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
“Blessed are those who know how
to detach themselves from their possessions
and their power so as to put them
at the service of the needy.”
Pope John Paul II
LITURGICAL REFLECTION …..In the celebration of the Mass the chief ways in which Christ is present in his Church emerge clearly one after the other. First, Christ is present in the very assembly of the faithful who has gathered in his name. Next, he is present in his word, sacred scripture, proclaimed and broken open. Also, he is present in the person of the ordained minister. Finally, and above all, Christ is present in the Eucharistic elements of his very Body and Blood. In a way that is completely unique, the whole and entire Christ, God and man, is substantially and permanently present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass, 1975, Numbers 1 and 2.
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.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION is held on the first Friday of every month, from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM in the Church. Holy Hour will consist of Exposition, proclamation of a Gospel reading, short homily, and silent prayer. At 7:00 PM the Litany of the Holy Eucharist will be chanted and followed by silent prayer. The Holy Hour will conclude with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please join us on Fri., March 1 at 6:30 PM for the next Eucharistic Adoration.
PRECIOUS BLOOD DISTRIBUTION: Because of the seriousness of this flu season, Bishop Bartchak has asked that the Precious Blood of the Lord not be offered at Mass temporarily. It is the belief of the Catholic Church that the whole Body of Christ is present under either form of consecrated bread and wine. Also, the exchange of the sign of peace should avoid bodily contact. A reverent nod with eye contact and a smile will be the temporary practice. Reception of Holy Communion on the hand is encouraged; however, reception on the tongue may not be denied. These norms are in effect throughout the winter months or until the flu season is over.
BLANKET BLESSING: Father George will be blessing handmade prayer blankets, made by the members of the Sewing Ministry, at all Masses on March 2 and 3. Please feel free to take them for anyone needing some love and prayers! After these Masses (Mar. 2 and 3) the blessed blankets will be available at the Parish Office.
ATTENTION LITURGICAL MINISTERS: The next ministry schedule will begin with Ash Wednesday (March 6) and end with Pentecost Sunday (June 9). 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 17, 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. New ministers are always welcome.
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.
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.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Sunday February 17, 8:30 AM to Noon. Knights of Columbus Council 11066 Traditional Pancake Breakfast - 2 sausage links, scrambled eggs, unlimited pancakes, Adults $6, children 12 and under $3, kids 2 and under free.
PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 PM in Resurrection Hall. All members are asked to please attend.
ST PATRICK'S DAY SPECIAL - The $5.00 St Patrick's Day Special tickets will be available at Masses beginning January 12th & 13th. They can also be purchased at The Sweet Shoppe, The Parish Center or by calling Chris Falduto at 535-1054. Thank you for supporting this Parish fundraiser.
PIE SALE: The Parish will be having a Pie Sale. Pre-paid orders will be due by March 3 and pick up will be March 23. More information and order forms will be in the bulletin the weekends of Feb. 16/17 and Feb. 23/24. Please help your Parish by supporting this fundraiser.
REMINDER: Any vehicles that remain parked in the Church Parking Lot after Masses will be promptly towed, No exceptions.
LOST AND FOUND: We have a variety of items that have been found on Resurrection Church property. Please come to the Parish Office to claim any items.
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.
JOB OPENINGS: WE ARE IN NEED OF A MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR OUR PARISH. Briefly, the Music Director is responsible for all dimensions of liturgical music involved in the life of our parish. The director must be both a musician and facilitator and be able to play and teach proper liturgical music in addition to allowing others with musical talents to participate in this minister. Key responsibilities are (but not limited to): providing music for all weekend/holy day Masses as well as funerals. The music director (being the first choice for weddings) must approve other musicians/singers. Practices with and maintaining a choir are required as well as training and scheduling cantors. The music minister must exhibit a proficiency in playing the pipe organ/keyboard. A full job description can be found on the Diocesan Web site. Pay is based on experience, education and proficiency.
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 539-6502
Monday thru Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Closed Sunday
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 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.
GUIDED TOURS, 2019 - As part of the Casimir Cultural Center's inaugural year of events, Stella, Property Development and Event Production is excited to offer four Guided Tours in 2019.
These destinations offer spiritual, historical and cultural experiences in a pilgrimage-like setting. The tours are being provided for the rate of $100 per person, per tour or all four tours can be reserved at a reduced rate of $375 per person. Tours include: Roundtrip Luxury Motorcoach Transportation; Printed Tour Itinerary and Destination Information; On-board snacks and complimentary coffee/bottled water; Tour Coordinator; Guided Tours at all Destinations; Donation to Shrine; Gratuities; 1 Catered Meal per tour. Each tour is limited to 55 reserved spaces. Further tour details, pricing and on-line reservation form can be found at stellajohnstown.com/guided-tours/ .
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: Guided Tours.
ARE YOU THINKING OF DOING something extra for Lent this year? It's not too late to register for the ARISE TOGETHER IN CHRIST Lenten sessions. We will start on Sunday, March 3rd, with both men's and women's groups, 6:00-7:30 PM, at the Oratory. Dan and Faith Thomas, 479-2062, will lead these. Sue Hildebrand, 322-1839, will hold one in her home in Vinco on Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 AM. Wed. evening's group meets 6:30-8:00 PM, lead by Jim and Judy Carroll, 262-8724, at the Oratory. On Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM, Michael and Cindy O'Connor, 242-8776, lead at the Oratory. There are two groups meeting after the morning Mass on Friday, lead by Diane Gorka, 255-7393, and Barb Dryzal, 536-3961, in the church hall. Barb also leads one on Saturday at the Oratory, 9:00-10:30 AM. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT YOUR RESPONSE TO GOD'S CALL TO 'CHANGE OUR HEARTS' and join us this Lent.