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News & Events
Today the priest may wear a rose vestment at Mass. There is an obvious tone of joy in today’s Advent Mass. Christmas quickly approaches and the scripture readings speak of rejoicing in the Lord always, of the presence of the Holy One of Israel, and the Baptist telling us the Holy One will baptize in the Holy Spirit. Christians are nearing the holy commemoration of the birth of the Savior. Our joy is obvious and, hopefully, contagious.
PRAYER FOR VETERANS
AND MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN
Gracious God, we give thanks for military men and women, both from the past and the present, and for their courageous service and sacrifice to our country and its people to secure the blessings of life, liberty and justice for all. May our remembrance be a timely reminder that our freedom was purchased at a high cost, and should not be taken for granted. Give us resolve to labor in faithful service to you until all share the benefits of freedom, justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
WE ARE IN THE FINAL WEEKS OF THE 2018 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES DRIVE FUND. To date, 121 out of our 529 families have pledged $21 ,464.16 toward our 2018 target amount of $34,284.00.If you have not made your pledge yet, please do so. 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.
AN ADVENT OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 7:00 PM at St John Gualbert Cathedral, 117 Clinton Street, Johnstown. The program will feature the Greater Johnstown Diocesan Festival Choir and Youth Chorale. The choral groups will be accompanied by the Hilltop Chamber Music Ensemble. Admission is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.
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 went into effect the week of November 4.
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.
2019 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES are available in the back of the Church in alphabetical order. If you have not picked yours up yet please remember to take them after Mass.
RESURRECTION FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE
REMINDER: If you forgot to bring your ornament for the Resurrection Family Christmas Tree do not fret. The next time you come to Mass simply bring it with you. You can place the ornament on the tree yourself or give it to a sacristan who will hang the ornament for you.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS REMINDER: A register can be found on the table in the back of the church where you can volunteer your services for Masses beginning with the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 22) through Mary, Mother of God (New Year’s Day). Please help out if you are able. If you are currently unsure of your availability, at the Mass you do attend, check with the sacristan to see if help is needed.
CHRISTMAS IS FAST APPRAOCHING. We are really going to need your help to prepare the Church for the holidays. Decorating will take place Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM. Any and all help is welcome. Please step up and pitch in!
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.
CHURCH PARKING LOT: Any vehicles that remain parked in the Church Parking Lot after Masses will be promptly towed, NO EXCEPTIONS, THIS IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
THANK YOU to the Ladies’ Auxiliary for you very generous donation of $10,000.00 to Resurrection Parish and for the purchase of two, new, nine foot Christmas Trees that will adorn the sides of the Altar this Christmas season. Many thanks ladies, for your tireless efforts and the dedication you have for your parish. May God continue to bless each of you.
THANK YOU to all who took tags and bought gifts for the children of the Angel Tree. Through your kindness and generosity, you are making a underprivileged child’s Christmas a little brighter. God’s blessings to you.
HOLIDAY ROLLS AND COOKIE TRAYS are available to purchase at The Sweet Shoppe during regular business hours. Roll flavors available: Nut, Nut/Raisin, Poppy Seed, Poppy Seed/Raisin, Apricot, Pineapple/Cream Cheese, and Dry Cottage Cheese/Raisin. All rolls are $12.00 each. Cookie Trays available: 4 doz. for $16.00 or 2 doz. for $8.00.
OPLATKI (CHRISTMAS WAFERS) are available in the back of the Church or at the Parish Office. The cost is $2.00 per envelope.
BASKET PARTY: Once again, MANY THANKS TO THE MANY HANDS who helped to make the Basket Party a success. The total profit for this event was $9,917.18. A wonderful job by the ladies and all their helpers!
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 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.
THE SWEET SHOPPE 539-6502
Stop by to stock up on stocking stuffers! We have a great selection!
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
Christmas Candy Orders will be ready for pick up during the following hours:
REMINDER: The Sweet Shoppe will be closed Sunday, December 23 thru Wednesday, January 2, so remember to shop early!
The Sweet Shoppe is now opened year-round.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO TURN IN YOUR “WHITE CHRISTMAS” DONATION: We are asking all parishioners to join in the celebration and spirit of giving this Christmas season. 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” or to the Parish Office. If you have any questions, please call Meaghan Veney 536-9694. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.