Our Mission and Our Staff
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.
Become Active in Parish Life
Our parish offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Strengthen Your Spiritual Life
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
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.
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.
JOHN GUALBERT CATHEDRAL, 117 Clinton St., will host a Triduum in honor of St. Anne on July 24, 25 and 26. Mass and devotions will be held at 7:00 PM each evening with confessions following Mass.
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.
VISITING MISSIONARY: On the weekend of July 28th and 29th, Elizabeth Vole, a volunteer with Franciscan Mission Service, will visit all masses and share about FMS’ work internationally and in the United States. As a Catholic, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FMS relies on the prayers and financial support of U.S. church communities to serve communities in Latin America, South America and here in the United States. In anticipation of their visit, Franciscan Mission Service invites parishioners to reflect on Pope Francis’ words from Evangelii Gaudium: “Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.” How might you be called to be engaged in evangelization? Some give by going on mission, and some go by giving—both prayers and donations. To find out more, visit www.franciscanmissionservice.org and look for Elizabeth after mass on July 28th and 29th.
LADIES RETREAT: August 10, 11 and 12 at Mount Saint Ann Retreat Center, 1120 North Center Street, Ebensburg, Pa, 15931. Spiritual Director is Rev. Leon Hont, OSB., Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church and Immaculate Conception Church in Summerhill, Pa. The retreat is open to commuters. To reserve a place please call the Sisters of St. Ann 814-472-9354 or email 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.
GOBS, GOBS, GOBS!!! HELP IS NEEDED BAKING GOBS on Friday, July 27 beginning at 9:30 AM at Oratory Hall. Packing will begin around 11:00 AM. Lunch will be served.
HELP NEEDED: Are you interested in becoming more involved with our Parish? Do you have time and talent to share? If so, we are in need of a Recording Secretary for the Parish Council meetings. The Recording Secretary is responsible to take minutes of the Parish Council meetings and then put that into writing. The minutes are a summary of the discussions and not a word by word dictation of the meetings. Access to a computer is needed. The Parish Council meetings are held the third Tuesday of the following months: January; March/April (depending on when Easter falls); May; June; August; September; and November. Please consider sharing your time and talent with your Parish. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Father George or Michelle Rager by August 6.
FREE ITEMS: We have stackable, metal chairs (seats need a little TLC), FREE, to anyone who could use them. 4 foot fluorescent tube lights sizes T-12 and T-8, FREE for anyone who could use them. 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.
DIVINE MERCY CATHOLIC ACADEMY: Do a Good deed, get a good deal, through Pennsylvania’s EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) Program. You can assign your PA. tax dollars to Divine Mercy Catholic Academy. In return you get PA. tax credits, which combined with Federal Charitable Deduction, may actually total more than the amount contributed. It’s a WIN/WIN and it is easy to do. For more information or for an application please contact Maria Sanders at 814-248-3811, Mon. thru Fri., 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM or applications are available in the back of Resurrection Church. (Minimum contribution is $3,500.00 per taxpayer.)
CAMP ZACCHAEUS, July 22-27 or July 29-Aug 3 - for grades 4th- 9th.
CONFIRMATION STUDENTS: during the summer months please take advantage of the many opportunities our parish offers for service hours.
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
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.
Casimir Cultural Center - Look for upcoming announcements concerning the Grand Opening of the Casimir Cultural Center via the bulletin, Facebook (Stella, Property Development) and Instagram (stellajohnstown)
Bells of Casimir – 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. Perpetual Memorial Bell Ringings are offered as a way to commemorate loved ones and families. To date, some of those honored have connections to the former St. Casimir Parish, while others represent families and individuals from across the Johnstown region. 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, forms can be found in the rear of the church or downloaded and completed at stellajohnstown.com. Requests received within the next 40 days will have the name included on the plaque to be placed inside the Cultural Center for the Grand Opening.
MISSION TRIP KITCHEN DONATIONS NEEDED…Several members of our parish will be joining members of other local churches and traveling to Webster Springs, West Virginia July 25th through July 29th to participate in a Mission Trip. Webster Springs is a small town in the Appalachian Mountains that has been hard hit with long term poverty. Our group of approximately 40 high school students and adults will work on various projects to improve homes of individuals and families who would otherwise be unable to afford to have basic repairs done.
You can support our mission group’s work in West Virginia by donating food and supplies that will be used to feed the teams of workers that will be servicing the several mission projects that are planned. Our mission trip kitchen team will prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for approximately 40 mission group workers each day of our trip. We have identified non-perishable food items and supplies that are needed to prepare the meals for our dedicated workers. There will be a ‘Mission Trip Kitchen Donations’ tool box at the back of the church. In the tool box will be index cards with items needed for donation. If you can help, please take a card, purchase the item(s) listed and bring them back to the church to a bin that will be marked ‘Mission Trip Kitchen Donations’ by Sunday, July 22nd. Thank you for support and please pray for a safe and successful mission trip for our group.
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.
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LITURGICAL REFLECTION…….By burying the bodies of the faithful, the Church confirms her faith in the resurrection of the body, and intends to show the great dignity of the human body. The Book of Genesis tells that we are each made in the image of God, in body and soul. The body of the deceased Catholic is the body once washed in the waters of Baptism. This body was anointed with the oil of salvation. This body ate and drank the very Body and Blood of Christ, the Bread of Life. It is the same body that reached out in service to the needs of others.
Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2016, Number 3., Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 925 South Logan Boulevard, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania 16648.