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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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Parish Website www.saintaloysiuscresson.org
Parish Secretary - Mrs. Mary Ann Earnest 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 Wednesdays 8 PM during Lent 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 Prayer: Eucharistic Adoration Every Wednesday after 8 AM Mass until 9 PM Eucharistic Holy Hour/ Benediction First Friday of each month, 6 7 PM Forty Hours Eucharistic Days Celebrated in June / Feast of St. Aloysius, June 21 Rosary for Vocations twenty minutes prior to Sunday Mass Novena of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Every Monday after 8 AM Mass Solemn Novena during Lent
DIRECTORYDiocesan Tribunal Office, Hollidaysburg Fr. Byrnes 693 9485 Fat her s e- mail email@example.com Education/Faith Formation All Saints Catholic School Mrs. Susan Glass, Principal 886-7942 Little Sa
Dear Parish Family, Included with our bulletin this week is another copy of our Calendar for the Season of Lent 2009. As we enter this holy season, please refer to it for a schedule of the Lenten prayer, education and service opportunities within our parish. The Church invites us to prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Next to the baptismal font, you will find several helps to your Lenten prayer two books of meditations, A Clean Heart Create in Me, by the great Christian apologist C.S. Lewis and The Word Among Us, Lent 2009 are provided for your personal prayer in the home or at Eucharistic Adoration. Please take one or both. Also, each household (or family) is welcome to take a Lent In Action calendar refrigerator magnet which will keep us alert to the holy season each time we gather in the kitchen. These magnets contain a meditation for each day of Lent and are compliments of our parish Evangelization Education Committee.
Rite of Sending- Today we also pray with our Candidate, Stephanie Conklin, who will be presented to Bishop Joseph this evening at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. Stephanie will make her Profession of Faith, be received into the Catholic Church, Confirmed and receive Holy Communion at this year s Easter Vigil on April 11.
Please introduce yourself to Stephanie at Mass.
Year of St. Paul Holy Hour- Bishop Joseph has asked that each parish offer a Eucharistic Holy Hour with scriptural themes from St. Paul s writings. Our Holy Hour will be next Sunday, March 8 at 1 PM. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Joan of Arc, will be present as a group for this special time of prayer, and will provide literature on their Catholic women s organization. I hope this early afternoon hour will be helpful for those who find it difficult to attend devotions in the evening. All are encourage to attend.
Our 1st Annual Mardi Gras Festival was a huge success and a great deal of fun. We had a great group of hard-working volunteers who made a huge task manageable, especially when we had less than a month to get it together! A special thanks goes out to All Saints Catholic School Bingo Committee for their help with the instant games, Larry Audley of PJ s Tavern for donating the delicious pizza and most importantly the many parishioners who have become dedicated Stewardship Committee (SASC) members and volunteers which makes our new parish activities easier to achieve and maintain. What a wonderful Parish Family we are building together. Thanks for sharing your Time, Talent and Treasure once again.
Stations of the Cross -will be celebrated each Friday of Lent at 7 -7:30 PM. Eucharistic Adoration will be offered at 7:30 - 8 PM. As these are two separate forms of prayer, you are welcome to participate in either Stations, Adoration or both services. They are placed together on Friday evenings for your convenience. I encourage you to bring your children to these beautiful devotions throughout Lent.
Lenten Confessions- A reminder that throughout Lent, Confessions will also be offered on Wednesday evenings at 8 PM, in addition to 11 AM and 3 PM on Saturdays.
Parish Finance Council Meeting will be held next Sunday March 8 at 6:30 PM.
PRO LIFE POSTCARDS This weekend our parish will join Catholics across the country in sending a message to Congress: Please oppose the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) and retain laws against government funding and promotion of abortion. You will have the opportunity to sign postcards to your U.S. Representative and two U. S. Senators. We will mail the postcards for you.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION: March 7 & 8 4:00 PM Ann Roberts Arnold Nelen Dorothy Voyer--Mary Marlett (Choir) 8:00 AM Kevin McMullen Peggy Hegemann Mary Marlett Mary Ann Earnest (Choir) 10:30 AM Ray & Barb Trybus Mickie Eberhart nd COLLECTION COUNTERS: March 2 Jeanie Watt Vi Mazur Janet Stohon DUSTBUSTERS: R. & B. Trybus K. Simanski MUSIC MINISTERS: March 7 & 8 4:00 PM Contemporary Choir; 8 & 10:30 AM Sister Mary Barbara STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE/Weekly Financial Report: Feb. 22- Income: Adults $3,271.00, Children $84.45
Loose $192.04 Env. used 222 Not used 190. Repairs $188.80. Expenses:
$12,511.95. (this included $7,025.76 for the gas bills for the entire plant).
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWSThere will be a Home-School Meeting on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Tuition will be one of the topics discussed. All parents are urged to attend.
Chicks will be a-hatchin in fifth grade. The students in Grades 5 through 8 were instructed by the Penn State Extension Office on how to care for the embryos. Hopefully, we ll see live results in the near future!
Our first grade authors did a wonderful job researching and writing about an animal of their choice. Each one also included a handmade animal that coincided with their article. Mrs. Glass was very impressed with their work.
The students are working diligently on their entries in the Vocation Contest. It includes posters, essays and poetry. We wish them good luck. The winners will be announced at a later date.
Our fifth and sixth graders will travel to the Mishler Theater on Wednesday to see a play about Thomas Edison.
Please contact the school office (886-7942) if you re interested in registering for the next school year.
CALENDAR WINNERS: 2/18 #090 No Winner; 2/19 #081 No Winner; 2/20 #228 Kathleen Smith; 2/21 #829 No Winner; 2/22 #346 No Winner; 2/23 #836 No Winner; 2/24 #018 Ricky George.
A GIRLS NIGHT OUT: An overnight retreat for girls 6 through 8 and a retreat for girls in grades 9 through 12 will be held from March 13th to the 15th at the Convent of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Munster. If anyone is interested, please call St. Janinta Miryam at 886-2374 or 886-4459. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, spend time with old ones, have fun and learn about your faith all at once. Hope you ll be there!
LENTEN LAMENTATIONS: The Sisters of the Sacred Heart Chapel will offer all-day Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament on the Sundays of Lent from 9 AM until 7 PM. Lamentations in honor of the Passion of Christ, will be held during the Sundays of Lent, beginning at 7 PM. (6:30 PM Rosary) in the convent chapel of the Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 866 Cambria St., Cresson. Devotions include Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, sung reflections on the Passion of Christ and a homily. All are invited to attend.
AROUND THE AREA: St. Matthew School in Tyrone is sponsoring a Spring Craft Fair of homemade items on Sat., March 7th from 9 am-3 pm in the St. Matthew s Church hall.
Homemade crafts, baked goods and candies and lunch will be available with homemade soups, potato salad and haluski. Questions call Debbie at 632-3070 All st You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet this Sun., March 1 from 7 am-noon at the Queen of Peace Parish Center, Patton. Menu includes: Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Home Fries, Pancakes, Dessert, Coffee, tee and juice. Adults $7.00, Children 5-12 $3.00, (under 5 free). Cinnamon rolls & sticky buns will also be available for sale.St. Agnes Parish is sponsoring its annual Turkey Dinner on Sun., March 8 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the St. Bartholomew Church in Wilmore. Adults $7.00, Children (6-12) $4.00 and children (under 6) free. Tickets may be purchased at the door...St. Demetrius Parish in Gallitzin will hold its annual roast beef dinner/Spring Festival on Sun., March 29th. It will feature games, baskets, a bake sale and of course our delicious roast beef dinner. 11 am to ??. Adults $7.50, children $4.00, under 4 free.
Takeouts $8.00. All invited to attend.The Duquesne Universitiy Tamburitzans will present their intriguing production of dances, songs and music of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures on Sat., March 14th at 7:30 PM at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. To order tickets (credit card or check), call the Box Office at 269-7200 or 1-800Find out more about the Tamburitzans on-line at www.tamburitzans.duq.edu
LENTEN FISH FRIESQueen of Peace Parish in Patton will be serving Lenten Fish Dinners on all Fridays of Lent (including Good Friday) starting Feb. 27th from 4-7 PM. Cost Adults $8.00, children 5-12 years $4.00, under 5 free. Take outs available.
St. Joseph Church, Portage will hold Fish Dinners on Fridays beginning Feb. 27th and lasting until April 3rd. Dinners will be served from 4-6 pm in the Church Hall. The menu will include fried or baked fish, French fries or haluski, cole slaw, vegetable, roll, coffee/punch, dessert. Take outs available. Adults $8.50, children under 12 $4.25. All are cordially invited to attend.
Immaculate Conception Church in New Germany will hold fish fries every Friday during Lent at the Grove Hall. Dinners are served from 4-7 pm and are $9.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. Menu includes baked or fried fish, French fries, baked potatoes, haluski, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, green beans, rolls drinks and cake. Take outs are available until 6 pm.
CHURCH OFFERING ENVELOPES: As of this writing (Thursday) no one has received their March/April packet of envelopes from the Church Budget Envelope Company based in Ohio. I checked with the company several times and was told they are lost between Ohio and Cresson. Kindly use a plain white envelope with your name and amount if you do not receive your envelopes by next week. Thank you for your understanding.
OPEN HOUSE: Mount Aloysius College will be holding a financial aid night on March 9 at 6:30 PM in the Library, Buhl Room. This event is open to the general public interested students do not need to be attending Mount Aloysius College to participate and Mount Aloysius College will be holding an Open House on Sun., March 15th. Activities begin at 10 AM in the Health and Physical Fitness Center. Students and families will learn about admissions, financial aid, academic programs, athletics and will have the opportunity to tour campus. For more information on either event, please contact the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions at 1-888-823-2220.