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"Beginning Again" - Fall 2023 Workshop
In celebration of the Eucharistic Revival happening in the Catholic Church in America, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown presented another engaging workshop in its popular Beginning Again series. Click below to watch the speaker presentations from the October event!
Celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #iGiveCatholic is the United States Catholic Church's Giving Day that kicks off the charitable season and brings the Catholic community together to give thanks and give back.
Synod on Synodality - Summary Report
Pope Francis invited the faithful to share their ideas and experiences on how we can better live out the mission of Jesus Christ and His Church through the Synod on Synodality survey last year. Everyone was invited to participate, regardless of their relationship with the Church, with the goal of listening to both the Holy Spirit and to one another in order to understand how we can better engage and teach about Christ. All of the survey responses from around the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown were accumulated into a public document outlining what we have heard and how we can act going forward, which you can read in full by clicking below.
National Eucharistic Revival
The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We are seeking to renew the whole Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, at all levels of worship. The Revival kicks off on June 19, 2022 - the Feast of Corpus Christi.Learn More
The Secret Ingredient
All it takes to connect our faith with the universal experience of food and gathering for a meal is a secret ingredient. Join culinary buffs from across the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown on Proclaim! TV as they share some of their favorite recipes while exploring the bonds of faith, family, and food, then try preparing some yourself!Read More
To Proclaim and Teach
In looking to ensure the continuing success of our schools, the diocese – in collaboration with the Office of Education – is initiating “To PROCLAIM and TEACH,” a strategic growth planning process that will focus on Catholic school vitality and sustainability.Read More
What We Believe
Sacraments and the Mass
Prayers and Daily Readings
Proclaim! TV Mass
Hundreds of high school students from around the diocese attended the annual SHYCON on October 22. The day included Mass celebrated by Bishop Mark, testimonials about the importance of serving others, and the opportunity to bag food for local individuals.
Head of the Class
Bishop Mark and Diocesan Director of Education Jo-Ann Semko recognized Catholic school educators celebrating milestone years of service during a recent in-service that included Mass with the Bishop.
After an eight-year partnership with the Redevelopment Authority of Cambria County (RACC), Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will transition operations of the Martha and Mary House Homeless Shelter in Johnstown back to the RACC.
Bishop Mark joined his brother Knights of Columbus and their wives at the annual Mass at the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel in Loretto. An Exemplification for candidate knights occurred, followed by a social and dinner.