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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.

Upcoming Events

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Christmas Concerts

Christmas Concerts

Various parishes are sponsoring Advent/Christmas concerts, including both Cathedrals and the Basilica.
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Class Schedule

Class Schedule

The Offices of Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry has announced its 2018 class schedule.
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NCYC

NCYC

A group of teens and their chaperones attended the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in…

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Salute To Veterans

Salute to Veterans

All Saints School students in Cresson hosted their annual tribute to veterans.
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March For Life

March for Life

Join the faithful as they travel to Washington, D.C., to show their support for life.
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Students Support Hurricane Victims

Students Support Hurricane Victims

Catholic school students collected more than $12,000 to assist hurricane victims.
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Communal Penance Services

Communal Penance Services

Various parishes are sponsoring services and other Reconciliation opportunities.
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Cathedral Parish Center

Cathedral Parish Center

Bishop Mark blessed and dedicated the new center next to the Cathedral rectory.
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Patriotic Rosary

Patriotic Rosary

Public leaders participated in praying for our country.
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Supplies To Mandeville

Supplies to Mandeville

Diocesan staff loaded items for students in our sister diocese.
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SHYCON 2017

SHYCON 2017

Students donned hair nets and engaged in a huge service project to help those who are hungry.
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Candidate Milestones

Candidate Milestones

Four candidates for the Permanent Diaconate reached milestones in their formation.
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Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification

Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification

Bishop Mark presided at Evening Prayer and a Ceremony of Certification.
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Sunday Mass

Sunday Mass

Watch the most recent Sunday Mass broadcast.
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Quo Vadis Days

Quo Vadis Days

Save the Date! Quo Vadis Days are coming in 2018.
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Mass Of Consecration

Mass of Consecration

Bishop Mark was among the bishops of Pennsylvania at a Mass of Consecration to Our Lady of Fatima.
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Independent Oversight Board

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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Permanent Diaconate Candidate

Permanent Diaconate Candidate

A Saints Peter and Paul parishioner has been admitted to candidacy.
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Review Board

Review Board

Bishop Bartchak has announced the appointment of new members to the Diocesan Review Board.
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Prince Gallitzin Cross Award

Prince Gallitzin Cross Award

Bishop Mark honored eleven individuals with the 2017 Prince Gallitzin Cross during a dinner and…

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Catholic Ministries Drive

Catholic Ministries Drive

The 2017 CMD will fund vital ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
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Reforms To Protect Children

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

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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