Registration Open for Upcoming Women’s Conference


Spiritual nourishment, uplifting messages, fellowship, and fun are in store at the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown STRENGTH IN CHRIST women’s conference on September 16 at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson.

Internationally recognized speakers Kitty Cleveland and Mary Castner will be the keynote presenters.

Cleveland, a singer/songwriter, began her professional career as a lawyer and then as a college professor, but in an adoration chapel in 1998, as she searched for God during a devastating family crisis, she clearly heard the Lord call her to become a music missionary.

Castner’s life changed when she discovered praise and worship music at age 14 and went on to earn degrees in Theology and Catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She serves as a youth minister at an Arizona parish and is the founder of the ministry The Father’s Heart and co-founder of the Don’t Shove the Dove Catholic podcast.

The conference will include Mass with Bishop Mark, Confessions, and lunch. The conference runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Ladies are invited to stay and pray the Rosary from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

The cost is $20 for adults; $10 for high school and college students. Register by September 1 online at or pick up a hard copy registration form at any parish.