Announcements:

    • Fall Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Saint Matthew Crafters will be available. Lunch will be available featuring potato, pasta, and macaroni salads, haluski, baked goods, and a variety of soups:  chicken noodle, vegetable, sauerkraut chowder, stuffed pepper soup, and chicken corn.
      • BASKET RAFFLE IS UNDERWAY! There are an amazing variety of Baskets to choose from this year with something for everyone of all ages. Tickets are 7 for $5.00 and are available through Sunday, November 21st
    • During each Mass on October 30th and 31st, we will be celebrating the gift of those Diamond Club members of our parish family who are 75 years of age and older and continue to serve as a shining example of prayerful commitment to Christ and an inspiration for us all.  A special blessing will be offered during Mass and a reception will follow in the Gathering Space.  We look forward to sharing this special recognition with our Saint Matthew family.
  • The Family Activities Committee of Catholic Daughters of America is planning a Halloween Party.  The party will be held on Sunday, October 31st from noon until 2 pm.  If it rains, the party will be in Harkin’s Hall.  If the weather is nice we will have it in the grassy area behind the gathering space.  Children (adults, too!) are encouraged to wear costumes.  We will have snacks, but will not provide lunch.  There must be at least one parent attending.  Sign up in the gathering space or call Amy Brisbin (814-931-4702)  

         Anyone wishing to donate individually wrapped candies and/or Halloween prizes would be very much appreciated.  A donation box is located in the gathering space. 

    Come Join Us – Anyone interested in viewing the movie, Roe V Wade, is welcome to join the Catholic Daughters on Sunday, October 17th at noon in Saint Matthew gathering space.  Snacks will be provided. 

  • St. Aloysius Church in Cresson, PA would like to extend an invitation to participate in the Praise and Worship prayer meetings on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm on Zoom with Father Bob Hilz, meeting ID# 6726349049 or dial 929-205-6099.

         If you are in need of counseling, Catholic Counselors of America LLC is open by appointment at St. Aloysius Faith Education and Community Center. By calling Leorosie Trexler at 814-505-7178.

         May God Our Father, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, bless you and your family, and may Our Blessed Mother Mary cover you in her mantle of protection!

  • Cindy O’Connor of the Office of Child and Youth Protection office of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has requested that we provide educational article each month provide by VIRTUS of The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc.  This month’s article is Our Pledge to Protect Vulnerable Adults, by Judge Kate Huffman. This article is available in the vestibule and also on the parish website.
  • The Family Life Office of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has a ministry, Heaven’s Treasure.  The ministry attempts to reach out to families who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage or early fetal death by providing them with spiritual tools to help them to grieve their child through the care of the Catholic Church.  Please call the office at 814-695-5579 or email familylife@dioceseaj.org for more information.

  • MASS INTENTION SCHEDULING: The parish staff would like to extend our appreciation for the patience extended during the past year in the restrictions in scheduling of Masses.  As a result,  Mass intentions will now be accepted.   Mass intention or requests will be  limited to 3 masses for each family per year (only one Mass can be for the weekend or Holy Day).    We schedule as we receive mass intentions and will do our best to honor your requests. Please keep in mind to be kind and considerate of others and this will allow as many as possible in our parish family to be able to request a celebration of Mass.  Remember that the value of a Mass is infinite no matter when it is celebrated.

  • Please note that the annual collection of religious articles takes place once a year in February. You are asked to please keep items to exchange/donate until that time.  The gathering space is not a drop off for old or not used items throughout the year.  If an item is not blessed you may discard of it on your own.
  • Try Catholic Radio – WJVM 90.3 FM the Voice of Divine Mercy
  • PROJECT RACHEL:  Would you like to find peace in your heart with your aborted child, with God, with the Church?  Don’t be afraid, the door is open.  For women, men, anyone wounded by abortion.  Contact Project Rachel 814-884-8000.  ProjectRachel@dioceseaj.org.  All calls are confidential.
  • AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchase to our parish.   Please go to the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1390606 and you can start helping our church in this very easy way.
  • Please remember our local Tyrone Food Bank.  Canned soups, peanut butter, cereal, jelly, and personal care items are always needed.  The Food Bank requests that dates on all donations be current.  Expired items cannot be accepted.

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