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Serving God’s People on the Summit since 1838! ~
Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Saint Aloysius Catholic Church
A parish of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Very Rev. Father John David Byrnes, JCL, JV
7911 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630-1515
Rectory / Parish Office 886- 2235 Community Center 886-2388 Faith Education Center 886-2669
Parish Secretary Mrs. Ann Sutton Parish e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Website www.saintaloysiuscresson.org Parish FAX 814 -886- 4392 Parish Office Hours Monday – Friday 9 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Sunday Masses Saturdays at 4:00 PM, Sundays at 8:00 & 10:30 AM
Celebration of Sacraments:
Penance/Reconciliation ( Confessions ) Saturdays 11:00 – 12:00 Noon, 3:00 - 3:30 PM Anytime by request Anointing of the Sick upon request for the sick or homebound.
Infant Baptism by previous arrangement and preparation. Please call the parish.
Baptism Preparation Process Mrs. Michelle Bossler 886-7719 Marriage 9 months notice /pre-marital preparation required. Please call the parish.
Christian Initiation of Adults Persons interested in becoming Catholic are welcome!
Christian Initiation Process Ms. Gaye Boyer 472-7317 Every Wednesday after 8 AM Mass until 9 PM Eucharistic Adoration/ Benediction
Celebrated in June / Feast of St. Aloysius, June 21 Forty Hours Eucharistic Days twenty minutes prior to Sunday Mass Rosary for Vocations Every Monday after 8 AM Mass Novena of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Solemn Novena during Lent
DIRECTORYDiocesan Tribunal Office, Hollidaysburg Fr. Byrnes 693 – 9485 Father’s e-mail email@example.com Education/Faith Formation
Dear Parish Family, Ice and Snow, Bless the Lord! (The Canticle of Daniel 3, Old Testament) As we brave the snowy January weather, I offer a few warm New Year “Thank You” notes …….
to our Parish Council for a lively meeting on Sunday…to Jerry and Mary Grace Neugebauer for a superb presentation on the “Parish Pilgrimage to Italy” for our Council....to ALL who helped on Monday with putting away our Christmas decorations/ cleaning the church for Ordinary Time…to Pat McMullen, Finance Committee chairperson, for his oversight of our books…to all the “Collection Counter” teams who assist in the regular counting of our weekly collections…to our active and vibrant parish committees…our Life & Family Committee, working so hard on planning our trip to the March for Life…. the Christian Service Committee, Bernice Rittner, chairperson, for coordinating assistance to numerous families over the Christmas Season….to the Stewardship Committee working on many projects! We are blessed with generous people!
March for Life 2011 - I take this opportunity to remind you that on Monday Jan 24 we mark the sad anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade (1973) which legalized abortion. We will again be taking a bus from our parish and join with thousands from around the country for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. The bus will depart from our parking lot at 7:15 AM. We will celebrate a special Mass at 6:30 AM on Monday morning the 24th. All are invited to this Mass.
This day is observed in all diocese of the United States as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person through acts of abortion, and of prayer for full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. Personal acts of penance (prayer, fasting, etc.) are appropriate on this day.
You are also encouraged to begin a nine day Rosary Novena prior to the March.
The Stewardship Committee will meet on Wednesday January 19 at 6:30 PM in the Blessed Mother Meeting Room.
The Parish Finance Council - will meet on Sunday January 30 at 6:30 PM in the Rectory Living room.
Confirmation Preparation - A reminder that the Juniors/Parents/Sponsors Meeting for Confirmation will be held Sunday January 30 at 11:30 AM (following 10:30 AM Mass) in the Community Center. The Junior Retreat for Confirmation will be held on Saturday February 5 at St. Francis University, Campus Ministry Center, Loretto. The Sophomore Confirmation Retreat will be held on Saturday March 12 at St. Michael Basilica and the Prince Gallitzin Chapel House, Loretto. More to come………….
ATTENTION ALL PARISH TEENS!! Once again this year, we will take a bus to attend the 2011 High School Youth Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, on the weekend of June 24-26, 2011. I will be our group leader, with several adults/parents as chaperones.
