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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

Catholic Schools Week 2018

Catholic Schools Week 2018 will be celebrated January 28-February 3.
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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 will host a special Mass and meet and greet with athletes.
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Respect Life March

All are invited to this annual pro-life gathering in Tyrone.
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March on the Mountain

Saint Francis University will once again sponsor this pro-life event for students and the community.
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Ecumenical Services

All are invited to pray for Christian unity at two annual services in January.
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NCYC

A group of teens and their chaperones attended the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis November 16-18.
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Salute to Veterans

All Saints School students in Cresson hosted their annual tribute to veterans.
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March for Life

Join the faithful as they travel to Washington, D.C., to show their support for life.
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Students Support Hurricane Victims

Catholic school students collected more than $12,000 to assist hurricane victims.
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SHYCON 2017

Students donned hair nets and engaged in a huge service project to help those who are hungry.
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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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Catholic Ministries Drive

The 2017 CMD will fund vital ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
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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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