Parishes to Host Nocturnal Adoration

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The Altoona-area Nocturnal Adoration Society has announced its schedule of monthly Nocturnal Adoration opportunities in 2024.

Adoration occurs on the first Friday nights of each month from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at a different parish in the Altoona area. 

Those wishing to participate are invited to do so by parish groupings, but all are welcome at any time if the group times are inconvenient. 

Group 1: Saint Rose of Lima, Altoona; Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona; Sacred Heart, Altoona; and Saint Joseph, Bellwood.

Group 2: Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona; Our Lady of Lourdes, Altoona; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Altoona; and Our Lady of Fatima, Altoona.

Group 3: Holy Rosary, Altoona; Saint Mary, Hollidaysburg; Saint Mary, Altoona, and Saint John the Evangelist, Altoona.

The 2024 schedule is as follows:

February 2, 2024 — Saint Mary Parish in Altoona
Group 3 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 1 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 2 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

March 1, 2024 — Saint Joseph Parish in Bellwood
Group 2 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 3 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 1 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

April 5, 2024 — Sacred Heart Parish in Altoona
Group 1 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 2 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 3 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

May 3, 2024 — Saint Mary Parish in Hollidaysburg
Group 3 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 1 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 2 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

June 7, 2024 — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Altoona
Group 2 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 3 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 1 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

July 5, 2024 — Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Altoona
Group 1 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 2 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 3 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

August 2, 2024 — Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Altoona
Group 3 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 1 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 2 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

September 6, 2024 — Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona
Group 2 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 3 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 1 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

October 4, 2024 — Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Altoona
Group 1 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 2 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 3 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

November 1, 2024 — Holy Rosary Parish in Altoona
Group 3 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 1 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 2 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

December 6, 2024 — Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Altoona
Group 2 – 8:00-9:00 p.m.; Group 3 – 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Group 1 – 10:00-11:00 p.m.

[Photo: A night shot of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Altoona, one of several parishes hosting Nocturnal Adoration this year.]