For this weekend conference, Franciscan University hosts more than 3,000 high school students from all over the United States for two full days of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth. Nationally-known speakers and musicians are featured, as well as meals and housing provided on the college campus. You get to meet kids from all over the country (and even Canada!), enjoy a weekend away – and deepen your encounter with the Lord, as well. We would like to take 10 young people from our parish to this event. Financial help is provided.
Much more info for interested teens (and their parents) can be found on www.franciscanyouth.com.
To ask further questions, or to make a reservation on our bus, please call Bob Sutton, director of Confirmation/Youth Ministry at 886-8485 ASAP! Seats will fill up quickly, so don’t wait to call!
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY LUNCH/DINNER AT HOSS’S Steak and Sea House - The Stewardship Committee will once again be sponsoring St. Aloysius Day at Hoss’s (Duncansville) all day on Superbowl Sunday, February 6, 2010. Coupons will be available at all Masses, and at the Rectory during normal business hours. If you and your family/friends go to Hoss’s that day and present the coupon at check out, St. Aloysius Parish will automatically receive 20% of your bill! Hoss’s will also give us 20% of any gift certificates purchased with the coupon too (you can use your own gift card)! This is an easy way to earn extra funds for our parish. Remember: You must have a coupon when checking out. We are not permitted to pass them out on the premises. One coupon is good for an entire check! Bon appétit! Not watching the big game? Go to Hoss’s for dinner....it won’t be crowded!!!!!!
THIS WEEK @ ST. ALOYSIUS PARISH
STEWARDSHIP OF TIME AND TALENT / Liturgical Ministries: January 17- 23 (S) George Voyer (R) Sylvia Mullen (Jan. 17, 18, 19, 21) (EM) Jenny Calandra (Jan. 17, 18, 19, 21)
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION: Jan. 22 - 23 4:00 PM Mary Marlett, Arnold Nelen, Dr. Richard Sunseri, Dorothy Voyer 8:00 AM Jerry & Mary Grace Neugebauer, Peggy Hegemann, Kevin McMullen 10:30 AM Perry & Kim Tsikalas, Nancy Saksa, Monna George COLLECTION COUNTERS: Tues., Jan. 18: Paul Link, Mary Plazza, Mary Ann Zakrzwski DUSTBUSTERS: M. Lee, F. Lee, S. Mullen MUSIC MINISTERS: Jan. 15-16: 4:00 PM (1/15); 8:00 and 10:30 AM (1/16) – Sr. Mary Barbara STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE – January 9, 2011 – Income $4549.00; Children $98.10; Loose $182.76; Holy Days $40.00; Christmas $30.00; Repairs $207.40.
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS School will not be in session on Monday.
It’s certainly quiet in the fourth grade when they’re reading with our new “whisper phones.” The students can read stories individually or with partners, but they must “whisper” when they read aloud.
We’d like to thank the diocese for grant money to purchase “Elmos” for every classroom. It’s not a Sesame Street character but a unique teaching tool that will enhance student learning. The children love them!
Cambria County Drug Task Force will present a program to our 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students.
Hopefully, the students will carry out the concept that drugs are harmful throughout their lifetimes.
Please keep the following dates open: Jan. 27th - 6:30PM-8:00PM - Open House for All Saints and Registration for Little Saints Pre-School; Feb. 8th – 9:00AM-2:00PM Registration for All Saints
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH CONFERENCE
ATTENTION ALL PARISH TEENS!! Once again this year, we are taking a bus to attend a High School Youth Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, on the weekend of June 24-26. Fr. John Byrnes will be our group leader, as will several adults from local parishes as chaperones.
For this weekend conference, Franciscan University hosts more than 3,000 high school students from all over the United States for two full days of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth. Nationallyknown speakers and musicians are featured, as well as meals and housing provided on the college campus. You get to meet kids from all over the country (and even Canada!), enjoy a weekend away – and deepen your encounter with the Lord, as well.
Much more info for interested teens (and their parents) can be found on www.franciscanyouth.com. To ask further questions, or to make a reservation on our bus, please call Bob Sutton at 886-8485 ASAP! Seats will fill up quickly, so don’t wait to call!
