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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

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

A county-by-county guide throughout the diocese.
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Communal Penance Services

A schedule for various parishes this Lenten season.
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Stations of the Cross

A schedule of times for various parishes in the diocese.
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Lenten Spiritual Opportunities

Parishes are sponsoring spiritual enrichment opportunities during the Lenten season.
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Memory Walk in Honor of Sister Margie

Loved ones have an opportunity to memorialize the late Sister Margie Monahan, CCW.
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March For Life 2020

Residents from throughout the Diocese traveled to the March for Life.
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Bishop Suspends Precious Blood During Flu Season

Restrictions begin January 11-12.
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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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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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