Giving Tuesday iGiveCatholic Campaign thru Novemebr 30, 2021

Our parish is participating in the 2021 Giving Tuesday iGiveCatholic initiative.

We are all familiar with the shopping of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but, did you know the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is called Giving Tuesday?

It is an international day to give thanks and give back. Please consider making a special gift to St. John Vianney Parish on that day. We are dedicating Giving Tuesday Gifts to helping with expenses incurred in “Spreading the Paint” that is having the ceiling and selected walls painted inside our church building.

The work is nearly complete, and we will soon be back to celebrating Mass in our beautiful church. Please help with a contribution on Giving Tuesday.  Gifts may be placed in the collection basket or made on-line, anytime through November 30. Simply click the Donate Now button. Many thanks!

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Saint John Vianney Roman Catholic Church is located just off Route 271, about a mile from Route 22 in Cambria County, PA. Our parish does not have a full time pastor, instead we are served by a Sacramental Minister in Residence, Father Peter Lyons, T.O.R. and a Parish Administrator, Deacon Tom Buige.

Father Peter Lyons, T.O.R.

Father Peter Lyons, T.O.R.

Father Peter Lyons, our Sacramental Minister, lives in the rectory at St. John Vianney. He is a member of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, and he teaches at Saint Francis University in Loretto.

Father Lyons’ presence means our parish has a full schedule of weekend and daily Masses as well as weekly confessions. Father celebrates the sacraments and is available anytime he is needed. We are grateful to his Franciscan community for sharing him with us. Please call Father at the parish office number (814) 322-4789, if you would need to talk with a priest, or in the event of an emergency, or to schedule a private confession.

Deacon Tom Buige

Deacon Tom Buige

Deacon Tom oversees all business of the parish. His responsibilities are many and varied. He works with the volunteers in our religious education program, meets with our Parish Councils, manages the care of our church, hall, rectory and grounds, and is tasked with the smooth operation of all activities of our parish.

Deacon Tom was a teacher before becoming a Deacon. He served our parish under two pastors, Father Stanko and Father Draper, before Bishop Mark Bartchak appointed him as our Administrator. You may have seen Deacon Tom on the altar as he assists at our weekend Masses.

We are grateful for Deacon Tom’s willingness to serve our parish. Please call him at our parish office if you would like to become a member of our parish, or study to become a Catholic, or if you have any questions about parish activities, church records, upcoming events or other concerns.

CLICK HERE for Bishop Mark’s Letter to the Faithful: Restoring Sunday Mass Obligation

Reminder of Covid Protocols from Bishop Mark Bartchak

It is important that we continue to support our parish during this time.

We urge you to mail contributions by check or money order directly to the parish. The mailing address appears at both the top and bottom of this website.

If it is more convenient, you may donate to the parish on-line at this secure link on the diocesan website: YourParishOffertory 

You may contribute any amount. Be careful to select St. John Vianney Parish in the dropdown box. The Diocese will then forward 100% of our collections directly to our parish.

Our parish has an ongoing project to allow us to be in touch with our parishioners through e-mail and/or through smartphone text messages. Info about this is on the Contact Page of this website.

We urge you to increase the time you spend in prayer each day and strive to keep the Sabbath holy.

We are blessed to be living at a time when the internet provides many Catholic resources. We have helpful links for private prayer at:  https://www.sjvcc.com/prayer/  

In addition here are several websites that offer on-line video of daily and Sunday Masses:

The Proclaim! TV Ministry at St John Gualbert Cathedral in Johnstown broadcasts Mass each Sunday 11 AM on local TV on WATM ABC 23 and on Cornerstone TV Faith and Family Channel in Pittsburgh.

This Mass video is then re-broadcast at 9 PM Sunday on Atlantic Broadband’s Public Access Channel in Johnstown, and repeated on the Faith and Family Channel in Pittsburgh. You may also view the most recent Sunday Mass on the St. John Gualbert web site at:  https://www.stjohngualbert.org/sunday-tv-mass/

Please pray for Religious Vocations!

The patron saint of our parish is Saint John Vianney. He was a parish priest in the small and very remote village of Ars, France during the early 1800’s. St. John Vianney was a humble man with a deep devotion to our Blessed Lady. He was much beloved by his parishioners.
St. John Vianney became very famous as a confessor and spiritual director. He heard confessions of people from all over the world, often for 16 hours a day. His life was filled with works of charity and love, and today Saint John Vianney is known as the patron saint of all parish priests.
The stained glass windows in our church depict scenes from the life of Saint John Vianney. We have used details from our windows on this web site. Please join us and all in our diocese in praying for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

St John Vianney Blessing Stained Glass Window