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Communal Penance Services

The season of Lent is a time to seek God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The following is a schedule of some of the Communal Penance Services at various parishes in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown during Lent 2017. For other Reconciliation opportunities leading up to Easter, please consult individual parish schedules.

March 12 at 4:00 p.m. – Saint John the Evangelist, 309 Lotz Avenue, Altoona

March 12 at 5:00 p.m. – Saint Joseph, 623 E. 3rd Street, Bellwood

March 19 at 3:00 p.m. – Holy Spirit, 3 E. Walnut Street, Lock Haven (with Stations of the Cross)

March 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Clement, 114 Lindberg Avenue, Johnstown

March 26 at 5:30 p.m. – Saint Mark, 416 6th Avenue, Altoona

March 27 at 5:30 p.m. – Resurrection, 314 Eighth Avenue, Johnstown (West End Penance Service)

March 27 at 7:00 p.m. – Immaculate Conception, Washington Street Ext., Dudley

March 28 at 5:30 p.m. – Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1127 McKinley Avenue, Johnstown

March 28 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Francis Xavier, 211 Powell Avenue, Cresson

March 29 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Patrick, 609 Park Avenue, Johnstown

April 1 at 10:00 a.m. – Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, 2301 5th Street, Altoona

April 2 at 2:00 p.m. – Saint Bernard, 148 7th Avenue, Hastings

April 2 at 2:30 p.m. – Holy Name, 500 N. Julian Street, Ebensburg

April 2 at 5:00 p.m. – Saint Rose of Lima, 5514 Roselawn Avenue, Altoona

April 3 at 7:00 p.m. – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 806 11th Street, Altoona

April 3 at 7:00 p.m. – Prince of Peace, 811 Chestnut Avenue, Northern Cambria

April 3 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Matthew, 1105 Cameron Avenue, Tyrone

April 3 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Thomas Aquinas, 159 Hickory Street, Ashville

April 4 at 7:00 p.m. – Good Shepherd, 867 Gray’s Woods Boulevard, State College (Diocesan Service with Bishop Mark Bartchak presiding)

April 4 at 7:00 p.m. – Queen of Peace, 907 6th Avenue, Patton

April 4 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Aloysius, 7911 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson

April 4 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Stephen, 303 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg

April 5 at 6:30 p.m. – Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square, Altoona (Diocesan Service with Bishop Mark Bartchak presiding)

April 5 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Demetrius, 811 Church Street, Gallitzin

April 5 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Nicholas, 1169 Alverda Road, Nicktown

April 6 at 6:30 p.m. – Saint John Gualbert Cathedral, 117 Clinton Street, Johnstown (Diocesan Service with Bishop Mark Bartchak presiding)

April 6 at 7:00 p.m. – Our Lady of the Alleghenies, 608 Main Street, Lilly

April 6 at 7:00 p.m. – Our Lady of Lourdes, 2716 Broad Avenue, Altoona

April 6 at 7:00 p.m. – Saint Benedict, 100 South Main Street, Carrolltown

April 9 at 2:00 p.m. – Our Lady of Victory, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College

April 9 at 4:00 p.m. – Saint Mary, 312 Clark Street, Hollidaysburg

April 10 at 5:00 p.m. – Saint Benedict, 2310 Bedford Street, Johnstown

Other Reconciliation Opportunities:

Saint Andrew Parish, 1621 Ferndale Avenue, Johnstown – Confessions will be heard after Mass each night of the Infant of Prague Novena March 19-27

Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel, 321 St. Mary Street, Loretto – Confessions will be heard as part of the Lenten Mission in Honor of Our Lady of Loretto March 26 at 8:00 p.m. and March 27-31 at 6:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Parish, 511 20th Street, Altoona – Confessions will be heard three times each day during the Sacred Heart Novena March 27-April 4

Saint Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, 1405 5th Avenue, Altoona – Confessions will be heard Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week at 6:30 p.m.