Spring & Summer Clothing Needed

Knights of Columbus Annual Baby Bottle Campaign

The BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN for Precious Life and Elm sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will continue with its tradition of distributing of the Baby Bottles on Mother’s Day, May 9 and collecting them on Father’s Day, June 20.  




May God’s abundant blessings and His guidance continue to be with the following parishioners as they complete their high school education and make plans for future education and/or work: Wyatt Anderson, Karly Diebold, Gabriella Finn, Zachary Mallon, Noah Miner, Owen Shedlock, Arik Shildt, Andrew Tornatore, and Joseph Wertz.




RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES END TODAY – Today is the final session for our Religious Education Students.

We are very pleased that we were able to have in person classes for most of the year. Our Catechists have shared that they really enjoy teaching the young people of our parish. We are blessed with good children, and we are proud of them.  Parents, we thank you for your kind cooperation amidst the Covid pandemic and for assuring your children had transportation to get to and from Religious Education. 

REGISTRATION FOR FIRST GRADE STUDENTS FOR NEXT YEAR AS WELL AS NEW STUDENTS WILL BE HELD TODAY, following Mass in the Church Hall. See Sr. Linda or Dominic Tornatore when you come to register your son or daughter. 

SUMMER BIBLE CAMP IS SET FOR JUNE 21 – 25, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Registrations are available in the vestibule of the Church.  Please register by May 16, so that we can prepare and order materials.  Children completing Pre-School age 4 and children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and Special Needs are eligible to attend. 

ADULTS AND TEEN HELPERS ARE NEEDED FOR BIBLE CAMP – We welcome Teens and adults who are willing to help us with the Camp.  Registrations forms for both are in the vestibule of the Church.  If you are willing and able to assist, please complete the forms and connect with me so that I can set you up for the Safe Environment session.  Registration forms for adults and teen should be returned by May 9so that I can set individuals for the online training. 

 SUMMER BIBLE CAMP will be held this June from June 21 – 25 in the St. Joseph Parish Social Hall. Teachers and Teen Helpers are needed for Arts and Crafts, Snack Room, and Bible Stories. To sign up, please contact Sr. Linda at 934-0699.

AN ADULT EDUCATION CLASS on the Sacraments will be held for parents with children in the Bible Camp as well as anyone interested in participating in this class on the SACRAMENTS from 6-8:00 p.m. 


On Saturday evening, nine Candidates received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  We are so proud of them!

Please Congratulate: 

Zachary Amato, Sponsor-Flo Bishop, Confirmation Name-Michael

Ashlyn Holby, Sponsor- Gere Rosensteel, Confirmation Name-Galla

Marty Hoover, Sponsor-Stevie Hoover, Confirmation Name-Peregrine 

Nathaniel Jennings, Sponsor-Timothy Mallon, Confirmation Name-Peter

Tessa Klock, Sponsor-Cheryl Weyandt, Confirmation Name-Elizabeth 

Marissa Lewis, Sponsor-Carol Eberhart, Confirmation Name-Rose 

Anna Lovrich, Sponsor-Ashley Brown, Confirmation Name-Cecilia 

Sean Mallon, Sponsor-Zachary Mallon, Confirmation Name-Daniel

Tyler Mercer, Sponsor-Dave Benton, Confirmation Name-Anthony


Mass for Widows and Widowers to be Televised

Mass for Widows and Widowers to be Televised

Remember your loved ones on Sunday, May 30, 2020 with a televised Mass Celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartchak at 11:00 am on WATM ABC 23 and will be rebroadcast that night at 9:00 p.m. on the Atlantic Broadband channel 9. All spouses will be acknowledged and remembered at Mass. All persons who have lost a spouse through death throughout the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese are invited to register by contacting the Family Life Office 814-317-2643 or email familylife@dioceseaj.org.

When registering, please give your name, address, phone number and the name of your spouse who has passed away. Deadline to register is May 24, 2021. Sponsored by the Diocesan Family Life Office.

Knights of Columbus, Saint Gregory Council of Tyrone

The Knights of Columbus, Saint Gregory Council of Tyrone, is sponsoring a series of speakers on Friday, May 21, from 7-9 pm in Harkins Hall, Saint Matthew Church, 1105 Cameron Avenue in Tyrone, PA.

This event entitled “First Responder Night” will feature three speakers from a  local fire department, police department, and AMED. The presentations will discuss the process of when a call is first received to how the various departments are notified and what the process is upon notification. Light refreshments will be served. 

Anyone interested in attending may indicate by completing the sign-up sheet in the back of Saint Joseph and Saint Matthew churches. Sign-ups are to provide proper Hall set-up adhering to COVID guidelines.




PARISH ASSOCIATION MEETING – Monday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m., in the Parish Meeting Room. ALL PARISHIONERS ARE WELCOME!

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE MEETING – Wednesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room.

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING – Monday, May 10, 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall.

Knights of Columbus Meeting – Monday, May 10, 7:00 p.m., in the Parish Meeting Room.



Sat., May 01, 4:00 PM, for the People by the Pastor

Sun., May 02, 9:00 AM, for the Paranich & Skonieczki  Families by Barbara Paranich

Mon., May 03, 8:00 AM, for the Deceased Members of the Chon-Homa-Nanouski families by Gary & Connie Godin & Family

Tue., May 04, 6:00 PM, for Michael Brown by Mr. & Mrs. Francis Brown

Wed., May 05, 7:30 AM Holy Hour

Sat., May 08, 4:00 PM, for Cody & Norma Belin by the Belin Family

Sun., May 09, 9:00 AM, for Don Beeler by Paul & Louise Krug

COMMUNION TIME OUTSIDE OF MASS: Saturday, 5:05 PM, ONLY, in front of the church.