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.

The third annual Patriotic Rosary will be prayed on October 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona with Bishop Mark presiding and elected officials participating. All are invited.

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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Election Day is November 4.

The Diocese will sponsor Partners in Faith Formation of Children with ASD, IDD, and other disabilities.

The annual Senior High Youth Conference (SHYCON) will be held on October 26.

A Theology on Tap series will be held in Altoona in November.