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.
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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.
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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
The Passing of Bishop Joseph Adamec
1935 - 2019
we praise you for the great company of all those
who have finished their course in faith
and now rest from their labor.
We praise you for those dear to us
whom we name in our hearts before you.
Especially we praise you for Bishop Joseph,
whom you have graciously received into your presence.
To all of these, grant your peace.
Let perpetual light shine upon them;
and help us so to believe where we have not seen,
that your presence may lead us through our years,
and bring us at last with them
into the joy of your home
not made with hands but eternal in the heavens;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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!
RICE BOWL COLLECTION: Join our faith community, and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States, in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. May these forty days better prepare us to encounter ourselves, our neighbors and our God. Please return Rice Bowls on Holy Thursday, April 18 at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
PRECIOUS BLOOD DISTRIBUTION: Because of the seriousness of this flu season, Bishop Bartchak has asked that the Precious Blood of the Lord not be offered at Mass temporarily. It is the belief of the Catholic Church that the whole Body of Christ is present under either form of consecrated bread and wine. Also, the exchange of the sign of peace should avoid bodily contact. A reverent nod with eye contact and a smile will be the temporary practice. Reception of Holy Communion on the hand is encouraged; however, reception on the tongue may not be denied. These norms are in effect throughout the winter months or until the flu season is over.
DISPOSING OF OLD PALMS: If you are looking for a convenient way to dispose of your blessed palms from last year, you can bring them to the church and place them in the baskets found in the rear. They will be burnt as part of the new fire at the Easter Vigil.
PLEASE PRAY for Jennifer Watson, who will be received into full Communion at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 20. God’s blessing for you as you continue this faith journey.
LENTEN HOLY HOUR: Beginning March 13 and concluding April 17 a weekly Holy Hour will be held each Wednesday during Lent from 12 Noon until 1:00 PM.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS are held Fridays of Lent at 6:30 PM. We are asking for volunteers to assist as cross & candle bearers for Stations of the Cross. To participate, you do not need to be an altar server. Families are encouraged to participate. If you are willing & able to assist, please sign the registry located on the table at the back of the church.
MARY’S WAY OF THE CROSS: We are asking for sixteen ladies of the Parish to volunteer to read the Stations at Mary’s Way of the Cross on Friday, March 29 at 6:30 PM at Resurrection Church. A sign-up sheet is located in the back of the Church.
SAVE THE DATE - LENTEN DAY OF RELECTION - MARCH 31: Please join us for the Lenten Day of Reflection on Sunday, March 31. If you can, the day begins with 10:30 AM Mass. The program will begin at about 1:00 PM in Resurrection Hall and will feature Meditations on the Passion of Jesus. If you have any questions, please call Barb Dryzal at 536-3961.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH will present Lenten Lamentations every Sunday of Lent beginning at 3:00 PM with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Lamentations follow the Chaplet and concludes with Benediction. Please join us for this traditional devotion presented in English.
THE 2019 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES DRIVE
TODAY IS COMMITMENT SUNDAY FOR THE 2019 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES DRIVE. BE A GOOD SHEPHERD. GIVE HELP. BUILD HOPE. CHANGE LIVES. Through it, your sacrificial gifts of prayer and treasure will make an immediate impact on ministries that care for the poor, strengthen family life, nurture our youth, and provide leadership development for clergy and laity. If you didn’t bring your Commitment Card to Mass this weekend, please bring it next weekend or you may make an online gift at www.dioceseaj.org. All gifts received beyond our parish target amount will be used for Resurrection Parish projects. 100% of your gift goes directly to these ministries. Our 2019 target amount is $34,500.00. Please make checks payable to Resurrection Church.
We need help with the Easter Roll and Bread baking at Oratory Hall.
Any time you can spare would be greatly appreciated.
Lunch will be served.
The Baking Schedule is as follows:
Friday, March 29, 1:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 8:00 AM
Friday, April 5, 8:00 AM
Thursday, April 11, 8:00 AM
Friday, April 12, 8:00 AM
EASTER BAKE SALE: Pineapple/Cream Cheese, Nut, and Poppy Seed Rolls, Paska Bread and Hot Cross Buns will be sold while supplies last on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Oratory Hall.
