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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Monsignor Arnold Gaus Remembered for his Priestly Dedication, Service to Others

By Tony DeGol​ Proclaim!​ ​ The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is mourning the passing of a beloved senior priest.​ ​ Monsignor Arnold Gaus passed on March 27 at a Harrisburg...

Bishop Announces Directives to Clergy for the Celebration of Triduum/Easter

By Tony DeGol Proclaim! With public Masses and other liturgical gatherings suspended at least through Holy Week and Easter, Bishop Mark is inviting the faithful to...

Bishop Emeritus Joseph Adamec Passes

The Most Reverend Joseph V. Adamec, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, died unexpectedly on March 20, 2019. He was 83 years old. Bishop...

Diocese to Livestream Triduum Services

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has announced plans to livestream Triduum services with Bishop Mark Bartchak as presider and homilist, in addition to the regularly...

Individual Who Was Present at Local Mass Tests Positive for COVID-19

An individual who attended Mass at a parish in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has tested positive for COVID-19. The person attended the 4:00 p.m. Mass...

New Directive Lifts the Limitation of Only 25 People at Mass

By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Bishop Mark has issued a new directive regarding the celebration of public Masses that lifts an earlier directive that would have limited...

Diocese Mourns Passing of Father Raymond Crosser

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is mourning the passing of a senior priest. Reverend Raymond G. Crosser passed on July 22. He was born on April 7,...

A Message from Bishop Mark: Wear a Mask in Church!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   Someone recently told me that she could hear the sigh of relief recently as restrictions were lifted that...

Saint Benedict, Carrolltown, Parishioner Still Going Strong at 104 Years Young

By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Oh, the drudgery of daily exercise, right? Many people despise it, but Geraldine Cunningham embraces it. In fact, she faithfully rides her stationary...

Bishop to Clergy: “Do Not Make Any Changes” In Response to...

Bishop Mark has instructed clergy in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown to not make any changes following the latest restrictions announced today (July 15) by...
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