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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. Click below for the media advisory from the Department...

Review Board

Bishop Mark Bartchak has announced the appointment of an entirely new membership for the Diocesan Review Board, which assists in the assessment of allegations of sexual abuse of minors and a cleric’s suitability for ministry. The new members are: Rev. Leo ArnoneJoyce...

Reforms to Protect Children

On March 6, 2017, Bishop Mark L. Bartchak and Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced reforms by the Diocese to protect children from sexual abuse, ensure that all allegations of sexual abuse are immediately reported to law enforcement, and provide victims...

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. Resources and educational information will be featured regularly in the Diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Register, and on the Diocesan...

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Daily Readings for Friday, March 12, 2021

Daily Reading for Friday March 12, 2021 Reading 1, Hosea 14:2-10Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 81:6-8, 8-9, 10-11, 14, 17Gospel, Mark 12:28-34 Reading 1, Hosea 14:2-10 2 Israel, come back to Yahweh your God your guilt was the cause of your downfall.3 Provide yourself with...

Daily Readings for Thursday, March 11, 2021

Daily Reading for Thursday March 11, 2021 Reading 1, Jeremiah 7:23-28Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9Gospel, Luke 11:14-23 Reading 1, Jeremiah 7:23-28 23 My one command to them was this: Listen to my voice, then I will be your God and you shall be my...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Daily Reading for Wednesday March 10, 2021 Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20Gospel, Matthew 5:17-19 Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 1 'And now, Israel, listen to the laws and customs which I am teaching you today, so...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Daily Reading for Tuesday March 9, 2021 Reading 1, Daniel 3:25, 34-43Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9Gospel, Matthew 18:21-35 Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have...

Daily Readings for Monday, March 08, 2021

Reading 1, Second Kings 5:1-15 1 Naaman, army commander to the king of Aram, was a man who enjoyed his master's respect and favour, since through him Yahweh had granted victory to the Aramaeans.2 But the man suffered from a virulent skin-disease. Now, on one of their...

Daily Readings for Sunday, March 07, 2021

Daily Reading for Sunday March 7, 2021 Reading 1, Exodus 20:1-17Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 11Gospel, John 2:13-25Reading 2, First Corinthians 1:22-25 Free PDFs: Hail Mary, Our Father, How to Pray the Rosary & more PDF educational & learning...

Daily Readings for Saturday, March 06, 2021

Daily Reading for Saturday March 6, 2021 Reading 1, Micah 7:14-15, 18-20Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12Gospel, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Reading 1, Micah 7:14-15, 18-20 14 With shepherd's crook lead your people to pasture, the flock that is your...

Daily Readings for Friday, March 05, 2021

Daily Reading for Friday March 5, 2021 Reading 1, Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-18Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21Gospel, Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46 FREE Catholic Classes Pick a class, you can learn anything Reading 1, Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-18 3 Jacob...

Daily Readings for Thursday, March 04, 2021

Daily Reading for Thursday March 4, 2021 Reading 1, Jeremiah 17:5-10Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6Gospel, Luke 16:19-31 Reading 1, Jeremiah 17:5-10 5 Yahweh says this, 'Accursed be anyone who trusts in human beings, who relies on human strength and whose...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Daily Reading for Wednesday March 3, 2021 Reading 1, Jeremiah 18:18-20Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 31:5-6, 14, 15-16Gospel, Matthew 20:17-28 Reading 1, Jeremiah 18:18-20 18 'Come on,' they said, 'let us concoct a plot against Jeremiah, for the Law will not perish for...