Parishes Announce Schedules for Communal Penance Services During Lent

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The season of Lent is a time to experience the Lord’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The following is a schedule of Communal Penance Services planned throughout the diocese during Lent. Please consult individual parishes for other Reconciliation opportunities leading up to Easter. 

~March 2
– Most Holy Trinity Parish, Huntingdon – 7:00 PM
– Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Philipsburg – 7:00 PM

~March 5
– Holy Spirit Parish, Lock Haven – 3:00 PM (Saint Agnes Church)
– Saint Joseph Parish, Bellwood – 5:00 PM

~March 8
– Saint Joseph Parish, Renovo – 6:00 PM

~March 13
– Saint Matthew Parish, Tyrone – 7:00 PM

~March 14
– Saint Aloysius Parish, Cresson – 7:00 PM

~March 15
– Saint Mary Parish, Altoona – 5:30 PM

~March 19
– Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Altoona – 4:00 PM
– Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel, Loretto – 7:00 PM (Opening of Parish Mission)

~March 20
– Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Windber – 6:00 PM
– Holy Family Parish, Portage – 7:00 PM
– Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Bellefonte – 7:00 PM

~March 22
– Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Windber – 6:00 PM
– Holy Name Parish, Ebensburg – 6:30 PM

~March 25
– Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish, Altoona – 10:00 AM

~March 26
– Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Altoona – 5:00 PM
– Saint Augustine Parish, Dysart – 6:00 PM

~March 27
– Saint Monica Parish, Chest Springs – 6:00 PM
– Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Altoona – 7:00 PM

~March 28
– Saint Mary Parish, Nanty Glo – 6:30 PM
– Good Shepherd Parish, Port Matilda – 7:00 PM (Diocesan Penance Service with Bishop Mark presiding)

~March 29
– Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament – 6:00 PM (Diocesan Penance Service with Bishop Mark presiding)
– Holy Name Parish, Ebensburg – 6:30 PM

~March 30
– Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Altoona – 5:30 PM
– Saint John Gualbert Cathedral – 6:00 PM (Diocesan Penance Service with Bishop Mark presiding)

~April 2
– Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Philipsburg – 11:00 AM (Young Adult Penance Service)
– Our Lady of Victory Parish, State College – 6:00 PM
– Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Philipsburg – 6:00 PM (Children’s Penance Service)

~April 3
– Saint Benedict Parish, Johnstown – 5:00 PM

April 5
– Our Lady of the Allegheines Parish, Lilly — 6:00 PM