1913 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 2013 ST. MICHAEL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 751 Locust Street PO Box 103 St. Michael, Pennsylvania 15951 MASSES: Saturday Vigil Sunday Morning Rev. Charles F. Bodziak, Pastor Deacon Dave Hornick Secretary: Bookkeeper: Religious Ed.: Susan Poldiak Christine Smay Laurie Sloan Daily Mass Holy Days 4:00 pm 8:00 am 10:30 am See Bulletin See Bulletin Office Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday, Tues., Thurs., Friday PHONES: Rectory / Office: (814) 495-9640 Fax: (814) 495-9424 Rel. Ed Office / Parish Hall: (814) 495-4873 Confessions: YEAR: 2013 NUMBER: 30 Saturday 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm Parish Website Sunday 7:30 am to 7:45 am 10:00 am to 10:15 am Anytime Requested www.saintmichaelchurch.weebly.com Secretaries’ E-mail: [email protected] SERVING GOD AND COMMUNITY FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS CELEBRATING OUR CENTENNIAL! BAPTISM: By Appointment. Reserve at least one month in advance. Preparation classes are necessary. Make arrangements at least nine months in advance. Preparation sessions are necessary. Arrangements are made in conjunction with the funeral home. Eulogies must be given at the funeral home at the time of the wake service or at the luncheon. No eulogies at the funeral liturgy, please. Every family must be properly registered. New parishioners should register as soon as possible. Every parishioner must be registered. This is a condition for admission to our Program and reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, First Penance, First Eucharist, and Matrimony; also, for testimonial letters or sponsorship of Baptism and Confirmation outside the Parish. We are concerned and want to be advised when someone is ill at home or in the hospital. Call the rectory to have the shut-in placed on our monthly Holy Communion calls or seriously ill prayer list. Requires a six-month parish registration and active Mass participation for Baptism and Marriage. MARRIAGE: FUNERALS: REGISTRATION: MEMBERSHIP: VISITATION: SACRAMENTAL POLICY: July 28, 2013 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time July, The Month of the Precious Blood of Jesus MASS INTENTIONS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday (July 29 – August 4, 2013) 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 6:30 PM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 4:00 PM 8:00 AM 10:30 AM People of the Parish Agnes Sherry req. by Brother Nick Minor & Family Kay Cannone req. by Mary Anne Davis Theresa M. Kakabar req. by Tom & Amy Kakabar & Daughters Sick & Shut-Ins req. by Saint Michael Funeral Committee Jeanne Borenish req. by the Saturday Night Choir Verna Yanzetich req. by Daughter Susan People of the Parish LITURGICIAL APPOINTMENTS: Saturday, August 3 4:00 PM Lector: Minister of the Host: Ministers of the Cup: Altar Servers: Cantor: Greeter: Anthony Bambino Deacon Dave Hornick Karen Myers & Susan Blazosky Kristen, Evan & Dylan Kundrod Heidi Diaz Carole Mucker Offertory Procession Poldiak Family Sunday, August 4 8:00 AM Offertory Procession Lector: Minister of the Host: Ministers of the Cup: Altar Servers: Cantor: Greeter: Arnold Bernard Deacon Dave Hornick Marie Jo Plummer & Beth Kundrod Isabella Yakicic, Brian Bernard, Griffin Christ Sharon Dibble Betty Long Sunday, August 4 10:30 AM Offertory Procession Lector: Minister of the Host: Ministers of the Cup: Altar Servers: Cantor: Greeter: Mike Barton Deacon Dave Hornick Sharon Paterson & Patty Hornick Eric & Shannan Elgin, Erica Frombach Chloe Wieczorek Robert Oravis James Fisher Family Sunday, August 4 Collection Counters Rodney Kundrod, John Bizzarri Mary Ann Davis & Paul Drobnick Yanzetich Family A GENERAL COMMENDATION ~ Our funeral liturgies are well done. I commend the “Funeral Choir” who comes to sing and play for a parishioner called to God’s heavenly kingdom. I also remind those who can participate to come to the Vigil Service when announced to add to the “Song of Farewell” we do at the Funeral Home. Also, I ask all parishioners who are able, to notice local obituaries and to participate in the Funeral Mass as a member of our parish family to give prayers and support to those in our parish who have lost a loved one. This is indeed a Ministry of Compassion which is an important source of comfort for mourners. I have also been asked about the disposal of Religious Articles. What you can do: 1) Give them away to someone who would appreciate it. 2) Bury them or incinerate them. 3) Physically destroy them so they no longer imitate or represent the article or image. The Blessing exists only as long as the article is “whole”. May God bless you and all you love. Fr. Bo PRAYERS FOR THE SICK ~ We are placing names of the sick in the bulletin for prayers providing they give