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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
In his letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul reminds us that as Christian stewards we imitate God though our kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. Let us be as generous in our actions as our gratitude is for the love of God.
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
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.
R.C.I.A., THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS, will begin in September. RCIA is for adults interested in becoming Catholic or learning about the Catholic faith. For more information please talk with Deacon Sam or call him at 288-5807.
HONOR MARY, THE BLESSED MOTHER DURING THE SUMMER AT THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF MARIAPOCS, located at 6th Ave. and Chestnut St. in the Cambria City neighborhood of Johnstown. Holy Rosary will start at 6:00 PM and continue every Thursday until October 31.
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 2018 (and their families) to attend the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgy. Couples may attend Sunday, Sept. 9 in ALTOONA at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament or Sunday, Sept. 16 in JOHNSTOWN at St. John Gualbert Cathedral. Both locations are handicap accessible. Liturgies in each location begin at 2:00 PM Bishop Mark will be the celebrant and homilist at each celebration. Refreshments/snacks will be available after the mass for anniversary couples and their families. Reservations must be made through your parish for either celebration by Tuesday Aug. 21.
JOURNEY THROUGH LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: Have you or any of your family or friends experienced a significant loss through death? Your loss may have been recent or happened some time ago, but dealing with your grief may still be very difficult. The parish family at Our Mother of Sorrows would like to help. The Journey Through Loss Support Group will be holding a series of weekly meetings beginning on Monday, September 10, 1:30 – 3:30 PM in the Our Mother of Sorrows Rectory. This six week program is designed to acknowledge the pain of loss and offer positive ideas for coping. If you are interested, contact Carroll Green at 255-5478 or 242-0759 or Judy Burns 255-7044.
A Virtual Visit to Biblical Lands – Because of the great response to our trip in July, (we had a waiting list) we are planning a second bus trip on Thursday, August 30th, to Washington, DC, where we will visit the new Museum of the Bible, as well as the National Geographic Museum. A visit to the Museum of the Bible makes the Holy Land come alive, and at the Museum for National Geographic, we will experience an exhibition entitled the “Tomb of Christ,” which takes us on a 3-D photographic journey into the very heart of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. We will be departing at 6:30 AM from St. John’s parking lot, with a stop at the Walmart in Everett, and returning by 11:00 PM. The cost is $90 per person, which includes travel in a luxury coach, admission to both museums, and dinner on the way home. For more information, or to make reservations, please call the St. John’s at 942-5503. All are most welcome.
THE FRANCISCAN FRIARS, T.O.R., from Loretto, invite you to participate with them in celebrating the Fatima Devotions on Monday, August 13 at 6:30 PM in the Sunken Gardens. (In case of inclement weather, the devotions will be at the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel). A cordial welcome is extended to all.
A Blue Mass: honoring first responders for their service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9th at St John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 BELLS OF CASIMIR were first rung on March 4, 2017. They have quickly become a part of daily life in the historic district and neighborhood. As part of the Perpetual Memorial, the name(s) of the honored will be placed on a permanent plaque inside the Cultural Center. Every year, this plaque will be updated with any new memorial requests. If you are interested in having your loved one or family memorialized through a bell ringing, the form can be complete on-line or downloaded and mailed to Stella, 419.5 Brallier Place, 15906. **Any requests received within the next 10 days will have the name included on the plaque to be placed inside the Cultural Center for the Grand Opening.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS: The next Liturgical Ministry Schedule will begin on September 1 and continue through November 25, the Feast of Christ the King,. If anyone wishes to change their preference, please contact George Pisula by August 13 by email at email@example.com or by phone at 254-1961. New ministers are always welcome; training will be made available.
FREE ITEMS: We have stackable, metal chairs (seats need a little TLC). We also have a limited supply of Ethnic Fest T Shirts from previous Ethnic Fests. Sizes available: Adult S and M; Youth M, L and XL. All items are FREE. If interested please call the Parish Office at 539-5788, ext. 3. YOU MUST PICK ITEMS UP.
LABOR DAY SPECIAL TICKETS: The $5.00 Labor Day Special Tickets will go on sale at all Masses the weekend of July 14 and 15. They will also be available at the Parish Center, the Sweet Shoppe during regular business hours or by calling Chris Falduto at 535-1054.
REGISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION will be held on August 18/19 and Aug 25/26 before and after all masses. Forms can also be found on the parish website. If you have a child entering a sacramental year (2nd grade & 9th grade) they must register for Religious Education even if they go to Bishop McCort. Sacramental prep is Parish based. Religious Education Classes begin on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9:00 AM at the Parish Center. Forms printed from the website can be mailed or dropped at the Parish Center or dropped in the collection basket.
ALL CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES (9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADES), we will have a mandatory meeting to go over Confirmation requirements, and the schedule for retreats and sessions on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9:00 AM in Oratory Hall . At least one parent or guardian must attend the meeting with the student.
IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO THINK OF FALL ACTIVITIES. The committee is looking for interest in a formal or informal "Pinochle Club" beginning in the Fall. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-248-8120.
SAVE THE DATES!
THE SWEET SHOPPE 539-6502
COME TO CANDY MAKING CLASSES AT THE SWEET SHOPPE!
Learn how to temper and hand dip chocolates.
There will be a 3 day (6 hour) class and a 1 day (2 hour) class. The cost will be $75.00 for the 3 day and $25.00 for the 1 day.
In the 1 day class you will learn to temper chocolate and dip clusters and molds.
In the 3 day class you will learn to temper the chocolate and dip clusters, molds, peanut butter cups, creams and cherries.
Please call the Sweet Shoppe at 539-6502 for class dates and times. Class size is limited to four people per class.
The Sweet Shoppe will now be open 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.
QUILT CHANCES: The Ladies’ Auxiliary will be selling chances on a hand-made queen size quilt which was made by our Sewing Ministry. We will be selling chances on the quilt during Summerfest; the three Groovin’ at the Grove events; several weekends over the summer at Masses; and our Basket Party. The winner will be drawn at the Basket Party in November. Come see the beautiful quilt and learn it’s interesting story at these various events. And take a chance on being the lucky winner of this magnificent quilt made with love and prayers. Please look to future bulletins for the weekend dates the chances for the quilt will be sold at Masses.
JOIN US FOR Groovin’ at the Grove
AT THE RESURRECTION PARISH PICNIC GROVE
926 COOPER AVENUE IN TANNERYVILLE
Saturday, August 18 - Flood City Brass
Final “Groovin” of the Summer season.)
EVENING BEGINS WITH OUTDOOR MASS AT 5:30 PM.
BAND PLAYS FROM 7:00 TO 10:00 PM.
GATES OPEN AT 5:00 PM, RAIN OR SHINE!
FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
ST. JOHN GUALBERT AND ST. JOSEPH CEMETERIES INTERMENT INFORMATION: We are seeking interment information to properly care for the Holy Ground and Mausoleum of the Johnstown Cathedral’s two cemeteries. Our records for St. Joseph Cemetery and Mausoleum are more detailed than those for St. John Gualbert Cemetery. If you or family members have grave sites, especially in St. John Gualbert Cemetery, we would very much appreciate your cooperation in providing us with interment information. Please contact Denny Heptner at the St. John Gualbert Cathedral Office, 536-0117 or email email@example.com
In an attempt to prepare our parish for the ARISE Together in Christ program that will begin in our parish this October, we would like to gather some preliminary information. Keep in mind that by responding to this questionnaire, you are not committing to anything. The sole purpose of this survey is to determine how many group sessions will be needed and to identify
those who are interested in becoming group leaders. Please take some me to complete the information
on the top portion of the survey. You can return the form in next week’s collection basket or drop it oﬀ at the oﬃce.
Individuals who would like to become part of the ARISE program will have
an opportunity to make a commitment
on Sign-Up Sunday, the weekend of September 8 & 9.
Call Barb Dryzal with any questions: (814) 536‐396
LITURGICAL REFLECTION…….The Church continues to prefer the practice of burying the bodies of the deceased. The reason is that this ancient Christian custom shows a greater esteem towards the deceased. Nevertheless, cremation is not prohibited, unless it is chosen for reasons contrary to Christian doctrine. In the absence of motives contrary to Christian doctrine, the Church after the celebration of the Funeral Mass or Funeral Liturgy outside Mass, accompanies the choice of cremation. The relevant liturgical rites are provided. And care is to be taken to avoid any appearance of religious indifference.
Instruction, Ad resurgendum cum Christo, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2016, Number 4., Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 925 South Logan Boulevard, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania 16648.