Sacred Heart Church

Liturgical Ministers & Choir News

Choir Rehearsal - The choir will rehearse this Monday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m., and sing at the 10 a.m. Mass on April 15.

Liturgical Ministers - Schedule requests for May 27 thru August 26 need to be submitted no later than May 7. Please send the dates you will be unavailable to pvdorman@gmail.com You may place them in the collection basket or drop them off at the rectory. Please limit your requests to the aforementioned time frame.

Please note: Reminder...this will be our summer Mass schedule of 5:30 p.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. If you will not be available for a certain Mass time, please put a note in the collection basket or email Pat Dorman and let him know.

SACRED HEART CHURCH MEETINGS

SACRED HEART CHURCH GROUPS & EVENTS

Faith Sharing Groups - Sign up sheets are available in the back of the church for Small Faith Sharing Groups for six weeks of the Season of Lent reflecting on Cycle A Sunday Readings.

Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Formation Center or Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Formation Center or Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. at apartment 2204 at Graystone.

Pro-Life Rosary at Sacred Heart - You may be the only one whose prayers can stop an abortion. Search your heart and start praying a weekly rosary with us at Sacred Heart. We meet each Wednesday in the church from 3-4:00 p.m. No commitment. Just stop in when you can. You are always welcome.

Sacred Heart Food Pantry - Our parish’s Food Pantry, which is open on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., was founded to assist parishioners and non-parishioners who need some assistance in providing a few meals for their household. If you have any questions or would like more information, call their number on Wednesdays at 943-4529.

Sacred Heart Prayer Shawl Ministry - The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets this Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Formation Center. If you like to crochet and have an interest in joining this group feel free to come this Saturday.

Due to the increasing cost of yarn, we are designating the “Poor Box”, which is located in the back of the church, as a place to make donations to this ministry. If you, or anyone you know, would appreciate one of the Prayer Shawls, please call the rectory at 943-8553.

LOCAL CHURCH ACTIVITIES & FESTIVALS

Holy Family Parish Bingo - Sunday, April 22 in the parish hall, 509 Caldwell Ave. Portage. Admission is $20 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early Bird games will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and the regular games will begin at 6:15 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.

Bingo - Calling all Bingo players! St. Rose has a bingo program that supports Holy Trinity Students! Please come and support a good cause and try your luck! Bingo nights are every Tuesday and Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with early bird games at 6:10 p.m. Regular games start at 7 p.m.

Full-Time Positions Available

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has openings for Comptroller and Accounting Assistant. To view job descriptions, responsibilities and qualifications, go to: www.dioceseaj.org Resumes must be submitted by April 6th, to 927 South Logan Blvd, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 Attn: Human Resources

VOLUNTEERS & HELP NEEDED

Catholic Volunteer Network - Would you like to make a difference in your community, the country, or the world? Do you want to serve those in need and work for social justice? Check our Response 2018, a free guide listing nearly 200 faith-based volunteer programs and thousand of opportunities. Volunteers serve full-time for periods of one week to one year or more across the United States and in more than 100 countries worldwide. Summer and school break opportunities are also available. Our volunteers are from all walk of life-from high school to senior citizens. Positions are available for both single and married volunteers, including those with children. Contact Catholic Volunteer Network to receive your free copy of Response 2018. Call 800-543-5046 or email info@catholicvolunteernetwork.org

Teen Shelter - The Teen Shelter is much more than just a shelter for runaway, homeless and at risk youth ages 12-17. This shelter, located at 3718 6th Avenue has been operated by Family Services since 1991. No all youth are seeking shelter some are just trying to find a place to spend a few hours. Youth drop in after school, get help with their homework, stay for dinner and participate in nightly group discussions dealing with issues pertaining to their age group. Student volunteers from Penn State Altoona assist with this program. Drop-in services are also available when school is in session. Phone 941-0975.

Pennsylvania WIC Women-Infants-Children - WIC provides eligible pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women, infants and children under age 5 with nutrition information, breastfeeding support, and healthy foods and referrals. WIC helps working families and the unemployed. Apply today at Home Nursing Agency, WIC Program, 206 W Plank Rd, Altoona. 943-0481. In-come Guidelines: (1) $1,859, (2) $2,503, (3) $3,148(4) $3,792. Each additional person add $645. PA WIC is funded by the USDA.

Healing from Addiction - Drugs and alcohol destroy lives, families, relationships and careers. They steal hope and ruin dreams. St. Joseph Institute has a team of experienced professionals and a program built on a strong Christian foundation. We know that God wants you to be healed and that you can get better with His help. The Institute has scholarships covering up to 50% of the treatment cost for those who qualify. www.stjosephinstitute.com or call 888-777-1098

Hollidaysburg Veterans Home - Seeking volunteers to visit and talk with the veterans, play games, do puzzles or sit in the smoking room and light their cigarette. Weather permitting they can be taken outside to the patio or for a stroll around the grounds. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Volunteer Office at 696-5371.

Blair Senior Services - Blair Senior Services is seeking volunteers 55 years of age or older, who would like to make a difference in the lives of the residents of our community through RSVP. Please call Brian Querry at 946-1235, ext. 1041 to learn how you can help.

HOUSING FOR SENIORS

Marian House Manor Taking Application - Marian House Manor is an apartment building for seniors (62+) and mobility impaired persons (18+) who are eligible for government assisted housing. Apartments include a single bedroom, combined living-dining area, bathroom and kitchen. Some utilities are included. Marian House Manor is managed by Improved Dwellings for Altoona. For further information or an application, please call 942-5018.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES SERVICES

Are you having a difficult time in your life? Do you have problems communicating with others, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed? Coping with the loss of a loved one, a relationship or employment? Catholic Charities Counseling Program can help! We offer confidential, professional counseling services to any person within the diocese. Counselors provide clients with a safe, nonjudgmental place to discuss problems, develop coping skills and most of all, gain a sense of hope for the future. For more information or to speak with a counselor call 944-9388. Fees start at $5 a session.

LIVING WILL AND HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference has created a form that can be used to create a Living Will (Advance Health Care Directive) and Health Care Power of Attorney. You can download the information from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference website at Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Copies are available at the main entrance to the church in the pamphlet rack. You may also call the rectory and a copy will be sent to you.

Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs

The Adult Education Program is available for those individuals desiring to achieve their GED, improve their academic or employment skills, learn English as a Second Language, or acquire computer skills. Classes are located at the former Steven's School at 200 E. Crawford Ave. For more information contact 946-8229 or 940-6936.

 

 


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