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER: The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is launching an on-line newspaper Proclaim!: The Good News of Altoona-Johnstown featuring diocesan news, information, and commentary – including happenings at parishes and schools. Visit the site at proclaim.dioceseaj.org and sign up for regular e-mail updates delivered to your inbox. Beginning soon, monthly editions of The Catholic Register will be available at Resurrection Church. The Catholic Register will no longer be mailed directly to parishioner’s homes.
THE SEWING MINISTRY will meet on Thurs., April 4 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Sewing Room above the Sweet Shoppe. New members are most welcome.
HANDMADE PASCHA BASKET COVERS: Do you need a unique gift or would you like to start your own family tradition? The Resurrection Sewing Ministry have handmade Pascha Basket Covers for sale for $12.00 each in the Sweet Shoppe. What a wonderful addition to your Easter basket to be blessed on Holy Saturday and for your Easter table!
THE LADIES’ AUXILIARY will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Resurrection Hall. The lift will be open. New members are always welcome. Hostesses for this meeting are: Anne Hoffman, Carol Jurich, Liz Kelsey, and Jane Kmetz.
THE PARISH COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday, April 9 (earlier in the month due to Easter) at 6:30 PM at Resurrection Hall.
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 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.
LOST AND FOUND: We have a variety of items that have been found on Resurrection Church property. Please come to the Parish Office to claim any items.
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.
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.
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 SWEET SHOPPE 539-6502
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, Closed Sunday
The Sweet Shoppe is now opened year-round.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT THE SWEET SHOPPE!!
We have a great selection of Easter Candy
and a wide variety of items to celebrate special moments
and events in your life (weddings, showers, destinations, sporting events, etc.).
The Sweet Shoppe will be closed on Tuesday, April 2.
SEWER PROJECT COLLECTION: Our Sewer Project work has been completed. To help cover some of this cost ($68,968.00), we are asking parishioners to participate in a Sewage Project Collection during this Lenten season. Please be as generous as you can. Envelopes were included with the bulletin or can be found in the back of the church.
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 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 - Only 94 times remain for the Bell 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.
MARIAPOCS GARDEN AND SHRINE 2019 - Spring is coming to the Garden! The schedule for the Mariapocs Garden and Shrine located in Cambria City is available online at stellajohnstown.com and will be displayed in the rear of the church after Easter. Along with the regularly scheduled recitation of the Rosary on Thursdays at 6pm, other services and events throughout the summer and early Fall are planned at the Garden.
SundayMarket@TheGreen - Mark your calendars! May 26, June 23, July 28, September 29 and October 27, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, The Green, at the corner of 7th and Chestnut Streets. Join us as we celebrate community with food, music, vendors, family and friends. Go to stellajohnstown.com/sundaymarketthegreen for more information and also for information regarding becoming a vendor.
GUIDED TOURS, 2019 - As part of the Casimir Cultural Center's inaugural year of events, Stella, Property Development and Event Production is excited to offer four Guided Tours in 2019.
These destinations offer spiritual, historical and cultural experiences in a pilgrimage-like setting. The tours are being provided for the rate of $100 per person, per tour or all four tours can be reserved at a reduced rate of $375 per person. Tours include: Roundtrip Luxury Motorcoach Transportation; Printed Tour Itinerary and Destination Information; On-board snacks and complimentary coffee/bottled water; Tour Coordinator; Guided Tours at all Destinations; Donation to Shrine; Gratuities; 1 Catered Meal per tour. Each tour is limited to 55 reserved spaces. Further tour details, pricing and on-line reservation form can be found at stellajohnstown.com/guided-tours/ .
For more information, email us at email@example.com, subject: Guided Tours.
ARE YOU THINKING OF DOING something extra for Lent this year? It's not too late to register for the ARISE TOGETHER IN CHRIST Lenten sessions. We will start on Sunday, March 3rd, with both men's and women's groups, 6:00-7:30 PM, at the Oratory. Dan and Faith Thomas, 479-2062, will lead these. Sue Hildebrand, 322-1839, will hold one in her home in Vinco on Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 AM. Wed. evening's group meets 6:30-8:00 PM, lead by Jim and Judy Carroll, 262-8724, at the Oratory. On Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM, Michael and Cindy O'Connor, 242-8776, lead at the Oratory. There are two groups meeting after the morning Mass on Friday, lead by Diane Gorka, 255-7393, and Barb Dryzal, 536-3961, in the church hall. Barb also leads one on Saturday at the Oratory, 9:00-10:30 AM. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT YOUR RESPONSE TO GOD'S CALL TO 'CHANGE OUR HEARTS' and join us this Lent.