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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.

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Ministry Moment

Family Life is one of 14 vital ministries supported through the Catholic Ministries Drive.
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Ministry Moment

Priestly Vocations is one of 14 vital ministries supported through the Catholic Ministries Drive.
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Ministry Moment

College Campus Ministry is one of 14 vital ministries supported through the Catholic Ministries Drive.
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Ministry Moment

Christian Initiation is one of 14 vital ministries supported through the Catholic Ministries Drive.
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Ministry Moment

Sacramental Preparation is one of 14 vital ministries supported by the Catholic Ministries Drive.
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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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PA Bishops’ Statement

Pennsylvania's Bishops: We pledge our support for Independent Sex Abuse Survivors' Compensation Program.
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Diocese Renews Commitment to Youth Protection

Bishop Mark L. Bartchak is deeply saddened by the grand jury report released on August 14 regarding the dioceses of Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Scranton.
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Safe Environment Training

The Office of Children and Youth Protection is sponsoring a series of upcoming training sessions.
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Student Scholarships

State program supports need-based scholarships to our Catholic Schools.
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Prince Gallitzin Cross Award

Bishop Mark honored ten individuals with the 2018 Prince Gallitzin Cross.
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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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