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St. Benedict Church
Johnstown, PA

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This Week

  • Angel Tree gifts are now due.
  • The monthly Knights of Columbus Food Drive Collection is this weekend. Bring your donations to Mass on the weekend or drop them at the Rectory during the week. Thank you!!
  • There will be an important Fish Fry meeting for any interested volunteers on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall. Our first Fish Fry is on Friday, February 10, 2023.
    • Our Parish Penance Service is scheduled for Sunday, December 18 at 5:00pm. Check here for a list of other area penance services.

    “Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe” SECOND WEDNESDAY OF ADVENT

    “The Gentleness of Christ” Link: SECOND TUESDAY OF ADVENT

    “The Joy of the Redeemed” SECOND MONDAY OF ADVENT

    “Preparing the Way” SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT


    You can still donate
    to #iGiveCatholic!

    Donations will be accepted for the campaign
    until Dec. 5, 2022.

    Place your donation (cash or check) in an
    envelope marked “iGiveCatholic” and drop in the
    collection basket or at the Rectory.


    Mass Online

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


    Saturday, December 24
    5:00pm with Choir
    9:00pm with Adult Bell Choir
    12:00 Midnight

    Sunday, December 25
    8:30am
    There is only ONE Mass
    on Christmas Day


    Read about Friendsgiving
    for the Angel Tree here.




    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 then 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
    814-288-3036
    for information about contributing


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