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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.

Upcoming Events

News | Diocese Happenings
Birth Of Mary Celebration

Birth of Mary Celebration

The day-long celebration is scheduled for September 8.
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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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Bishop Welcomes August Guests

Bishop Welcomes August Guests

Representatives of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul will join Bishop Mark on August 6.
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Wedding Anniversary Liturgies

Wedding Anniversary Liturgies

Couples marking milestone anniversaries are invited to register for the Masses.
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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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Check Presentation

Check Presentation

Rutter's donated $25,000 to benefit preschool students.
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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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Ordination Broadcasts

Ordination Broadcasts

Several television broadcasts of the May 27 Ordination Mass are scheduled.
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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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Shrine Tours

Shrine Tours

Saint Joseph Mission Church at Hart's Sleeping Place will be open for public tours this summer.
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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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Outdoor Masses

Outdoor Masses

Outdoor Masses will be celebrated at the Our Lady of the Alleghenies Shrine in Loretto.
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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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