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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

Something’s Cookin’ on Proclaim!

Father Brian Saylor shares his favorite recipes and discusses faith, family, and food.
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Bishop Mark’s Ad Limina Visit to Rome, 2019

~Photos courtesy of Catholic News Service, Diocese of Erie/A.M. Welsh

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Transferred This Year

Obligation to attend Mass does not transfer.
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Advent Resources

Spiritual ideas for an enriching Advent.
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Communal Penance Services

Parishes announce dates and times for Reconciliation opportunities.
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Bishop’s Appointments & Announcements

Bishop Mark announces assignments involving three diocesan priests.
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Two Diocesan Seminarians Mark Another Milestone in Priestly Formation

Two diocesan seminarians are another step closer to ordination. Diocesan seminarian Michael Pleva is still…

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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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