St. Benedict Church
2310 Bedford Street ▪ Johnstown, PA 15904-1127
Rectory and School Phone: 814-266-9718 and 814-266-3837
Mother’s Day - May 8, 2011
Rectory Fax: 814-269-4220 School Fax: 814-266-7718
Parish Web Address: www.stbenedictchurch.org School Web Address: www.sbspanthers.org
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
TO ALL MOTHERS OF
Sacrament of Baptism: Parents are to be exam-
Rev. David S. Peles, Pastor …………………….…..Ext. 102 ples to their children by being registered, active
SBpastor@atlanticbb.net members of the Parish. First time parents are re-
Rev. Derek Fairman, Parochial Vicar ………...... Ext. 106 quired to attend a Baptismal Preparation Class.
Rev. Michael A. Wolfe, Parochial Vicar…….…..Ext. 107
Please call the Rectory Office to make arrange-
Deacon Michael Russo …..……………………..288-3036
Rectory …………………………………………...Ext. 101
(Business Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-Noon/1-4:00pm) Sacrament of Marriage: Couples planning to
School ………………………………………….…Ext. 201 marry are to make arrangements at least nine
Mr. George Nace, Principal months prior to their wedding date. Diocesan
Mrs. Judy Klaum, School Bookkeeper/Tuition ... Ext. 203 Guidelines regarding Marriage Preparation must
Sr. Cindy Burns, CCW, High School CCD, RCIA Ext.301 be followed. The Catholic party/parties is/are to
firstname.lastname@example.org be registered, active members in the parish.
Mrs. Michelle Robatin, Elementary CCD ……….Ext. 302 Parish Membership: New members are always
email@example.com welcome! If you are moving into, within, or out
Mr. Joseph Gaunt, Office of Music & Liturgy …. Ext. 303 of the Parish, please call the Rectory Office and
let us know.
“To proclaim and live the message of Jesus
Monday - Friday 8:00am and 12:05 pm Christ; through the power of the Holy Spirit,
Saturday 9:00 am, (Vigil: 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm) pray and work to build up His Church; and to do
Sunday 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 am the will of the Father always and everywhere”
Reconciliation Parish Motto: “Ora et Labora” - Latin for
Saturday at 3:00 pm. Other times as listed in the “Pray and Work” - comes from the Benedictines
bulletin. who first staffed our Parish.
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Masses Intentions This Week: Religious and Social Events This Week
Mon 8:00am Anniv. John Yeager Today HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
7:30am Sunday Mass / K of C Food Drive / Scrip Weekend -
(Grandsons: Jacob & Lucas Polacek) Vestibule of Church
12:05pm Brooke Biesinger B-day (Family) 9:30am Sunday Mass sung by our Liturgical Choir / K of C Food
Tue 8:00am Anniv. Helen Hands (Clara Gredesky) Drive / ARC Collection / Scrip Weekend - Vestibule of
12:05pm Sally Vitez (Michelle & John Vitez) Church
11:30am Sunday Mass / K of C Food Drive / Scrip Weekend -
Wed 8:00am Sue Gredesky B-day (George Migas) Vestibule of Church
12:05pm Anniv. Joe Lopresti (Dick & Dot Ruth) 2:00pm First Holy Communion sung by our Third Grade Choir
Thur 8:00am Anniv. Robert G. Sakmar, Sr.
