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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

Junior High Youth Day

APeX Ministries will headline the annual youth gathering.
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Lent

Spiritual resources for the season.
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Ash Wednesday Schedule

Special Masses and services will be celebrated at parishes throughout the Diocese.
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Communal Penance Services

Please seek God's mercy through the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Lenten season. Click for a schedule of services.
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Stations of the Cross

Please join the faithful in walking with Jesus on the road to his Crucifixion.
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Fish Fry Guide

Enjoy delicious fish dinners this Lenten season and support our great parishes.
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CSW Mass

Bishop Mark celebrated Mass for Holy Trinity Catholic School students in honor of Catholic Schools Week.
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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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Treasures of the Church

Queen of Peace Parish in Patton will host an Exposition of Sacred Relics.
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Shroud Talks

Is the Shroud of Turin the actual burial cloth of Jesus? Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Altoona will host a presentation.
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Mass and Luncheon for Widows and Widowers

The Family Life Office invites all widows and widowers for this special day of remembrance and fellowship.
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Catholic Charities Awards

Catholic Charities is seeking nominations for its two annual awards.
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Bishop’s CSW Letter

Bishop Mark sees examples of "Learning. Serving. Leading. Succeeding."
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Education Director to Retire

Sister Donna Marie Leiden, S.C., will retire effective June 30.
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Flu Season Directives

The Precious Blood will not be offered during the flu season.
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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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Check Presentation

First National Bank presented a $49,000 check to the Diocese's Second Century Scholarship Fund.
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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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Prince Gallitzin Cross Award

Bishop Mark honored eleven individuals with the 2017 Prince Gallitzin Cross during a dinner and…

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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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