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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Bishop Issues Updated COVID-19 Directives

After consultation with the Deans, the Vicar General, and Public Health Advisors, Bishop Mark has issued the following update in response to the lifting...

A Message from the Bishop: Life is Not Always Holiness and...

A Message By Bishop Mark Bartchak During a conversation I had with a group of teenagers, someone brought up the topic of saints.    I shared...

Divinely Inspired Art Show 2020

A celebration of the arts in the great Catholic schools of Altoona-Johnstown will be happening in Johnstown. The second annual Divinely Inspired Art Show will...

Saint Benedict School Continues Great Tradition of Catholic Education in Carrolltown

By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Brother Michael Miller, OSB, is beginning his 13th year teaching at Saint Benedict School in Carrolltown, but he is hardly worried that...

Parishes Taking Unique Steps to Safely Accommodate Faithful at Christmas Masses

By Tony DeGol  Proclaim!   The clergy at Our Lady of Victory Parish in State College might want to add Wheaties to their Christmas Eve breakfast menu.   As the...

It’s Time to Go Back to Schola

A Message from Bishop Mark When I was in fifth grade, my teacher thought that the most important part of our education was reading. The...

A Message about Coronavirus and the Diocese’s Response

A Message from Tony DeGol Director of Communications Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown March 4, 2020 Over the past few days, local television and newspaper reporters have contacted me to...

HTCS Launches National Junior Honor Society

By Tony DeGol Proclaim! She has not even started high school yet, but Grace Broadrick already seems to know the secret to success. “Keep pushing yourself, keep...

Bishop Issues Directive Regarding the Music of David Haas

Bishop Mark has issued a directive to not use the songs and music of liturgical composer David Haas in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The...

Diocesan Priests Mark Jubilee Anniversaries

By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Three diocesan priests are celebrating jubilee anniversaries this spring, including the Very Reverend James Crookston marking the 50th anniversary of ordination, Reverend...
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