PRAYER CHAIN – Once again on Sunday, October 1, 2017, Citizens Concerned for Human Life will be sponsoring a Life Chain here in Altoona from 2-3 PM. The Life Chain will form along 17th Street and 9th Avenue, and we will be pray for an end to abortion.
THE SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL will hold its Annual Dinner and Liturgy on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Saint Francis University in Loretto. This year, the Society celebrates 400 years of Vincentian Charism. For information concerning the event or reservations, contact the Society at 814 943-1981. The Liturgy and Dinner is open to all Vincentians, volunteers and friends of the Society.
SAINT DEMETRIUS PARISH IN GALLITZIN will hold its annual Chicken BBQ Dinner and Mini-Bazaar Sunday, September 24, 2017 in the Parish Activity Center (rear 616 Church Street) in Gallitzin. Dinners for Adults: $10; Children 6-12: $6 and Children aged 5 and under: free. Takeouts: $10. A flea market will also be featured, as well as baked goods, games, and baskets. Dinner will be served from 11 AM until ?
BASKET BINGO to support Saint Leonard’s Personal Care Home’s Charity Fund will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1 PM – 3:30 PM at Saint Catherine Church Hall in Duncansville. Beautiful themed baskets for 20 bingo prizes and silent auction. Lunch available at noon. For more information or tickets ($25), please call 695-9581 or stop in at Saint Leonard’s during business hours.
BOSCOV’S FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS COUPONS are available for $5 after Masses and at the Rectory during regular office hours. It will be Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9 AM – 11 PM and there will be refreshments. The coupon entitles you to a 25% discount off most items and a chance to win prizes. There will be 3 - $500 shopping sprees and 45 - $100 shopping sprees. The entire donation of $5 benefits Saint Mark’s.
HOAGIE SALE – 14” Hoagies - $6.50 and 12” Pizzas - $7.50 – Orders will be delivered Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Saint Mark’s Recreation Hall between 10 AM and Noon. We will deliver to businesses and shut-ins. Order forms are on the tables at the back of church or you may call the Rectory at 942-0364 during regular office hours to place your order. Orders and money are due by September 18th.
INDOOR YARD SALE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 – 8 AM – 1 PM
SAINT MARK’S RECREATION HALL - MARK YOUR CALENDAR
If you have items that are sale-able, there will be a “Church Table” where all proceeds from the sale of items donated would go to the church. Please call Sally Young at 515-1404 to schedule a drop off time for your items. There will be something of interest for everyone - please patronize the yard sale. The kitchen will be open.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Overnight trip to Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA – Sunday/Monday, October 22/23, 2017. More information to follow.
Saturday, November 18 at 6 PM, Joint Parish (Holy Rosary and Saint Mark’s) will be having a Spaghetti Dinner and Dance at the Unter Uns Hall. The cost of the ticket is $15 per person and tickets will be available by the end of the month. The next committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18 at 6:30 PM at Holy Rosary hall.
“Miracle of Christmas” on Wednesday, November 8 at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster. More information to follow.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING – A combined Liturgy Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, at 6:30 PM at Holy Rosary Rectory. Parishioners from Saint Mark’s and Holy Rosary interested in serving on this committee are most welcome to attend.
HURRICANE HARVEY COLLECTION – Bishop Mark is asking all Catholic parishes in the United States to take up a special collection for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Parishioners may do so the weekends of September 9/10 or September 16/17. Simply place your donation in a plain envelope and mark it “Hurricane Appeal”. Along with your prayers for the victims, we ask that you be generous. All money collected will go to Catholic Charities USA.
THE FRIAR’S NOOK GIFT SHOP - (793 Monastery Road, Hollidaysburg) is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, September 16 from 10 AM until 4 PM with the following items available: Books, DVD’s, CD’s, Clothing, Teach-ing Materials, Church Supplies, Gifts, and much more! Refreshments will be available for purchase.
TOURS OF THE CATHEDRAL – The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona is conducting tours during the month of September. This is the month in which the Cathedral was formally dedicated in 1931. Parishes and groups throughout the Diocese are invited for a one-hour guided tour. Plan to take part in one of these tours during September. The tour dates and times are: Sunday, September 3 at 1 PM, Tuesday, September 12 at 7 PM; Sunday, September 17 at 1 PM and Tuesday, September 26 at 7 PM. Light refreshments will be offered following the tours.
TWO EVENTS/WORKSHOPS – ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL JEANNE THOMPSON – 317-9605
SEPTEMBER IN THE PARISH
Friday, September 1 – 9:30 AM – Communion Calls to Shut-Ins
9-10 PM – Nocturnal Adoration (Cathedral) for Saint Mark’s/Holy Rosary Chapters
Thursday, September 7 – 6:30 PM – Scripture Study – Saint Mark’s Rectory
Saturday, September 9 – 8:30 AM – Martha’s Maids – Church Cleaning
Sunday, September 10 – 10 AM – Religious Education Classes Begin
Wednesday, September 20 – 6:30 PM – Combined Liturgy Committee Meeting – Holy Rosary
Thursday, September 21 – 6:30 PM – Scripture Study – SaintMark’s Rectory
Saturday, September 23 – 8 AM - Yard Sale – Hall
Sunday, September 24 – 10 AM – New Parishioner Breakfast
Confessions are at Noon during September at Saint Mark’s.
125th Anniversary Cookbook
The price of the cookbook is $10. If you want a cookbook mailed to you, the cost for shipping is $4 for a total of $14. Please call the Rectory at 814 942-0364 to place your order. Cookbooks would make great Birthday, Wedding, Bridal Shower, and Christmas presents, etc.! The cookbook has 381 recipes which includes a few celebrity recipes by Lauren Kudlawiec who was the 2nd place winner cooking contestant on the Rachel Ray Show; Mary Balkavich who had a recipe published in Country Woman Magazine, and Keith Auker, the head chef at UPMC, Altoona. Cookbooks may be purchased at the Rectory during regular office hours.
When you see it, you will agree that it is One, Super Cookbook!!!!