Parishes Announce Advent Reconciliation Opportunities

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The season of Advent begins on December 1, 2019. Advent is a time of waiting and joyful preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

The season is also a time to seek God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Various parishes throughout the diocese are sponsoring Communal Penance Services. The following is a schedule. Please contact individual parishes for other Reconciliation opportunities leading up to Christmas.

December 1
4:00 p.m. – Saint John the Evangelist, Altoona                 
5:30 p.m. – Holy Rosary, Altoona     

December 5
6:00 p.m. – Saint Anthony of Padua, Windber         

December 8
1:30 p.m. – Saint John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown        
3:00 p.m. – Holy Spirit, Lock Haven 
5:00 p.m. – Saint Joseph, Bellwood  

December 9   
7:00 p.m. – Holy Family, Portage      
7:00 p.m. – Our Lady Mount Carmel, Altoona

December 10
7:00 p.m. – Saint Aloysius, Cresson  

December 11
6:30 p.m. – Saint Joseph, Renovo      
6:30 p.m. – All Saints, Boswell         
7:00 p.m. – Saint Clement, Johnstown          

December 12
5:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Lourdes, Altoona   
7:00 p.m. – Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel, Loretto
7:00 p.m. – Most Holy Trinity, Huntingdon  

December 14
10:00 a.m. – Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona        

December 15
2:00 p.m. – Our Lady of Victory, State College
2:00 p.m. – Saint Bernard, Hastings  
4:00 p.m. – Saint Mary, Hollidaysburg          
5:00 p.m. – Holy Name, Ebensburg   

December 16
6:00 p.m. – Our Mother of Sorrows, Johnstown
6:30 p.m. – Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Johnstown

7:00 p.m. – Saint Matthew, Tyrone   
7:00 p.m. – Saint Rose of Lima, Altoona      
7:00 p.m. – Saint John the Baptist, Summerhill
7:00 p.m. – Immaculate Conception, Dudley

December 17
5:30 p.m. – Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Johnstown        

7:00 p.m. – Good Shepherd, Port Matilda    
7:00 p.m. – Queen of Peace, Patton
7:00 p.m. – Saint Francis Xavier, Cresson     

December 18
6:30 p.m. – Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona
6:30 p.m. – Saint Mary, Nanty Glo   
7:00 p.m. – Saint Nicholas, Nicktown           
7:00 p.m. – Queen of Archangels, Clarence  

December 19
5:30 p.m. – Sacred Heart, Altoona    
7:00 p.m. – Saints Peter & Paul, Philipsburg 
7:00 p.m. – Saint Benedict, Carrolltown
7:00 p.m. – Saint Patrick, Johnstown

December 20
7:00 p.m. – Prince of Peace, Northern Cambria        

December 22
5:00 p.m. – Saint Benedict, Johnstown         

December 23
7:00 p.m. – Our Lady of the Alleghenies, Lilly