A Message to Saint Michael, Loretto, Students


A message from the Very Reverend John Byrnes, JCL, JV, Rector of the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel and Pastor of Saint Michael School in Loretto, to his school family:

“I have been in touch with some of our families online, and all is going very well. Thank you to our teachers; principal Renee Phister; Jo-Ann Semko, Diocesan Director of Education for your hard work during this unique time. Students, as we will not have Mass together or Stations of the Cross on Friday, please say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one prayer of your choosing for all those who are sick with coronavirus in hospitals around the world. Pray for all healthcare workers throughout the world.”

[Photos: Saint Michael students work hard at home as they and other students in Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown schools continue their Catholic education through digital learning.]