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.
The next Liturgical Ministry Schedule will begin with Thanksgiving Day and go until the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (February 27). This year there will be no special sign-up sheets for the Christmas Season Masses, so if there is a Mass that you cannot attend, please let me know in advance. The button below will take you to the tentative schedule for these Masses. Additionally, if there are any special considerations or changes needed to your profile, please notify George Pisula by November 7. He can be reached by phone at 814-254-1961 or email at email@example.com.
ALL SAINTS DAY, Monday, November 1 is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, however, the church keeps festival with all men, women and children who have entered the kingdom of God who are seated as the saints in the glory of the triune God. It is our humble prayer that some day this will also be our feast day. The Mass schedule for All Saints Day is as follows: Mon., Nov. 1, 8:00 AM at Resurrection Church and 6:30 PM Mass at St. Clare of Assisi Church.
MASSES OF REMEMBRANCE: Please join us in remembering the dearly departed of the past year at special Masses of Remembrance on All Souls Day, Tuesday, November 2, at 8:00 AM at St. Clare of Assisi Church and 6:30 PM at Resurrection Church. (Please note the change. St. Clare of Assisi will host a morning Mass and Resurrection will host an evening Mass.) A candle will be lit for each parish member that has passed into eternal life in this past year.
VETERAN’S DAY MASS: On Thursday, November 11, Resurrection Parish will host a Mass of Thanksgiving at 6:30 PM, noting the sacrifices that all veterans have made in preserving our freedoms. We invite all veterans and active military personnel to attend. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend as well. The wearing of your military uniforms will help add to the significance of this day.
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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.
A Working Father
An aspect of Saint Joseph that has been emphasized by the Church from the time of the first social Encyclical Rerum Novarum, written by Pope Leo XIII, is his relation to work. St. Joseph was a carpenter who earned an honest living to provide for his family. From him, Jesus learned the value, the dignity and the joy of what it means to eat bread that is the fruit of one’s own labor. “He came down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them…And Jesus advanced in wisdom, age and favor before God and man.” (Lk 2:51-52)
In our own day, when employment has once more become a burning social issue, and unemployment at times reaches record levels even in nations that for decades have enjoyed a certain degree of prosperity, there is a renewed need to appreciate the importance of dignified work, of which Saint Joseph is an exemplary patron.
St. Joseph, A Working Father, Honest Provider, pray for us.
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
The Cause for Canonization