DECEMBER IN THE PARISHES
Sunday, December 1 – 5:30 PM – Advent Penance Service at Holy Rosary
Wednesday, December 4 – 6:30 PM – “Share the Word” Scripture Study – Saint Mark’s Rectory
Saturday, December 14 – 8:30 AM – Martha’s Maids Church Cleaning at Saint Mark’s
Sunday, December 22 – Decorate Saint Mark’s after the 8:30 AM Mass
Decorate Holy Rosary after the 11 AM Mass
Christmas Masses – December 24 – Vigil – 4 PM Saint Mark’s and 6:30 PM Holy Rosary
December 25 – Christmas Day Mass – 11 AM - Saint Mark’s
Christmas will be here before you know it. Time for baking, decorating, shopping and card writing. Why not spend at least a little bit of Advent... Waiting? Hoping? Rejoicing? Celebrating? Join the Friars at St. Bernadine Monastery, for a time of reflecting prayer and fellowship exploring these Advent themes. Tuesday: November 26, December 3, 10, and 17 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Lunch is included an a free will offering will be taken up. Registration is necessary. Please call the monastery office by November 22 at 695-3802.
LITURGY COMMITTEE – At the September 10th Combined Liturgy Meeting, the following liturgies were scheduled:
Christmas Day Mass – Wednesday, December 25 – 10 AM Saint Mark’s
HOLY ROSARY – Did you remember to bring a non-perishable food item for the St. Vincent Food Bank? There is a basket in the Vestibule at Holy Rosary inside the front door for donations. Thank you donors!
ST. LEONARD'S PERSONAL CARE HOME provides 24 hour staff in a home-like environment,. Men and women 62+ for who it is no longer safe to live alone. To tour or for more information, please Sr. Cynthia Meyer at 695-9581 during weekday business hours.
GARVEY MANOR AND OUR LADY OF THE ALLEGHENIES RESIDENCE are currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of positions. Even an hour or two a week or month for an individual's time can make a difference. Please check the poster found on our bulletin boards for more specific information or please contact KATHY LaVALLE, volunteer coordinator at 695-5571.
Bonnie Pfeffer - Monday 6:30 PM - 965-6615
Sally Young - Thursday 2 PM - 515-1404
Janice Manning - Thursday 6-7:30 PM - 932-6415
Gibbs Parrish - Tuesday 6:30-8 PM - 742-7932
Ron & Anita Stopp - Wednesday 6-7:30 PM - 934-1891
Suzanne Barry 381-5247 and Cathy Vorndran - Thursday 6:30-8 PM
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS
Campus Locations: HTCS Altoona (Saint Therese’s Site- 814 381-7011) - 424 Wopsononock Avenue;
HTCS Hollidaysburg (St. Michael’s Site – 814 695-6112) – 321 Spruce Street; and HTCS Middle School –
(St. Rose Site- 814 942-7835) 5519 6th Avenue, Altoona.
For those of you who are interested in learning more about Holy Trinity Catholic School or are thinking of enrolling your children, we encourage you to call and schedule a tour at one of our two elementary buildings or the middle school campus. We cannot think of a better way for you to learn about the school then to come and see for yourself the awesome power of our Catholic School Family. Telephone numbers are listed in the above paragraph.
Join Holy Trinity for Mass – Altoona Campus (St. Therese) every Wednesday at 9 AM;
Hollidaysburg Campus (St. Michael) Thursdays at 8:30 AM;
and Middle School Campus (St. Rose) on Fridays at 8:30 AM.
Bingo nights are every Tuesday and Friday. Doors open at 5 PM with early bird games at 6 PM – regular games start at 7 PM. Admission package only $35 which includes 18 cards, all 24 regular games, 5 cards for all jackpots except blitz. Early bird and bonanza games sold separately. Located in the St. Rose of Lima basement – 6th Avenue and 56th Street. �
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!!!!