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"Unlocked" with Divine Renovation
During this all-day event coming to Our Mother of Sorrows Parish on June 20 courtesy of Divine Renovation, priests and active parishioners will learn about the keys to unlocking your parish, become equipped for mission through practical workshops and resources, and connect with a growing community of learning in a space of parish renewal.
Summer With The Saints
Sign up for summer inspirations in your inbox as Bishop Mark and various priests of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown reflect on different saints and the lessons we can learn from them.
Summer Parish Events
Take a look at upcoming summertime festivals, picnics, and other events hosted by parishes throughout the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown all summer long!
2023 Catholic Ministries Drive - Together We Serve
The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown's 2023 Catholic Ministries Drive has begun. When you support the Catholic Ministries Drive, "Together We Serve" God's people in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown by spreading God's love and supporting the mission of the Church through our vital ministries.
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
Renewed By the Spirit
Corrigan Shanafelt could not have been more enthusiastic for one of the biggest milestones of his Catholic faith journey. “Ever since I woke up, I was filled with joy,” he relayed.
In the spirit of the Eucharist, Bishops of the United States have entered into a multi-year journey known as a Eucharistic Revival – a grassroots movement inviting the faithful to reconnect with Jesus’ True Presence in the Eucharist.
The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is pleased to announce ordinations to the priesthood and permanent diaconate.