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News & Events
“…Rather, we wanted to present ourselves
as a model for you,
so that you might imitate us.”
(2 Thessalonians 3:9)
Most people who live a grateful and generous lifestyle don’t go around bragging about it. But through their actions and words, others do take notice. They notice because of the joy and peace that results and other people desire this in their own life. Know that the way you live your life may be the only interaction others have with our Catholic faith.
MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE: Because of the recent need for our pastor to assume the position of administrator of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Woodvale, Resurrection needs to adjust its normal Mass schedule to allow at least one Mass at St. Clare Parish. Effective immediately, there will no longer be a 4 PM Mass at Resurrection on Saturday afternoons. This will allow St. Clare’s to have at least one Mass each weekend. There is NO CHANGE to our Sunday morning and weekday Mass schedule. Confessions will continue to be heard at 2:30 PM on Saturday afternoons at Resurrection Parish. We pray that this will only be temporary.
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS: Anyone who has a Mass Intention scheduled for a Saturday at 4:00 PM in Resurrection Church in November and December of 2019, please call the Parish Office at 539-5788, ext. 4. Saturday Masses thru the end of the year have been rescheduled. Thank you.
PARISHIONERS: With the recent Mass schedule changes, we realize that some parishioners are attending other area Catholic Churches. You may deposit your Resurrection envelope at the Church you are attending. That Church will see that your envelope gets to Resurrection Church.
The Mass is our greatest gift and treasure as Catholics
So why not take some time to learn a bit more about it?
Take a few minutes to learn more from this quick and engaging video series from the Liturgical Institute on The Elements of the Catholic Mass.
ADVENT SERIES AT ST. BERNADINE MONASTERY: Christmas will be here before you know it! Time for baking decorating, shopping and card writing. Why not spend at least a little bit of Advent…Waiting? Hoping? Rejoicing? Celebrating? Join the Friars at St. Bernardine Monastery, 768 Monastery Road, Hollidaysburg, for a time of reflection, prayer, and fellowship exploring these Advent themes. Tuesdays – 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, and 12/17 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. Lunch is included and a free-will offering will be taken up. Registration is necessary by calling the Monastery office by Nov. 22 at 814-695-3802.
NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY’S monthly night of Adoration will be held on Thurs., Dec. 5 at 7:00 PM at the Resurrection Oratory. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain by being in the presence of our Lord for one hour
CHOIR REHEARSAL will be held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM. New members are always welcome! If you would like to join, please contact Emily Roy: (814) 242-4995, email@example.com
RCIA — the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, will begin in October. 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.
LECTORS can pick-up the new edition of the Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word for Cycle A (2020) in the priest sacristy. For MEMBERS OF THE LITURGY COMMITTEE, the 2020 Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays is also available.
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 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 Sept. 20, 2019, 82 families out of 399 have contributed $17,126.47 toward our 2019 target amount of $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.
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.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT 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.
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.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS for the December 1 bulletin are due in to the Parish Office by Tuesday, November 26 at 9:00 AM.
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.
THE JANUARY 2020 SIZZLER CALENDAR TICKETS are now available. They may be purchased before or after the Sunday Masses, at the Parish Office or The Sweet Shoppe during regular business hours. You may also call Ed or Pat Gregorchik at 539-6320 for more information or to purchase Sizzlers. The cost is $20.00 per ticket.
COMMITTEE MEETINGS are scheduled for Tues., Nov. 26, starting at 6:30 PM at the Parish Center. If anyone is interested in participating on a Committee, please come and join us to see if it’s something you may want to do. New members are always welcome!
THE PARISH COUNCIL will meet on Tues., Dec.3 starting at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center. PLEASE note the change in date due to the Christmas holiday. Parishioners are welcome to attend.
HOLIDAY BAKING: We will be making Nut Rolls at Oratory Hall and would appreciate any time you could spare to help. The schedule is as follows:
ATRIUM MANOR is in need of personal care products and socks for male residents. During this Advent Season we will be collecting these items for the male residents. Please place all donations in the container in the back of the Church.
THE SEWING MINISTRY is in need of donations of flannel, cotton and regular yarn. Please leave all donations in the back of the Church or take them to the Parish Office during regular business hours.
ALL CAREGIVERS please check out the website fsjc.org “Friends of St. John the Caregiver”. It is an international Catholic organization providing spiritual support and education materials and resources to those who need care or give care.
ACTIVE SHOOTER/TRAUMA RESPONSE READINESS WORKSHOP will be held on Wed., Nov. 20 at 6:00 PM in Resurrection Hall. The Parish Council along with representatives from the Johnstown Police Department and Conemaugh Hospital will be hosting this workshop.
CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, NIECES, NEPHEWS, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS OF RESURRECTION PARISH: Join us for a Christmas celebration! Anyone, ages 12 and under, are invited to join us on Saturday, Dec. 14; 1:00-3:00 PM, in Resurrection Church Hall to celebrate. Our theme is "EVERGREEN". Please fill out the form below and drop it in the collection basket or at the church office not later than Dec. 11. Anyone interested in helping with suggestions, snacks, or at the event are welcome. Please call Faith at 479-2062. **Green attire is encouraged for the party.**
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 10. 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, Scooter, and Deb who helped tremendously the day of the event! And lastly, a HUGE THANKS to our young runners – Aaron, Alexa, Baine, Blaise, and Julia - 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
THE ANGEL TREE: If you took a tag from the Angel Tree please remember to return gifts to the Parish Office by Dec 1. The “wish lists” are only suggestions. You only need to buy one gift ($25.00 value).
THE LADIES’ AUXILIARY will hold our Christmas Social meeting on Mon., Dec. 2, starting at 6:00 PM. at Resurrection Hall. Please note the change in start time! We will be starting with a short business meeting followed by our Social. Members are reminded to bring a side or dessert to share as well as a Christmas exchange gift ($10 in value – if you wish to participate in the exchange). The lift will be open.
THE SWEET SHOPPE
Stop in for some “heavenly” chocolates to compliment your Thanksgiving Dinner.
Don’t forget that St. Nicholas Day is right around the corner!
We also have a variety of items to celebrate special moments
and events in your life (destinations, sporting events, etc.)
You can also order specialty items for Weddings, Showers, etc.
Give us a call or stop in!
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.
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 donations for the Holiday Season. Items needed include: 29 oz. cans Sweet Potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, Stove Top Turkey Stuffing, canned gravy, Cranberry Sauce, canned Pumpkin, Noodles for Soup, cake/cookie mixes, Jello mix, paper products, etc.. Please place non-perishable food items in the marked containers at the back of the church. Thank 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 - 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.
IT IS TIME TO ARISE TOGETHER IN CHRIST!