Various parishes in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown are sponsoring spiritual enrichment opportunities during the Lenten season.

Novena to Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Johnstown
Tuesdays in Lent
Novena prayed after 6:30 p.m. Mass

Holy Hour
Resurrection Parish Johnstown
Wednesdays in Lent
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Novena to the Infant Jesus
Saint Andrew Parish in Johnstown
March 15-23
Mass each night at 7:00 p.m.; Confessions follow Mass

Saint Joseph Triduum
Saint John Gualbert Cathedral in Johnstown
March 17-19
Mass and Reconciliation 7:00 p.m.

Lenten Mission in Honor of Our Lady of Loretto
Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel in Loretto
March 22-27
March 22 – Mission Prayers with Homily/Benediction at 7:00 p.m. with Bishop Mark presiding and Confessions at 8:00 p.m.
March 23-27 – Adoration and Confessions at 6:00 p.m. and Mass at 7:00 p.m.

Novena to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart Parish in Altoona
March 23-31
Masses at 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Confession 30 minutes before Masses

Lenten Parish Mission
Saint Benedict Parish in Johnstown
March 29-31
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Speaker: Nina Marie Corona

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A Message of Hope- Fr. Mark Pattock, OFM Cap “In this time of social distancing, of hunkering down, take care to allow for a slowing down, to deeper prayer. Reinstitute the family recitation of the Rosary. The family that prays together stays together. Now is a privileged time to sink deeply into love, prayer, sacrifice, and mercy. Let your relationship deepen and know the tender love of God. Jesus in my heart, I believe in your tender love for me.”