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Advent 2021
Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from “ad-venire” or “to come to” in Latin) is the season encompassing the four Sundays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time, and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas. Advent begins on Sunday, November 28, 2021
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2021 Synod - For A Synodal Church
The Church of God is convoked in Synod. Beginning with this convocation in October 2021, Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission.
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To Proclaim and Teach
In looking to ensure the continuing success of our schools, the diocese – in collaboration with the Office of Education – is initiating “To PROCLAIM and TEACH,” a strategic growth planning process that will focus on Catholic school vitality and sustainability.
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Year of Saint Joseph
With the Apostolic Letter "Patris corde" ("With a Father's Heart"), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a "Year of Saint Joseph" from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.
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What We Believe

Sacraments and the Mass

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Responding to God's Call
Singing and dissecting words from the familiar song "The Summons", a group of religious sisters invited teenage girls to truly consider how the Lord is summoning them, and what their response will be.
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You Belong To God
Hundreds of teenagers throughout the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown had the opportunity during SHYCON 2021 to not only learn about their faith, but come together as companions on the path to growing closer to the Lord and experiencing the joy of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Worldwide Synod
The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is embarking on a journey that could change the Church forever. On October 17th, Bishop Mark joined his brother bishops around the world in launching the diocesan phase of the process leading to a worldwide synod in 2023.
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