Parishes Announce Spiritual Opportunities


Throughout the Lenten season, special spiritual opportunities are planned at various parishes in the coming weeks. They include:

Triduum in Honor of Saint Joseph
March 17 and March 18 at 5:00 p.m., March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Saint John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown
Confession after Mass on March 17 and 18; Saint Joseph Table Reception following Mass on March 19

Infant of Prague Novena
March 24-April 1
Saint Andrew Parish, Johnstown
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:00 p.m. followed by Mass at 7:00 p.m. each evening; Confessions follow Mass each night

Lenten Mission in Honor of Our Lady of Loretto
March 31-April 5
Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel, Loretto
Reverend Michael Caridi, STL, Diocese of Pittsburgh – Homilist
March 31 at 7:00 p.m. – Mission Prayers/Homily/Benediction with Bishop Mark L. Bartchak presiding; Confessions at 8:00 p.m.
April 1-5 – Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions at 6:00 p.m.; Mass at 7:00 p.m.

Saint Benedict Parish Misson
March 31-April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Saint Benedict Parish, Johnstown
Doctor John Bergsma, Full Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, will recount his journey into the Catholic Church as he discovered one Scripture passage after another supporting Catholic teaching.

Novena in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
April 1-9
Sacred Heart Parish, Altoona
Opening Mass on April 1 at 7:00 p.m. with Bishop Mark L. Bartchak as celebrant and homilist