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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

New Director of Education

Bishop Mark has announced the appointment of Jo-Ann Semko to lead the Education Office.
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Bishop’s Night for Vocations

An uplifting gathering to celebrate current and future vocations in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
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Prince Gallitzin Cross

Ten individuals will receive the 2018 Prince Gallitzin Cross Award.
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Outdoor Masses

Outdoor Masses in Loretto begin on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.
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Permanent Diaconate

Bishop Mark will ordain two men to the Permanent Diaconate on May 26.
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Catholic Charities Honorees

Three adults and six students will be recognized.
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Down Syndrome Protection Act

Voice your support to protect unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome.
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Safe Environment Training

The Office of Children and Youth Protection will sponsor a series of training sessions.
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Confirmation Season

Confirmation season is underway and will continue through the Solemnity of Pentecost.
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Catholic Ministries Drive

The 2018 Catholic Ministries Drive supports ministries focused on Caring for the Poor, Nurturing Youth, and Forming Clergy and Laity.
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Ministry Spotlight

Your support of the Catholic Ministries Drive helps form men for the Priesthood.
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Ministry Spotlight

Your support of the Catholic Ministries Drive benefits vital ministries including Youth Ministry.
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CCW Haiti Ministry

The Carmelite Community of the Word continues its outstanding ministry in Haiti.
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Camp Timothy

The summer camp for high school students is scheduled for June 17-21.
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Catholic Scouting

Plans are underway for the 2018 Catholic Scout Retreat.
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Camp Zacchaeus 2018

Register today to join youth throughout the Diocese at one of our outstanding summer camps.
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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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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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