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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 Secretaries Mrs. Ann Sutton Parish e-mail email@example.com
Mrs. Mary Ann Earnest 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Education/Faith Formation All Saints Catholic School Mrs. Susan Glass, Principal 886-7
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated at 9 AM this Thursday November 26. There will be no collection taken on this day, but I would ask that everyone bring a non-perishable canned good (fruit, soup, vegetables, etc.) which will be placed in baskets at the altar during the offertory. All food collected during the offertory will be donated to the Cresson Food Pantry through our Christian Service Committee. We will deliver the food to the Food Pantry immediately following Mass. If you are able to help deliver the food downtown on Thanksgiving Day.please give me a call (886-2235). Many hands make light work!
ST ALOYSIUS CHOIR CHRISTMAS PRACTICE: The St. Aloysius Choir would like to invite anyone who would like to sing with them this Christmas to come to practice on Thursday evenings from 6:30 8:00 PM in the choir loft. At this time, we are working on music for the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. We would love to have you join us! Also, we are looking for cantors/leaders of song (you must be at least a freshman in high school) to lead the singing at our regular Masses. If you are interested, please contact Sr. Mary Barbara at 886-7961. Remember he who sings prays twice!!
Communal Anointing of the Sick - As Advent approaches, I will be offering the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick next weekend. The service will include a Liturgy of the Word followed by individual Anointing. You are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) prior to anointing ( Saturdays at 11 AM and 3 PM).
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick Saturday Evening, November 28 5 PM (immediately following 4 PM Mass) Sunday Morning November 29 9 AM and 11:30 AM (immediately following the 8 AM Mass and the 10:30 AM Mass) Who may be anointed?
1) Those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or older age. 2) Elderly people who have become notably weakened, even though no serious illness is present. 3) Before surgery 4) Those who have been anointed recently if their condition continues. 5) Those who suffer from chronic illnesses or mental illnesses at any age.
Looking Ahead/ December Dates:
Tuesday, December 8 The Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Tuesday, December 8) is a holy day of obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 6 PM Monday evening, December 7, and at 9:30 AM (with our students from All Saints Catholic School) and 7 PM on Tuesday, December 8.
Saturday, December 12 First Reconciliation Penance Service at 10 AM Second Grade parishioners will celebrate the Sacrament for the first time today.
Thanksgiving Thank You / Invitation - Finally, this week you will receive in the mail a Thank You note from me, our Parish Council, Finance Council and Stewardship Committee, for all of your increased stewardship efforts this year. So many have shared their time, talent and treasure in outstanding ways. May God continue to bless our parish with generous hearts in the Year of Grace 2010! Also included with the Thank You will be a letter to inactive Catholics, with encouragement, an invitation to Come Home for Christmas, and a listing of our Advent/ Christmas schedule.
Please pass it along to family and friends.
PARISH SCHEDULE THIS WEEKSUNDAY [11/22] 9:00 AM 10:15 AM K 11 Religious Education Classes Faith Education Center MONDAY [11/23] 6:30 PM Finance Council Meeting Blessed Mother Meeting Room WEDNESDAY [11/25] 9:00 AM Legion of Mary Meeting Blessed Mother Meeting Room, Faith Education Center 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Church 6:30 PM Stewardship Committee Meeting Blessed Mother Room THURSDAY [11/26] 9:00 AM Thanksgiving Day Mass Church 10:00 AM delivery of canned goods to Cresson Food Pantry FRIDAY [11/27]
PARISH OFFICE CLOSEDSATURDAY [11/28] 11:00 AM Confessions - Church 3:00 PM Confessions Church 5:00 PM Communal Anointing of the Sick - Church 5:30 PM All Saints Catholic School Bingo - St. Aloysius Community Center SUNDAY [11/29] 9:00 AM Communal Anointing of the Sick - Church 9:00 AM 10:15 AM Religious Education Classes Faith Education Center 11:30 AM Communal Anointing of the Sick -Church
COLLECTION COUNTERS: Nov. 23 : Paul Link, Joan Baker, Jeanie Watt DUSTBUSTERS: M. Lee, F. Lee, S. Mullen MUSIC MINISTERS: 4:00 PM, 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM, Sister Mary Barbara STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE/Weekly Financial Report: Nov.8 Income: Adults $3550.21; Children $24.85; Loose $300.25; Holy Day $31.00. Repair Fund: $180.00 Adult env. Used 242, Not used 170. Expenses: $3859.79.
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWSOur first grade students are preparing a Thanksgiving Prayer Service. It will be held on Wednesday at 9:00 at St.
