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Liturgical Directives

The following directives were communicated to the clergy of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown on March 17, 2020. The directives remain in effect until further notice. If questions arise concerning the impact of these directives, please contact your pastor for further...

Holy Week Directives

With public Masses and other liturgical gatherings suspended at least through Holy Week and Easter, Bishop Mark is inviting the faithful to watch the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown weekly television Mass on Passion (Palm) Sunday and Easter Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on WATM...

Television/Streaming Masses

During this time of no public Masses, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is committed to continuing the weekly Proclaim! Television Ministry and Mass. Proclaim!Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on WATM ABC 23 Mass with Bishop MarkSundays at 11:00 a.m. on WATM ABC23Sundays at...

Spirituality

PRAYER RECITED BY POPE FRANCISFOR THE PROTECTION OF THE WORLDO Mary,you always shine on our pathas a sign of salvation and of hope.We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.You, Salvation of the...

Support Your Parish

Although public Masses are suspended until further notice, our Church is alive and still fulfilling its mission. Your parish will continue to bring you the light of Christ, but it needs your support. To assist parishes that do not currently offer...

Wine and Food Pairing

Much sweeter than the chocolate cake truffles and Moscato d’Asti at the recent Catholic Charities Wine and Food Pairing was a true story highlighting how the delightful evening helps our neighbors in need. At the conclusion of gathering at the Blairmont Club in...

Communal Penance Services

The season of Lent is a time to seek God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Many parishes are sponsoring Communal Penance Services in the coming weeks. The following parishes submitted schedules to the Office of Communications. Please...

Stations of the Cross

Most parishes invite the faithful to pray the Stations of the Cross during Lent. All parishes were invited to submit their schedule to the Office of Communications. The following is the schedule from the parishes that responded. BEDFORD COUNTY Saint John the...

Lenten Spiritual Opportunities

Various parishes in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown are sponsoring spiritual enrichment opportunities during the Lenten season. Novena to Saint Anthony of PaduaSaint Francis of Assisi Parish in JohnstownTuesdays in LentNovena prayed after 6:30 p.m. Mass Holy...

Memory Walk in Honor of Sister Margie

By Tony DeGolProclaim! Carol Babinsack sums it up well when she says that the late Sister Margie Monahan was a cherished friend to many people. “She was always there,” pointed out Babinsack, a member of Saint Stephen Parish in McConnellsburg. “She was willing to help....

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Daily Reading

Daily Readings for Sunday, September 05, 2021

Daily Reading for Sunday September 5, 2021 Reading 1, Isaiah 35:4-7Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 146:7, 8-9, 9-10Gospel, Mark 7:31-37Reading 2, James 2:1-5 We ask you, humbly: don't scroll away. Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a...

Daily Readings for Friday, September 03, 2021

Daily Reading for Friday September 3, 2021 Reading 1, Colossians 1:15-20Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 100:1, 2, 3, 4, 5Gospel, Luke 5:33-39 Reading 1, Colossians 1:15-20 15 He is the image of the unseen God, the first-born of all creation,16 for in him were created all...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Daily Reading for Tuesday August 31, 2021 Reading 1, First Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 27:1, 4, 13-14Gospel, Luke 4:31-37 Reading 1, First Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11 1 About times and dates, brothers, there is no need to write to you2 for you...

Daily Readings for Monday, August 30, 2021

Daily Reading for Monday August 30, 2021 Reading 1, First Thessalonians 4:13-18Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 96:1, 3, 4-5, 11-12, 13Gospel, Luke 4:16-30 FREE Catholic Classes Pick a class, you can learn anything Reading 1, First Thessalonians 4:13-18 13 We want you to be...

Daily Readings for Sunday, August 29, 2021

Daily Reading for Sunday August 29, 2021 Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5Gospel, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23Reading 2, James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 1 'And now, Israel, listen to the laws and...

Daily Readings for Saturday, August 28, 2021

Daily Reading for Saturday August 28, 2021 Reading 1, First Thessalonians 4:9-12Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 98:1, 7-8, 9Gospel, Matthew 25:14-30 To all our readers, Please don't scroll past this. Today, we humbly ask you to defend Catholic Online's independence. 98% of...

Daily Readings for Friday, August 27, 2021

Daily Reading for Friday August 27, 2021 Reading 1, First Thessalonians 4:1-8Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 97:1, 2, 5-6, 10, 11-12Gospel, Matthew 25:1-13 Reading 1, First Thessalonians 4:1-8 1 Finally, brothers, we urge you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus; we...