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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.

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Brewing The Faith

Brewing the Faith

Adults 40 and over are invited to this faith enrichment series.
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Permanent Diaconate Candidate

Permanent Diaconate Candidate

A Saints Peter and Paul parishioner has been admitted to candidacy.
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SHYCON 2017

SHYCON 2017

High school students from around the Diocese are invited to the annual gathering.
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Bishop Visits PSU Catholic Students

Bishop Visits PSU Catholic Students

Bishop Mark and PSU Newman Club members engaged in conversation during the Bishop's recent visit.
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Mission Trip

Mission Trip

Altoona-Johnstown parishioners offer helping hand during mission trip.
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Knights Of Columbus Celebration

Knights of Columbus Celebration

"The Joy of the Gospel" will be the theme for the annual K of C celebration.
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Back To School

Back to School

The new academic year is underway. A special ceremony was held at OLV.
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Catholic Life Day Of Reflection

Catholic Life Day of Reflection

Bishop Mark will be the keynote speaker on the topic "The Virtue of Magnanimity."
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Marian Celebration

Marian Celebration

Plans are underway for the annual celebration, which takes on added significance this year.
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Bishop Welcomes September Guests

Bishop Welcomes September Guests

Bishop Mark welcomes guests to his "Keeping the Faith" segment.
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Review Board

Review Board

Bishop Bartchak has announced the appointment of new members to the Diocesan Review Board.
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Mass For College Students

Mass for College Students

Bishop Mark celebrated Mass for young adults going to college, the military, or the workforce.
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Cathedral Tours

Cathedral Tours

Groups are invited to tour the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in September.
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Catholic Scouting

Catholic Scouting

The Catholic Scouting Ministry in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has announced upcoming events.
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Tuscarora Catholic Summer Camp

Tuscarora Catholic Summer Camp

About three dozen students enjoyed the annual camp sponsored by the Diocese's Fulton County Mission.
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Outdoor Mass For Married Couples

Outdoor Mass for Married Couples

A beautiful outdoor Liturgy honoring married couples.
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Camp Zacchaeus 2017

Camp Zacchaeus 2017

Dozens of students are enjoying Camp Z 2017.
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Faith Day

Faith Day

Faith, fun, and great desserts were among the highlights of Faith Day 2017.
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Synod On Youth

Synod on Youth

Bishop Mark is engaging youth in preparation for an upcoming Synod of Bishops.
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Prince Gallitzin Cross Award

Prince Gallitzin Cross Award

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

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Ordination 2017

Ordination 2017

Bishop Mark ordained two men to the Diocesan Priesthood.
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Fatima Centennial

Fatima Centennial

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal.
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Catholic Ministries Drive

Catholic Ministries Drive

The 2017 CMD will fund vital ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
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Reforms To Protect Children

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

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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