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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
THE 2018 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. To date, 96 out of our 539 families have pledged $16,981.00 toward our 2018 target amount of $34,284.00. Please send all contributions to the Resurrection Parish Office. DO NOT SEND DIRECTLY TO THE DIOCESE. Make checks payable to Resurrection Church. Thank you for your generosity.
AS HAS BEEN A TRADITION AT RESURRECTION PARISH, on Thanksgiving Day we will be collecting, as our offering, non-perishable food items to help support the work of the West End Food Pantry. Please be generous in sharing your blessing with those less fortunate. Also, at the end of Mass, blessed fruit will be distributed to be shared as part of your Thanksgiving Day meal.
ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION: Please join your Resurrection parish family for an Advent Day of Reflection on Dec 2, the First Sunday of Advent. Lunch will be served following the 10:30 AM Mass. Our speaker is Sean O'Dowd and his topic is CHRISTIANITY IN ACTION. Let's prepare our hearts for Jesus on Christmas.
NEW PARISH 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 instead of Thursday. These changes will go into effect the week of November 4.
THANKSGIVING WEEK BULLETIN ANNOUCEMENTS must be submitted to the Parish Office by Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 9:00 AM at email@example.com
THE ANGEL TREE: The Ladies Auxiliary is once again partnering with Cambria City Mission and Children and Youth Services to provide Christmas gifts for children in our county. The tree will be up in the Church the weekend of November 17 and 18. The “wish lists” are only suggestions. You only need to buy one gift ($25.00 value). Find the number on the tag in the red book, sign your name and phone number. Please return gifts by December 5 to the Church or the Parish Office. Thank you.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION OPPORTUNITIES:
THE PARISH WELCOMES Bryan Hodos, Brian Pavic, and Loretta Ozog who recently have volunteered their talents to serve as lectors. Loretta will also serve as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. May they be blessed in their new ministry and may they find it to be spiritually rewarding. As always, new liturgical ministers are always welcome to serve as altar servers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, cantors, and hospitality ministers. To become involved, see a sacristan, call the office, or see George Pisula.
LECTORS can pick up the 2019 edition of the Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word. MEMBERS OF THE LITURGY COMMITTEE can get their 2019 edition of the Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and weekdays. Both books can be found in the priest’s sacristy.
A LITTLE HELP PLEASE! It has become tradition, in conjunction with the All Souls Mass of Remembrance, to present the family of the deceased with an ornament in their memory. A few remain and if you can deliver it to the family it would be appreciated. Those remaining are: Helen Bistransky, Charles Fratrick, George Gaydos, Ronald Havyer, Gertrude Ondrejcak, and Donald Zilke. Thank you.
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.
WHITE CHRISTMAS: The theme of this year’s Children’s Christmas Party is “White Christmas.” We are asking all parishioners to join in the celebration and spirit of giving. Please bring a white item to be donated to the Cambria City Mission and Food Bank. Items include: white socks (men’s, women’s, or children’s,) paper plates, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and deodorant. Please drop items off in the bin at the back of the church marked “White Christmas,” no later than Sun., Dec. 16, 2018. If you have any questions, please call Meaghan Veney 536-9694.
THE JANUARY 2019 SIZZLER CALENDARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! The cost of the ticket is $20.00. They can be purchased before and after all weekend Masses and at the Parish Office or The Sweet Shoppe during regular business hours. For more information on the Sizzlers please contact Ed or Pat Gregorchik at 539-6320. A special thank you to Dr. Johanna Vena V.M.D. of Cambria Veterinary Care for sponsoring this fundraiser.
PIG-IN-THE-BLANKET MAKING: We will be cooking and packing for the upcoming Holiday Sale and would appreciate any time you could spare to help.
The schedule is as follows:
MANY THANKS: I would like to extend my deepest THANKS to everyone who helped with the Ladies’ Auxiliary Basket Party which was held on November 11. I would also like to THANK: Carol Burkhart and her crew for preparing the food; to everyone who: donated baskets and prizes; wrapped baskets at the Parish Office; provided baked goods; helped move the baskets and food to Christ the Savior; helped with the set up; helped with manning the various booths; helped with clean up; and helped in any way to make the Basket Party fun, enjoyable, and successful! A special thanks goes to Ted, Chuck, Rich, Jack, Bryan, and Scooter who helped tremendously the day of the event! And lastly, a HUGE THANKS to our young runners – they did a tremendous job! A final report as to the profit from the Basket Party, which directly benefits the parish, will be in a future bulletin. Thank you for sharing your time, talents, and treasures!
Michelle Rager, Ladies’ Auxiliary President
KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON WITH CAMBRIA CITY FLOWERS! Remember to SHOP LOCAL, and join us on Small Business Saturday, November 24th 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM! We will be introducing our various holiday specials. Wye Knot Flower Farm will also be joining us at the boutique with fresh green wreaths, garlands and stems. We will have complimentary Grzane piwo, a traditional Polish mulled beer...lager steeped with lemon, clove, cinnamon, honey and a few extra spices. Grzane piwo is served throughout Poland at the Christmas Markets. Although our sister company, Stella, has not yet opened 'pivo' at the Casimir Cultural Center, it is not too early to begin sharing the tastes of Eastern Europe and begin our new traditions that connect us to our heritage. Complimentary coffee will also be available for our customers. Join us for a festive Small Business Saturday!
THE SWEET SHOPPE 539-6502
Don’t forget, Saint Nicholas Day is December 6th.
Stop by to stock up on stocking stuffers! We have a great selection!
The Sweet Shoppe will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22)
and on Wednesday, December 5.
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
Don’t forget to stop by and pick up some sweet treats,
including “our famous Turkey Mints,” to compliment your Thanksgiving meal.
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 WEST END FOOD PANTRY We will continue our ongoing food pantry collection thru the Holiday Season. The food pantry is in need of the following items: 29 oz. cans Sweet Potatoes, canned Pumpkin, Stove Top Turkey Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Noodles for Soup, paper towels and toilet paper . Please place non-perishable food items in the marked containers at the back of the church. Thank you.
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.
LITURGICAL REFLECTION……In planning and carrying out the funeral rites everyone should keep in mind the life of the deceased and the circumstances of death, taking also into consideration the spiritual and psychological needs of the family and friends of the deceased to express grief and their sense of loss, to accept the reality of death, and to comfort one another. The Church is present to those who mourn bringing solace and hope. Throughout the funeral rites there is to be great respect and care taken with the body of the deceased.
Order of Christian Funerals, Cremation, 1998, General Introduction, Number 16.
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 925 South Logan Boulevard, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania 16648.