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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown serves Catholics in eight counties — Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset. The Diocese is home to 87 parishes, which are served by Diocesan priests and priests from various religious communities, including the Third Order Regular Franciscans, the Conventual Franciscans, and the Order of Saint Benedict. The official Catholic population of the Diocese is 84,039.

News | Diocese Happenings

Outdoor Mass for Married Couples

All husbands and wives are invited to this special Liturgy celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage.
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Mass of Commissioning

All are invited to an outdoor Liturgy for a commissioning of parish ARISE leaders and teams.
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Confirmation

View Confirmation photos from parishes around the diocese.
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First Holy Communion

View First Holy Communion photos from parishes around the diocese.
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Catholic Ministries Drive

Your support directly funds 14 vital ministries in the Church.
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Answers to Your Questions about Our Response to the Victims of Sexual Abuse

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has released a financial summary of the costs related to clergy sexual abuse.
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Independent Oversight Board Report

The Independent Oversight Board responsible for overseeing the diocese's reforms on youth protection has issued its first annual report.
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Victim Assistance

The diocese is committed to the pastoral care and financial support of victims of clergy sexual abuse.
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Independent Oversight Board

Bishop Mark Bartchak and Acting United States Attorney Soo Song have announced the names of the individuals appointed to the Independent Oversight Board for Youth Protection for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
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Review Board

Bishop Bartchak has announced the appointment of new members to the Diocesan Review Board.
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Reforms to Protect Children

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and the U.S. Attorney's Office announce reforms to protect children.
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Support for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is partnering with state and local agencies to offer support to survivors of sexual abuse.
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