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News & Events
“Do you think I have come to give you peace on Earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division.” (Luke 12:51)
Living a stewardship lifestyle means stepping out of our comfort zone when needed. Many of us like to play it safe, not cause waves, stay in the middle of the road. In today’s world we are called to be informed and take a stance for life, marriage and religious liberty.
KEEPING IN TOUCH: For anyone who would like to correspond with Seminarian Brian, his address is as follows: Brian Norris, St. Mary’s Seminary, 5400 Roland Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21210 or email@example.com
A BENEDICTINE FATHER OF ST. VINCENT ARCHABBEY, Latrobe, Pa., will be with us the weekend of August 24 and 25 asking for our prayers and alms for their missions in Brazil and Taiwan and for the many foreign Seminarians who study at St. Vincent and then return to ministry in their home countries. Let’s welcome Fr. Donald Raila, O.S.B. to our Parish. Please be generous and help reach out to those they serve. This way you can become part of this mission of mercy and salvation.
ROSARY CHALLENGE: The Ladies’ Auxiliary is challenging all parishioners (male, female, young, and not so young) to join us as we pray the Rosary at the Prayer Garden at our Grove in Tanneryville. We will be praying the Rosary on Tuesday, August 20, and Tuesday September 17 starting at 6:30 PM each date (weather permitting). We invite all to join us in the peace and tranquility of the Grove as we pray to our Blessed Mother for her intercession for our Parish, our Diocese, our Nation, and any other intentions of those who attend. We hope that you accept this challenge!
ATTENTION LITURGICAL MINISTERS: The next ministry schedule will begin on Saturday, September 7 and end with the Mass of Thanksgiving Day (November 28). If you are involved in a ministry and would like to have any of your preferences changed or if corrections need to be made to your contact information, please notify George Pisula no later than August 17, by phone at 254-1961 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. New ministers are always welcome.
ST. JOHN GUALBERT CATHEDRAL will host a Blue Mass honoring first responders for their service on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11:00 AM. This event is open to all police, law enforcement, public safety, firefighters, and EMTs and their families. The Blue Mass celebration will be open to the general public and honors those who serve our community in a most outstanding way as first responders. Anyone wishing to attend, plus those seeking further information, can contact (814) 659-6240 or email@example.com
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.
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!
LABOR DAY SPECIAL TICKETS: Have you picked up your $5.00 Labor Day Special Ticket yet? They make great gifts if you need a little something to add to that card you are sending. Pick one (or a couple) up today at any of the Masses. They are also available at The Sweet Shoppe, The Parish Center or by calling Chris Falduto at 535-1054. Please note that no tickets will be sold the weekend of July 27th/28th. Thank You for your support!
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.
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.
FAMILY FUN PICNIC - AUGUST 18TH at 12:00 PM at the Parish Picnic Grove in Tanneryville! Chicken BBQ will be provided -- Please bring a dish to share and drinks for your family. Any outdoor games are always welcome! *THERE IS NO COST, BUT DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE CHICKEN BBQ. We just want families to get together for FUN! See you there!
RESURRECTION GOLFERS: I have reserved August 28, 2019 at 5:15 PM for another golf outing at Oakbrook Golf Club. It will be another scramble format with a few skill prizes and after golfing, hot dogs, hamburgers and salad will be served. Do to the timing of our outings, this may be the last for the season. So golfers come out and let us have some fun. Please call me to reserve your spot for this outing. Thank you. Pat Barrett (532-6567)
ST. BENEDICT CHURCH, 2306 Bedford St., Johnstown, will host a Community Breakfast, which benefits The Backpack Project, on Sunday, Sept. 1, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (LAST SEATING IS 11:00 AM) at the Divine Mercy East Campus (St. Benedict) Cafeteria/Gym. Adult meal includes Choice of two meats (Bacon, Sausage, or Ham), Eggs, Hashed Browns, Pancakes, Toast, Juice or Milk and Coffee & Tea. Child’s meal includes Choice of one meat and the choice of White or Chocolate milk in addition to the other foods. COST: Adults 8.00 - Children 6-12 $4.00 Children under 5 FREE! Baked goodies for sale separately.
SEWING MINISTRY: The first meeting of the year for the Resurrection Sewing Ministry will be Thurs., Sept. 5 at 1:00 PM. We will meet on the second floor, above The Sweet Shoppe. All are welcome. We hope to see returning members as well as new members.
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!
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!
IT’S NOT TO EARLY to start thinking about the Ladies’ Auxiliary Basket Party to be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Christ the Savior Educational Center. Pick up those specialty items now for your basket donation. Please take all donations to the Parish Office.
We will be selling Potato Pancakes from in front of the Oratory on Friday and Saturday of the event from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Additional details will be forth coming. We will need approximately 10 people each day so we can have two shifts of workers and additional volunteers the week of to prepare the batter. Sign up sheets will be in the back of church or you can contact the church office or Bryan Hodos at 262-8429.
ETHNIC FEST POTATO PANCAKE BOOTH: There is a basket in the back of the Church with tags for items that will be needed for the Potato Pancake booth. If you can, please pick up a tag or two and bring those items to Church next weekend, Aug. 24/25 or drop them off at the Parish Office by Aug. 27 during regular office hours. Any help would be appreciated. Your items purchased will help defray our cost and increase our profit!
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.
JOIN US FOR
GROOVIN' AT THE GROVE
at the Resurrection Parish Picnic Grove
926 Cooper Avenue in Tanneryville
Saturday, August 24 - That's What She Said
All bands play from 7:00 - 10:00 PM.
Gates open at 5:00 PM.
Food and beverages available for purchase.
Rain or Shine!
THE SWEET SHOPPE 539-6502
THE SWEET SHOPPE Summer Hours are:
Tues. thru Thurs, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fri., 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
We will be open one Sunday per month
over the Summer
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Think of The Sweet Shoppe if you are craving a Sweet Treat, need a Birthday or Thank You gift, or are hosting a Bridal or Baby Shower and need a cute favor, we can help. Again this Summer, The Sweet Shoppe will be offering Tempering /Hand Dipping Chocolate Classes. There will be evening and afternoon sessions available. Class size is limited. Please call The Sweet Shoppe for more information.
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 WEST END FOOD PANTRY is in need of canned food items (Vegetables, Fruit, Soups, etc.). You may leave your non-perishable food items in the back of the church or take them to the Resurrection Parish Office during regular business hours. Thanks you.
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 - Only 94 times remain for the Bell 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.
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 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.