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.
UPCOMING MINISTRY SCHEDULE: With the uncertainty of when the restrictions related to the pandemic will be lifted, the abbreviated ministry schedule will continue through Lent. The next schedule will begin with Ash Wednesday (February 17) and end with the Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 21). If any current ministers would like to change their preferences, please contact George Pisula by the end of January (254-1961 or firstname.lastname@example.org). New ministers are always welcome. As an additional note, to maintain social distancing, the candle and cross bearers will not be used during the Stations of the Cross this year.
News & Events
Almighty God, our Rock and our Salvation, we beg you to pour out your Holy Spirit upon our nation. Heal the divisions that separate us and remove all obstacles to authentic unity.
May you guide this great country of ours and lead our citizens to embrace one another as neighbors and fellow countrymen, created in your own image and likeness. Give us a fresh opportunity for renewal and true solidarity for the common good of our homeland.
May we return to our true identity as people of faith and charity. Help us to always remain One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. Amen.
Almighty and All-loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we pray to you through Christ the Healer, for those who suffer from the Coronavirus across the world. We pray for all who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease. We lift up to your mercy to all those affected, all those working hard to study and cure this illness, and all health care professionals and emergency management teams that are working day and night to keep us safe. Give comfort to everyone in distress and a sense of calm to all of us in these days of uncertainty. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who showed compassion to the outcast, acceptance to the rejected and love to those to whom no love was shown. Amen.
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours
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, and pray.
To speak to someone from the Parish Office,
please call 814-539-5788.
MaryBeth Konieczny, Parish Secretary, will be available
Monday through Thursday,
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
BULLETIN DEADLINE: The deadline for bulletin submissions is WEDNESDAY AT 9:00 AM. Bulletin announcements will remain in the bulletin for up to two weeks. If you have something that you want published in the bulletin please email all items to email@example.com
or call either Parish Office during regular business hours.
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 STILL BE celebrated regardless.
PLEASE NOTE that the time for praying the Rosary on Mondays and Fridays at the Resurrection Oratory has been changed from 12:15 PM to 12:00 PM.
ALL ARE WELCOME in praying the Rosary on Mon. and Fri., at 12:00 PM at the Resurrection Oratory. A schedule of Oratory Rosary leaders is as follows:
Jan. 22 - Janet Yuras
Jan. 25 - Nancy Fesko Jan. 29 - Pat Barrett
Feb. 1 - Judy Rozich Feb. 5 - Chris Rebar
Feb. 8 - Phil Skala Feb. 12 - Jim and Nina Kopriva
eb. 15 - Fran Findley Feb. 19 - Diane Ashbridge
Feb. 22 - Deacon Sam Feb. 26 - Janet Yuras
LITURGICAL NOTES REGARDING UPCOMING CELEBRATIONS USING SACRAMENTALS
PRESENTATION OF THE LORD/CANDLEMAS (February 2nd): Mass will be celebrated at Resurrection at 6:30pm. Candles will be blessed at the beginning of the Liturgy. Candles for home use will be available following Mass. You may bring candles from home to be blessed. They may be of any size￼￼, shape, color!
MEMORIAL OF ST. BLASÉ/BLESSING OF THROATS (February 3rd): Blessing of throats will take place at all Masses the weekends of January 30/31 and February 6/7 as well as at regular scheduled Mass the morning of February 3rd. The Blessing of Throats will be done as follows: the prayer of blessing will be said over all in attendance at the conclusion of the Universal Prayers. Crossed candles will not be used.
ASH WEDNESDAY/BLESSING AND DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES (February 17th): Ash Wednesday Masses will be 8:00am at St. Clare’s and 6:30pm at Resurrection. Ashes will be imposed in an unusual way for dioceses in United States but the usual way for other countries. The ashes will be blessed as usual. The words during imposition will be said only once over all in attendance. Then individuals will approach the minister, who says nothing, to have a very small amount of ash “sprinkled” upon the crown of the head. (Think “a pinch of salt!”)
PASSION/PALM SUNDAY (March 28th): Masses will be at the normal scheduled times and locations. Blessed palms will be distributed this year! Before distribution, palm will be blessed as usual at the beginning of Mass. The blessed palm will then be available at the conclusion of Mass.
PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS ALL THOSE WHO ARE SICK,
THOSE IN NURSING HOMES AND THOSE WHO ARE HOMEBOUND
Joann Yuhas; Josephine Stumpo; Helen Lech; Arlene Schaffer; Florence Urbassik, Nellie Barkley, Sophie Mulvehill, Kay Komar, Eric Moran; Rita Ozog; Ed Wysocki; Mary Ann Robatin; Dorothy Savering; and Sylvia Brisko.
If you know of someone who is sick, in a nursing home or is homebound and would like to add them to the prayer list please call MaryBeth at the Parish Office at 539-5788, ext 4.
THE SWEET SHOPPE
Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Masks and social distancing required.
The Sweet Shoppe is now opened year-round.
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.