Parishes Announce Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Mass Schedules

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By Justin Kirkland
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As Catholics, there is no better way to celebrate and experience God’s presence with us then in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Through the Mass, we are able to deepen our relationship with God, who came to us in the most unlikely way during Christmas.

As we patiently await and prepare for the coming of our Savior, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Office of Communications has invited all parishes to submit a schedule of Christmas Masses. The following is a schedule categorized by Deanery, which will be updated as parishes continue to send in their Christmas Mass times.

If you are unable to attend Mass in person, Christmas Eve Mass from Saint John Gualbert Cathedral in Johnstown will be broadcast live on WWCP FOX 8 at 7:00 PM with Bishop Mark as the celebrant, and the Christmas Day Mass will be broadcast on WATM ABC 23 at Noon.

Altoona Deanery

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona

– Christmas Eve: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Day: 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM (noon)

Our Lady of Fatima, Altoona

– Christmas Day: 10:30 AM

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Altoona

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM (Assumption Chapel), 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Assumption Chapel: 5:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:30 AM (Assumption Chapel) 11:00 AM

Sacred Heart, Altoona

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 9:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 11:00 AM

Saint John the Evangelist, Altoona

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 10:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM

– Seating is limited; please call the office at 942-5503 to make a reservation

St. Joseph, Bellwood

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 9:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 10:30 AM

St. Joseph, Williamsburg

– Christmas Eve: 6:30 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Altoona

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

St. Mary, Hollidaysburg

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 10:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 8:00 AM

– Christmas Eve Mass Streamed on Parish Facebook Page

St. Matthew, Tyrone

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

St. Michael, Hollidaysburg

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 8:00 AM

– Christmas Eve Mass uploaded on YouTube and Parish Website

St. Patrick, Newry

– Contact Parish for tickets to attend Christmas Eve Masses, must have a ticket to attend

– Christmas Day: 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM, all Masses have limited seating

St. Rose of Lima, Altoona

– Christmas Eve: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM 

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

– Please call the rectory to reserve spaces for families: 814-944-8509

– 7:30 PM and 9:00 AM Masses live-streamed on Instagram

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona

– Christmas Eve: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Day: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM

– Christmas Eve Mass livestreamed on Twitch.tv

St. Thomas More, Roaring Spring

– Contact Parish for tickets to attend Christmas Eve Masses, must have a ticket to attend

– 9:00 AM, limited seating

Johnstown Deanery

St. John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Day: 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM

– Please call rectory for seating availability.

– Christmas Eve TV Mass broadcast live on WWCP FOX 8 at 7:00 PM with Bishop Mark as the celebrant, and Christmas Day TV Mass broadcast on WATM ABC 23 at 12:00 PM (noon).

Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Johnstown

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

Our Mother of Sorrows, Johnstown 

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 10:00 PM

– Overflow for Christmas Eve Masses in school hall

– Christmas Day: 10:00 AM; no overflow available

– All Christmas Eve Masses livestreamed on Parish Website

Resurrection, Johnstown

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

– Please call the parish office for reservations to all Masses

St. Benedict, Johnstown

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:30 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM, Distribution of Communion 11:00 AM

– Reservations are required for all Masses

St. Clare of Assisi, Johnstown

– Christmas Eve: 6:30 PM

– No Christmas Day Masses

– Please call the parish office for reservations to Christmas Eve Mass

St. Michael, Johnstown

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:45 AM

– Reservations for Masses required, call Parish for details.

St. Michael, St. Michael

– Christmas Eve: 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 PM

Northern Deanery

Good Shepherd, Port Matilda

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM

– Christmas Day: 10:00 AM

Holy Spirit, Lock Haven

– Christmas Eve: 7:00 PM Saint Agnes, 10:00 PM Immaculate Conception

– Christmas Day: 8:00 AM Immaculate Conception, 9:30 AM Saint Agnes

Our Lady of Victory, State College

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM

– Two locations for each Christmas Eve Mass, in the main Church and school gym.

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM

– 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass livestreamed on Parish YouTube and Facebook pages

St. Catherine of Siena, Mount Union

– Christmas Eve: 5:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

St. John the Evangelist, Bellefonte

– Christmas Eve: 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

– All Christmas Eve Masses on Parish YouTube channel

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Spring Mills

– No Christmas Masses

St. Mary, Shade Gap

– Christmas Eve: 6:30 PM

Prince Gallitzin Deanery

Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto

– Christmas Eve: 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Day: 10:00 AM

– Recorded Christmas Mass from Prince Gallitzin Chapel

Holy Family, Portage

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

Holy Name, Ebensburg

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

Immaculate Conception, New Germany

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

Our Lady of the Alleghenies, Lilly

– Christmas Eve- Main Church: 4:00 PM, 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Eve- Chapel: 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM

– Christmas Day- Main Church: 11:00 AM

– Christmas Day- Chapel: 8:00 AM

Prince of Peace, Northern Cambria

– Christmas Eve- Main Church: 4:00 PM, 9:00 PM

– Christmas Eve- HC Chapel: 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM

– Christmas Day- Main Church: 9:00 AM

St. Benedict. Carrolltown

– Christmas Eve: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM

– No Masses at St. Joseph, Hart Sleeping Place and no midnight Mass

St. John the Baptist, Summerhill

– Christmas Eve: 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 10:00 AM

St. Mary, Nanty Glo

– Christmas Eve: 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 9:30 AM

– 5:00 PM and 9:30 AM Masses Livestreamed on Parish Facebook page

St. Nicholas, Nicktown

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Day: 10:00 AM

Southern Deanery

Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Windber

– Christmas Eve: 12:00 AM (midnight)

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

St. Anthony of Padua, Windber

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM, 9:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 10:30 AM

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Windber

– Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 11:00 AM

St. Peter, Somerset

– Christmas Eve: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM

– Christmas Day: 10:00 AM

St. Thomas, Bedford

– Christmas Eve: 6:30 PM in Church Hall

– Christmas Day: 9:00 AM in Church

Outdoor Cemetery Mass
Father Aron Maghsoudi, Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish in Central City and Administrator of All Saints Parish in Boswell and Saint Anne Parish in Davidsville, will celebrate the Holy Mass on Christmas Eve OUTDOORS at Holy Cross Cemetery in Jerome beginning at 2:00PM. Fr. Aron will use a radio transmitter, so those praying the Mass can do so while remaining in their vehicles. Fr. Aron will bring Holy Communion to your car.  Any envelopes will be sent to their respective parish of origin. Holy Cross Cemetery is located right off of Rt. 219 (when exiting Rt. 219 drive several hundred feet toward Jerome and make a right onto Maple Springs Road (right across from Dollar General), go around the sharp corner to the right and the cemetery will be a few hundred feet on your left right past Maple Springs Church of the Brethren). All are welcome.