DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – APRIL 11th
The Parish will commemorate Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11th with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 11:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Then at 2:00 pm the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will take place. All are welcome to come and pray.
The Message of the Divine Mercy that Sr. Faustina received from the Lord was not only directed toward her personal growth in faith but also toward the good of the people. When the command of our Lord to paint an image according to the pattern that Sr. Faustina had seen, came also a request to have this image venerated, first in the Sisters’ chapel, and then throughout the world. The same is true with the revelations of the Chaplet. The Lord requested that this Chaplet be said not only by Sr. Faustina, but by others: “Encourage souls to say the Chaplet that I have given you.” The same is true of the revelation of the Feast of Mercy. “The Feast of Mercy emerged from my very depths of tenderness. It is my desire that it solemnly be celebrated on the First Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the fount of My Mercy.”
The Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet begins on Good Friday and will end on Saturday, April 10th. A pamphlet containing these prayers can be found in the vestibule
Catholic Ministries Drive – Be a Disciple of Hope – begins today throughout our Diocese. The annual Catholic Ministries Drive supports 14 ministries throughout the Diocese. Please reflect on Bishop Mark’s invitation that was mailed to all parishioners this week. Remember that our parish utilizes the “YELLOW” envelope system. Therefore, there is no need for you to respond to the Diocese mailings.
Help Needed – The funeral luncheon committee is looking for more volunteers. This is a great opportunity to do something special for members of our parish. Currently there are two groups that alternate serving luncheons after funerals. The hours are usually 11 am to 2 pm. As a volunteer, you will be called by the team leader when your team has a funeral lunch to serve. Most committee members are retired and have a flexible schedule, therefore if a member cannot participate there is someone to fill in. If interested, call or text Amy Brisbin at 814-931-4702. Thank you!
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Parish Council please contact Jason Terosky at 814-883-0077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or the parish office.
ARISE Program Resumes Season 5 of the ARISE small group faith sharing opportunity will continue after Easter. The popular community building through faith sharing program was delayed due to pandemic issues. All sessions will be held in the Gathering Space beginning the week of April 11th through the week of May 16th. Each of the six sessions runs for about 90 minutes with a guarantee of having your spirits lifted by fellow parishioners. Questions can be directed to Bill Harshman, ARISE Coordinator at 684-1639.
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!
Plenary Indulgences Available for the Year of Saint Joseph (2021) declared by Pope Francis. The indulgence is from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. Please include this in your prayer devotional for this year. Copies are available in the vestibule.
- 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 email@example.com for more information.
- Mass Scheduling
Currently, there are over 400 Mass intentions outstanding As a result there will be no new Mass intentions accepted for the remaining of 2020 and at least until July 2021. However, Mass intentions will be accepted for recent deceased members of your family/friends. The office staff understands this is a difficult situation and your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.
- 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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