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«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 Secretary Mrs. Ann Sutton Parish e-mail stals16630@yahoo.com

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


Diocesan Tribunal Office, Hollidaysburg Fr. Byrnes 693 – 9485

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Dear Parish Family, One Sunday each year, every Catholic parish celebrates a “Mission Sunday” in which a missionary or representative is invited to speak and inform us about the evangelization work of our Catholic Church throughout the world. Our “Mission Sunday” will be NEXT WEEKEND August 6 and 7 and will focus on the orphans of Kenya. How can you rescue 800 orphans from certain death on the streets of Kenya, clothe, educate, house and feed them? Discover how Fr. Francis Riwa is doing this and why he was nominated for the CNN Hero Award and the Hilton Humanitarian Award. Bud and Sue Ozar are lay missionaries who served in Kenya with Fr. Riwa. Mrs. Sue Ozar will make the annual mission appeal presentation next weekend at the 4 PM, 8:00 and 10:30 AM Masses.

St. Aloysius Youth - Several of our young people will be participating in significant Catholic youth programs this summer. This week Anna Audley, Lauren Michina and Haley Orr will be joining young people from throughout the diocese at Camp Zacchaeus 2011, held at Camp Sequanota in Jennerstown, PA. The young campers will enjoy outdoor activities, swimming, fishing, arts/crafts, daily Mass and the full camp experience! Have a great time girls!

Recent Bishop Carroll graduate Danny Trexler will be traveling to Rome, Italy and Madrid, Spain to participate with thousands of young people from around the world in World Youth Day with our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI early this August. I know that you will represent us well Danny! Please pray for the safety of everyone at Camp Z, in travel, and at World Youth Day.

Finance Council - There will be a Parish Finance Council Meeting on Sunday August 14 at 6:30 PM on the Rectory patio. We will review the Annual Report.

BISHOP BARTCHAK TO CELEBRATE MASS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS – All students entering or returning to college this fall and their families are invited to an outdoor Mass NEXT SUNDAY August 7 at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Shrine in Loretto. Bishop Mark Barkchak will be the celebrant and offer a special blessing to the students. Attendees will also enjoy fellowship with the Bishop following the Mass. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated inside of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel.

Wednesday Eucharistic Adoration – follows 8 AM Mass each Wednesday until 9 PM. July is the month we reflect on the Precious Blood of Jesus and the salvation He won for us. Spend some time with Jesus this week during our hours of Adoration.


Friday, Aug. 5: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Pick –up in the hall (Community Center) Family Pictorial Directory Committee - We will reschedule a meeting for September. Our Parish Council was enthusiastic in their support of a new St. Aloysius Parish Family Pictorial Directory to be photographed by Lifetouch. We are in need of parishioners to help with publicity, sign-up, registration and hospitality as well as ideas for design. Feel creative? Here is your chance to put together a beautiful book!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you are able to help, please call me at the Parish Office (886-2235).

TREASURES BOTH OLD AND NEW: This is the title of a two-part series that will be offered on August 9 and August 16 at 7:00 PM in the Blessed Mother Meeting Room. It will be presented by Bob Sutton.

We will take a look at why the Old Testament still matters to Christians today; why God seemed to act so differently between the Old Testament and New Testament times; and how Jesus revealed the Old Testament in ways that Israel never expected in their wildest dreams. Along the way, we are going to discover the fascinating scriptural origins of some of our most Catholic beliefs.

Perhaps you are looking to learn more about the Bible --- this is a great place to start! If you are interested, please call Mary Grace Neugebauer at 886-2679 or Bob Zakrzwski at 886-8968.


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4:00 PM Joyce Eckenrode, Jerry & Mary Grace Neugebauer, Clarence Wilt 8:00 AM Mary Marlett, Kevin McMullen, Dorothy Voyer, Arnold Nelen 10:30 AM Perry & Kim Tsikalas, Don Scanlan, Tom Orr COLLECTION COUNTERS: Mon. August 1– Joyce Lang, Jeanie Watt, Paul Link DUSTBUSTERS: R. Trybus, B. Trybus, K. Simanski MUSIC MINISTERS: August 6-7 4:00 PM, 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM – Sr. Mary Barbara STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE – July 24, 2011 – Income $4028.00; Children $40.75;

Loose $257.00; Repairs - $231.48. Expenses - $3261.39.

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As a sign of support for our parish and as a sign of almsgiving, I ask for 100% participation of all adults, families and households through a gift to the 2011 Appeal. “A gift to the 2011 Annual Appeal is a gift for our windows…a gift for our windows is a gift to the 2011 Annual Appeal.” I ask that those families and individuals who have registered recently in the parish to join our long-time parishioners in helping reach our goals.

ST. VINCENT DePAUL SOCIETY: In keeping with our tradition, the second collection taken up on the fifth Sunday of the month is given to our local St. Vincent DePaul Society. Sunday, July 31, is that Sunday.

These monies are used for the less fortunate of our area.

ANNUAL WEDDING DAY LITURGY: Bishop Mark Bartchak and the Family Life Office cordially invite all couples celebrating their 1st, 25th, 40th, 50th, 55th, and 60+ Wedding Anniversary in 2011 (and their families) to attend the Annual Wedding Day Liturgy. Couples may attend either Sunday, September18 in ALTOONA at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament or Sunday, September 25 in JOHNSTOWN at the St. John Gualbert Cathedral. Both locations are handicap accessible. Liturgies in each location begin at 2:00 PM. Bishop Mark will be the celebrant and homilist at each celebration. Punch and cookies will be available after the Mass for anniversary couples and their families. Reservations must be made through your parish for either celebration by Monday, August 22.

