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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

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One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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January 2017

Prayer Service

January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark will preside at a prayer service on the eve on the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. The prayer service is scheduled for January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona.…

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March 2017

Rite of Election

March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark formally greets those who will be fully initiated into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.

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April 2017

Diocesan Lenten Penance Service

April 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark will preside at a Diocesan Lenten Penance Service.

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Chrism Mass

April 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark will celebrate the Chrism Mass. The Bishop will bless the oils used at parishes in the coming year, and priests of the Diocese will renew their commitment to priestly service.

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Holy Saturday

April 15, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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The Easter Vigil Mass time at parishes is 8:30 p.m. Bishop Mark will celebrate the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona.

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Neophyte Mass

April 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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All newly-initiated Catholics are invited to join Bishop Mark as he celebrates Mass.

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May 2017

BGCHS Baccalaureate Mass

May 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Baccalaureate-BGCHS  

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BGCHS Commencement

May 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Commencement-BGCHS,    

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Ordination

May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark will ordain two men to the Diocesan Priesthood.

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September 2017

Wedding Anniversary Liturgy

September 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark will celebrate the first of two Masses for couples marking milestone wedding anniversaries this year. The event is sponsored by the Diocesan Family Life Office.

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October 2017

Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification Ceremony

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Lay Ecclesial Certification Ceremony

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December 2017

Midnight Mass

December 25, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark will celebrate Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

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January 2018

Ecumenical Prayer Service

January 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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All are invited to pray for Christian unity.

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February 2018

Rite of Election – Altoona

February 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark formally welcomes those who will be initiated in the Catholic faith at the Easter Vigil.

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March 2018

Diocesan Penance Service

March 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Chrism Mass

March 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark celebrates Mass, during which he will bless the oils to be delivered to parishes on Holy Thursday and used throughout the year. Priests of the Diocese also re-affirm their commitment to priestly service.

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April 2018

Priest Convocation

April 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Neophyte Mass

April 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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A Liturgy welcoming those who were initiated in the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.

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May 2018

BGCHS Baccalaureate Mass

May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark celebrates Mass for Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School graduates and their families.

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BGCHS Commencement

May 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark presides at Commencement Exercises for Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School seniors.

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Ordination Practice

May 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Ordination (Permanent Diaconate)

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark will ordain two men to the Permanent Diaconate.

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September 2018

Blue and White Mass

September 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Mark celebrates Mass honoring police officers, firefighters, other emergency responders, and medical professionals.

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Wedding Anniversary Liturgy

September 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Mass in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Permanent Diaconate

September 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
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Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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October 2018

Scouting Mass

October 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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January 2019

Prayer Service and Blessing of Pilgrims on the Eve of the March for Life

January 17 @ 7:00 pm
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Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Saint John Vianney Relic Pilgrimage

January 31
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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The Heart of a Priest national tour comes to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Faithful will have the opportunity to venerate the Incorrupt Heart of Saint John Vianney - patron saint of priests. Veneration from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Masses…

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March 2019

Rite of Election (Altoona)

March 10 @ 2:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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April 2019

Diocesan Lenten Communal Penance Service

April 10 @ 6:30 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Chrism Mass

April 15 @ 11:00 am
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Neophyte Mass

April 27 @ 5:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Newly-initiated Catholics from throughout the diocese are invited to come together as one for the celebration of Mass.

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May 2019

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Baccalaureate Mass

May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Commencement

May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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June 2019

Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate

June 1 @ 10:00 am
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Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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September 2019

Wedding Anniversary Mass (Altoona)

September 15 @ 2:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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October 2019

Lay Ecclesial Certification

October 1 @ 7:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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Scouting Mass

October 12 @ 12:00 pm
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Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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November 2019

Patriotic Rosary

November 2 @ 2:00 pm
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Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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