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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Beloved “TV Priest” Recovers from Medical Procedure, Announces Retirement

By Tony DeGol Proclaim! The man affectionately known as the “TV Priest” is recovering from a health setback. Father Chuck Bridges, Parochial Vicar at Saint John Gualbert...

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...

Bishop Issues New Directives Including Closing Churches to the Public

By Tony DeGol Proclaim! As part of a continuing effort to protect the health and safety of parishioners, clergy, and staff, Bishop Mark L. Bartchak has...

Diocese Announces Lenten Video Series

A Message from Tony DeGol Diocesan Director of Communications Do you find it exhausting keeping up with all of your devices that require charging? From iPhones to...

Parish First Holy Communion Photos

Congratulations to young people throughout the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus for the first time through First Holy Communion....

Graduating Seniors Staying Positive Despite Unfortunate End to Academic Year

By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Austin Oravec was supposed to play the lead in the Bishop Carroll Catholic High School spring musical. Instead, he is starring in...

Bishop to Celebrate Outdoor Mass for Newly Graduated

The annual outdoor Mass for students entering or returning to college will be celebrated on August 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Our Lady...

Bishop Announces Clergy Appointments

Bishop Mark has announced a series of clergy appointments, which take effect later this summer. REVEREND BRIAN L. WARCHOLA, Administrator of Saint Michael Parish in...

Individuals Who Attended Mass at a Cambria County Parish Test Positive...

Three related people who recently attended Mass at a Cambria County parish have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were present at the 10:00 a.m....

A Special Message from Bishop Mark

To Everyone in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Concerning New Liturgical Norms Issued by Pope Francis July 20, 2021 On Friday, July 16, 2021, Pope Francis issued the...
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