Certificates of Eligibility

Certificates of Eligibility  (for godparents and sponsors)

Certificates of eligibility are issued in the parish office only to the registered parishioners who meet the following requirements:

  • They are 16 years of age or older.
  • They are fully initiated Catholics having received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
  • If married, their present marriage is valid, i.e. recognized as being valid by the Catholic Church.
  • They are actively practicing Catholics, attending mass regularly, participating in the life of the parish, and supporting their parish family.

Please contact the parish office (814) 684-1480 if you need a sponsorship form.  We ask that your request be placed at least 2 weeks before the event.

One Response to Certificates of Eligibility

  1. Suzanne Sickler Tomer says:

    St. Matthew Church and School will forever be in my heart. I have traveled extensively. Along the way I have been to many Catholic Church’s as far as and including Jerusalem, Israel and have yet to find a Church that lives up to my beloved St. Matthew. The Priest, Nuns, Teachers and Parishioners are dedicated above and beyond expectations. Tyrone Catholics are blessed with being able to attend school no matter their income. Sadly I have found this not to be the case around the world. As with our wonderful new Father, Father Orr worked painstakingly to keep the School running. I have never seen such dedication as the parents of the students, who are instrumental to the schools success. They are good, kind, thoughtful and very intelligent people. The teachers, principal, secretary, aids, etc. are far and few between. They are brilliant and love teaching the word of God. Yes, we have been blessed in little Tyrone. I know, I have seen what goes on in the world and St. Matthew is the finest I have come across. Looking forward to marrying at St. Matthews this summer. Where else would I go but where I feel loved each time I visit.

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