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News & Events
“Has none but this foreigner returned
to give thanks to God?” (Luke 17:18)
Most of us live “easy” lives. We have food, shelter,
and clothing. We go on vacation every year
and own a car or two. Most of us take this all
for granted. Did you ever notice that people
with the least amount of possessions
are usually the most grateful? Shouldn’t this be
the other way around? Take time every day
and thank God for all He has given you.
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.
CHOIR NEWS: Thank you to all who are participating in the choir! Beginning on Thurs., Oct. 17, the choir will begin rehearsing on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM. New members are always welcome! If you would like to join, please contact Emily Roy: (814) 242-4995, firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. CLEMENT CHURCH will host its 4th ANNUAL MASS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, in recognition of their dedicated work, on Saturday, October 19 at the 4:00 PM Mass. All healthcare workers in attendance will receive a special “Blessing of the Hands.” The St. Clement Choir will be present to lead the congregation in music chosen especially for this Liturgy. All are welcome! A second collection will be taken up for Highlands Health Free and Charitable Medical Clinic located in downtown Johnstown.
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 335 Locust St., Johnstown, will hold a Spaghetti Dinner on Sun., Oct. 20 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The cost is $8.00. They will also host an INTERFAITH HEALING SERVICE later in that evening, Sun., Oct. 20 at 6:30 PM. It is a service of corporate prayers and individual blessings for all who seek healing: For those needing extra strength to withstand the trials & tribulations of life, those battling acute or chronic mental or physical illnesses, those who have suffered debilitating losses, those struggling with addiction, those who are grieving, For caregivers and all in need of prayer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We extend a special invitation to those who are battling or have battled breast cancer, or any other type of cancer, and those who love them. Free refreshments and conversation follow the service. The service is free.
RCIA — the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, will begin in October. RCIA is for adults interested in becoming Catholic, or learning about the Catholic faith. For more information please talk with Deacon Sam or call him at 288-5807.
THE 2019 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES DRIVE FUND supports only specific ministries which are focused on: caring for the poor, strengthening families, nurturing our youth and forming clergy and laity. As of Sept. 20, 2019, 82 families out of 399 have contributed $17,126.47 toward our 2019 target amount of $34,500.00. Please send all contributions to the Resurrection Parish Office. DO NOT SEND DIRECTLY TO THE DIOCESE. Make checks payable to Resurrection Church.
Two parish catechists honored for their years of service.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
NUT ROLL MAKING: We will be making Nut Rolls at Oratory Hall and would appreciate any time you could spare to help. The schedule is as follows:
CRAFTING MEETING: We will meet Mon., Oct. 14 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and again on Tues., Oct 15 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, both days in Oratory Hall to measure and cut fabric, embroider and other handiwork. PLEASE consider sharing your crafting ideas, your time and your hands. Any suggestions are welcome. If you have any questions please call Faith, 479-2062.
THE SEWING MINISTRY is in need of donations of flannel, cotton and regular yarn. Please leave all donations in the back of the Church or take them to the Parish Office during regular business hours.
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.
THANK YOU: The Parish Council would like to thank all parishioners who provided their candid and valuable input on the recent survey conducted during the weekend Masses of Sept. 21 and 22. The Parish Council will be reviewing the responses and determining the next steps during our upcoming meetings. Parish Council plans to share the results with the Parish. Please look to future bulletins for a summary of the survey findings. Thanks for sharing your important thoughts and opinions as we continue to move our Parish into the future!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A “SPOOKTACULAR” SUNDAY MARKET AT THE GREEN ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 BEGINNING AT 9:00 AM. BBQ Chicken and Bratwurst will be on the grill. German Potato Salad and Chocolate and Pumpkin Gobs will also be on the menu. The Sweet Shoppe will be open with plenty of treats. If you would like to pre-order your BBQ Chicken Dinner please come to the Parish Office during regular business hours to pay and receive a ticket. The cost is $10.00 per dinner. Pick-up time for pre-paid orders will be printed on your ticket. Don’t forget to check out the vendors at the corner of 6th Avenue and Chestnut Street.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED on the morning of Sun., Oct. 27 to help with the Chicken BBQ and the selling of the German Potato Salad and Gobs at the Sunday Market at the Green. If you can spare some time to help please call the Parish Office at 539-5788.
MEAT/TURKEY RAFFLE UPDATE - As you know, our Meat and Turkey Raffle is scheduled for Saturday, October 26 in the Church Hall. Even though there is not a 4:00 Mass, we will still have food available for purchase beginning at 5:00, so stop in and have a bite to eat. The menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, keilbassi, halushki and a variety of baked goods and beverages. Then, at 6:00 PM the fun begins when we raffle off a variety of meats, cheeses, gift cards and money. Just a reminder….. Turn in your cash drawing tickets as soon as possible. We hope you will come to support this parish fundraiser!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: THE LADIES’ AUXILIARY BASKET PARTY will be held on Sunday, November 10 at Christ the Savior Educational Center, 307 Garfield St., Johnstown. Doors open at 12:30 PM. The drawing begins at 2:30 PM. Admission is $10.00 and includes 25 basket chances and a light lunch. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE at the Parish Office or The Sweet Shoppe during regular business hours or from any Ladies’ Auxiliary Member. We are accepting donations of filled, theme baskets or empty, unused baskets and/or new items that could fill a basket for this event. Please bring all donations to the Parish Office during regular business hours. Thank you.
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 SWEET SHOPPE
Candy Making Supplies Sale
10% off fondants, nuts, chocolate, etc.
October 14 - 19
Don’t be afraid of our ghosts and goblins,
they are as sweet as can be!
So, stop in for a treat, we promise, no tricks!
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!
Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
and Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The Sweet Shoppe is now opened year-round.
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 WEST END FOOD PANTRY is in need of boxed and canned non-perishable food items as well as paper products. Please make sure that your food donation items are not outdated. Please place donations in the back of the church or take them to the Resurrection Parish Office during regular business hours.
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.
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.
MARIAPOCS GARDEN AND SHRINE 2019 - Autumn is coming to the Garden! The schedule for the Mariapocs Garden and Shrine located in Cambria City is available online at stellajohnstown.com and will be displayed in the rear of the church. Along with the regularly scheduled recitation of the Rosary on Thursdays at 6pm, other services and events throughout early Fall are planned at the Garden.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH is sponsoring a TRIP TO SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRE (second bus) to see “The Miracle of Christmas” – Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Cost: $127.00/person includes ticket to show, bus transportation and dinner. For more information or to make a reservation please call Fran King at 536-3667.
IT IS TIME TO ARISE TOGETHER IN CHRIST!
We are delighted to offer, once again, a beautiful small group faith-sharing experience, called ARISE. Season Three is called “In the Footsteps of Christ.” Our small faith-sharing groups will meet for six weeks, beginning on Sunday, September 29. In our small faith-sharing groups, we deepen our faith by developing a closer relationship with Christ and each other. We read and reflect on Scripture, talk freely and openly about God, share stories of our lives, and reach out in loving service to others. It is truly an uplifting experience! We would love to share this time with YOU. Choose a day and time that will work best for you: