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Serving God’s People on the Summit since 1838! ~ Celebrating our 175th Anniversary in 2013!
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
FROM THE DESK OF FATHER JOHN:
Dear Parish Family,
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO MY MOM AND ALL THE MOMS AND GRANDMOTHERS OFTHE PARISH! Today we honor our Blessed Mother Mary with our May Crowning at 10:30 AM Mass.
Joining in the celebration are our new First Communicants and our parish Legion of Mary. All are welcome to bring a vase of fresh flowers (or a vase will be provided) from your yard/garden to Our Lady of Grace, of the Miraculous Medal shrine throughout the month of May. Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us!
This Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 and 12, we will be accepting donations in exchange for beautiful carnations to benefit Birthright. Please support our pro -life mission. Since 1980, Birthright has helped thousands of pregnant women avoid abortion and choose Life! Thank you.
Come Holy Spirit! Next Sunday May 19 is Pentecost Sunday, the “birth” of the Church empowered by the Holy Spirit and the final celebration of the Easter Season. To celebrate, we would like to continue our parish tradition to GO RED. Will you help? You are welcome to WEAR something Red (May 18 and 19) to Mass on Pentecost Sunday! I will select new members for our Parish Pastoral Council at the Pentecost Vigil Mass.
Adult Faith Education Class at PJ’s - I am pleased to announce our Evangelization and Education Committee has planned a “special event” for May, based on the successful “Theology on Tap” classes for young adults. We will hold a session at 6:00 PM THIS TUESDAY May 14 in the Irish Room of PJ’s Tavern! You are welcome to order your own snacks or dinner! ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!!!
We will view Fr. Barron’s DVD Catholicism Series presentation on Mary, Mother of God. Following the presentation, I will lead a discussion on the revelation of God in Christ, and Mary’ s role as Mother of God, the Church’s teachings on the Immaculate Conception and the dogma of the Assumption. Have you been looking for a way to study your faith? Join in this night of good food and faith formation!
Finance Committee Meeting: A meeting of the Finance Committee will be held next Sunday, May 19, at 6:30 PM in the Rectory.
New Altar Server Training - will continue to be held Sundays May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 and 23 in church at 9:30 AM. Our new Servers will be installed / blessed on Tuesday June 25 at 7 PM Mass during our annual 40 Hours Eucharistic Days. Celebrant/homilist for our 40 Hours Eucharistic Devotions will be Father Sean Sheridan, TOR, a native son of our parish and the newly appointed President of Franciscan University of Steubenville! More to come….
St. Aloysius SUMMER BIBLE CAMP - Coming soon! A Catholic Kidz Camp – Assorted Saints and the Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love. Mark your calendar – June 24-27, 2013. 9:00 AM – Noon. We are now organizing camp volunteers. Young and older adults are needed to make our Summer Bible Camp a success. Pre – camp behind the scenes volunteers and camper enthusiasts (teachers) are also needed. Bishop Carroll/Religious Education/CCD students who are entering 6th through 11th grades can use these volunteer opportunities for service hours. Camp cannot be a success without your help!! Contact Shelly Bossler for more information and to pre-register (886-7719). Camp is open to all children entering grades K through 5.
CONGRATULATIONS Our 2013 Annual Catholic Appeal goal has been met!!!!
Now let us work on our goal to update our air- conditioning! As a sign of support for our parish, I ask for 100% participation of all adults, families and households through a gift to the 2013 Appeal. “A gift to the 2013 Annual Appeal is a gift for our parish…a gift for our parish is a gift to the 2013 Annual Appeal.” I ask those families and individuals, the 60% who have never given in the past, to join in helping reach our goal. I hope that many will make their pledge early, so that we can meet our goal before the end of the fiscal year this summer. We are in difficult economic times, and many people rightfully cannot support the mission of the Church in the way they would like. But there is a difference between a small gift and no gift.
Disinterest and doing nothing to build up our parish and Diocese is not a good option. Humbly offering what we can, even when it must be small, is a sign of faith. THANK YOU TO OUR FOLLOWING PARISH
HOUSEHOLDS FOR YOUR GIFTS!
