Welcome to
St. Benedict Church
Johnstown, PA

4th Sunday
in Ordinary Time

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This Week

  • The Helping Hands Collection takes place this weekend. Donations help to fund the Meal Program which assists those who are ill or are recovering from illness or hospitalizations. All donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated.
  • Friday, February 3 is the Feast of St. Blaise. Blessing of the throats will take place after the 8:00am Mass on Friday and after all Masses next weekend.
  • The next Community Breakfast will be held on Sunday, February 5. See the menu and details below.
  • Our first Fish Fry of 2023 is on Friday, February 10. The menu and other details may be found here. We are still in need of bath-type towels to dry the larger pots, pans and roasters. You may drop your donations at the Rectory during regular office hours.
  • Have you joined Flocknote, our parish messaging system? Receive the Weekly Bulletin in your inbox each Friday plus important updates for Mass and Confessions schedules and all the activities in our parish. It’s easy! Text STBENEDICTPA to 84576 to join.

Mass Online

This Mass is broadcast on Breezeline
Channel 9 on Sunday morning at 8:30am.

February 5, 2023
9:00am – 12:00pm

Last seating following the 10:30am Mass

Adults – $10
Children 6-12 – $5
Children 5 and under – free

New in 2023! Families of four or more – $30

Proceeds benefit Branches of Mercy, a nonprofit organization that provides 
basic household necessities and personal care items monthly to 
the Greater Johnstown community.

Alpha begins
Monday, February 20, 2023

Fish Fry Dates

3:30 – 7:00pm
Eat-in or Take-out

Friday, February 10 and 17
Ash Wednesday, February 22
Friday, February 24
Friday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

In 2013 Bill Wingard established “Shroud Talks” to present the history and science of the Shroud of Turin and tackle the biggest mystery . . . Is the Shroud the actual burial cloth of Jesus?

Personal research coupled with the knowledge and help of the original photographer, Barrie Schwortz, for scientific evaluation in 1978 make for a power and comprehensive presentation that will not disappoint.

Tickets are not required. A free will offering will be taken. Priests will be available following the presentation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For more information contact Deacon Michael Russo at michael.russo@atlanticbb.net or 814.288.3036.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 5 Jason Evert – Purified Talk – State College, PA

Monday, February 20 – Snowtubing at Hidden Valley and Dinner at Italian Oven

Saturday, March 18 – Dinner at Coney Island and Paintball

All students in grades 9-12 are invited to join our Youth Ministry!
Contact us at YouthMinistry@stbenedictchurch.org

Foreign Mission Projects

“I hope that all communities will devote the necessary effort to advancing along the path of a pastoral and missionary conversion which cannot leave things as they presently are. ‘Mere administration’ can no longer be enough. Throughout the world, let us be ‘permanently in a state of mission’.”

Message from Pope Francis
September 17, 2022

Father Antony has returned to us after spending
16 months in India.

The elementary school in his village of Tamilnadu is literally falling apart. Monsoon rains have left the building in a state of collapse.

It is safer for the children to attend school outside than risk danger inside the building.

We have been raising money to repair this school and ask for your support in this project so that the children may have a safe school to attend.

Since the passing of 16-month-old Baby Iscah last February, our rosary ministry in her name has really grown in Pakistan!

The cost of shipping rosaries is expensive, and we are always looking for funds to offset the cost.

In addition, Iscah’s parents are expecting a child in May. This is joyous news! We continue to assist by helping to pay medical bills and provide basic needs including housing.

Iscah and her family
Christmas 2021

Contact Deacon Michael at
michael.russo@breezeline.net or
814-288-3036 to find out how you can help.

We established the Little Hearts of Faith school for children in Chichawatni, Pakistan where Christians are being persecuted daily.

Twenty-four children attend the school and are always in need of supplies, food, clothing, etc.

Through generous contributions, we were able to build a one room school, so the children no longer have to attend class on the rooftop.

Since shipping costs are prohibitive, the best way to help is with monetary donations. We distribute the funds, when available, for the specific needs of the children.

Worldwide Rosary Ministry

Since the inception of our rosary ministry, we have distributed to Pakistan, Nigeria and India. We have sent over 76,000 rosaries in two years!
(Many thanks to Our Lady of Grace Rosary Makers!) Shipping costs are always a challenge. Even small donations, when combined, are a tremendous help in covering those costs.

International Seminarians

We are currently assisting seminarian Alvin Antony who is attending seminary in India. He is in his 5th year of seminary with 3 more years to go.

Contact Deacon Michael at michael.russo@breezeline.net or
for information about contributing

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