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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.
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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
“Everything I have is yours.”
Our Heavenly Father
gives us everything,
including the chance
to share in His eternal kingdom.
Yet, like the Prodigal Son
we are often lured away
by the materialism
of our society. Do we really want
to turn our backs
on all that God offers in exchange for a material wealth that has no lasting value?
We can never relay our true gratitude for all you do, the sacrifices that you and your families make, and your demonstrated drive to go above and beyond. We hope each and every one of you hear our prayers and thanks!
Lord, hold our Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders in your loving hands. Please give them continued strength and courage needed so that we may enjoy the freedom and the safety that we have. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our times of need. Amen
HOLY NAME CHURCH, Ebensburg, is hosting a Soulcore workshop, so grab your rosaries and exercise mats and come to the Holy Name School Gym, 205 W. Horner St., Ebensburg, on Sat., Sept. 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Mallory Hurley, a Soulcore leader from Pittsburgh will be the instructor. Soulcore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with prayers of the rosary. This workshop will be open to anyone 18 years of age or older. If you are interested, please register by calling the Holy Name Office at 814-472-7244. There will be a $10.00 suggested donation for the instructor., if you are able to do so.
OUTDOOR ROSARY: Please join us in the peace and tranquility of the Grove as we pray the Rosary to our Blessed Mother for her intercession for our Parish, our Diocese, our Nation, and any other intentions of those who attend on Tuesday September 17 starting at 6:30 PM (weather permitting). We hope to see you there!
ST. CLEMENT CHURCH, 114 Lindberg Ave., will host “Praise God in the Storms of Life” An evening of Scripture, Story and Song on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM. All are welcome!
ANNUAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARY LITURGY: Bishop Mark Bartchak and the Family Life Office cordially invite all couples celebrating 1, 5, 10, 25, 40, 50, 55, and 60+ Wedding Anniversary in 2019 (and their families) to attend the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgy. Couples may attend Sunday, Sept. 15 in Altoona at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament or Sunday, Sept. 22 in Johnstown at St. John Gualbert Cathedral. Both locations are handicap accessible. Both liturgies begin at 2:00 PM. Refreshments/snacks will be available after the Mass for anniversary couples and their families. Reservations must be made by calling Resurrection Parish at 539-5788 (or your home Parish) by Thurs., Aug. 22.
ST. THERESE CHURCH, Johnstown, will hold their annual Novena in honor of St. Therese of the Little Flower of Jesus starting on Mon., Sept. 23 and continuing for nine days. Weekday Masses will be celebrated at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM; Sat. Sept. 28, Masses will be at 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM; Sun., Sept. 29, Masses will be at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM. There will also be a special Anointing of the Sick Mass on Sun., Sept 29 at 2:00 PM. The closing of the Novena will be on Tues., Oct. 1 with refreshments served in the Church Hall after the Masses at 7:50 AM, 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
CHOIR TO START THIS FALL: All who would like to serve our parish with the gift of their voices are invited to join our choir. Beginning on September 25, we will rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Please contact Emily Roy at (814) 242-4995 or email@example.com if you want to join or with any questions. “O Come let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” - Psalm 95:1-2
THE FAMILY MARIAN CELEBRATION, MASS AND ROSARY, will be celebrated on Sun., Oct. 6, at 3:00 PM at St. Benedict Church, Johnstown. Bishop Mark will be the principal celebrant and give the homily. Please join him, along with the clergy and religious organizations in honoring the Blessed Mother. This Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation.
WOMEN’S OVERNIGHT OF PRAYER: “Wondrous Encounters” October 11-12, 2019 at Camp Sequanota, Jennerstown, PA. A time for Women – young and old - to Pray, to Reflect, to be Present, and to Renew. Our weekend will include presentations, discussions, meals, prayer, and praise and worship. Our lodging is in the Bowersox Enrichment Center. Cost for the weekend is $100. Please call Stephanie at 467-8189 or Maureen at 255-6504 for more information.
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
July 31, 2019, 67 families out of 493 have contributed $14,911.47 toward our 2019 target amount is $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. Thank you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE MAKE THE PARISH OFFICE AWARE OF ANY PARISHIONERS THAT ARE HOMEBOUND OR IN NURSING HOMES.
CEMETERY FALL CLEAN-UP: Now thru Oct. 12: Please remove all decorations and please do not leave any garbage/decorations in the cemeteries. Take all garbage with you. Thank you for your cooperation.
COMMITTEE MEETINGS are scheduled for Tues, Sept. 24 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!
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.
ATTENTION LADIES’ AUXILIARY MEMBERS: The Basket Party Cash Drawing Raffle Tickets have been printed and we need the help of the Ladies’ Auxiliary Members to cut them apart and staple them together in bundles of five. We will begin to do this on Wed., Sept. 18 at 10:00 AM at the Parish Center. “Many hands make light work.”
WE WILL BE BAKING SCONES on Wed., Sept. 18 at 9:00 AM in the Oratory Hall and could use some help. They will be sold at the Sun., Sept. 29 Market on the Green.
BLOOD SCREENING: Resurrection Church in conjunction with Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber is holding a Community Lab Blood Screening on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Resurrection Church Hall, 324 Chestnut Street. The cost is $30.00. Additional tests offered: PSA, $20.00; Hemoglobin A1C, $20.00 and Vitamin D level, $35.00. Please call 814-467-3739 to schedule an appointment. A 12 to 14 hour fast is recommended. You do not need to be a patient of a Windber Physician to participate; patients of any physicians are welcome. No Physician order is needed. Walk-ins welcome!
OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED... We are having two meetings to see if there is interest in helping with projects for the parish and community through knitting, crocheting, sewing and any other handiwork. WE NEED people to help prepare kits by cutting or measuring in order for others to finish kits at HOME.
We will meet Monday September 23 at 6:00 PM for an hour in the Oratory Hall and again on Tuesday September 24 at 9:00 AM for an hour in Oratory Hall. PLEASE consider sharing your ideas, your time and your hands. Any suggestions are welcome. If you have any questions please call Faith 479-2062.
SAVE THE DATE - Due to the Holy Days the first weekend of November, our Meat/Turkey Raffle will be held on Saturday, October 26th. Please put the date on your calendar. If you can help or would like to donate, please call Chris Falduto at 535-1054. Thanks!
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. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE at the Parish Office during regular business hours or from any Ladies’ Auxiliary Member. 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. Admission tickets are available at the Parish Office during regular business hours. We will be 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.
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. Information will be available at the Blood Screening.
RESURRECTION GOLFERS: We played our last golf game on Sun., Sept. 8, 2019 at Oakbrook Golf Course in Jennerstown. It was a scramble format with 15 players and the results are as follows. With a score of 32 (-3) was Team #1; Dewy Varner, Dan Sojak, John Sojak and Dave Sukenik. Team #2 with a score of 34 (- 1) was Jason Thomas, Ed Zapola and Keith Thomas. Team #3 with an even score of 35 was: Bill Alberter, Pat Barrett, Linda Lear and Randy Lear. Team #4: with 37 (+2) Ken Popovich, Cathy Popovich, John Cislo and Chris Jimerson. Thank you to the Resurrection golfers and guests for a great season and we are looking forward to our next season of golf in 2020.
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
Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
We will be making Chocolate Caramel Apples
$6.50 each with your choice of toppings,
Milk Chocolate Drizzle, Dark Chocolate Drizzle,
Coconut, Fall Sprinkles or Pretzels.
Orders are due by September 20
and order pick up will be Thursday or Friday, Sept. 26 and 27,
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
or Sunday, Sept. 29 during the Market on the Green,
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The Sweet Shoppe is now opened year-round.
THE DIVINE MERCY FOOTBALL TEAMS will be participating in Helmet Days at the September 15 and 29 weekend Masses. Children from the DMCA football program will be collecting funds after church these 2 days to raise funds for upgraded equipment and the overall football program. Thank you for your support!
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 - Spring 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 after Easter. Along with the regularly scheduled recitation of the Rosary on Thursdays at 6pm, other services and events throughout the summer and early Fall are planned at the Garden.
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.
For more information, email us at email@example.com, subject: Guided Tours.
TRIP TO SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRE 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. Sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Church.
SEASON THREE, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHRIST, will begin on Sun., Sept. 29, at 6:00 PM in the Oratory, with both men's and women's groups led by Dan and Faith Thomas (479-2062). Sue Hildebrand (322-1839) will host a group in her home in Vinco on Tues. mornings at 10:00 AM. The Wed. evening group meets at 6:30 PM in the Oratory and is led by Jim and Judy Carroll (262-8724). Michael and Cindy O'Connor (659-9923) lead the Thurs. evening group in the Oratory at 6:30 PM. On Fridays a group meets in the church hall after morning Mass at 8:45 AM led by Diane Gorka. Barb Dryzal (536-3961) leads a Sat. morning session at 9:15 AM in the Oratory Even if you have not participated in Seasons One or Two, please prayerfully consider joining one of the groups this fall. Just give the leaders or me a call to let them know so we can order enough books.
Thank you, Barb Dryzal.