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
Almighty and All-loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we pray to you through Christ the Healer, for those who suffer from the Coronavirus across the world. We pray for all who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease. We lift up to your mercy to all those affected, all those working hard to study and cure this illness, and all health care professionals and emergency management teams that are working day and night to keep us safe. Give comfort to everyone in distress and a sense of calm to all of us in these days of uncertainty. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who showed compassion to the outcast, acceptance to the rejected and love to those to whom no love was shown. Amen.
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours
Lectio divina is a form of meditation rooted in liturgical celebration that dates back to early monastic communities. It was a method practiced by monks in their daily encounter with Scripture, both as they prepared for the Eucharist and as they prayed the Liturgy of the Hours.
The Latin phrase “lectio divina” may be translated as “divine reading.” As one reads and invites the Word to become a transforming lens that brings the events of daily living into focus, one can come to live more deeply and find the presence of God more readily in the events of each day. The method of lectio divina follows four steps:
Use these Lectio Divina guides to meditate, contemplate, and pray.
Pope Francis Prayer and Novena Prayer
Pope Francis’ deep devotion to Saint Joseph was highlighted when he chose his inaugural day to be on a March 19, the Solemnity (Feast) of Saint Joseph. Writing Patris Corde during the Covid-19 Pandemic, he was inspired that Saint Joseph, “has helped us see more clearly the importance of ‘ordinary’ people who though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation’.” (https://www.vatican news.va/en/pope/news/2020-12)
In the closing of Patris Corde, Pope Francis shared the prayer of trust he has prayed for over 40 years at the conclusion of Morning Prayer: “Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us on the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.”
Faithful believers pray the ancient Nine Day Novena Prayer to Saint Joseph during the Church Year all throughout the world. It is extremely powerful to begin the Nine Days leading up to March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph. This year the 9 days would begin on Wednesday, March 10 and conclude on the Eve of the Feast Day. For the full Novena see: https://www.praymorenovenas.com
2021, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Liturgy Committee, Liturgy Office, Mary, Mother of the Church Pastoral Center, 2713 W. Chestnut Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.
Consecration to Saint Joseph
The links below will take you
to the YouTube page
that offers each of the 33 days
of the Consecration to Saint Joseph
presented by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
Dear God, during these forty days let us not focus on the things we are “giving up”. Let us focus on the One who “gave it all up” for us. Renew our minds and draw us back to our first love. Prepare our hearts for Easter for Your sacrifice and for Your Resurrection! Amen.
Interactive Stations of the Cross
CRS RICE BOWL COLLECTION is a program that allows us the opportunity to help those less fortunate. May these forty days better prepare us to encounter ourselves, our neighbors and our God. Rice Bowls are available in the back of the Churches. Please remember to take one and return it on Holy Thursday, April 1 at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
To speak to someone from the Parish Office,
please call 814-539-5788.
MaryBeth Konieczny, Parish Secretary, will be available
Monday through Thursday,
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
BULLETIN DEADLINE: The deadline for bulletin submissions is WEDNESDAY AT 9:00 AM. Bulletin announcements will remain in the bulletin for up to two weeks. If you have something that you want published in the bulletin please email all items to email@example.com
or call either Parish Office during regular business hours.
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 STILL BE celebrated regardless.
THE 2021 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES DRIVE, BE A DISCIPLE OF HOPE, LAUNCHES TODAY THROUGHOUT OUR DIOCESE. The annual Catholic Ministries Drive supports 14 ministries through which people are accompanied in their journey. There are so many gifted and generous laypersons in our diocese who share their time and talent to support our Catholic ministries. Without their help and your help, we could not fulfill our mission. This year, more so than others, our world, our nation, our communities, our parishes, and our families need tangible expressions of hope. Please reflect on Bishop Mark’s invitation when it arrives and return your pledge card in next weekend’s offertory. The year of 2021 is a time for everyone to BE A DISCIPLE OF HOPE! All contributions received beyond the parish target amount will be used for your parish. PLEASE SEND ALL CATHOLIC MINISTRIES DRIVE CONTRIBUTIONS DIRECTLY TO THE DIOCESE OF ALTOONA/JOHNSTOWN. Thank you for supporting these vital ministries with sacrificial gifts of prayer and treasure. 100% of your gift goes directly to these ministries!
PLEASE NOTE that the time for praying the Rosary on Mondays and Fridays at the Resurrection Oratory has been changed from 12:15 PM to 12:00 PM.
ALL ARE WELCOME in praying the Rosary on Mon. and Fri., at 12:00 PM at the Resurrection Oratory. A schedule of Oratory Rosary leaders is as follows:
Feb. 26 - Janet Yuras
Mar. 1 - Nancy Fesko Mar. 5 - Pat Barrett
Mar. 8 - Judy Rozich Mar. 12 - Chris Rebar
Mar. 15 - Phil Skala Mar. 19 - Jim and Nina Kopriva
Mar. 22 - Fran Findley Mar. 26 - Diane Ashbridge
Mar. 29 - Deacon Sam Apr. 2 - Good Friday, No Rosary
Apr. 5 - Easter Monday, No Rosary Apr. 9 - Pat Barrett
In addition, blessing of Easter baskets/food will be on Saturday, April 3rd at Resurrection @ 12:00 Noon and at St. Clare’s @ 2:00PM. (Outside in parking lots weather permitted.). All liturgies at Resurrection will be live-streamed! PLEASE, to insure a seat, make a reservation. Those having a reservation will be seated first.
THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION FROM THE FEBRUARY 23, 2021
RESURRECTION PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS ALL THOSE WHO ARE SICK,
THOSE IN NURSING HOMES AND THOSE WHO ARE HOMEBOUND
Sandy Wojnaroski, Joann Yuhas, Josephine Stumpo, Helen Lech, Arlene Schaffer, Nellie Barkley, Sophie Mulvehill, Kay Komar, Eric Moran, Rita Ozog, Ed Wysocki, Mary Ann Robatin, Dorothy Savering, and Sylvia Brisko.
If you know of someone who is sick, in a nursing home or is homebound and would like to add them to the prayer list please call MaryBeth at the Parish Office at 539-5788, ext 4.
THE SWEET SHOPPE
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
Masks and social distancing required.
We have a nice selection of St. Patrick's Day treats
including shamrock suckers
and decorated chocolate dipped pretzel rods
with prices ranging from 50 cents to $1.25.
The Sweet Shoppe is now open year round.
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