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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

Passing of Monsignor Timothy Stein

Diocese mourns the passing of Saint Mary, Altoona, Pastor and newspaper editor.
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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

All are invited to prayer for vocations on April 22.
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Bishop’s Night for Vocations

Sister Joseph Andrew, OP, will be the guest speaker.
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Down Syndrome Protection Act

Voice your support to protect unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome.
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Ministry of Lector

Three Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown seminarians were instituted into the Ministry of Lector at their respective seminaries.
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Bishop’s Easter Message

Bishop Mark explains "the Lord's victory is our victory."
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Chrism Mass

A magnificent Liturgical celebration including the blessing of oils and priests' renewal of commitment.
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Confirmation Season

Confirmation season is underway and will continue through the Solemnity of Pentecost.
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Junior High Youth Day

Students from around the Diocese enjoyed "Christian Vaudeville" and Mass with Bishop Mark.
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Catholic Ministries Drive

The 2018 Catholic Ministries Drive supports ministries focused on Caring for the Poor, Nurturing Youth, and Forming Clergy and Laity.
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Ministry Spotlight

Your support of the Catholic Ministries Drive helps form men for the Priesthood.
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Prince Gallitzin Cross

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Prince Gallitzin Cross Award.
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Parish Mission

Saint Benedict Parish in Johnstown is sponsoring "Life in Christ: Mission, Mass & Mary" April 22-24.
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Ministry Spotlight

Your support of the Catholic Ministries Drive benefits vital ministries including Youth Ministry.
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Haiti Fet

The Sisters of the Carmelite Community of the Word invite you to support their Haiti ministry.
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STREAM Lab

The West Campus of Divine Mercy Catholic Academy in Johnstown cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art STREAM lab.
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Mass with Sports Stars

Saint Michael Parish in St. Michael hosted a special Mass and meet and greet with athletes.
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CCW Haiti Ministry

The Carmelite Community of the Word continues its outstanding ministry in Haiti.
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Camp Timothy

The summer camp for high school students is scheduled for June 17-21.
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Catholic Scouting

Plans are underway for the 2018 Catholic Scout Retreat.
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Camp Zacchaeus 2018

Register today to join youth throughout the Diocese at one of our outstanding summer camps.
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Sunday Mass

Watch the most recent Sunday Mass broadcast.
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Quo Vadis Days

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