Parishes Offering Many Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities this Lent


Shadow Stations of the Cross
Saint Clement Parish in Johnstown
March 4 at 7:00 p.m.
April 15 (Good Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Watch on Breezeline cable channel 9 the following Friday at 3:00 p.m. and on the parish’s Facebook, YouTube channel, and website.


Holy Hour Including Evening Prayer and Eucharistic Procession 
Saint Patrick Parish in Johnstown
March 17
Guest Homilist: Father Joseph Orr, Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Lock Haven, and one of the few remaining Irish priests of our Diocese. Father Orr did his seminary work in Rome at the Irish college.


Saint Joseph Triduum
Saint John Gualbert Cathedral in Johnstown

March 19-21
Devotions at the evening Masses on Saturday and Sunday, and an additional evening Mass on Monday the 21st. Confessions will be celebrated after each of the evening Masses.


Infant of Prague Novena
Saint Andrew Parish in Johnstown
March 20-28
Masses at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation


Lenten Parish Mission
Saint Benedict Parish in Johnstown
March 27-29

Choices: The Hinges of Destiny
Featuring Nina Corona
7:00-8:30 p.m. each night
Evening 1: Jesus’ Baptism
Evening 2: Jesus’ Compassion
Evening 3: Jesus’ Humility

Join us on this Lenten spiritual journey as we walk closely alongside the man — Jesus of Nazareth. We will reflect on Jesus’ radical choices, consider why He made them, and we will learn from Him how to discern which paths to choose on our personal journeys towards authentic discipleship. Each evening will include powerful talks, images, videos, and music for reflection. Practical tools will be offered to help us to choose what better leads to a deepening of God’s life in us.

Currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Fordham University, Nina Marie Corona possesses a Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from Muhlenberg College. Nina is the author of When on Earth: Discovering Christian Spirituality in the Daily Happenings of Ordinary Life (a book of reflections and illustrations) and Clear Bear (a children’s picture book). Nina is also the founder of We Thirst Ministries and the creator of the popular DVD series, We Thirst (Christian Reflections on Addiction). in Nina resides in a rural area outside of Quakertown, Pennsylvania with her husband Mark and has two adult daughters and two grandsons.

This is a free event and opened to all in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. A love offering will be taken. For more information please contact Deacon Michael Russo (814) 288-3036 ̸


Our Lady of Loretto Lenten Mission
Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel in Loretto
March 27-April 1

The Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto, will hold the annual  Lenten Mission in Honor of Our Lady of Loretto, March 27-April 1, 2022.  Very Reverend Father Joseph Sioli, Regional Vicar, Diocese of Pittsburgh, is the Mission Director. The Mission opens Sunday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. with prayers, homily and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Bishop Mark Bartchak presiding. Mass with mission prayers and homily will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Confessions are offered at 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Eucharistic Adoration offered at 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Prayer intentions may be sent to: Father John D. Byrnes, Rector, P.O. Box 10, Loretto PA 15940.


Sacred Heart Novena
Sacred Heart Parish in Altoona
March 28-April 5

   March 28
   7:45 a.m. Mass; 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation; 11:30 a.m. Mass; 7:00 p.m. Mass with     Bishop Mark as celebrant and homilist.

   March 29
   7:45 a.m. Mass; 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation; 11:30 a.m. Mass w/ Anointing; 6:30       p.m. Reconciliation; 7:00 p.m. Mass

   March 30
   7:45 a.m. Mass; 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation; 11:30 a.m. Mass; 6:30 p.m.
Reconciliation; 7:00 p.m. Mass

   March 31
   7:45 a.m. Mass; 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation; 11:30 a.m. Mass; 6:30 p.m.
Reconciliation; 7:00 p.m. Mass

   April 1
   7:45 a.m. Mass; 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation; 11:30 a.m. Mass; 5:30 p.m. Stations
of the Cross; 6:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 7:00 p.m. Mass

   April 2
   9:00 a.m. Mass; 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation; 11:30 a.m. Mass; 12:30 p.m.
Reconciliation; 5:30 p.m. Mass (Vigil)

   April 3
   10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass; Noon Sunday Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed     Sacrament; 2:00 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:00 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:30 p.m. Litany
to the Sacred Heart of Jesus/Evening Prayer/Benediction

   April 4
   7:45 a.m. Mass; 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation; 11:30 a.m. Mass; 6:30 p.m.
Reconciliation; 7:00 p.m. Mass

   April 5
   7:45 a.m. Mass; 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation; 11:30 a.m. Mass; 6:30 p.m.
Reconciliation; 7:00 p.m. Mass


Shroud Talks
Saint Peter Parish in Somerset
April 5

The Shroud of Turin Talk will be coming to Saint Peter Catholic Church, 433 W. Church Strett, Somerset, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

In 2013, Bill Wingard established Shroud Talks to present the history and science of the Shroud of Turin and tackle the biggest mystery: Is the Shroud the actual burial cloth of Jesus?

You are invited to hear the talk and see the full-size replica of the Shroud of Turin. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras.

Priests will be available following the presentation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. No tickets are required; a free will offering will be collected. For more information, contact Deacon Mark Komula at (814) 233-9285 or email All are welcome!