CALENDAR WINNERS: 1/5 - #664 – No Winner; 1/6 - #243 – No Winner; 1/7 - #538 – No Winner;
1/8 - #656 – No Winner; 1/9 - #109 – No Winner; 1/10 - #748 – Vanessa McCormick; 1/11 - #787 – No Winner AROUND THE AREA: ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: St. Francis Xavier will be having an “All You Can Eat Breakfast” on Sunday, January 16 from 8:00 AM until Noon in Centennial Hall.
Menu includes: Eggs, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Fruit, Dessert and Beverages. Please join us for this delicious breakfast. Adults/$7:00; Children/$3.50. All proceeds from this breakfast will go to support our parish CCD program….
LITURGICAL REFLECTION: The Roman Missal is the book containing the prescribed prayers, chants, and instructions for the celebration of Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. Published first in Latin under the title Missale Romanum, the text is then translated and, once approved by a recognitio by the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, is published in modern languages for use in local churches throughout the world. The Church in the United States awaits the implementation of the newly translated Missal on November 27, 2011. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2010, Homepage. 2011, diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 925 South Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 LITURGICAL REFLECTION: This Saturday, January 22, all dioceses of the United States are observing a Day of Penance for the violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. January 22 is the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Roe vs. Wade (1973). Members of our Diocese are encouraged to participate at Mass on Saturday, pray the rosary or the chaplet of Divine Mercy, fast and
abstain, and join the Altoona-Johnstown Family in praying the following:
Father, we are created in your image and likeness. Strengthen our resolve to protect and foster the dignity of human life. The beauty and mystery of life is a most cherished gift. Watch over the unborn and guide the parents of these children in protecting their innocence. Through prayer and example, may human life be hailed as the divine gift it truly is. We make this prayer with Mary, Mother of God, in the name of Christ the Lord. Amen.
2011, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 925 South Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION: “Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will” by using wisely the time, abilities and material resources you have placed before me.
ESSAY & ORATORY CONTESTS FOR TEENS: Students grades 7 through 12 are eligible to enter an essay contest. Students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to enter an oratory contest. Write or speak on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or stem cell research from the pro-life perspective. Citizens Concerned for Human Life is again offering great prizes for their Essay and Oratory Contest for 2011.
Varsity: 1st Place $200 – 2nd $125 – 3rd $75 & Jr. Varsity: 1st Place $150 – 2nd $100 – 3rd $50. And, all winners will be invited to the Bedford County Annual Pro-Life Dinner in the spring. The 1st and 2nd place Varsity Oratory winners will be invited to speak at the dinner – a great practice for states! Go to www.CentralPAProlife.org and click on the link that says: 2011 Teen contests – Enter Now! You will also find all the information for the Essay and Oratory Contests for 2011 and links to a variety of websites to use as resources for this year’s contests. Call Janet Creighton, 814-623-1314 if you have any questions. Deadline: February 22, 2011 ANGEL TREE COMMITTEE – THANKS: The Angel Tree Committee would like to sincerely thank you for your kind and generous support in helping with the Angel Tree Project for this past Christmas season. Our area is truly blessed in having such wonderful individuals and organizations who care about those less fortunate families. The Angel Tree Project is sponsored by the Cresson Area Women’s Club which includes the five communities in the Penn Cambria School District including Cresson, Lilly, Gallitzin, Loretto and Ashville. These families are most grateful for the opportunity to enjoy a very merry Christmas. This year we helped 141 families with 321 children in our local area.
Thank you again for your support!
ENGAGED COUPLES MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEKENDS: Fulfills diocesan marriage preparation requirement. February 18-19-20; March 18-19-20 at St. John the Baptist Retreat Center,
New Baltimore (handicap accessible). (Fri. 8:00 PM to Sun. 3:00 PM) For registration/information:
Family Life Office (814) 886-5551 or www.adjiocese.org-Family Life. Gift certificates available.
PROJECT RACHEL: Would you like to find peace in your heart with your aborted child, with God, with the Church? Don’t be afraid, the door is open. For women, men, anyone wounded by abortion.
Contact: Project Rachel. 814-884-8000. All calls are confidential.