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Monday, November 23, 2020

Seminarian Instituted as Acolyte

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Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown seminarian Justin Treon reached another milestone in his priestly formation. Treon was instituted in the Ministry of Acolyte on October 14...

Bishop Issues Directive Regarding the Music of David Haas

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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...

Two Priests in Quarantine; Masses Cancelled at Altoona Parish

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Out of an abundance of caution, two priests at an Altoona parish have begun a 14 day quarantine after exposure to an individual who...

Knights of Columbus to Pray Rosary in Support of Police

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Plans are in the works to prayerfully support our brave police officers. The Knights of Columbus Council 11308 at Saint Andrew Parish in Johnstown will...

Parish Serves Community Through Weekly Food Giveaways

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! “Helping hands are better than praying lips,” Mother Teresa once remarked. In that spirit, the “Helping Hands” ministry group at Our Lady of...

Four-Legged Friends Shine at Pet Blessing

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Despite appearances, no one was filming an Aflac commercial at Sacred Heart Parish in Altoona the other day. Rather, the Pastor, the Very...

Mary Recognized as Mother of Good Counsel at Annual Marian Celebration

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! A lot has changed in the past century, but the enduring power of the Rosary remains the same. So says the Catholic Daughters...

World Mission Sunday Offers Opportunity for the Faithful to Think and...

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! In this era of coronavirus and other unbelievable happenings, Andre McCarville wants people to think twice before simply yearning for a return...

Deacon Shares His Inspirational Story and Life’s Motto in New Book

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Deacon Gene Neral’s recovery from surgeries decades ago led to a motto that steers his life to this day and ultimately inspired...

Deacon Candidates Reach Milestones in Formation as Newly Installed Lectors and...

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Three men who are preparing for ordination to the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown were instituted by Bishop Mark Bartchak in the...
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