Bishop Mark celebrated the annual Blue and White Mass on September 13 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona. The Mass honors emergency response workers such as police officers, firefighters, and medical personnel.

Bishop Mark commissioned Catholic campus ministers during a Mass on September 10 at Saint Francis University. Besides Saint Francis and Mount Aloysius College, the Diocese sponsors campus ministry at Penn State, PSU Altoona, UPJ, Juniata College, and Lock Haven University.

Two candidates for the Permanent Diaconate took another step in their formation.  More.

An hour of prayers for vocations is held every Thursday evening at the Prince Gallitzin Chapel House in Loretto.  More.

Bishop Mark celebrated the two Wedding Anniversary Liturgies.  More.

The World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia September 22-27, 2015.  More.

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The Diocesan Family Life Office will present "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage."

Bishop Mark will preside at upcoming Eucharistic Adoration opportunities for teens.

A Theology on Tap series will be held in State College.

Internationally recognized author and speaker Matthew Kelly is coming to the Diocese.