prayer and Spirituality is being offered at two locations. Deacon Michael Russo will be teaching Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM beginning March 5th at St. Patrick School, Johnstown. Sr. Marilyn Welch, CCW will be teaching Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM beginning March 13th at St. Catherine of Siena, Duncansville. The 10 week class Church History is being offered at Most Holy Trinity, Huntingdon beginning Tuesday, March 5th from 6:30-8:30 PM. This class is being taught by Deacon Donald Gibboney. Classes may be taken for ongoing formation credit. Registration and book fees, registration forms, and class information are available online at www.dioceseaj.org/lay-ecclesial-ministry/ or by contacting Marybeth at (814) 361-2000. All are welcome to attend.
BLESSED BLANKETS are available at the Parish Office. The Sewing Ministry invites all parishioners to take them for your loved ones or anyone in need. Many hours of prayer went into making these hand-made articles (there is no fee).
Lectio divina is a form of meditation rooted in liturgical celebration that dates back to early monastic communities. It was a method practiced by monks in their daily encounter with Scripture, both as they prepared for the Eucharist and as they prayed the Liturgy of the Hours.
The Latin phrase “lectio divina” may be translated as “divine reading.” As one reads and invites the Word to become a transforming lens that brings the events of daily living into focus, one can come to live more deeply and find the presence of God more readily in the events of each day. The method of lectio divina follows four steps:
Use these Lectio Divina guides to meditate, contemplate,
EUCHARIST TO THE HOME BOUND: With Deacon Sam on medical leave, we want to ensure that parishioners who are home bound continue to receive the Eucharist on a routine basis. If you, or someone that you know, wants to have the Eucharist brought to their home, please call the parish office. Arrangements will be made to have an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion make a visit.
PRO LIFE VIGIL Every Thursday from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM we hold a prayer vigil across from the Franklin Street Planned Parenthood facility here in Johnstown. For more information, call Gale at 539-0155.
The Resurrection Parish Family Life Committee
Cordially invites parish couples from Resurrection and
St. Clare of Assisi Parishes to attend the annual
Celebration of Marriage
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 pm at St. Clare’s where there will be a special blessing
for all married couples. A catered dinner will be served
in the Resurrection parish hall beginning at 5:30 pm.
Baked Chicken * Mashed Potatoes and Gravy * Vegetables * Salad * Dinner Rolls * Gob Cake * Soft Drinks
Price per couple is $30.00
Please R.S.V.P. no later than Monday, February 4th.
If you are planning to attend the dinner, return the completed registration form found below
or in the bulletin to the parish office with your payment.
If there are any dietary needs please note on the registration form.
OFFICE HOURS: The Resurrection Parish Office will be open Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. We will now be closed every Friday.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER, Resurrection Parish will follow the Johnstown School District’s and/or Bishop McCort’s schedule. If there is a two hour delay, the Parish Office will open two hours late (11:00 AM), and all meetings/activities will take place. If there is no school the Parish Office will be closed and all meetings/activities will be cancelled. If there is an unscheduled early dismissal the Parish Office will close early and all meetings/activities will be cancelled. Please note, Mass WILL BE celebrated regardless.
REMINDER: The deadline for bulletin submissions is WEDNESDAY AT 9:00 AM NO EXCEPTIONS! Bulletin announcements will remain in the bulletin for up to three weeks. If you have something that you want published in the bulletin or if you have an event for the Parish Calendar please email all items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE MAKE THE PARISH OFFICE AWARE OF ANY PARISHIONERS THAT ARE HOMEBOUND OR IN NURSING HOMES.
REMINDER: Any vehicles that remain parked in the Church Parking Lot after Masses will be promptly towed, No exceptions.
Due to the construction on the Oratory roof,
when entering or exiting The Sweet Shoppe,
please use the 8th Avenue side of the building ( by the Rectory)
until further notice.
CAN RECYCLING: As we continue our can recycling collection for charitable organizations, please be advised that the recycling center is no longer accepting tin cans, ONLY ALUMINUM. Thank you for saving all your aluminum cans for charity.
Radiant with Joy
a glimpse at a girl's faith journey
THANK YOU to all who assisted in taking down the Christmas decorations in the Church. You were all prompt (some were early) and very efficient. With your help everything was packed and put away in a timely manner. Once again, many thanks to all who helped.
FAMILY TREE ORNAMENTS: If you have not yet picked up your ornament from the Resurrection Family Christmas Tree please do so as soon as possible. They are located in the Church. Thank you.
