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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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Scouting Mass

Scouting Mass

Bishop Mark presented emblems to Scouts from throughout the Diocese.
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Patriotic Rosary

Patriotic Rosary

Join Bishop Mark and public officials in praying for our great nation.
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Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification

Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification

Bishop Mark presided at Evening Prayer and a Ceremony of Certification.
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Women’s Day Of Prayer

Women’s Day of Prayer

The Carmelite Community of the Word is sponsoring a special event for women.
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Sunday Mass

Sunday Mass

Watch the most recent Sunday Mass broadcast.
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Shroud Of Turin

Shroud of Turin

Two presentations are planned at parishes in October.
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Marian Celebration

Marian Celebration

Bishop announces plans for statue and prayer intention.
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Quo Vadis Days

Quo Vadis Days

Save the Date! Quo Vadis Days are coming in 2018.
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Celebrating Saint Michael

Celebrating Saint Michael

Saint Michael School in Loretto saluted police officers and other emergency responders who protect us in the spirit of Saint Michael the Archangel.
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Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Bishop requests special collection to assist storm and earthquake victims.
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Mass Of Consecration

Mass of Consecration

Bishop Mark was among the bishops of Pennsylvania at a Mass of Consecration to Our Lady of Fatima.
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Educator Anniversaries

Educator Anniversaries

Bishop Mark recognized educators marking milestone anniversaries.
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Independent Oversight Board

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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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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Mission Trip

Mission Trip

Altoona-Johnstown parishioners offer helping hand during mission trip.
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Bishop Welcomes October Guests

Bishop Welcomes October 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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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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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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