Saturday, May 25, 4:00 PM:

LECTORS:     1st Reading: T. Evanskey

2nd Reading: A. Bucher

Introduction & Intercession: T. Bucher


Host: T. Hoffer

Cup: J. Steinbauer & M. Riggle

Altar Servers: A. Bucher & T. Smith

HOSPITALITY: J. Genesi, S. Genesi, D. Kissell, M. Kissell

Sunday, May 26, 9:00 AM:

LECTORS: 1st Reading: T. Finn

2nd Reading: D. Morrissey

Introduction & Intercession: G. Finn


Host: T. Belis

Cup: B. Paranich & Sr. Linda

Altar Servers: K. Shanafelt & E. Wolfe

HOSPITALITY: T. Carosielli, D. Cole, T. DelMastro, M. Kowalski

Saturday, Jun 1, 4:00 PM:

LECTORS:     1st Reading: B. Pennington

2nd Reading: T. Bucher

Introduction & Intercession: A. Bucher


Host: J. Lovrich

Cup: M. Kissell & J. Shelow

ALTAR SERVERS: A. Bucher & T. Smith

HOSPITALITY: J. Genesi, S. Genesi, D. Kissell, N. Lovrich, Sr,

Sunday, Jun 2, 9:00 AM:

LECTORS:     1st Reading: A. Amato

2nd Reading: S. Caldwell

Introduction & Intercession: N. Lovrich


Host: J. Chestney

Cup: J. Kost & A. Lovrich

ALTAR SERVERS: E. Caldwell & T. Rishel

HOSPITALITY: T. Carosielli, R. DelGrosso, E. Hunter, M. Kowalski


Sat, May 18     4:00 PM     for Kay Pfahler by Sally Young

Sun, May 19 9:00 AM for Alois Poppenwimer by Vicki & Rod Hamer

Mon, May 20   8:00 AM    for Joe Wharton by Marlene Halbedl

Tue, May 21     6:00 PM     for Helen Rossi by Pat Sheridan

Wed, May 22   7:30 AM     Holy Hour with Communion

Sat, May 25     4:00 PM     for the People by the Pastor

Sun, May 26 9:00 AM for Joseph & Jennie Skonieczki by Barbara Paranich



¨ KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING – Monday, June 10, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., Parish Meeting Room. 

¨ MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE MEETING – Monday, June 24, 6:30 pm, Parish Meeting Room. 

¨ PARISH ASSOCIATION MEETING – Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 pm, in the Parish Meeting Room. We invite all parishioners to attend and to join our newly formed Parish Picnic Committee. We will be planning our upcoming Parish Picnic to be held on Sunday, August 4, at 5:00 pm., in the side yard of the church.

The Carmelite Community of the Word Golf

Tournament will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024

at the Scotch Valley Country Club, Hollidaysburg.

Registration begins at 7 a.m.; Golf begins at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: Foursome – $450.00; Individual Golfer – $150.00 Attend lunch/auction only – $20 per person. Fee includes a continental breakfast, snacks and drinks during your play, and lunch. Lunch will be catered by Villa Capri, an Altoona-based Italian restaurant that will be opening in Scotch Valley’s clubhouse this spring.

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, May 29th or when we reach 28 teams.

For more information, call Kelly Murphy, Development Director at 814-886-4098 or email

Mail payment and Registration to: Carmelite Community of the Word, 394 Bem Road, Gallitzin, PA 16641

PRAYERS and BEST WISHES to the following young people of our parish who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday, April 2, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona: Zachary Gonzales, Jalynn Partner & Gracie Rice. Please pray for these young adults that they may continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus and become the persons God intends them to be.

On Sunday, April 7, at the 9:00 a.m. Mass, Nancy Bolinda will be coming into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Sincere congratulations and welcome to these newest members of our parish family. Please make sure you take time to congratulate them and show them our love and support as we journey together into the Kingdom of God.


The Annual Catholic Conference for Women will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2024, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in State College. Johnnette Williams, speaker, author and EWTN Host will be the featured speaker. Mass will be held followed by the Conference from 9:00 AM till 4:00 P.M. Registration fee is $30 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. On Friday, February 16th there will be a free parish-wide talk from 7:00 PM till 8:00 PM in the Church following Stations of the Cross at 6:30 P.M. To register contact Melanie Smith at or scan the QR code on the bulletin posters. Walk-ins welcome!


Register today for the 2024 Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown STRENGTH IN CHRIST men’s conference on March 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson. The theme is J2J: Journey to Jesus. Nationally recognized speaker and musician Cooper Ray will be the keynote presenter. Father Michael Pleva and Father Brian Norris will also share their incredible faith journeys. Also, a great panel discussion with six Catholic men from throughout the diocese sure to inspire guys on their faith journey. The day includes lunch and Mass at 5:00 p.m. with Bishop Mark. There is no cost. Seating is limited, so register before February 23 online at or pick up a hard copy registration form at any parish.