Contributers to the 2013 Annual Catholic Appeal: Gary Ahles; David Alianiello; Mary E. Baish-Westin;
Brittany Baker; Arvilla Bender; Jesses Bianconi; John Bianconi; John M. Bianconi; Msgr. Harold Biller;
Wayne Biller; Lois Bishop; Casey Biter; Robert Biter; Kelly Bougher; Gary Bradley; John Bucynski; Todd Burkett; David Byrnes; Fr. John Byrnes; Jack Calandra; Paul Calandra; James Caldwell; Kevin Carns;
Priscilla Caron; Paul Casale; Patricia Chappell; Rose Ann Chappell; Michael Clapper; Rose Clawson; Judith Clossin; Charlotte Croll; Scott Davis; Ellen DeYulius; Ann Digruilles; Joseph Dushaw; Joan Eager; Jay Earnest; Daniel Eberhart; Gloria Eberhart; Lewis Eberhart; Jeanne Eckenrode; Lois Eger; Paul Farabaugh;
Clifford Gailey, Robert Gailey; Dorothy Garrett; Mark Garrett; Eleanor George; James Gettings; James Gides; Beatrice Gould; Lauren Graham; Jeffrey Grimes; Helen Hammond; Charles Hanlon; John J. Harvey;
David Hegemann; George Heit; Eugene Hoover; Cheryl Jacobs; George Jacobs; Walter Klein; Anneliese Klemstine; Dorothy Klemstine; David Koytek; Alan Krug; Connie Krumenaker; Ruth Latterner; Fred Lazere;
Jesse Lee; Joseph Lee; Melvin Lee; Patricia Lee; David Lidwell; Paul Link; Heather Low; Carol Luther;
Edward Luther; Ronald Lynch; Ronald Mack; Michael Mastri; Claire Matlin; Anthony Mazur; Bernard F.
Mazur; Mildred Mazur; Ronald Mazur; Ronald Mazzocco; Ann McCarty; Tim McCarty; Oscar T.
McConnell; William McConnell; Reba McDermit; Timothy McDermit; Alvin McElheny; Wayne F.
McElheny; Shawn McElheny; Grace McGuire; Patrick McMullen; Sylvia Michaels; Dolores Moschgat, Thomas Moschgat; Patrick Mulhern; Eugene Myers; Gary Myers; Jennifer M. Myers; Kevin Nadolsky;
Ronald Nagle; Francis Nazit; Emily Nemec; Thomas Nepa; Gerald Neugebauer; Michael J. Noll; Duane Novotny; Ceil R. O’Neill; Justin Pauley; Joseph Perehinec; Mary Plazza; David Powers; Mary Pramuk; Msgr.
Bernard Przybocki; Jack Rhoades; Rose Richardson; Robert Rightnour; Helen Ritchey, Ann Roberts; Blair Robine; Kenneth Robine; Fr. Paul Robine; Twila Robine; James Rose; David Rossman; Heidi Saleme;
Anthony Sawinski; Thomas Schettig; Tegan Schott; Gail Seabolt; John Shandor; Bonnie Sheridan; Mary Ellen Sheridan; Walter Shuty; Bernadette Single; Richard Slebodnik; Patrick J. Sloan; Robert Sloan; Ethel Smilnak; Richard Smith; Robert Soisson; Robert S. Soisson; Thomas Squashic; Barbara Stack; Gerald Stevens; Colleen Stiles; Robert Stith; Donald Strunk; Shirley Suckinos; Richard Sunseri; Robert Sutton;
Cathy Trexler; Louis Trexler; Raymond Trybus; Robert W. Trybus; Perry Tsikalas; Robert VanGuilder;
Michael Vargo; Valerie Vermeulen; Jan Vinglas; George Voyer; M. Voytish; Dorothy Vrana; Elizabeth Vrana; Robert Wagner; Raymond Watt; Emma Weakland; Edwin Weymer; Rosemarie Wilk; Caroline Wilks;
Rita Wilks; Thomas B. Williams; Thomas G. Williams; Clarence Wilt; Jesse A. Wright; Mark Wright; Linda Wyland; Michael Zabinsky; Robert Zakrzwski; Thomas Zentack (Names appear two weeks after parish is notified of ACA contributions)
THIS WEEK @ ST. ALOYSIUS PARISH
* No 11:00 AM Confessions on Saturday, 5/18, due to ordination of deacons.