(Children) Mon 7:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
9:00am Robert Nemcheck (Mr/s Greg Bellotti) 11:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
12:05pm Anniv. 5/6 Alfred James Noon - 1:30pm SCRIP CARD SALE / JPII - Room #1
(Wife, Son, & Family) 12:05pm Mass
Fri 8:00am A. Evelyn Smoter B-day 6:30pm Oblates Meeting / JPII - Room #2
(Pat & Curt Costlow)
Tue Eucharistic Day
12:05pm Mary Grace Roccio B-day 7:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
(Jim, Mary Agnes & Patrick) 8:00am Mass followed by Confessions
Sat 9:00am Mr/s Ross DiBuono (Erna Callihan) 11:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
5:00pm Nick Barbera, Jr. B-day 12:05pm Mass opens our Eucharistic Day followed by Confessions
12:30-7:00pm Private Adoration Throughout the Day / Church
(Mom & Family) 6:30-9:00pm Stephen Ministers / JPII - Upstairs
7:00pm Anniv. William Lear 7:00-8:00pm Pro-Life Holy Hour / Church
(Larry & Becky Lear)
Sun 7:30am Frank Fabina (Don Nemcheck) Wed 7:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
9:30am Michael Prohonic Sr. 11:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
(Ed & Jean Priepo) 12: 05pm Mass
11:30am Mass for the Parishioners 6:15-7:15pm Liturgical Ensemble / Rehearsal / Kiniry Hall
7:30pm Contemporary Choir Rehearsal / Church
Thur 7:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
Altar Server Schedule: 8:00am
Scrip Card Sale / JPII - Room #1
(Monday - Friday, May 9th - May 13th) 9:00am School Mass sung by our Junior Choir
8:00am Jerod Diamond and Gabe Cannizzaro 11:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
(Next Saturday, May 14th) 12: 05pm Mass
5:30-7:00pm St. Benedict Art Show / School
5:00pm Abby Szelong, Kassidy Orr, Cole Berkebile 6:30pm Liturgical Choir Rehearsal / Kiniry Hall
7:00pm Joshua & Justin Way, Austin Rodman 7:30pm School Spring Program / Gym
(Next Sunday, May 15th) 8:00pm Schola Choir Rehearsal / Kiniry Hall
7:30am William & Matthew Trabold, Gregory Kutsick
Fri 7:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
9:30am Zachary Valkovci, Gabe Cannizzaro, Nathan 8:00am Mass
Neissner 11:40am Recitation of the Rosary / Church
11:30am Adam Rager, Zane & Wyatt Price 12:05pm Mass
6:00-10:00pm Sports Banquet / Gym
Mark the calendar Sat 8:40am
Recitation of the Rosary / Church
May 21, 2011 9:30-11:30am
Deacon Russo’s Bible Study / JPII - Room #2
Confessions / Church
5:00pm Mass to Fulfill the Sunday Obligation / Sung by
This is the actual date to celebrate 100 years the Third Grade Choir / ARC Collection
7:00pm Mass to Fulfill the Sunday Obligation / ARC Collection
here at St. Benedict Church. We are planning
a simple celebration at our 5:00 pm Saturday Sun 7:30am Sunday Mass / ARC Collection
9:30am Sunday Mass sung by our Schola Cantorum Choir /
Mass. Plan to join us as we bless our new bells ARC Collection
after Mass. There will be no 7:00 pm Mass 11:30am Sunday Mass / ARC Collection
that evening so we may meet for fellowship in A Special Thank You to everyone who participated and
our School Hall / Gym for cookies and punch. assisted in any way with Bishop Mark L. Bartchak’s Mass
Mark your calendar and plan to join us in last weekend. We are very grateful to all of you!
Mother’s Day May 8, 2011 Page Three
When you’re shopping this week, be sure to pick up SCRIP SALES THIS WEEKEND!
some after Easter items for our Chinese Auction Booth. Scrip will be available to purchase in the church vesti-
This is a great time to purchase something because a lot bule following all Masses this weekend. Scrip sales this
of decorations, etc. are half price. We are also looking week will be tomorrow / Monday from Noon to 1:30 pm
for Spring items, baby items, red-white-blue, Steelers/ and Thursday from 8:15-9:15 am in John Paul II - Room
Pirates/Penguins, boys-girls-ladies-men’s items, back-to- #1.
school things too! Thanks to everyone who have already You may drop your prepaid order forms in the collec-
donated wonderful things for our baskets! tion basket at any weekend Mass. You will be called
when your scrip is ready for pick up! Thank you for par-
Our Vacation Bible School entitled “Son Surf, Beach ticipating in our program.
Blast VBS” has been scheduled for the week of August
1st-5th, from 9 - 11:30 am. It promises to be a fun and Knights of Columbus News
faith-filled week, so please mark your calendar now, so Thank you Knights of Columbus for the repair of the
your children may attend. defibrillation machine which is located in the priest’s
Also, anyone interested in teaching a Bible School sacristy.
Class, former or new teacher, please call Becky at 266-
3885 after 5 pm. Thank you! Today is our monthly K of C Food Pantry collection.
On the first full weekend of each month we ask each
Congratulations! family in our Parish to donate at least one item of non-
Patti Plummer was the winner of the service for 12 perishable food, laundry or cleaning supplies, personal
gold-trimmed “Starlite” Lenox china. The winner was care items or paper products. If you’d rather not carry
drawn at the April 15th fish fry. Also, thank you to the them to Mass, you are welcome to drop them off at the
parishioner who kindly donated the china. Rectory Office anytime during regular business hours.
We are in from 7-Noon and 1-4:30pm Monday-Friday).
The 2011 Annual Catholic Appeal continues in our THANK YOU!
Parish and throughout the Diocese. If you have not yet
responded, please prayerfully consider what you can do ARC Collection next weekend after all Masses.
to participate. We want your participation and need your Please support our parish Knights of Columbus.
support. Your gift will make a difference! You may
drop your pledge envelopes in the collection basket this Attention Gardeners
weekend and we will send them over to Altoona. We are looking for perennial flowers
and plants to enhance the beauty of our
The Saint Benedict Catholic School, Johnstown, parish grounds.
PA invites proposals for IT management services If you are doing spring gardening and
to be performed under an employment agree- have extra bulbs or plants you may want
ment or contract by an individual or consulting to donate to this project or would like to
organization familiar with IT management ser- contribute some time working on our parish grounds,
vices. contact Mary Ellen at 487-7058.
If you just want to make a cash donation, so we may
To request an IT management services RFP, purchase some “summer flowers” for the grounds, please
please contact: use a plain envelope and mark it “Summer Flowers” and
put it in the collection basket next weekend.
St. Benedict Rectory
Attn. IT Management RFP Bereavement Group
2310 Bedford Street Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 18th at
Johnstown, PA 15904 1:00 pm in the John Paul II. All members should plan
814-266-9718 Ext. 101 to attend. Deacon Michael Russo will be speaking on
All responses to this proposal must be submitted
This bulletin is totally subsidized by those companies
to the above address by no later than May 13th,
whose advertisement appears on the back page. If you
have the opportunity, you may thank them in the name
of St. Benedict Church by using their products/services.
Mother’s Day May 8, 2011 Page Four
Have you submitted your favorite recipe for our cook-
Notes from MUSIC MINISTRY
book? If you forgot it today...bring it next weekend and
put it in the collection basket. We already have over The Contemporary Choir will rehearse on Wednesday,
200 recipes submitted - you may submit more than one May 11th.
of your favorite dishes or desserts. Let’s see if we can The Liturgical Ensemble will rehearse on Wednesday,
May 11th, from 6:15 to 7:15.
Reach 500! The Liturgical Choir will rehearse on Thursday, May
12th. We do not sing next Sunday, May 15th.
Stephen Ministry The Schola Cantorum will rehearse on Thursday, May
Danger versus Opportunity Did you realize that the 11th, and sing the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, May 15th.
The Junior Choir will sing the 9:00 am School Mass on
average crisis lasts for about six weeks? By the end of a Thursday, May 12th.
month and a half, people usually come to some solution.
Sometimes the solutions are good, but sometimes they SCRIPTURAL READINGS FOR THE WEEK
just cause more painful problems. Stephen Ministers
can help people find positive resolutions to crises. If Monday: Acts 6:8-15; Jn 6:22-29
you would like a Stephen Minister or would like addi- Tuesday: Acts 7:51 — 8:1a; Jn 6:30-35
tional information about Stephen Ministry, please call Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8; Jn 6:35-40
Threse at 535-2517 or Dolores at 266-2055. Thursday: Acts 8:26-40; Jn 6:44-51
Friday: Acts 9:1-20; Jn 6:52-59
Please Pray For… Saturday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Jn 15:9-17
...for the repose of the souls who have entered eternal Sunday: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 23;
life. May they rest in God’s peace and may the 1 Pt 2:20b-25; Jn 10:1-10
comfort of the Lord be with their families.
...Remember in your charity the homebound, elderly, Deacon Russo’s Bible Study group will meet on Satur-
sick and hospitalized members of our Parish Family, day from 9:30-11:30 am in the John Paul II Center. Eve-
especially Tom Murphy, Jan Patcher, Ed Gregorich, ryone is welcome to stop in and see what they are all about.
Alan Klaum, Lucy Shiley, Patrick Higgins, Lester If you need to contact Deacon Russo please call
Reitz, Ardith Hasse, Vern Campigotto, Pearl Sedle 288-3036.
meyer, Jim Heilmann, Ted Bishof, John Jaskula,
Harold Roberts, Daniel Prohonic, David Smith, The monthly meeting of the Oblates of St. Benedict’s
Marian Bunja, Robert James, Elizabeth Straw, Fred will meet tomorrow / Monday evening in the John Paul II
Riggs, Larry Putorek, Anthony Crisifuli, Sandy Kloo. Education Center in Room 2 at 6:30pm.
May they be united in a special way with the suffering
Christ. Our Eucharistic Day will open with our 12:05 Mass on
...Also, Lord, please watch over the men and women Tuesday followed by private adoration in Church until
serving in our armed forces, and also those civilians 6:30pm when the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed.
whose work puts them in harms way. Bless them and There will be a Pro-Life Holy Hour from 7:00-8:00pm.
their families for the selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. Did you lose keys or a retired Air Force hat? If so,
you can claim them at the Rectory office.
Week 6 Bonanza Ticket Winners: Our St. Benedict Legion of Mary is sponsoring a
Sunday # 257, Monday # 941, Tuesday # 891, Wednes- “Spring Adult Education” session next Sunday, May 15th
day #362, Thursday #085, Friday # 129, Saturday #773. at 3:00 pm in our JPII Center, room #2. The topic is
GOOD LUCK! “PEACE”. Our presenter is Fr. Derek Fairman. Light
refreshments will be served. We cordially invite you to
All winners will be notified next week about claiming attend.
your prize. We still have tickets available if you are
interested in purchasing another. If you received one in The Knights of Columbus wish to thank Jared Howard,
the mail, and are not interested in purchasing it, please Kurt Walker and Karch Helsel, 8th Graders in our school
return it via the collection basket. who helped with the heavy lifting portion of our Easter
Food Basket distribution.
Your hard work was very much appreciated. Thank You!
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Congratulations to our First Holy Communion
Class of 2011
We would like to take this opportunity to extend our most sincere
blessings to each of our Communicants, and we ask that you keep
them in your prayers. Also our thanks to the parents, the teachers
in our Parochial School and our CCD School of Religion for their
guidance and support of these youngsters.
Benjamin Berkebile Aiden Marshall
Jack Bifano Nathaniel Martin
Austin Birus Jude Martyak
Cierra Cashaw Shannon Mikulsky
Rachel Cooper Cole Milne
Courtney Deshner Jill Montag
Sophia Devan Jacob Mowery
Ally Diamond Serena Nyanko
Tony DiPaola Cullen O’Dowd
Dominick Donate Priscilla Ortiz
Zane Dudinack Spencer Pfarr
Coty Grasser Savanna Popma
Bethany Grove Alexander Querry
D’Naysia Herring Valyn Robison
Ryan Horner Gabriel Shaffer-
Julia Horwath Merriman
Ashley Kolar Madison Sloan
Aaron Koval Joshua Stem
Amy Kralik Braiden Stroba
Dominick Kutsick Andrew Tomak
Reilly Malcolm Ian Verovsek
St. Benedict Church
2310 Bedford Street
Johnstown, PA 15904-1127
814-266-9718 ext 101
Contact: Mary Beth Pudliner
P.S. Mary Ann has retired as of Feb 1, 2010