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.
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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
You are like a grain of wheat. Keeping your time, talent and treasure to yourself yields no harvest. With God’s grace we can die to ourselves and bear fruit for His kingdom. When you live for others, the evangelizing mission of Jesus Christ is revealed. Is God calling you to be charitable in a specific way today?
LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION: Please join us on Sunday, March 18, after the 10:30 Mass. Lunch will be served at around 11:45 with a video by Bishop Robert Barren to follow. The title of the video is: EUCHARIST Sacred Meal, Sacrifice, Real Presence. Bishop Barren clearly explains that the Eucharist is not a symbol, but is truly the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. This intimate gift from the Lord brings us into greater unity with the Trinity and offers us a foretaste of heaven to come.
CRS RICE BOWL is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program. It offers opportunities for your family to engage daily in the spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer fasting and almsgiving. And, it’s an opportunity for us as a parish to come together as a community and reflect on what it means to live out our Gospel call to go out and help those most in need. Join our faith community, and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States, in a life changing, Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Rice Bowls are included with this bulletin and should be returned on Holy Thursday, March 29 at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
PARISH DIRECTORY: In order to finish putting our Parish Pictorial Directory together, we are in need of current pictures of various events, sacramental celebrations, holiday, parish gatherings, etc. By recent, they should be within the past year. This way the directory is less of a history and more of a current "picture" of who we are as a parish at this point. You may email them to Fr. George at email@example.com. Thank you!
THE 2018 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES DRIVE (formerly known as the Annual Catholic Appeal) has begun. Everyone should have received a letter in the mail from the Diocese. The Catholic Ministries Fund supports only specific ministries which are focused on: Caring for the Poor, Strengthening Families, Nurturing Our Youth and Forming Clergy and Laity. Please send all contributions to the Resurrection Parish Office. DO NOT SEND DIRECTLY TO THE DIOCESE. Make checks payable to Resurrection Church. Our “target amount” for this year is $34,284.00. Please read the diocesan letter posted on the link below concerning the Catholic Ministries Drive.
LENTEN HOLY HOUR: Beginning February 21 and concluding March 28 a weekly Holy Hour will be held each Wednesday during Lent from 12 Noon until 1:00 PM.
LITURGICAL AND HOSPITALITY MINISTERS: We are currently seeking liturgical and hospitality ministers for fill the various positions needed during Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. Sign-up registers can be found on the table at the back of the church. The distribution of the Precious Blood will resume with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. The only cup minister required up until that time will be the one assigned to the choir.
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICES
Holy Thursday, March 29: Mass of the Lord's Supper at 6:30 PM followed by Nightwatch of the Faithful until 10:00 PM.
Good Friday, March 30: Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion and Death at 3:00 PM. Church will be open beginning shortly before 12:00 Noon for private prayer. Station of the Cross booklets will be available for the private praying of the Stations. There is NO PUBLIC Stations of the Cross scheduled.
Holy Saturday, March 31: Blessing of Baskets at 12:00 Noon at Church; Easter Egg Hunt at 1:00 PM at Picnic Grove; Solemn Vigil of the Lord's Resurrection at 8:30PM with Service of Light, Scripture readings of Salvation History, Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Easter Sunday, April 1: Solemn Eucharistic Celebration of the Lord's Resurrection with renewal of Baptismal Promises @ 8:00AM & 10:30AM.
The oratory will not be open these days since the church will be open for the Sacred Liturgies of the Triduum.
DURING LENT we will be collecting unopened travel size personal hygiene items (tooth brushes, tooth paste, mouth wash, shampoo, soap, lotion, etc.) for the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic. Please place items in the purple container in the back of the Church.
BLESSED SHAWLS, QUILTS OR WALKER TOTES 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).
THE COOKING CLUB WILL HOST SOUPER SUNDAY on March 25 at 4:00 PM at Oratory Hall. Soups, salads and any bread you may bring. All are welcome to join in the fun. Kids are welcome!
MEN’S CLUB MEETING will be held on March 25 at 6:00 PM at Oratory Hall.
PASTORAL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS will be accepted AFTER EASTER. Please read carefully the insert attached below regarding making nominations.
EASTER EGG HUNT HELP: Anyone interested in helping with the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 PM at the Grove please call Faith Thomas at 479-2062. This is a great opportunity for teens who need service hours. We are still accepting donations of pre-wrapped, bite-sized, Easter Candy for this event.
DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER Resurrection Parish will follow the Johnstown School District’s schedule. 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.
CURSILLO WEEKENDS are being offered this spring. The men’s weekend will begin the evening of April 19 through April 22. The women’s weekend will begin the evening of April 26 through April 29. The retreats are offered at St. Anne’s in Ebensburg. Cursillo retreats have transformed lives all over the world and are an excellent follow up or prelude to the Alpha course. Enrich your faith this Easter by participating in one of these meaningful weekends. For information contact Mike and Juanita Kissell at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARISE AT RESURRECTION PARISH: ARISE TRAINING SESSIONS for Coordinators and Teams will be hosted by Resurrection Parish on Monday, April 16 in Resurrection Hall from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. To register go to: https://www.dioceseaj.org/Ariseinfo/ For more information please contact Sr. Linda La Magna CCW at 814-934-0699 or 742-7894 or email at email@example.com
Diocese Looks Forward to Pastoral and Spiritual Renewal
With this week's bulletin, there is information on Orientation Sessions for the upcoming Diocesan Renewal entitled "ARISE." All parishes throughout our diocese are working with ARISE to acknowledge and bring to the forefront the gifts that already exist among the People of God in this 8 county area. This is a two and a half year process that involves 5 six week sessions. (Think "Disciples in Mission") Sessions can be designed for different groups: men, women, married couples, divorced/separated, religious education families, etc. Each group will need leaders and the parish will need one or two parishioners willing to coordinate the program. Anyone interested is asked to attend an Orientation Session for more information. Please note: it was stressed that this is NOT to be run by the pastor of the parish! The People of God have been given the same Spirit with many gifts. What is needed is that these gifts are now brought forth and used for the benefit of each parish and the diocese at large! Please prayerfully consider becoming involved and the leadership team!
Lent has us focus on the cross where both death and life are found. Jesus obediently accepted death on a cross so that sins might be forgiven and our relationship with God be restored. The Preface at the Funeral Mass prays, “For even though by our own fault we perish, yet by your compassion and your grace, when seized by death according to our sins, we are redeemed through Christ’s great victory…” Sin causes us to lose our life in the Lord. We seek life through the Lord’s victory on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Redemption is ours, both for the living and the dead, in the salvific death of the Lord.
2017, Diocese of Al1oona-Johns1own, Liturgy Office, 925 South Logan Boulevard, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania