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News & Events
When we truly believe that all we have is a gift from God, then we must be willing to give up some things so that we can share our blessings as God intended. Living a stewardship lifestyle means not only being responsible for our own life, but the lives of others as well.
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 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.
PRAYER COMMITMENT SUNDAY -
As we are about embark on the Arise Together in Christ program in our parish and in our diocese, we need to call upon God and the Holy Spirit to give us guidance and direction to make our efforts successful. Prayer is the tool that we will use. Enclosed with this week’s bulletin are two Prayer Commitment Cards. We ask everyone in the parish to pray for the program’s success, even though you may not participate. Please use one form yourself and share one with a family member or friend. Return the forms in the basket at the back of the church. We’ll then post your commitments as a sign of your support. Extra forms are available at the back of the church.
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.
ST. THERESE CHURCH will be holding their Annual Novena in honor of St. Therese of the Little Flower of Jesus starting Sunday, September 23 and will continue for nine (9) days. Masses will be held at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM except on Saturday and Sunday, which will be Saturday at 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM, & 7:00 PM and Sunday at 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. Sunday Sept. 30 will be the anointing of the Sick Mass at 2:00 PM. The closing of the Novena will be Monday, Oct. 1 with refreshments served after the 7:50AM, 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM Mass in the Church Hall. To have your intentions placed on the altar during the Novena, send them to the St. Therese Church rectory.
THE VOCATIONS COMMITTEE OF THE ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN DIOCESE will hold their special celebration for Columbus Day in conjunction with a time of prayer. The event will be held at the St. Michael the Archangel Basilica in Loretto, PA. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Rosary will be recited at 1:45 PM and Bishop Mark Bartchak will celebrate Mass at 2:00 PM. Immediately following Mass, a dinner will be held in the Community Hall. Knights, along with their family members, friends and all parishioners are invited to this social celebration. The cost of the dinner is $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for children age 12 years and younger. Reservations must be made in advance. Please mail pre-paid reservations to William Stasko, CPA, 8 Entrance Dr., Johnstown, PA. 15905. The deadline for reservations is September 29.
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.
JOB OPENING: Resurrection Pariah is looking to fill a seasonal position of “Grove Event Supervisor” at the Parish Picnic Grove. The rate of pay is $10.00 per hour ($50.00 minimum per event). For more information or if interested please call 539-5788, Ext. 3.
CEMETERY FALL CLEAN-UP: Now thru October 13: Please remove any old decorations. If you clean any graves in any of our Church Cemeteries please do not leave any garbage in garbage bags or loose garbage in the cemetery. Thank you for your cooperation.
NUT ROLL MAKING: We will be making Nut Rolls at Oratory Hall and would appreciate any time you could spare to help. The schedule is as follows:
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 PM in Resurrection Hall. All members are asked to make every effort to attend. Committee Meetings will NOT be held this month.
ATTENTION LADIES’ AUXILIARY MEMBERS: The Basket Party Cash Drawing Raffle Tickets have been printed and we need the help of the Ladies’ Auxiliary Members to cut them apart and staple them together in bundles of five. We will begin to do this on Thursday, September 20 at 10:00 AM at the Parish Center. “Many hands make light work.”
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: THE LADIES’ AUXILARY BASKET PARTY will be held on Sunday, November 11 at Christ the Savior Educational Center, 307 Garfield St., Johnstown. Doors open at 12:30 PM. The drawing begins at 2:30 PM. Admission is $10.00 and includes 25 basket chances and a light lunch. Admission tickets are available at the Parish Office during regular business hours. We will be accepting donations of empty, unused baskets and/or new items that could fill a basket for this event. Please bring all donations to the Parish Office during regular business hours. Thank you.
BLOOD SCREENING: Resurrection Church in conjunction with Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber is holding a Community Lab Blood Screening on Saturday, September 29 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!
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.
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 email@example.com or call 814-248-8120.
SAVE THE DATES!
THE SWEET SHOPPE 539-6502
Don’t forget to stop in for some Fall sweet treats! Visit our reduced section for 50% off items.
Regular Hours are: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
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.
THE WEST END FOOD PANTRY is in need of jars of Regular Instant Coffee, toilet paper and paper towels in addition to regular non-perishable food items. All donations can be left in the back of the Church or taken to the Parish Office. Thanks you for your support.
THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL JOHNSTOWN FAMILY KITCHEN will hold Friends-day Wednesday on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September through May. We will feature two (2) different soups that can be purchased by the quart or bowl. The fundraiser is based on the Empty Bowl Project and will support our kitchen. Please join us on September 12 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Johnstown Family Kitchen, 231 Bedford St., Johnstown, PA 15901. The cost is $7.00 per quart with bread or $5.00 per bowl with bread. For more info please call: 539-7811 or 242-2083.
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.
LITURGICAL REFLECTION…….Although cremation is now permitted by the Church, it does not enjoy the same value as burial of the body. The Church clearly prefers and urges that the body of the deceased be present for the Funeral Mass, even when cremation follows. The presence of the human body better expresses the values which the Church affirms in the funerary rites. The body of Jesus was laid in the tomb and, on the third day, the Lord’s body rose from the dead. When the Lord comes again in all his glory, our bodies will be reunited with our souls.
Order of Christian Funerals, Cremation, 1998, Introduction, Number 412. 2018, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 925 South Logan Boulevard, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania 16648.