KENYA COMING TO OUR PARISH: On the TV news, we see the “poorest of the poor” attempting to survive in far off countries. Next weekend Sue and Bud Ozar will bring this reality closer to us and share their work as lay missionaries with the orphaned and abandoned street children in Kenya. Envelopes are attached to this week’s bulletin for use in supporting this mission.

AROUND THE AREA: ….. St. Benedict Church, Carrolltown, will be sponsoring their 54th Homecoming Festival on July 29, 30, and 31. Rides all three days. Friday -- Ethnic Foods at 5 pm; adult karaoke 7 – 11 pm. Saturday – Grounds open at noon, ping-pong drop at 12 noon. Mass at 4 pm; adult karaoke at 8 pm. Sunday – a chicken dinner with homemade noodle soup will be featured from 11 am - ?

Adults/$8; children/$3. “Ireland’s Happy Man” Cahal Dunne, international singer, songwriter and pianist 4pm in Church (free will donation). Entertainment every evening – bingo, basket auction, garage sale, amusement rides, ethnic foods, bake sale, $13,000 in cash prizes, a Honda 420 quad-cycle drawing and refreshments…..St. Augustine Church, St. Augustine, will being holding its church picnic on Sunday, August 7. Homemade Noodles and BBQ Chicken Dinner will be served from 11 AM – 3 PM. Fancy Booth.

Handcrafted Rockers. Beautiful Handmade Quilt & Afghan. Bring your family and enjoy a day made for fellowship and memories. Where else can you have dinner, play some bingo, and visit with old friends?

Join us for a great day!....St. John Vianney Church, Mundy’s Corner, will hold a basket party on Sunday, August 7. Doors open at Noon. Drawings held at 2:00 PM. Admission $5.00 (includes 25 basket chances and luncheon.)…..Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, will hold its annual festival on August 5, 6, and 7, from 6 – 10 PM on Friday and Saturday; and from 5:30 – 10 PM Sunday. In the Parish Hall: Friday will be Irish Night; Saturday, Polish Night; and Sunday, Italian Night; each featuring ethnic food and live entertainment. Under the Big Top there will be games, a Children’s Area, Bake Sale and the Concession Stand will all the traditional Festival favorites. Bingo will be played in the Seton Suite. Raffle prizes and other donated gifts will be awarded Sunday night: Grand prize $1,000.00…..

CALENDAR WINNERS: 7/20 - #868 – Dorothy Stasik; 7/21 - #205 – Don Scanlan; 7/22 - #411 – Helen & Jesse Wright; 7/23 - #856 – No Winner; 7/24 - #579 – No Winner; 7/25 - #928 – Beverly A. Schlosser;

7/26 - #181 – No Winner VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Altoona Regional Health System’s Pastoral Care Department is looking for volunteers to serve in its Prayer Partner Program. This ministry is seeking caring persons who are able to offer a gentle and compassionate presence, listening ear, and prayer to patients and families of all faith traditions in several outpatient areas. Informational sessions for those who would like to explore this ministry will be offered Wed., Aug. 10 at 10 AM in the All Faiths Chapel at the Altoona Hospital Campus, and again on Thurs., Aug. 11, at 10 AM in the Holy Family Chapel at the Seventh Avenue Campus.

Specialized training will be provided for those entering the program and the hours are flexible. For more information, or RSVP for one of the sessions, please contact Tony Conrad at 889-4323.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION: Whenever you share your gifts, Jesus blesses them and yields more than you could imagine.

LITURGICAL REFLECTION: Celebrating the Eucharistic Liturgy and receiving Holy Communion should strengthen us to conform our lives more closely to the example of Christ. As Jesus knelt before his Apostles to wash their feet (John 13), giving them an example of humble service, so must we who bear the name Christian live our lives in service to our brothers and sisters. We are sent forth from Mass to love and serve the Lord in our concern of love for others. To help in this endeavor, Church Tradition has identified works of mercy. Eucharistic people live the corporal works of mercy: feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, giving drink to the thirsty, and burying the dead. The spiritual works of mercy include: converting sinners, instructing the ignorant, advising the doubtful, comforting the sorrowful, bearing wrongs patiently, forgiving injuries, and praying for the living and dead. Parish Guide to Implementing the ROMAN MISSAL, USCCB, 2010, “Liturgy and Life.” 2011, Diocese of Altoona- Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 925 S.

Logan Boulevard, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648


WHAT is Eucharistic Adoration? It is visiting and spending time with Jesus in the Sacred Host. It is an expression of our love for Jesus, who loves us so much that He never wants to leave us and stays with us in the Blessed Sacrament. WHY Eucharistic adoration? Because Jesus loves you indefinitely, unlimited in the joy you bring to his Sacred Heart when you spend an hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. WHO can participate? Everyone is encouraged to find at least one hour a week to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

CALLING ALL GOLF ENTHUSIASTS: The Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart are sponsoring their Fourth Annual Golf Tournament, The Invitational, to be held at the Summit Country Club, Cresson, on Friday, September 9. Individual: fee, carts, and dinner $125.00. Format: four person scramble, played in foursomes. Prizes: Steeler Tickets, (5) foursomes to Bedford Springs, Foursomes to other great courses, Four shots at $1,000,000.00. Your support enables the Sacred Heart Sisters to care for the poor, elderly, and to provide medicine and education for children. All the services the sisters provide are only possible because of you. Questions? Phone Sr. Mary Andrew at 814-886-7961. To register, contact Richard at 814-472-5928.

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St. Aloysius Parish, Cresson Recent High School Graduates ( 2011, 2010)

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