STEWARDSHIP OF TIME AND TALENT / Liturgical Ministries: May 13-19 (S) George Voyer (R) Mary Ann Earnest (May 13, 14, 15, 17) (EM) Dorothy Voyer (May 13, 14, 15, 17)
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION: MAY 18-19 4:00 PM Ray & Barb Trybus, Rob Dillon, Jerry Neugebauer 8:00 AM Alice Lee, Marsha Phillips, Mary Marlett, Joyce Pigza 10:30 AM Perry & Kim Tsikalas, Tom Orr, Nancy Saksa COLLECTION COUNTERS: Mon., May 13: Jeanie Watt, Vi Mazur; Janet Stohon DUSTBUSTERS: R. Trybus, B. Trybus, K. Simanski, Vi Mazur MUSIC MINISTERS: May 18-19: 4:00 PM and 8:00 AM- Mother Jacinta Miryam; 10:30 AM – Casey Criste STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE – May 5: Income - $4720.50; Children - $51.00; Holy Days $36.00 Loose Repairs - $156.50 Expenses - $2390.06 Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in our All Saints family!
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWSASCS will celebrate all our second grade students receiving their First Holy Communion at the Liturgy and May Crowning on Friday, May 17, at 9:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Church.
SPELLING Bee – Congratulations to our ASCS representative, Paul Mullen, at the diocesan spelling bee held last week at Holy Name School. The winner was a representative from St. Andrew’s School in Johnstown.
READING COMPETITION WINNERS: Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Spring Interscholastic Reading Competitions held at Forest Hills Middle School. Both teams won second place ribbons. Thank you to Mrs. Truscello and Sr. Marietta Therese for preparing the students.
Elementary Team-Grades 5&6-The Lemonheads: Tyler Eckenrode, Isabelle Grimes. Isaac Repko, Autumn Beck, Jarrett Grove, Kaylena Heresco, Caleb Hurley, Gabby Krug, Andy Kuntz, Paul Mullen, Maddie
Murphy, Kayla Repko, Rachel Soisson, and Rebecca Tubo Mid/Jr High Team-Grades 7&8-The Champs:
John Hegemann, Becky Lee, Alyssa Martinazzi, Nick Moschgat, EJ Muriceak, Jake Nadonley, Alyssa Novak, Olivia Sawinski, Tommy Trexler, Ashley Durbin, Brandon Durbin, Emily King, Ava Myers, and Tyler Smolko Catholic Daughters of the Americas Education Contest winner Autumn Beck, an ASCS sixth grade student, won at the state level in the music division and will now be entered in the national competition.
Congratulations and good luck Autumn!
There will be a Home School Association meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:00 PM in the school cafeteria.
ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE: Once again, the St. Aloysius Stewardship Committee will sponsor a soup/bake sale on Election Day, Tuesday, May 21. Prep day for the bake sale is Saturday, May 18, at 8:00 AM. We would ask that you offer a home-baked treat for this sale. We have been very successful with old –fashioned bake sales since beginning them five years ago. Baked goods may be brought to the Parish Office or the Community Center on May 20 and 21!! Please put your name on any Tupperware or plastic containers so that we may return them to you quickly.
FATIMA DEVOTIONS: The Franciscan Friars, T.O.R., from Loretto, invite you to participate with them in celebrating the Fatima Devotions on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 PM at the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel. The singing will be led by Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cresson, PA and the sermon will be delivered by Fr. Robert Yetsko, T.O.R. A cordial welcome to all.
ST. ALOYSIUS GOLF OUTING: The Stewardship Committee will be holding a new Friend/fund raiser in May! We will have our 1st Annual St. Aloysius Golf Outing on Friday May 31st at the Summit Country Club in Cresson. Informational flyers are in the vestibule. We would encourage Parish participation in the form of Golfers, Prizes to award our golfers, and Hole Sponsors. It is our hope that different groups/committees in the parish will donate the $100.00 hole sponsor amount and be recognized on the course, in the bulletin etc…. Also, groups of families or individuals can get together and donate the $100.00 hole sponsor amount. Please consider participating in some fashion to advance the efforts of our hardworking group in providing the extra “cushion” of funds it takes to keep our wonderful parish operating smoothly! Our thanks to those who have already contributed. For further information please contact the names listed on the flyers.
CARNATIONS FOR LIFE: Volunteers will be here before and after Masses on May 11 and 12 accepting donations in exchange for carnations to honor mothers and God’s wonderful gift of Life. Thank you for supporting Birthright’s mission to help pregnant women in need choose life.
THANK YOU: Thank you to all who supported the recent Marianna’s Hoagies fundraiser. A profit of $1037.00 was realized.