The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Office of Youth Ministry
sponsored Camp Zacchaeus, the annual
summer camp for students entering grades 4-9. More. 
The Diocese's Fulton County Mission sponsored the annual
Tuscarora Catholic Summer Camp. More.
News and Information
Outdoor Mass for College Students
The annual outdoor Mass for students entering or returning to college is scheduled for August 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Alleghenies Shrine in Loretto. Bishop Mark will be the celebrant and homilist. More.

Celebrating Marriage
Are you celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary this year? Do not miss this special opportunity with Bishop Mark. More.  

Bishop Mark celebrated the annual outdoor Mass for married couples on July 23. More.

Catholic School Happenings

Rutter’s Farm Stores, which recently opened a new store in Duncansville, donated $25,000 to the Diocese’s Second Century Scholarship Fund to benefit preschool students at the Diocese’s Blair County schools. Store officials presented a check to Bishop Mark and Diocesan Director of Education Sister Donna Marie Leiden, SC, on July 20 outside the new store. Pictured (left to right): Todd Rutter, President of Rutter’s Dairy; Bishop Mark; Sister Donna Marie; and Scott Hartman, President/CEO of Rutter’s Farm Stores. Click here to learn more about the Second Century Scholarship Fund.  

As we look ahead to the start of the new academic year, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is proud of its 14 Catholic  elementary schools and four independent Catholic high schools. The schools offer exceptional  academic standards and state-of-the- art technology in an environment where Jesus Christ is at the center of everything. Students also learn the value of service to others. Click here to learn more about the Diocese’s outstanding Catholic schools. Please contact any school for a tour. May God bless the wonderful students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
Thank you for reading this edition of E-vangelist. For more Diocesan news, please watch Proclaim! every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WATM ABC 23 followed by the live Mass from Saint John Gualbert Cathedral in Johnstown.

Sincerely in Christ,

Tony DeGol 
Secretary for Communications
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
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