The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Reaches Out to
Our Brothers and Sisters Suffering from Hurricane Harvey
Bishop Mark is calling on the faithful of Altoona-Johnstown
to offer prayers and financial support for those affected
by the catastrophic flooding in Texas. The Bishop has requested
a special collection at all parishes in the coming weeks. More.
Upcoming Events
Birth of Mary Celebration
A birthday celebration for the Blessed Mother will be held on September 8 at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Duncansville. The celebration has added significance this year as we mark the centennial of Mary's apparitions at Fatima. More.  

Catholic Life Day of Reflection
Magnanimity. It's not an easy word to say, but how easy of a virtue is it to live? Bishop Mark will address the compelling topic at the upcoming Catholic Life Day of Reflection. More. 

Cathedral Tours

In this month in 1931, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament was formally dedicated. In celebration, group tours will be offered throughout this September. More.
NCYC

Attention high school students: Join Bishop Mark and teens from around the Diocese at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis this November. More .
Around the Diocese
Back to School 

Our Catholic schools are up and running for the 2017-2018 academic year. Welcome back to students, parents, and educators! At Our Lady of Victory School in State College, a special ceremony was held in honor of the school's theme for the year. More.
Priestly Vocations

The new academic year is underway for our Diocesan seminarians. Meet our 2017-2018 seminarians. For more information about priestly vocations, please contact Vocations Director Father Matthew Reese at
vocations@dioceseaj.org  or (814) 695-5579.
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.

As the nation prepares to celebrate Labor Day, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will observe the intention for Human Rights and Equality .

Have a blessed and safe holiday weekend!

Sincerely in Christ,

Tony DeGol 
Secretary for Communications
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
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