«Saint Aloysius Catholic Church A parish of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Very Rev. Father John David Byrnes, JCL, JV Pastor 7911 Admiral Peary ...»
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 e-mail email@example.com
Parish Secretary Mrs. Ann Sutton
Parish Website Parish FAX 814 -886- 4392 Monday – Friday 9 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Parish Office Hours 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 322-8528 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Education/Faith Form
Dear Parish Family, I will offer the traditional individual Blessing of Throats THIS WEEKEND (February 7- 8) following all Masses. We will follow the French custom and enjoy a piece of hard candy after the blessing…..in thanks to God for the gift of taste, breath and speech!
Winter/Lent Adult Faith Education Classes at St. Aloysius Parish On behalf of our Education and Evangelization Committee, I am pleased to present an opportunity for adult
faith formation over the next few months:
SCRIPTURE STUDY CLASS: A scripture study class, “The Bible and the Mass” will be presented at our St. Aloysius Community Center, Cresson. This 6 week Lenten learning opportunity will be presented by Deacon Richard Golden and will begin Wednesday, February 11, at 6:30 PM. Classes will be held Wednesdays (February 11, 25, March 4, and 11) and Thursdays (February 19 and March 26). Workbook cost is $10 and participants are asked to bring their bibles. To register, call St. Aloysius Parish office at 886-2235 or e-mail Deacon Golden at email@example.com.
The Calendar for the Season of Lent 2015 will be included in next week’s bulletin. As we enter this holy season, please refer to it for a schedule of the Lenten prayer, education and service opportunities within our parish. Here are some highlights…. Ash Wednesday Masses will be celebrated at 7:00 AM, 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM on Wednesday February 18. Our students from All Saints Catholic School will join us for the 9:30 AM Mass. Stations of the Cross will be offered on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM followed by a time of Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Confessions will be offered each Friday of Lent at 8 PM (except the week of the Novena).
Our Annual Novena in honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal will be held from March 15 – 20.
Our Novena Director will be Father Michael A. Caridi, Pastor of St. Anne Parish, Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Confirmation Preparation – continues on Sunday February 22. Our teenagers preparing for Confirmation (Bishop Carroll and Religious Education students) will attend their SPRING SESSION from 9 AM-10:15 AM in the Community Center. Topics- Freshmen “Prayer” Sophomores “Witness to Faith” Juniors “Morality”.
February Youth Mass - All Religious Education students will attend the Sunday February 22nd 10:30 AM YOUTH MASS for the First Sunday of Lent together. All of our children (ALL SAINTS, BISHOP CARROLL, ATRIUM) are invited to be part of this Mass!
THIS WEEK @ ST. ALOYSIUS PARISHSUNDAY [2/8] 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES – Faith Education Center
SUNDAY [2/15] 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES – Presidents’ Day Holiday Weekend STEWARDSHIP OF TIME AND TALENT / Liturgical Ministries: Feb. 9 - 15 (R) Dorothy Voyer (Feb. 9, 10, 11, 13)
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION: FEB. 14-15 4:00 PM Ray & Barb Trybus, Rob Dillon, Jerry Neugebauer 8:00 AM Kevin McMullen, Marsha Phillips, Annette Birch, Alice Lee 10:30 AM Fred Gailey, Tom Orr, Monna George, Karen Lynch COLLECTION COUNTERS: Mon. Feb. 9: Jeannie Watt, Bev Weymer, Dorothy Voyer DUSTBUSTERS: M. Vargo, C. & E. Hanlon, R. McDermit, Phyllis Lilly MUSIC MINISTERS: Feb. 14-15.: 4:00 PM ; 8:00 AM; and10:30 AM – Casey Criste STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE : Feb. 1: Income - $6106.00; Children - $42.93; Loose - $267.25;
Fuel -- $21.00; Repairs -- $229.84; Expenses –$4510.03 Third grade will participate in Mass on Friday, February 13, at
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS9 AM, at St. Francis Xavier Church. All are invited to join us.
Friday, February 13, is a noon dismissal for students. Teachers will be attending an in-service presentation in the afternoon. Students will be off on Monday, 2/16, for President’s Day.
The annual eighth grade Beautiful Baby contest continues until 2/6. Donations will benefit Tomorrow’s Hope.
MARIANNA’S HOAGIE SALE: The St. Aloysius Stewardship Committee will hold a Marianna’s Hoagie Sale – order sheets are in the pews now. Orders are due February 22. Orders should be picked up on Saturday, March 7, from 9 – 11 AM in the Community Center.
WANTED: St. Aloysius Church is looking for a volunteer to help sweep the church as a member of a weekly cleaning committee. Committees clean the church once a week and each committee is scheduled once every four weeks. If you are able to help us, please call Ann at the parish office (886-2235).
A VALENTINE GET AWAY: Life Centered On Christ This little ‘get away’ is for married couples looking for a chance to renew themselves spiritually and to embrace their married state with greater energy and joy. Saturday, Feb. 14th starting at 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Includes conferences, prayer, Mass, and Dinner and Movie. Suggested donation: $20. Please register by Feb. 11th by contacting Sr. Jacinta Miryam 814-505or firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be held at Sacred Heart Spirituality Center, 1872 Munster Rd.
Portage. Sponsored by the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
FAITH FINANCES: The Altoona-Johnstown Diocese will be welcoming Tom Zoradoni, the founder and author of Faith Finances on Saturday, February 28, from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM at the Sacred Heart Spirituality Center, Portage, PA. Mr. Zoradoni is a devout Catholic who through the trials of his own life has been called to a ministry of helping Catholics learn and live their faith by using scripture and basic budgeting tools to become financially free. The workshop atmosphere will be fun and relaxed – no personal finance information will be shared with the group. Cost for the course is $45 a person or $75 a couple which includes materials, breakfast and lunch. Reservation deadline: Feb. 17. Send name, address, phone and payment to: Family Life Office, 5379 Portage St., Lilly, PA 15938 (814 886-5551).
WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT: The Ss. Martha & Mary Circle of St. Francis Xavier Parish invite you to join them for a Women's Lenten Retreat, "Lessons from the Life of St. Faustina", Saturday, February 21;
9:00 AM-5:00 PM. The retreat is free of charge and will include sessions led by Fr. Leo Arnone, Fr. Paul Robine and women of the Circle. For more information, please contact the church office at 886-2374.
AROUND THE AREA: …… Immaculate Conception Parish, New Germany, will be hosting a Breakfast from 8:00 AM – Noon, Sunday, February 15, at the New Germany Grove Hall. Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, dessert cup, coffee, tea, and orange juice. Cost: $7/adult;
$3/children 5 – 12 years old; $17/biological family of four or more…..
FR. BARRON’S DVD: Sister Theresa, CCW, will be showing Rev. Robert Barron’s DVD on Jesus, our Divine Priest, Divine Prophet, and Divine King. These three evenings will be a help for your preparation for Easter. The DVDs will be shown on Feb. 10, 17, and 24 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall in Cresson. Please plan to come with a friend. If the weather is bad and you are not able to attend, please call Sr. Theresa at 472-9457.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: Anyone who wishes to receive a copy of their contributions to St. Aloysius Church for 2014 can contact Ann at the parish office (886-2235) or e-mail her at email@example.com.
WINE TASTING EVENT: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will have its annual “Feed the Need With Wine” wine tasting event at the University of Johnstown on Valentine’s Day Saturday February 14, 2015 to benefit its Family Kitchen in Johnstown. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information call 814-539-4627.
CCW LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving: Spiritual Practices That Draw Us Closer to God: Sessions will be offered on Monday mornings, Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM and Tuesday evenings, Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Choose either morning or evening time. In this Bible study, Scripture commentator Kevin Perrotta selects six readings from Scripture – one Old Testament and one New Testament for each spiritual discipline. Cost: $40, includes book ($10.95). Registration requested by Feb. 16.
STEWARDSHIP RELECTION: Jesus balanced His time of serving others with time for withdrawal and prayer. Christian stewards include prayer and reflection among their daily routines.
LITURGICAL REFLECTION: Among those things assigned to the priest, the prime place is occupied by the Eucharistic Prayer, which is the high point of the whole celebration. Next are the orations, the Collect (Opening Prayer), the Prayer over the Offerings, and the Prayer after Communion. These prayers are addressed to God by the Priest who presides over the assembly in the person of Christ, in the name of the entire holy people and of all present. Hence they are rightly called the “presidential prayers.” The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, Number 30. 2015, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 925 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648