permission. Although we remember all sick and shut-ins at every Mass, we would like our parish family to be aware of the need for special prayer intentions because of a most serious illness or hospital stay. May the Divine Physician send healing grace for those for whom we pray:, and all of the sick of our parish, the homebound, those in nursing homes, those who care for them, and those in the military along with their families: Josephine Koshute, Lance Hupkovich, Sophie McCloskey, Theresa Fleck, Edith Pheasant, Allen C. Rosemas, Nadine Costa, Patricia Murphy, Beverly Helsel, Betty Zaluski, Connie Gruca, Kenneth A. Yanzetich, Sr., Todd Euen, Beatrice Myers, Bernice Myers, Joel Gillin, Bela Albert Demko, Mary Plasay, William Burke, Dorothy Lebedda, Dwight Fyock, Bill Edmiston, Jon Moschgat, Lori Facciani, Shane Bosic, Martha Everhart, Matey Stec, Dylon Wills, Nicholas Gilles, Bonnie Moore, Magdalene Plummer, Carol Myers, Dawn Hagen, John Podrebarac, Gretchen Rummel, Rachael Howard, Debbie Dibert, Theresa Podrebarac, Ronald Partsch, Julia Bernat, Ronald Gossard, Missy, Betty Hand, Heather Reininger, Joanne (Kolar) Hufford, Christine Flanagan, Troy Jordan, Ayden Alan Grata, John Musilek, Helen McClemens, Anna Brown, Earl Edmiston, Mady, Kenneth Howell, Irene Hribar, Judy Dabbs, Remy Beaver, Tom Vandzura, Philip DiNenno, Edith Devers, and all of the sick of our parish, the homebound, those in nursing homes, those who care for them, and those in the military along with their families. (Please call the Rectory to have your name removed from the list when no longer seriously ill. Thank You.) LET US PRAY AND REMEMBER ~ The following Rev. Fathers from our diocese that died throughout the years from July 29 through August 4: Msgr. Linford F. Greinader, Thomas W. Kelley, Charles Shank, Francis M. Lynch & Gerard J. Oeler PRAY FOR LIVING PRIESTS AND DEACONS IN THE DIOCESE ~ Bishop Mark Bartchak, John Ellias, Joseph Maurizio, Msgr. Timothy Stein, Thaddeus Rettger, OSB, Adalbert Wolski, TOR, Deacon Thomas Beavers LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION Adults Loose Youth Miscellaneous Total $ 3,161.00 $ 115.00 $ 35.75 $ 148.00 $ 3,459.75 We sincerely thank and ask God’s blessing upon all who have care and concern for our parish. July 25, 2013 to Deacon David G. Hornick! 2013 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL Diocesan Goal $ 31,843.00 Total Pledged $ 30,620.00 Total Cash Amount $ 29,465.00 Total Number of Responses 228 Thank you to all who have already participated in the Annual Catholic Appeal. We are still $1,223.00 short of our goal. If you have not yet donated, won’t you please consider doing so! If you do not have a pledge card, you may send your gift (made payable to the “Annual Catholic Appeal”) directly to the parish office. Thank you for your generous response! LIGHTING THE SANTUARY CANDLE ~ Lighting the red vigil lights in church for your own special intention has always been a long standing tradition within the Catholic Church. Many parishes also offer the SANCTUARY CANDLE to light for your special intention, living, deceased or special occasion. With a $5.00 donation you may request our sanctuary candle to burn for one week. Simply enclose in an envelope your “In Memory Of” intention. That intention will be announced in the weekly bulletin. The Sanctuary Candle will burn in memory of Ray Plummer, Jr. during the week of July 28, 2013. CHOIR PRACTICES ~ Practice for the Sunday Choir is on Mondays at 7:00 PM. Practice for the Saturday Choir is on Thursday at 5:30 PM. CENTENNIAL CHOIR ~ There will also be a Centennial Choir practice this Sunday, July 28th immediately following the 10:30 AM Mass. BINGO ~ The next Bingo is on August 13th. Doors open at 5:00 PM and Bingo starts at 6:30 PM. Thank you to all the people who attended and helped with the July Bingo. We are also asking for donations of “goodies”, pies, cakes, etc. ANNIVERSARY MASSES ~ Bishop Mark Bartchak and the Family Life Office cordially invite all couples celebrating their 1st, 25th, 40th, 50th, 55th, and 60+ Wedding Anniversary in 2013 (and their families) to attend the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgy. Couples may attend Sunday, Sept. 8 in ALTOONA at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament or Sunday, Sept. 15 in JOHNSTOWN at St. John Gualbert Cathedral. Both locations are handicap accessible. Liturgies in each location begin at 2:00 p.m. Bishop Mark will be the celebrant and homilist at each celebration. Punch and cookies will be available after the Mass for anniversary couples and their families. Reservations must be made through your parish for either celebration by Monday, August 19. We now have two couples celebrating their 40th wedding anniversaries. Congratulations to Don and Marie Jo Plummer and Dave and Edie Knobloch. PARISH PICNIC - Everyone is welcome to attend our parish picnic on Sunday, August 11 th at 11:30 a.m. here at the St. Michael church grounds! Once again, the church will be supplying chicken, hot sausage, hot dogs, kielbasa, sauerkraut, and beverages. We are asking each family to bring a covered dish. Sign-up sheets are at the church entrances. Please bring a lawn chair to sit under the shade trees and enjoy the day if you wish to set outside the pavilion. CONGRATULATIONS CENTENNIAL TICKET WINNERS Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday July 19, 2013 July 20, 2013 July 21, 2013 July 22, 2013 July 23, 2013 July 24, 2013 July 25, 2013 Robert Yakicic John E. Barr Fr. Bodziak Catherine L. Yanzetich Nancy Edmiston Connie Yauneridge Michael Pierce # 401 # 225 # 180 # 407 # 078 # 366 # 952 (The winning numbers are determined by the evening drawing of the Daily Number.) CENTENNIAL BOOKLET ~ We have been notified by the publisher that there is still time to be a patron for or to place an ad in the Centennial Booklet. A form is available at the church entrances or you may call the Parish Office at 495-9640. THE CENTENNIAL COOKBOOK ~ If you wish to purchase a cookbook, please call the Rectory Office at 495-9640 or contact Cathy Faher at 487-7207. The cost is $15.00. The cookbook makes an excellent gift, for holidays, birthdays, and especially bridal showers! You may pay by cash or check. If writing a check, please make the check payable to St. Michael Catholic Church and in the memo line, write Centennial Cookbook. FIREMEN’S CONVENTION ~ Adams Township Volunteer Fire Co., No. 2 is the host for the 92 nd Annual Convention of the Volunteer Firemen’s Association of Cambria County and Vicinity which will run from July 27th until August 3rd, 2013.The members of the Saint Michael Volunteer Fire Company cordially invite everyone to come and enjoy the Firemen’s Convention. Please refer to the flyer that was sent to each home for a complete schedule of events. The firemen greatly appreciate everyone’s continued support. If you would like to volunteer, please call (814) 495-4111 to sign up. The Fire Company and the Ladies Auxiliary will be using both our church and our hall on Friday, August 2 nd. The Best Way to Pray A priest, a minister and a guru sat discussing the best positions for prayer, while a telephone repairman worked nearby. “Kneeling is definitely the best way to pray,” the priest said. “No,” said the minister. “I get the best results standing with my hands outstretched to Heaven.” “You’re both wrong,” the guru said. “The most effective prayer position is lying down on the floor.” The repairman could contain himself no longer. “Hey, fellas,” he interrupted. “The best prayin’ I ever did was when I was hangin’ upside down from a telephone pole.” Pilgrimage to Rome A gathering to pray the Angelus with Pope Francis was the highlight of a Diocesan pilgrimage to Rome. One hundred twenty four pilgrims participated in the eightday trip July 8-16. On July 14, the pilgrims from Altoona-Johnstown traveled to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, just outside of Rome. A crowd of about 20,000 people was on hand to see the Holy Father. An Italian TV station that serves the bishops of Italy invited Bishop Mark L. Bartchak to be interviewed. After the interview, papal officials gave the Bishop a front row seat for the mid-day prayer. After Pope Francis prayed the Angelus, blessed the crowd, and offered a few remarks, he greeted those assembled in the front row, including Bishop Mark. The Holy Father asked the Bishop his name, where he lived, and why he was there. When Bishop Mark responded that he was leading a Diocesan pilgrimage, the Pope responded, "Bravo!" It was the first time Bishop Mark met Pope Francis. He previously had met Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict. ********************************************************************************* AgnusDay The Lectionary Comic Strip LUKE 11:1-13 BIBLE PASSAGE — He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.” And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Religious Education And Christian Helping Our new 2013-2014 REACH year officially started on June 1, 2013. Students can earn service time for the new year when participating in any *REACH service projects scheduled: (Bingo; Vacation Bible School; Hoagie/Gob Sale; Parish Picnic; Forest Hills Labor Day Festival); and also any service performed outside anywhere in our communities. *Only REACH Service will cumulate towards the REACH Service Award eligibility opportunity. All service done will count towards "total service" for the Diocesan Confirmation requirements in grades 9, 10 and 11. (25 Hours ~10 by group and 15 individual). Outside Service Documentation is required for record purposes and forms are available in the RE Office upon request. Summer