Food Bank For Northern Cambria County

In the summer of 2017, Heart to Heart reported on the efforts of Father Thaddeus Rettger, O.S.B., and a group of volunteers from Saint Bernard Parish, Hastings, to establish a food pantry to serve the northern Cambria County area. The group, which does a twice-a-month distribution by the non-profit Peter Lemke Council of the Saint […]

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4th Sunday of Easter

In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles Paul and Barnabas preach to the Jews at Antioch in Pisidia; this was one of their last stops together before they parted ways and Paul devoted his ministry to the Gentiles. In the early Church the divide between Jewish and Gentile Christians seen in Acts […]

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2019 Summer Retreats

Five retreats will be offered this summer as part of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Summer Retreat Program. All are three-day retreats beginning with the first session at 5:30 p.m. Friday and ending at 1 p.m. Sunday. Fees are $185 per person, with registration beginning at 3 p.m. in Leander Hall. Online registration is available through […]

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Third Sunday of Easter

The famous Gospel Composer, Professor Alex Bradford, wrote the hymn, “I said I wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody. The Chorus of the song is; I said I wasn’t gonna tell nobody, but I Couldn’t keep it to myself! Couldn’t keep it to myself! Couldn’t keep it to myself! I said I wasn’t gonna tell nobody, but […]

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Translation of Early Boniface Wimmer Book Published

The first English translation of a longstanding history of Saint Vincent founder Archabbot Boniface Wimmer , O.S.B.,—Boniface Wimmer: Abbot of Saint Vincent in Pennsylvania—has been released by Archabbey Publications. Written in German by Father Oswald Moosmüller, O.S.B., and published by Benzinger Brothers in New York in 1891, the book was translated by Dr. Maria Von […]

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2nd Sunday of Easter

The second Sunday of Easter is known by numerous titles which I have discussed in columns in past years, but above all it is especially known as Divine Mercy Sunday. While the idea that a devotion of recent origins (and one resting on private revelation) should overshadow the final day of the Easter Octave must […]

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Easter

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! He is Risen! This is the refrain that is exclaimed over and over again on Easter, and should be sung throughout the year. Easter is not just today, Easter is a Season that we celebrate for fifty days until Pentecost Sunday. Beyond that, every Sunday of the year is considered a “little […]

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Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday we gather in joyful anticipation to celebrate the mass at which palm fronds will be blessed and distributed and we will hear the long proclamation of the gospel of the Lord’s passion, knowing that the most solemn days of the Church year are now very close. On this unique occasion in the […]

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

The first reading is from the Prophet Isaiah and this section begins with a brief recollection of all the great things the Lord had done for the Israelites, but it quickly moves to the present and we are told; “See, I am doing something new!” The reading goes on to describe how the beautiful and […]

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4th Sunday of Lent

Today is Laetare Sunday, when the entrance antiphon for mass urges us to exalt with the inhabitants of the holy city:  “Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow.” We have good reason to rejoice on Laetare Sunday since it reminds us that […]

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