Francis Xavier Church. During the service all of the students participate by bringing non-perishable items that are given to the Cresson Food Pantry. We are thankful for our many blessings and we want to share our bounty with others. Students will be dismissed at noon on that day. Bus service is available.
Our students have also planned other activities to help the less fortunate. We are collecting new toys and making blankets that will be given to needy families. Service to others is a priority at All Saints.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, good times, and, of course, plenty of turkey and pumpkin pie!
CALENDAR WINNERS: 11/11 - #691 No Winner; 11/12 - #731 Kevin McMullen; 11/13 - #957 No Winner;
11/14 - #481 No Winner; 11/15 - #225 No Winner; 11/16 - #045 No Winner; 11/17 - #441 No Winner BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASS: The next baptismal preparation class is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 AM. The class will be held in the Blessed Mother Meeting Room.
BISHOP CARROLL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL VISITATION: During the month of November, students from the parochial grade schools will be visiting Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. These visits include lessons, tours, information, demonstrations, activities, and lunch. If you have a child in grades 7 and 8 at a public school and you would be interested in having them come one of these days, please call Mr. Nagy at (814) 472-7500, extension 105, or e-mail email@example.com for more information on the visit days. If any of those days do not work, other arrangements can be made. Also, any high school students interested in transferring to BCCHS are encouraged to call and schedule a day to visit the school.
AROUND THE AREA: Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto, will be presenting A TOUCH OF THE CARRIBEAN The Buffettman Featuring Tom Watt- on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Our Lady of Loretto Community Hall. Doors open at 5:00 PM, Meal at 6:00, Concert at 7:00. Chicken BBQ with all the fixings.
Beer & Beverages (BYOB) 21 and older. Donation $25/ticket. Proceeds benefit Strides Against Cancer and St. Michael s. For tickets or information, contact Linda Kirsch 674-5966; Nadine Brown 886-8093; Katie Rhodes 886-4619.
ENGAGED COUPLES MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEKENDS: This weekend provides time for engaged couples
to focus on issues pertaining to marriage. Fulfills diocesan marriage preparation requirement. Weekend dates: 2010 dates:
Feb. 19,20,21, and March 19,20,21. (Begins Fri. 8:00 pm, ends Sun. 3:00 pm). The weekend is held at St. John the Baptist Retreat Center, New Baltimore. For registration/information: Family Life Office (814) 886-5551 or www.ajdiocese.org-Family Life. Gift certificates available. Sponsored by the Family Life Office of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS: Even though discipleship and stewardship set the necessary terms of Christian life in this world, they have their ultimate reward in another life. [Stewardship: A Disciple s Response 10th Anniv. Ed., USCCB, 2002] LITURGICAL REFLECTION : Throughout this past year the liturgical inserts have presented the teaching of the bishops of the United States o the place of music in Catholic worship. A cry from deep within our being, music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of higher things. Music is a sign of God s love for us and of our love for God. It is no wonder that singing together in church expresses so well the sacramental presence of God among believers. The primordial song of the Liturgy is the canticle of victory over sin and death. Christ, our crucified and risen King, is the Lord and aster of all who ear the name Christian. Sing to the Lord Music in Divine Worship, Numbers 2 and 7. 2009, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 124 Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 LITURGICAL REFLECTION FOR THANKSGIVING: DAY OF PRAYER: For the Harvest and Fruits of the Earth This Thursday, November 26th, our country observes Thanksgiving Day and our Diocese observes a Day of Prayer for the Harvest and the Fruits of the Earth. We are full of gratitude for the many gifts the Lord has bestowed on us and those we love. Make an attempt to participate at Mass this day. Join all in the Diocese in praying this prayer.
Father, all-powerful, your gifts of love are countless and your goodness infinite. On Thanksgiving Day we are filled with gratitude for your kindness. Open our hearts to concern for our fellow men and women, so that we may share your gifts in loving service. Grounded in your consistent love, help us to reach out in love to all your people, so that we may share with them the goods of time and eternity. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen 2009, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Liturgy Office, 124 Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY: In keeping with our tradition, any month with a fifth Sunday is given to our local St. Vincent DePaul Society. November 29 will be that Sunday. These monies are used for the less fortunate of our area.
BLOODMOBILE: As you decorate, shop, and enjoy family and friends throughout the holidays, won t you add one more gift to your list the gift of life? There will be a bloodmobile here at St. Aloysius Church on Friday, November 27, from 1:00 7:00. You can RSVP to donate by phoning 1-800-GIVE LIFE. Service hours will be given to anyone who would like to volunteer at the Bloodmobile. For further information on volunteering, phone Donna at 262-2668.