REACH Service Projects Available NCYC Hoagie / Gob Fundraiser ~ Saturday, August 3rd from 8 to 11 a.m. Any REACH student can help with Hoagie Prep and earn "Service Hour Credit" for the new 2013--2014 Religious Education year. Contact the RE Office at 495-4873 if able to help. Bingo August 13 ~ Prepare food and help with Admission packets / Timeframe: 3-7 PM Forest Hills Labor Day Festival ~ The annual Forest Hills Labor Day Festival will be held August 31st, September 1st and 2nd. Once again, our REACH Youth Ministry will have 2 booths and be selling Apple Dumplings and Ice Cream Sundaes. REACH Student and Parent volunteers will be needed to help with both booths for the 3-day weekend. Sign-ups will be available next weekend. ********************************************************************************* REACH NCYC Fundraiser—9”Hoagie & Gob Sale: Today is the last day to place an order for our Hoagie & Gob Fundraiser. The Gobs will come from Livingston Bakery and our premium 9” Hoagies will be made fresh by our REACH students the morning of August 3rd. Order deadline is today, July 28th. Orders can still be placed by calling the RE Office at 495-4873. If paying by check, make payable to "St. Michael REACH". Hoagie and Gob Orders will be ready for pick-up at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 3rd or after any of the weekend's masses, August 3rd and 4th. St. Michael Religious Education Program Registration ~ New 2013-2014 Registration forms for our Religious Education Program here at St. Michael Parish will be available in the back of the church starting next weekend. Envelopes will be labeled with family names. Extra packets will also be available for newly registering members. Families must re-register students every year so that all information is updated. Any questions can be directed to the RE Office at 495-4873. Registrations will be accepted throughout the month of August. Mary was surprised to receive $10 from her uncle for her birthday. The uncle asked how she was going to spend it. Mary said, “I’m taking it to Sunday School to put in the offering. God’s gonna be just as surprised as I was at not getting a dollar like usual!” Sunday, July 28 Order your Hoagies & Gobs! Final Orders are due today, July 28th! Centennial Choir Practice / Church / 11:30 AM Monday, July 29 Sunday Choir Practice / Church / 7:00 PM Tuesday, July 30 Wednesday, July 31 Mass / 6:30 PM / Prince Gallitzin Novena # 4 Thursday, August 1 Homebound Communion Calls Saturday Choir Practice / Church / 5:30 PM Friday, August 2 Homebound Communion Calls Saturday, August 3 Hoagie & Gob pick-ups at 11:00 AM And after 4:00 PM Mass / Church Hall Sunday, August 4 Hoagie & Gob pick-ups After 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Masses / Church Hall Sunday, August 11 Tuesday, August 13 Church Picnic / Church Grounds / 11:30 AM Bingo / Church Hall / Doors open at 5:30 PM UPCOMING EVENTS OUTDOOR MASS All are most welcome to join us each Sunday evening at 7:00 PM for the Outdoor Sunday Mass at the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of the Alleghenies in Loretto. The Masses will continue through Labor Day Weekend, September 1st. Please bring a lawn chair. In the event of inclement weather, the Mass will be held in the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel. Outdoor Mass honoring Married Couples with Bishop Mark ALL parishioners are invited to pray with and for those living the Sacrament of Marriage on Sunday evening, July 28 at 7 pm at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Alleghenies in Loretto. Bring a lawn chair. Indoors if rain. Bishop Mark is the celebrant and homilist. Come early and picnic together or tour the historic Prince Gallitzin Chapel House (open 1:00 – 6:00 pm). Singers needed for the choir. One rehearsal at 5:30 before the Mass. Contact choir director Kevin Luke by July 18 at 814-944-2044 or [email protected] DEFENDING LIFE Learn the Church’s teaching about the right to life, and find out what you can do to defend it. Watch new episodes of “Defending Life” beginning July 31 st and airing on EWTN every Wednesday at 2:30 AM and Thursday at 11:00 PM, Eastern Time. For more information, www.DefendingLife.tv CAMERA CASE A Vera Bradley Camera Case and battery were found in the Church Hall following the Mother’s Day Brunch. Please call the rectory at 495-9640 to claim. FESTIVAL St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Windber, PA is holding its annual festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th on the parish grounds. Live Polka Bands for your dancing and listening pleasure will be the featured attraction both days; ethnic foods, bingo, games, and theme baskets will be available. On Friday, there will be a Fish Fry (take outs only) from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome!