Parishes Announce Ash Wednesday Mass Schedules

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Glass cups containing ashes are seen on an altar between Ash Wednesday services at St. Ignatius Martyr Church in Long Beach, N.Y., in 2019. This year Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent, is Feb. 17. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

By Justin Kirkland
Proclaim!

Faithful are invited to Ash Wednesday Masses at parishes throughout the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. This year, because of the pandemic, and as previously announced, Bishop Mark has directed that ashes are to be sprinkled on the heads of those who approach. This is a common way of distributing ashes in Europe and elsewhere. Ashes will not be placed on individual foreheads in the form of a cross. Click HERE for specific Ash Wednesday directives.

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Office of Communications invited all parishes in the diocese to submit their schedule of Ash Wednesday Masses. The following is a summary from parishes that responded.

ALTOONA DEANERY

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona

– 6:45 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM

Holy Rosary, Altoona

– 5:30 PM

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Altoona

– Mount Carmel Parish: 7:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 7:00 PM Ash Distribution

– Assumption Chapel: 5:30 pm Ash Distribution

Sacred Heart, Altoona

– 7:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 5:30 PM

St. Catherine of Siena, Duncansville

– 7:45 AM, 12:05 PM, 5:30 PM

St. John the Evangelist, Altoona

– 8:30 AM, 6:00 PM

St. Joseph, Bellwood

– 12:00 PM Ash Distribution, 6:00 PM

St. Joseph, Williamsburg

– 6:30 PM

St. Mark, Altoona

– 8:00 AM

St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Altoona

– 4:00 PM

St. Mary, Hollidaysburg

– 7:45 AM, 12:15 PM, 6:30 PM

St. Matthew, Tyrone

– 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM Ash Distribution, 7:00 PM

St. Michael, Hollidaysburg

– All Ash Wednesday Masses held at St. Mary’s, Hollidaysburg

St. Rose of Lima, Altoona

– 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM Ash Distribution in Church parking lot, 7:00 PM
– Reservations required for all Masses, please call Parish rectory

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona

– 7:45 AM, 9:00 AM School Mass, 12:00 PM Ash Distribution

JOHNSTOWN DEANERY

St. John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown

– 7:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 6:00 PM

Our Mother of Sorrows, Johnstown

– 7:00 AM Ash Distribution, 9:00 AM School Mass, 6:00 PM

St. Andrew, Johnstown

  • 8:00 AM, 7:00 PM

St. Benedict, Johnstown

– 8:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 5:30 PM Communion and Ash Distribution, 6:30 PM

St. Michael, Johnstown

– 12:00 PM

St. Michael, St. Michael

– 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM

St. Patrick, Johnstown

– 4:30 PM

NORTHERN DEANERY

Good Shepherd, Port Matilda

– 7:00 PM

Our Lady of Victory, State College

– 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 6:00 PM

St. Catherine of Siena, Mount Union

– 8:00 AM, 5:00 PM

St. John the Evangelist, Bellefonte

– 8:00 AM, 6:00 PM

St. Mary, Shade Gap

– 7:00 PM

PRINCE GALLITZIN DEANERY

Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto

– 8:45 AM, 7:00 PM

Holy Family, Portage

– 8:00 AM, 7:00 PM

Holy Name, Ebensburg

– 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 12:00 PM Ash Distribution, 7:00 PM

Immaculate Conception, New Germany

– 8:00 AM, 5:00 PM

Our Lady of the Alleghenies, Lilly

– 6:00 PM in Chapel

St. Augustine, Dysart

– 6:30 AM, 6:00 PM

St. Benedict, Carrolltown

– 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM

St. John Vianney, Mundys Corner

– 6:00 PM

St. John the Baptist, Summerhill

– 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM

St. Mary, Nanty Glo

– 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM Ash Distribution, 6:30 PM

St. Monica, Chest Springs

– 9:00 AM

SOUTHERN DEANERY

Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Windber

– 9:00 AM

St. Anthony of Padua, Windber

– 12:00 PM

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Windber

– 6:00 PM