PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY will be celebrated at masses this weekend. Priesthood Sunday honors priests, without whom the Mass could not be offered and Sacraments could not be celebrated. A box for “Thank you” cards will be placed in the Gathering Space for anyone desiring to express prayerful support and appreciation for the ministry of our pastor, Father Jozef.
CEMETERY UPDATE As we are approaching the celebration of All Souls (November 2) and we remember and pray for our deceased relatives and friends we are also reminded of the fact that one day we will need a burial spot where our earthly remains will be laid to rest. We are blessed with two cemeteries where we can be buried: Saint Luke in Sinking Valley and Oak Grove in Tyrone. I would like to let you know that the price for the privilege of burial (including perpetual care) in a plot of ground (or what has been referred to as buying a cemetery plot) is $400. If interested, please stop at the church office and make arrangements.
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, Nov. 21-23.
Fall Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 14th from 10 am to 2 pm. Saint Matthew Crafters will be available. Lunch will be available featuring salads, sloppy joes, haluski, hot dogs w/sauerkraut, baked goods, and a variety of soups: chicken noodle, vegetable, sauerkraut chowder, stuffed pepper soup, and chicken corn. Due to restrictions there will only be take out orders. Need information please call Debbie Zakrzwski at 632-3070
Sign-up and pledge to help us walk 5885 miles to Bethlehem. Our pledges (25 cents per mile) will be due December 15th to help selected local charities (Food Bank, Saint Matthew School, Sr. Paula’s Soup Kitchen,and more as funds dictate). Contact Bill Harshman, 684-1639 for more details and Q/As.
The Family Activities Committee of CDA is planning a Halloween Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, October 26th (rain date Sunday, November 1st) after the 10:30 mass in the church parking lot. We will begin the parade around 11:45. Children should wear costumes. There must be at least one parent attending. Sign up in the gathering space or call Amy Brisbin (814-931-4702). Donations of individually wrapped candy is appreciated and may be placed in a donation box in the gathering space.
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.
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- 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.
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- 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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