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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Diocese Mourns Passing of Father Raymond Crosser

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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,...

Queen of Archangels Parish to Pray Novena to Saint Michael the...

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Queen of Archangels Parish in Clarence will once again pray the Novena to Saint Michael the Archangel September 21 until September 29 – the Feast of...

Blessing of Throats to Be Given to Assemblies, Not Individuals, This...

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By Tony DeGol  Proclaim!  The traditional Blessing of Throats will be offered to assemblies this year as a safer alternative to individual blessings.  The Blessing of Throats is a sacramental of the Roman Catholic Church,...

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

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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...

Funeral Homes, Families Adjusting to Directives

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! When Celeste Stolz was planning her mother's funeral shortly after Easter, she knew the arrangements would have to follow the directives in effect...

Bishop Issues Liturgical Directives Regarding Parish Choirs, Soloists, Readers

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In anticipation of the return to public Masses in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown beginning the weekend of June 13-14, Bishop Mark issued the following...

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

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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...

A Message from Bishop Mark

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June 11, 2021 It has come to my attention that some people are concerned that I joined a number of other Bishops in asking that...

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

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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...

Bishop to Ordain Two Men to Permanent Diaconate

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Bishop Mark will ordain two men to the Permanent Diaconate on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in...
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