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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

Bishop Joseph Adamec Passes

The Bishop Emeritus of Altoona-Johnstown died unexpectedly on March 20.
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Parishes Announce Spiritual Opportunities

Various novenas and missions are planned at parishes during this Lenten season.
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Catholic Charities Seeks Award Nominations

Nominate an outstanding adult or youth for the agency's annual awards.
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Stations of the Cross

All are welcome to pray the Stations of the Cross at parishes during Lent.
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Communal Penance Services

Take advantage of the many opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Lenten season.
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Lenten Fish Dinners

Enjoy the many fish dinners hosted by parishes throughout Altoona-Johnstown this Lenten season.
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Catholic Charities Plans Another Wine Sampling

Support the mission of Catholic Charities and enjoy wines of the Pacific Northwest.
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Day of Prayer and Fellowship for Widows and Widowers

A Mass and luncheon are planned at Immaculate Conception Parish in Summerhill.
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Flu Season Directives

Precious Blood to not be distributed during flu season.
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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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All Soles Project

Catholic Charities launches a new effort to provide winter boots for children.
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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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Adult Classes Enrich Faith

Diocese offers new semester of Adult Enrichment/Lay Ecclesial Ministry classes.
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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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Catholic Scouting

Plans are underway for the 2018 Catholic Scout Retreat.
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Sunday Mass

Watch the most recent Sunday Mass broadcast.
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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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