Faith Day 2017 was held on July 2 at DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Tipton. Bishop Mark celebrated Mass on the park stage. More.
News and Information
Outdoor Mass for Married Couples
The annual outdoor Mass for married couples is scheduled for July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Alleghenies Shrine in Loretto. Bishop Mark will be the celebrant and homilist. More.

Bishop's Appointments & Announcements
Bishop Mark has announced a new pastor for Saint Nicholas Parish in Nicktown and an Administrator for Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Johnstown. More.  

Diocesan Happenings

Camp Timothy, the Diocesan summer camp for high school students, was held the week of June 18 on the grounds of Camp Sequanota in Jennerstown, Somerset County. The camp featured a mix of  spiritual exercises and adventure. Bishop Mark visited the camp on June 20. He led a group evangelization based on the 2017 theme of Camp Timothy, "Be the Light." He also celebrated Mass and enjoyed lunch with the campers.  

The May 27 Ordination of Father Peter Crowe and Father Jonathan Dickson was a time of great joy for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. It was the first Ordination to the Diocesan Priesthood since 2011. Video of the entire Ordination Mass is available in the video section of the Diocesan website. A series of television broadcasts are also planned. More.
Thank you for reading this edition of E-vangelist. May the Lord continue to bless you during these wonderful summer days.

Sincerely in Christ,

Tony DeGol 
Secretary for Communications
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
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