Bishop Mark Bartchak has announced that the public celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation may resume at parishes beginning on May 23, 2020.

Click HERE for a county-by-county schedule of upcoming Reconciliation opportunities at various parishes in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Please note that these opportunities begin on May 23. In most cases, these are temporary dates/times during this period when parishes are gradually resuming the public celebration of the sacraments. Updates may be made to this schedule as additional parishes provide information.

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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.”