BREAKFAST TIME! On Sunday, January 26 from 8:30 AM to Noon the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Breakfast in the Resurrection Hall. The cost is $6.00 for Adults, Children under 12 Free. The menu will include Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon , toast and Sausage gravy. All are welcome!
COMMITTEE MEETINGS are scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 starting at 6:30 PM at the Parish Center. If anyone is interested in participating on a Committee, please come and join us to see if it’s something you may want to do. New members are always welcome!
THE SEWING MINISTRY will meet on Thursday, February 6 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the sewing room. It’s located on the second floor above The Sweet Shop. New members are always invited to attend. Also, we are in short supply of 4 ply acrylic yarn. If you would like to donate some, both Joanne’s and Michael’s are having yarn sales, pick your favorite colors. Any and all colors will be accepted but please be sure it is 4 ply acrylic. It usually takes 5-6 skeins to make a lap blanket but we would be very appreciative of any amount.
ALL CAREGIVERS please check out the website fsjc.org “Friends of St. John the Caregiver”. It is an international Catholic organization providing spiritual support and education materials and resources to those who need care or give care.
ST PATRICK'S DAY SPECIAL - Our $5.00 St. Patrick's Day Special tickets are on sale. These are a great treat to add to a birthday or anniversary card over the next few months. We need everyone's help to purchase and maybe even sell a ticket or two. They will be sold at Masses and also are available at The Sweet Shoppe, The Parish Center or by calling Chris Falduto at 535-1054. Thank you for always supporting this Parish Fundraiser!
THE SWEET SHOPPE
January & February Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
We also have a variety of items to celebrate special moments
and events in your life (destinations, sporting events, etc.)
You can also order specialty items for Weddings, Showers, etc.
Give us a call or stop in!
We are getting ready for Valentine’s Day.
Watch the bulletin and this site for more Valentine’s Day information.
The Sweet Shoppe is now opened year-round.
CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION has an opening for a part-time general laborer to work 25 hours per week. Duties include basic maintenance, snow removal and landscaping. Applications can be completed online at www.dioceseaj.org or resumes sent to email@example.com
THE GABRIEL PROJECT PRO-LIFE MINISTRY urgently needs donations of diapers, unscented wipes, baby wash, baby lotion, baby bottles, or new/lightly used baby clothing. Please call Gale at 539-0155 for pick up of items.
THE CAMBRIA CITY MISSION, on Broad St. is collecting items for the homeless and less fortunate in our city. They are in need of: wash cloths, hand towels, tooth paste, tooth brushes, bar soap, shampoo and deodorant. Please place items in container on counter in the back of the church or take to the Parish Center. Thank you, Pat Meagher, 536-8551.
Anyone wishing to have their 2019 contributions for taxes, please fill out the form below and submit it. Printed forms can be found in the bulletin and can be placed in the collection basket or brought to the office.
THE LIONS CLUB collects used eyeglasses for the needy in our area. If you happen to have an old pair of eyeglasses please consider donating them. There is a collection box in the back of the church.
BELLS OF CASIMIR MEMORIALS - We thank everyone who has commemorated their loved ones and families with a Bell ringing. The Bells have become a special part of our neighborhood. If you are interested in having a memorial, please visit stellajohnstown.com/bells-casimir-cultural-center/ to download a memorial request form or complete the on-line request. You may also stop by Cambria City Flowers during business hours to request a memorial. *Special holidays such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Patrick's Day are available.
IT IS TIME TO ARISE TOGETHER IN CHRIST!
Registration for Convocation - ARISE Together in Christ
Season Four of ARISE Together in Christ, "New Heart, New Spirit", will host two convocation sessions. Our presenter will be Peter Ascosi from ChristLife, Catholic Ministry for Evangelization. Our topic will be "Becoming Ambassadors of God's Mercy and Forgiveness."
Convocation #1 will take place on Saturday, January 25th, 2020, at Our Lady of the Alleghenies in Loretto from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, followed by Milissa Else from Renew International addressing the group from 11:00 to 11:30 AM to assist us in making final preparations for Season Four.
Convocation #2 will take place of Sunday, January 26th, 2020, at St. Matthew Parish in Tyrone from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, followed by Milissa Else addressing the group from 4:00 to 4:30 PM.
Please register using the link below if you plan on attending, and specify which session(s) you will be present for.